Go by Bike Week

During the pandemic, HUB Cycling's Spring 2020 Bike to Work Week cycle commuting campaign is moving online with a new name. 'Go by Bike Week' is a digital series of informative events that will take place from May 25th to 31st 2020.  Go By Bike is for those who are still commuting and exercising by bike during these challenging times, and those who are trying out cycling with new eyes in a quickly changing world.

 


Be part of the change and help make Metro Vancouver a happier, healthier place to live, work and play! Register for Go by Bike week today. Already taken part before? Simply log a trip to be considered a 2020 participant.

 

 

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Why register?

  • Win daily prizes - see them below
  • Logged trips help us work with local leaders to improve cycling conditions
  • Challenge others and become an award-winning team (nb: your team for Go by Bike can be your workplace, family or challenge a group of friends!) 
  • Create routes, log trips, invite team members and more on your Dashboard. Log-in now.

Remember that all bike trips (including trips on indoor trainers) for this Go By Bike week count! 

HUB Cycling wishes to stress that provincial health COVID-19 social distancing rules remain in effect. Please continue to respect all health guidelines for physical distancing and cycle responsibly. 


Schedule of events

Check out our free events below which are being updated daily. Remember to register or log a trip to be kept up to date!

Last updated: May 28, 2020

Monday, May 25th: Getting Back on your Bike

Daily prize: Get back on your bike kit from Dunbar Cycles (lock, lights, multi-tool, helmet)


Tuesday, May 26th: Connected Cycling Community

Daily prize: 365 pass to Mobi by Shaw Go

  • All day: Scavenger Hunt (Vancouver): Comor is sharing clues of their favourite spots around Vancouver. Solve the clue, bike to the spot, share a photo, and win one of 5 $20 Comor vouchers! Where: Instagram Stories. Clues announced by 8am.
  • 10:00am: Tips for buying a bike with Dunbar Cycles. Watch the short video and comment to try win some lights from the Dunbar team. Where: Facebook Premier
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunchtime Webinar (12pm-1pm): Workplace cycling culture Q&A - presented by Lafarge. Attend and be in to win from the amazing Translink shop. Where: Register here! Space is limited, and registration is required. 
  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm: Q&A: Riding with Children with Lisa Corriveau, author of spokesmama.com. Where: Facebook Live.
  • All day: Social media giveaway: How to brew the best french press coffee at home by Ethical Bean. Win one of two coffee prize packs. Where: Facebook and Instagram.
  • All day: Bike Art Tour: Explore Vancouver's public art by bike! A 9km tour thanks to Vancouver Biennale. Take a photo of your favourite installation and tag @hubcycling, @van_biennale, and @mobi_bikes for a chance to win one of seven free 30-day mobi passes! Where: Vancouver Biennale's Art Tour page. Post on Facebook and Instagram
  • No bike? No problem! Mobi by Shaw go are offering free 24 passes from Monday - Friday. Details below.

Wednesday, May 27th: Health and Wellness

Daily prize: Atom SL Hoody from Arc'teryx

  • 10:00am: Tips for buying an e-bike with Dunbar Cycles. Watch the short video and comment to try win a hand pump for your bike thanks to Dunbar. Where: Facebook
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunchtime Webinar: What's all this about space reallocation? - presented by DVBIA. Attend and be in to win a prize from the amazing Translink shop. Where: Register here! Space is limited, and registration is required. 
  • 2:30pm - 2:50pm: Q&A: Bike Maintenance with Velofix Sea2Sky. Tune in to win prizes from Velofix Sea2Sky. Where: Facebook Live
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Online yoga: slow stretch class with a cello with STRETCH and hosted at Cycle City Tours. Join and enter to win a STRETCH yoga mat. Where: Register below.
  • All day: Bike Art Tour: Explore Vancouver's public art by bike! A 15km tour thanks to Vancouver Biennale. Perfect for kids and adults alike. Take a photo of your favourite installation and tag @hubcycling, @van_biennale, and @mobi_bikes for a chance to win one of seven free 30-day mobi passes! Where: Vancouver Biennale's Art Tour page. Post on Facebook and Instagram.
  • All day: Social media giveaway: win a prize kit from nuun hydration! An endurance drink mix & limited edition water bottle. Where: Facebook and Instagram
  • All day: TaG Cycling will release Monday's virtual cycling class if you missed it. Where: TaG Cycling's YouTube Channel
  • No bike? No problem! Mobi by Shaw go are offering free 24 passes from Monday - Friday. Details below.


