May 29 - June 4 2017 is Bike to Work and School Week.
Why participate in Bike to Work & School Week?
- Kickstart a life-changing habit.
- Be more awesome.
- Win great prizes.
Bike to Work Week began in Victoria, BC, 22 years ago. The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society continues to organize the annual free community event in the province's capital. It's grown from 50 teams and 500 participants in 1997 to over 600 teams and 6,500 participants in 2016. And it's spread across British Columbia, where it has become an annual opportunity to celebrate pedal power and initiate new cycle commuters through small steps, free coffee and community support.
Last year, more than 52 regions/communities across BC participated with:
- 36,987 participants
- 7,798 first-time commuter cyclists
- 3,200+ workplaces
- 1,225,180 kilometres cycled
- 324,906 kilograms of CO2 kept out of the atmosphere
- 37,054,982 calories burned
- $80,930 in gas saved
Want to be part of the vision of a future in which as many people as possible experience the joy of commuting by bicycle?
Register to participate in the 2017 Bike to Work and School Week. Find your community here, and sign up!
Register as an individual or as a team.
Why is biking better?
- less traffic
- healthier people
- cleaner air
In the SLRD, Bike to Work Week is coordinated by the Sea to Sky Clean Air Society.
Leave your car keys behind. We'll see you where the rubber meets the road.
The province-wide Grand Prize is a bike trip for two along Croatia's Dalmation Coast sponsored by Exodus Travels. Other prizes are up for grabs.
All you have to do to be eligible to win is sign up and log at least one ride.
- Bike to Work Week Pemberton (includes Area C)
- Bike to Work Week Whistler (includes Pine Crest Estates & Black Tusk Village in Area D)
- Bike to Work Week Squamish (includes all other communities in Area D)
This little video from our friends in the Kootenays is a reminder that Bike to Work Week is an equal opportunity event. Doesn't matter how you ride.