Bike to Work Week returns to Vancouver on Halloween
Bike to Work Week returns to Metro Vancouver on Halloween.
"Fall Bike to Work Week is a fantastic concept. The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC) does a great job of this," Penny Noble, Executive Director of Bike to Work BC, wrote in an email.
VACC will be supplying "[their] own tricks and treats at commuter stations all week around the region," according to the VACC press release. Monday's station on Smithe and Expo Blvd will be "extra special" – extra special because there'll be a photo booth, courtesy of Momentum magazine.
"We all need a little encouragement to try cycling in the rainy and cold weather," Noble said. "The Bike to Work BC model works on celebration and fun. You try something once, you enjoy it and then you want to try it again."
They'll also be at 13th and Lonsdale, Union and Hawks, and the ING Cafe on Howe and Pender. Check the map and schedule for the full week's stations.
"People are already committing time to commute to work so why not make this your exercise routine? You will arrive feeling much more refreshed and de-stressed at the end of the work day," Noble assured.
Photo sourced from averagejoecyclist.com
"Some people think we're a bit nuts when we tell them we run this event in the fall – but that is the perfect time for us to help you discover that riding year round in Metro Vancouver is do-able, and fun." – VACC
Since October 1, BTWW registrants have cycled over 17,000 kilometres. And there's still more time to sign up. Use Tracker to log your commutes, gases saved, greenhouses, and calories burned.
"We have found that many people who try cycling to work during Bike to Work Week end up with a healthy new habit," Noble said.
When VACC launches registration a month before the event, many people start to log their communtes in preparation for it:
"This means that even without the prizes and party stations, people love to cycle in the fall," Erin O`Melin, Executive Director of VACC, said.
Coffee + prizes + free mechanics services.
Bike to Work Week commuter stations coming your way.
Our commuter stations are well-stocked to make Bike to Work Week fun, and helpful too.
View the commuter station schedule to find the stations near your route.
- hot coffee
- free snacks
- free bike mechanic services
- prize draws
- ...and just to say hi!
Thinking of biking to work this Fall but not sure you can do it?
Ask your workplace for an on-site lunchtime workshop.These group sessions are fun, interactive, and help get you ready to try biking to work in the Fall and Winter.
Check out the Biking to Work: Fall & Winter Riding Workshop (1 hour).
This intermediate-level workshop is a great way to encourage those who ride in warmer weather to try biking to work in the Fall. Participants will learn more advanced tips and tricks about biking to work in Metro Vancouver's winter riding conditions, including dressing for the weather (staying warm and dry), more advanced cycling safety, advanced use of your gears, cold-weather care for your bike, lights and visibility, and more. More info here.
Chances to win when you register + visit.
(See, we really want you to register + visit!)Show your participation by registering online for BTWW. Together, we show strength in numbers. And can more effectively work for cycling change in our region.When you register, you're automatically entered to win a Giant bike!Stop by commuter stations for chances to win even more.
- Bicycles by Giant
- Two-night stay at Accent Inns
- Waterproof panniers and bike gear by Norco
- Toques to the first 40 Arc'teryx Commuter Station visitors, and Arc'teryx Trino jersey
- Bike service packages donated by ethicalDeal
- Gourmet gift basket by Whole Foods Market
- ...and more!Stay tuned for VACC's membership drive!Do you believe in promoting healthy cycling change?Join us by becoming a member.
Join or renew your membership at a Bike to Work Week Commuter Station, and you'll receive a Lush gift package valued at over $40!
When you join VACC as an individual or corporate member, you help improve cycling infrastructure, education and promotion in your region.Plus there are great membership benefits too!Become a volunteer!There are plenty of ways to get involved.
- Staffing Commuter Stations
- Office work
- Distributing posters
- Taking photos!
Send us a an email introducing yourself.