People on bikes challenge transit and cars to see who has the fastest, most enjoyable commute.

May 22, 2018

Biking to work is not only the healthiest, most affordable and greenest way to commute, it’s also much more convenient than most people think.

Rush Hour Challenge is the Media Launch for HUB Cycling Bike to Work Week, presented by Exodus Travels, which runs from May 28 to June 3. Now in its 11th year, the 2018 spring Bike to Work Week will involve over 12,000 online participants and 700 organizations. Thousands more will attend the 80+ free outdoor events.

Since the first Rush Hour Challenge took place in 2009, people cycling have arrived before their colleagues more than two-thirds of the time. In some years, it’s been a clean sweep for the bikes.

Can people cycling reign supreme again?

WHEN: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 - 8:30am-9:30am. Most participants to arrive between 8:45am and 9:00am
WHERE: Teams will be commuting to London Drugs (corner of Georgia and Granville) in downtown Vancouver
WHAT: Bike commuters from 7 different organizations will challenge car drivers and transit takers to see whose commute downtown in morning rush hour is the fastest, most enjoyable, and affordable. 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, and see who can arrive first at London Drugs downtown (corner of Georgia and Granville). Participants are aiming to arrive by 9:00am.

Teams this year include City of Vancouver, TransLink, Vancity, Richards Buell Sutton LLP Lawyers, Modacity, Mobi by Shaw Go and HUB Cycling.