Media Release: People Cycling Challenge Transit-Taking and Car-Driving Colleagues in Share the Road Challenge
May 24, 2016
PEOPLE CYCLING CHALLENGE TRANSIT-TAKING AND CAR-DRIVING COLLEAGUES TO BEAT THEM DOWNTOWN IN RUSH HOUR
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Most participants to arrive between.
Teams will be commuting to London Drugs (corner of West Georgia and Granville Streets) in downtown Vancouver.
Bike commuters from 14 different organizations will challenge car drivers and transit takers to see who can commute downtown in morning rush hour faster, more enjoyably and more affordably.
Company teams consisting of one person in a car, one on transit and one on bike will start from locations around the Metro Vancouver area, to see who can arrive first at London Drugs downtown (corner of Georgia and Granville). Participants are aiming to arrive by . Short speeches and a photo opportunity will follow.
This event is the Media Launch for HUB's Bike to Work Week, which runs from . Now in its 10th year, Bike to Work Week this spring will involve over 12,000 online participants, 700 organizations and over 20,000 people at the 75+ outdoor celebration events across Metro Vancouver.
Biking to work is not only the healthiest, most affordable and greenest way to commute, it's also much faster than most people think. In the Share the Road Challenge, bike commuters often end up beating their car-driving counterparts! This friendly and fun challenge will put the theory that cycling is slower than driving to the test.
City of Vancouver
Vancouver Coastal Health
The Georgia Straight
Two Wheel Gear
The Bike Doctor
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ABOUT HUB CYCLING:
HUB Cycling's mission is to get more people cycling more often because more people bike commuting means healthier, happier, more connected communities.
HUB is a charitable nonprofit that has spent nearly two decades removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB has educated thousands of people, motivated thousands more, and championed improvements that benefit current and future cyclists. For more information, visit www.bikehub.ca .
For more information or to arrange an interview with HUB Cycling or participants in the Challenge, please contact:
Director of Corporate Engagement and Events