Bike to Work Week

Be part of the change and help make Metro Vancouver a happier, healthier place to live, work and play! Register for Bike to Work week today. Already taken part before? Simply log a trip to be considered a Fall 2019 participant.

 

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Log a trip

 

Why register?

  • Enter into daily prize draws and the grand prize of an adventure for two to the Baltics (including flights) with Exodus travel. Remember to both log a trip and register on the Exodus contest page to be in for a chance of winning! 
  • Logged trips help us work with local leaders to improve cycling conditions
  • Challenge others and be in with a chance of becoming an award winning team

Remember that all bike trips count! 

2019 Dates: May 27 to June 2 | October 21 to 27


How it Works

It's easy, fun (and free) to participate in Bike to Work Week presented by JUMP. Here's how it works:

1. Register for Bike to Work Week. You can start a team, join a team, or register solo. If you registered in the past, you do not need to re-register - simply login and record a new trip after September 3rd to be considered a Fall 2019 Participant.

2. Encourage your colleagues to join your team to win great prizes!

3. Log your trips to be entered to win more amazing prizes. Each day you log you'll be entered into the Daily Giveaway for bikes, gear, and more!

4. Check out the Celebration Station Map to find out where you can stop for free snacks, some quick bike maintenance, and more prize draws throughout the week. Fall 2019 locations are being added as they are confirmed! 

Celebration Stations

Dozens of Celebration Stations with free snacks, basic bike maintenance, and prizes will be set up across Metro Vancouver during Bike to Work Week presented by JUMP. Check out our full map of celebration stations here where you can search by day of the week and location.

Spread the Word and Media 

Spread the word about Bike to Work Week presented by JUMP and help us break records this year!

Download our Fall 2019 Bike to Work Week Media Kit (PDF)

Example Spring and Fall Bike to Work Week images cleared for use 

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Banner image (PNG)

Download our Fall 2019 poster (PDF) or Fall 2019 Prizing Poster to display at your office, or share the images below online! 

Email Signature (PNG) 

We recommend adding the URL 'btww.ca' to the image in your email signature so that when this is clicked from someone's email signature, it takes you directly to the registration page

Team Leader Resources

Do you love cycling and want to encourage others to try biking their daily commute? Consider becoming a Team Leader this year! Team Leaders help us make Bike to Work Week a success. Thank you to the over 1,500 Team Leaders in Metro Vancouver that helped us reach almost 18,000 registrants last year - let's see how many people we can get cycling this fall!

Team leader guidance

Want some top tips on how to encourage your team mates to get involved? Download our Team leader guidance (PDF). Our friends at Two Wheel Gear have also made a guide for biking to work

Other resources available: 

Overcoming bike commuting concerns

Understanding your dashboard

If you're a Team Leader already and want some help understanding your Team Dashboard, check out this video.

Email Template for Colleagues

Hello colleagues / friends

Bike to Work Week presented by JUMP is around the corner from October 21st to 27th and we're looking to build our largest team yet to be recognized across Metro Vancouver! Here are three easy steps to register for (your team name)

Go to the Bike to Work Week Registration Page

Select: 'I am a Rider'

Select: 'Join an existing Team'

Simply type in your team name and join in on the fun this fall! 

E-Newsletter Template

Do you have an e-newsletter? Please consider including a post about Bike to Work Week! 

Here's some sample text to help you get started:

HUB Bike to Work Week presented by JUMP - October 21st - 27th, 2019

Join thousands across Metro Vancouver this Fall for HUB Cycling's annual Bike to Work Week presented by JUMP (October 21st - 27th). Register and log your bike trips online for a chance to win one of five daily grand-prize giveaways and over $10,000 in additional prizes! During the week you can visit a celebration station for free coffee, snacks, bicycle maintenance, and more daily giveaways.

Register FREE today!
F @WeAreHUB T @WeAreHUB I @HUBCycling  #Bike2Work 

Prizes!

Grand Prize Trip for Two with Exodus Travels

Win a trip for two to cycle in the Baltics. Prize includes airfare and is worth over $7000. To be eligible for this prize, participants need to log a trip during Bike to Work Week and sign up with Exodus

 

Earlybird Registration Prize

Enter to win an Arc'teryx hooded commuter jacket worth over $200 if you sign up before October 4th! Already have an account? Log a practice ride to activate your account and enter the draw!

 And the winner is...Katie Avila! 

Daily Giveaways

Each day that you log a trip during Bike to Work Week you will be entered in our Daily Giveaway.

Monday: Patagonia rainjacket 

The Patagonia Calcite rainjacket is Fair trade certified and made out of recycled materials

Tuesday: Infinity Boss 3 bike supplied by Infinity Cycle Works

Wednesday: 2 tickets for Scandinave Spa in Whistler 


 

Thursday: Infinity Boss 3 bike supplied by Infinity Cycle Works

 

Friday: Prize still being confirmed - watch this space!

 

Team Leader Prize Giveaways

The top Team Leaders who recruit the most new bike commuters will win some great prizes!

