Perks

Bike to Work Week has lots of external motivation to help you cycle through all seasons:

Hot coffee, free food, and mechanical help

  • at our commuter stations.
  • View the map and schedule of celebration stations.

Wrap-up Party

  • Friday June 1st, 4pm – 7pm
  • Olympic Village Plaza (Manitoba St and Athlete’s Way)
  • Join us to celebrate the end of Bike to Work Week! There will be food, fun, bike mechanics, live music and prizes!

Prizes!

Prizes can be won at commuter stations around Metro Vancouver, plus you can be entered for other prizes by logging your commute online. There are brand new bikes up for grabs, along with waterproof gear, clothing, and free tune-ups to make you visible, comfortable, safe, and stylish.

Apart from all the swag, cycling has great perks for your body, mind, wallet and world.

Commuting by bicycle is a proven mechanism for improving the health and wellness of both individuals and workplaces. It is a viable, cost effective form of transportation. Biking to work rather than driving a single occupant vehicle helps to contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions in our communities. It is also positively the most enjoyable means of traveling between work and home!

Reasons to bike:

  • Get healthy. Your commute can be your exercise routine. It can save you time and money spent at the gym.
  • The costs of a car. On average, it costs $7,400/year to own and maintain a car, or around two months’ wages for the average worker.
  • Cut down on your personal greenhouse gas emissions. Our database will calculate the CO2 that you save.
  • Engage your community. Meet your neighbours. Breathe fresh air. Enjoy our beautiful cityscape.
  • Get out of traffic. Some commutes are faster by bike because of less traffic lights and congestion.
  • Have fun and enjoy the freedom that comes with cycling.
  • Be energized for work. Exercise naturally releases endorphins that give you a boost.

Participating in Bike to Work Week delivers measurable results to the individual commuter, our workplaces, our municipalities and our greater Metro Vancouver region as a whole. The program establishes a valuable avenue for marketing sustainable transportation initiatives and practices in the Lower Mainland in the years to come.

Bike to Work Week Prize Winners!

  • All winners have been notified. Congratulations to:

Grand Prize Winners!

  • Christina F. has won a Dutchi 3 bike from Linus Bikes!
  • Mark J. has won a Norco VFR 3!
  • Federica P has won the Chariot Trailer from Thule Group!
  • Deanne D has won the Sony PlayStation and 5 titles from EA!
  • Yvonne B has won the Brodie Bolt!
  • Alfred M has won the EPIK pedElec bike!

Monday May 28th winners:

  • Gary H. from the Metrotown station
  • Darlene H. from the Burrard and Cornwall station
  • Ryan B. from the Wildflower station
  • Winston W. from the Clark and Adanac station
  • Mike A. from the 22nd Street Skytrain station

Tuesday May 29th winners:

  • David U. from the North Burnaby High/Adanac bike route station
  • Christine B. from the Ontarion and 10th Ave station
  • Gail T. from the Richmond City Hall station
  • Bobbie H. from the Tynehead Park station
  • William S., Jill S., Larry A., and Chad D. from the Civic Square station
  • Alexander C. from the Main and Union station

Wednesday May 30th winners:

  • Rhonda H. from the Lions Gate Bridge station
  • Dan H. from the Canada Line Bridge station
  • Robert W. from the King George Skytrain station
  • Zoe C. from the Smithe and Expo Blvd station
  • Dennis W. from the Pattullo Bridge station
  • Jeff K. from the UBC Station

Thursday May 31st winners:

  • Shannon W. from the Guildford and Pinetree Way station
  • Anya B. from the Foster and Poirier station
  • Michael C. from the Thompson Community Centre station
  • Peter M. from the Commercial Drive station
  • David M. from the Arbutus and 7th station

Friday June 1st winners:

  • Heather J. from the Union and Hawks station
  • Lee G. from the Central Valley Greenway station
  • Emily B. from the Dunsmuir and Richards station
  • Kimberly A. from the YVR Flight Path Park station
  • Dave R. from the Lougheed Highway station
  • Kirk T. from the Wrap-Up party

Time Savings

If you think cycling is too slow to get you to work on time, think again!

Vancouver to Langley Commute Faster by Transit-Bike Mode than Car!

We also recently did a bike comparison of a suburban commute to compare to CTV’s “Last one to Langley is a Rotten Egg” story about driving times Vancouver to Willowbrook Mall.  They had three cars on three different routes. Their fastest finisher came in at 1 hour and 19 minutes. When our Bike to Work coordinator Gordon did the route combining Sky train with a bike picked up from a station bike locker at King George, he made it in 1 hour and 7 minutes – better than all three car routes!!

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