Fall Bike to Work Week a success despite ‘variable’ weather conditions
November 1, 2019
Bike to Work Week got off to a damp start, but ended on a windy high note last week in Metro Vancouver! The ‘variable’ weather didn’t deter over 5,500 participants from cycling to work. Commuters logged 40% more trips than Fall’18 which equates to 40% more calories burned and a 40% increase in greenhouse gases saved. These statistics help highlight the environmental and health benefits of biking to work!
927 organizations and 1,180 teams registered to take part in the Fall event showing a commitment to cycling across organizations in Metro Vancouver:
“It’s really great to see so many workplaces get behind Bike to Work Week and showing their continued commitment to cycling in Metro Vancouver” notes Rowena Farr, HUB Cycling’s Bike to Work Week Manager.
Congratulations to everyone who logged a trip last week and a huge shout-out to the sponsors, supporters, team leaders, bike mechanics, coordinators and volunteers who joined us at Celebration Stations across the region to make the event a success.
Bike to Work Week Results (October 21st - 27th)
Registered Riders: 5,563
Number of Celebration Stations: 56
Number of Organizations: 927
Number of teams: 1,181
New to bike commuting: 166
Bike Trips Logged: 34,527
Total Kilometres biked: 304,449
Calories burned: 9,133,460
Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 66,004 - That's about how much 330 Grizzly Bears weigh, so, a lot of Greenhouse gases!
Thank you to all our sponsors, supporters, riders and dedicated volunteers for making this event such a success!