Great turnout during a very wet Bike to Work Week!
November 5, 2018
It was one of the wettest Bike to Work Weeks yet, but that didn't stop thousands of people from riding their bikes all week long!
Over 25,000 trips were recorded online from October 29 to November 4 by nearly 5,500 participants, demonstrating that bike commuting is thriving in even the toughest West Coast weather. There were 50 Celebration Stations set up around Metro Vancouver during the rush-hour commute, with some stations seeing as many as 1400 people on bikes pass by within a few hours!
Congratulations to everyone who logged a trip last week and a huge shout-out to the sponsors, supporters, team leaders, bike mechanics, and volunteers who joined us in the early hours each morning at Celebration Stations across the region. Thanks for continuing to make this event such an amazing success.
Bike to Work Week Stats (Oct 29 to Nov 4)
- Registered Riders: 5,454
- Number of Celebration Stations: 50
- Participants new to bike commuting: 368
- Bike trips logged: 25,201
- Total kilometres biked: 218,228
- Calories burned: 6,546,844
- KG of greenhouse gases saved: 47,312
Fall 2018 Bike to Work Week Organization Winners
Based on number of trips logged.
- Best in School: St. George's School
- Best in Health: Provincial Health Services Authority
- Best in Business: Mountain Equipment Co-op
- Best in Not-For-Profit: Vancouver Aquarium
- Best in Higher Education: University of British Columbia
- Best in Government: City of Vancouver
- Best in Tech: Visier
- Best in Other: General Fusion
- Best Workplace (1-10 Employees): Coastal Genomics
- Best Workplace (11-25 Employees): Cycle City Tours
- Best Workplace (26-100 Employees): Zaber Technologies (tied with HUB Cycling)
- Best Workplace (101-250 Employees): BGC Engineering Inc.
- Best Workplace (251-500 Employees): Arc'teryx Equipment Inc.
- Best Workplace (501-1000 Employees): MDA
- Best Workplace (1000+ Employees): University of British Columbia
Check out some photos from the week over on our Facebook Page.