Thursday, May 28th: Metro Vancouver cycling culture

Daily prize: Ryders Eyewear Pack: $100 voucher and two pairs of glasses

  • All day: Scavenger Hunt (North Vancouver): Comor is sharing clues of their favourite spots around North Vancouver. Solve the clue, bike to the spot, share a photo, and win one of 5 $20 Comor vouchers! Where: Instagram Stories. Clues announced by 8am.
  • 10:00am: How to lock your bike effectively and tips to buying a lock with Dunbar Cycles. Watch the short video and comment to try win an awesome lock from Dunbar. Where: Facebook
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunchtime Webinar: Cycle culture in Metro Vancouver - presented by Richards Buell Sutton, LLP. Attend and be in to win a prize from the amazing Translink shop. Where: Register here! Space is limited, and registration is required.
  • 2:30pm - 2:50pm: Virtual Mobility lab by Myodetox. This workshop will focus on the importance of stretching and movement of warm-up, and muscle activation and release techniques to promote healthy living. Tune in to win a myodetox experience session. Where: Register below.
  • 4.30-5.30pm: Webinar: Biking with Children presented by our friends from the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition 
  • All day: Social media giveaway: win one of 5 pairs of sunglasses thanks to Ryders Eyewear. Where: Instagram and Facebook
  • All day: TaG Cycling will release Monday's virtual cycling class if you missed it. Where: TaG Cycling's YouTube Channel
  • No bike? No problem! Mobi by Shaw go are offering free 24 passes from Monday - Friday. Details below.

Friday, May 29th: The Future of Biking 

Daily prize: $500 towards tune up services at Dunbar Cycles

  • 10:00am: Helmets! How to wear one and how to buy one with Dunbar Cycles. Watch the short video and comment to try win a brand new helmet. Where: Facebook
  • 10:00am - 11:00am + 15 minutes optional meditation: Online yoga: slow stretch class + an optional 15-minute meditation. Thank you to STRETCH and Cycle City Tours. Watch and win a STRETCH yoga mat and 5 class cards (online or in-studio). Where: Register below.
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunchtime Webinar: Making Cycling Safe for Everyone. Attend and be in to win a prize from the amazing Translink shop. Where: Register here! Space is limited, and registration is required.
  • 2:30pm - 2:50pm: Q&A: Bike Maintenance with Velofix Sea2Sky. Tune in to win prizes from Velofix Sea2Sky.  Where: Facebook Live
  • All day: Social media giveaway: win a Mobius backpack and hat thanks to tentree. Where: Facebook and Instagram.
  • All day: TaG Cycling will release Monday's virtual cycling class if you missed it. Where: TaG Cycling's YouTube Channel
  • No bike? No problem! Mobi by Shaw go are offering free 24 passes from Monday - Friday. Details below.

Saturday, May 30: Keep logging your trips!

  • All day: Scavenger Hunt (Vancouver): Comor is sharing clues of their favourite spots around Vancouver. Solve the clue, bike to the spot, share a photo, and win one of 5 $20 Comor vouchers! Where: Instagram Stories. Clues announced by 8am.
  • All day: Complete one of the Vancouver Biennale's bike art tours. Perfect for kids and adults alike. Take a photo of your favourite installation and tag @hubcycling, @van_biennale, and @mobi_bikes for a chance to win one of seven free 30-day Mobi passes! Where: Vancouver Biennale's Art Tour page. Post on Facebook or Instagram.


Other prize opportunities

 

  • Early registration prize. Log a trip before 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 20 and enter to win one of five prize packs from nuun hydration. Congratulations to our winners: Jodi Caddick, Heather Harvey, Emily Seider, Meaghan Rafferty, Evanv Lok
  • Breakfast TV Prize: Tune in between May 25 - 29 and enter to win a Clif prize pack each day valued at over $100
  • Team Leader Prizes: Top-performing teams will win one of 10 Clif Mini packs. Each pack has 100 minis which is perfect to fuel your team (workplace, family, or friends!)
  • Bike Reel Student Video Contest: Students aged 18 yrs and under, film a short 60-90 sec video on the topic of biking, walking, or rolling around your neighbourhood for a chance to win great prizes.  More info here

Virtual Classes: Details and Registration Links

 

Monday, May 25, 7:30am: TaG Cycling presents the Go By Bike Virtual Commute indoor cycling workout

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • What you need: indoor bike system including smart trainers, basic trainers or rollers.  You will also need a wifi or cellular connection and can use a laptop or a mobile device. 
  • How to join:
    • Go to www.tagcycling.com, click Book It, and add yourself to the class on May 25.
    • An invitation link will be sent to your email
    • If you are new to TaG Cycling, follow the prompts to add your contact information so you can receive the invitation link. 