Prizes still being confirmed 

Social Media prize

Prize still being confirmed 

Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight will be hosting a contest at www.straight.com from October 14th-25th. Prize still being confirmed

Breakfast TV

Enter Breakfast TV’s contest between October 21st - 27th and be into win a pair of Ryders Crankum glasses 

Volunteer Prizes

Volunteer at this year’s Bike to Work Week events and be into win one of four Wivv custom fit 3D printed insoles

Celebration Station Prizes

Celebration station prizes are still being confirmed but will include the following: 

  • $100 Gift Card for the Body Energy Club
  • $100 Gift Card for Park Royal
  • Ryders FACE glasses
  • Mobi annual passes 
  • Wivv custom fit 3D printed insoles
  • $50 voucher for The Pint

Workplace Awards

Congratulations to the organizations who logged the most bike trips in their respective size and type categories in 2018! Winners in all 2019 categories will be recognized at our Bike Awards early in February 2020. 

 

 

Volunteer

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at our Celebration Stations. 

Stations are held in the mornings, afternoon and evening across Metro Vancouver and volunteer shifts are 3-4 hours. It is a chance to gain experience and be part of an amazing team, while supporting Vancouver’s growing cycling community! Everyone who volunteers will get a HUB T-shirt, entry to win one of four volunteer prizes and an invite to the volunteer appreciation party.

For more information on the position, check out the BTWW Volunteer Role Description

To apply please fill in the Volunteer Sign Up form.

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FAQs

What are the benefits of participating in Bike to Work Week presented by JUMP?

There are so many reasons to Bike to Work!

- It's fun
- It's great for your health and saves you money 
- It helps reduce air pollution and congestion
- It's great for workplace comradery
- There are tons of great prizes to win
- The data we collect from the event helps to make biking better in Metro Vancouver

What kind of trips can I log?

Pretty much anything - trips to meetings, to school, the store, a hockey game, or the dentist can be logged towards your totals. Pretty much anytime you have to lock your bike! But it should be on a bike - walking to work is great but doesn't count for this event :)

What if I'm retired / work from home / a student?

We still want you to join in on Bike to Work Week! As mentioned above, any time you use your bike for transportation, you can log that trip.

I want to participate in Bike to Work Week but don't live in Metro Vancouver. Where do I go?

Bike to Work Week takes place in all of BC during the fall! Go here to register in your community.

What is a Team Leader?

A Team Leader is someone in the workplace that motivates co-workers to participate in Bike to Work Week. As the Team Leader, you can add people to your team in the registration system, or people can register and join your team. As Team Leader you can also log trips for your teammates and you'll be invited to special events. To become a Team Leader and register your team, click here.

How do I motivate teammates?

Check out our resources link above for lots of tips, posters and other information.  

How do I become a Team Leader and register a new team?

Click here and register. After you enter your personal information, choose to register as a Team Leader.

I have an existing team on the website. Are we automatically registered for this BTWW?

If you are already registered on the site, you must log a trip after September 3rd, 2019 to be considered a fall 2019 participant. 

Can schools participate in Bike to Work Week?

Yes! We encourage schools to start staff teams and/or classroom teams. We encourage high school and university students to use the Bike to Work Week Tracker (so they'll be entered to win our grand prize bikes and other prizes!). Elementary and middle schools may be more interested in Bike to School Week next spring. 

How do I modify the route that Google Maps has automatically created for me?

Once you have input your start and end point, you can try to customize your route if you like (but it's not always easy!). You don't have to do this though - it's ok if your route isn't perfect - only the total kilometres and number of trips are recorded by the system.

- Click and drag any point on the purple directions line to any place on the map.
- Google Maps immediately re-creates the directions on both the map and left panel.
- The point you added appears as a white dot on the route.
- Google Maps also updates the estimated travel time and distance.
- Move a destination by dragging a marker to another place on the map.

Can I automatically import my rides from another tracking app?

Unfortunately our system does not support integrations with any distance tracking app (eg Strava, MapMyRun, Biko, etc) at this point in time. If you're already using an app to track your distance, we recommend using the Quick Kilometre Log feature in your Dashboard to quickly input your ride distance for each trip. Our tool is the only one where your trips are communicated to decision-makers to show the demand for a fully connected, safe cycling network and better education and policies.

How do I change teams?

Sign in to your dashboard and click on "Change my Team".  If you are a Team Leader, you will need to assign a new Team Leader before you can change teams.  Sign in to your dashboard and click on "Team Profile" to assign a new Team Leader.  You will then become a rider and can click on "Change my Team".

How to I change the Team Leader?

Sign in to your dashboard and click on "Team Profile" to assign a new Team Leader. 

Do I have to pay to register or be part of Bike to Work Week?

No, Bike to Work Week is entirely free for you!  Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to offer this community and workplace event free of charge to everyone in Metro Vancouver. 

Can I input my total kilometres from the old site so my stats reflect all the kilometres I've ever ridden?

Yes, just make sure to input these kilometres for a past date (October 2nd, for example), so it doesn't skew our reporting.

How do you calculate GHG emissions?

"Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved" is calculated based on an average of vehicle size/model's emissions per kilometre driven. The formula used is 0.2168 Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases saved per Kilometre.

How do you calculate calories burned?

"Calories Burned" is calculated based on a very generic formula. Since you do not have to enter your weight when you register and your cycling speed when you log a trip, it is an average weight of males and females in the BC Population and calculated calories burned based on an average speed. The formula used is 30 calories burned per kilometre cycled. 

Still have questions? Email us at biketowork@bikehub.ca and we'll be happy to help you!

 

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