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Bike to Work Week returns to Vancouver on Halloween

Photo sourced from velovogue.com

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.

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