Wednesday, May 28, 5:00pm: STRETCH Yoga present Slow Stretch virtual yoga, hosted at Cycle City Tours.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Class Details:
    • These online SLOW practices blend RELAXING and ALIGNMENT yoga, breathwork, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way to help you reduce and manage stress and help restore and maintain better balance and strength. The Wednesday evening class is accompanied by a cellist.
  • What you need:
    • These practices may require yoga props: house cushions or pillows, dictionaries or a stack of books, rolled up towels or blankets, use your imagination to create props that will support your practice.
  • How to join:
    • Register at www.stretchvancouver.com/schedule. To stream the live class, please download Zoom (the free version) and test it. You will receive an email confirmation from Fitgrid. Then about 1 hour before the class you will get a second email from Fitgrid with your personalized link to the class. We say hello around 10-15 minutes before class. 
    • Give yourself a lot of time to set up your home practice + your streaming device. We are here for you if you need assistance. Email info@stretchvancouver.com.

Thursday, May 28, 2:30pm: Myodetox presents The Mobility Lab.

  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Class Details:
    • This will provide an immersive experience, focusing on the importance of stretching and movement of warm-up, and muscle activation and release techniques to promote healthy living.
  • How to join:

Friday, May 29, 10:00am: STRETCH Yoga present Slow Stretch for biking legs virtual yoga plus a 15-minute introduction to meditation hosted at Cycle City Tours

  • Duration: 1 hour + 15 minute meditation
  • Class Details:
    • These online SLOW practices blend RELAXING and ALIGNMENT yoga, breathwork, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way to help you reduce and manage stress and help restore and maintain better balance and strength. The Friday class is followed by an optional 15-minute introduction to meditation.
  • What you need:
    • These practices may require yoga props: house cushions or pillows, dictionaries or a stack of books, rolled up towels or blankets, use your imagination to create props that will support your practice.
  • How to join:
    • Register at www.stretchvancouver.com/schedule. To stream the live class, please download Zoom (the free version) and test it. You will receive an email confirmation from Fitgrid. Then about 1 hour before the class you will get a second email from Fitgrid with your personalized link to the class. We say hello around 10-15 minutes before class. 
    • Give yourself a lot of time to set up your home practice + your streaming device. We are here for you if you need assistance. Email info@stretchvancouver.com.


 

No Bike? No problem! You can still participate in Go by Bike Week thanks to our good friends at Mobi by Shaw Go. They're offering one free 24 hour pass to registered participants. So sign up at btww.ca, then head over to www.mobibikes.ca and use the code gobybike24

Simply:

1️⃣ Create an account
2️⃣ Select 'choose a plan'
3️⃣ 'Sign me up' => enter the promo code gobybike24 and enjoy unlimited 30min rides over a 24 hour period

*promo code valid between May 25 - May 29

 

How it Works

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

1. Register for Go by Bike 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 trip after the official launch to be considered a participant. Nb: your team for Go by Bike can be your workplace, family or challenge a group of friends!

2. Encourage your colleagues, family or friends 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!

Spread the Word and Media 

Spread the word about Go by Bike Week! Example images included below. 

Download and share our Go by Bike Media Kit to help spread the word!

Download our example lead/social media images:
Example image (lady biking) 
Example image (family biking) 
Web banner

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 Go by Bike 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 in 2020!

Here are our top tips from the 2019 Bike to Work Weeks on how you can encourage your teammates to get involved. 

Team leader guidance

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/Friends/Family

Hello colleagues/friends

Go by Bike Week is around the corner from May 25th until May 31st 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 Go by Bike 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 spring!

Get Involved and Volunteer

Sponsorship and Supporting

We would love your organization or business to get involved in Go by Bike Week. We have a range of opportunities for you.

See all the ways in our Events: Get Involved information.

Please note that this document was originally published in early March 2020, and hasn’t been updated yet to reflect how COVID-19 has impacted our events programming for 2020

Volunteers

Thank you to everyone who volunteered in the 2019 Bike to Work Week! If you are interested in volunteering in 2020 then please sign up for alerts on our Volunteer page.

FAQs

What are the benefits of participating in Go by Bike Week? 

There are so many reasons to go by bike! 

  • 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 anytime you have to lock your bike! or for May 2020 anytime you hop on a training bike at home. But it should be on a bike - walking 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 Go by Bike Week! As mentioned above, any time you use your bike for transportation, you can log that trip.

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 event? 

If you are already registered on the site, you must log a trip after our official launch date

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

Once you have input your start and endpoint, 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 the 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 do 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 Go by Bike Week? 

No, Go by Bike 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. 

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!

 

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!

 

Thank you to our 2020 Supporters!