Bike to Work Week Presented by Exodus Travels

Bike to Work Week is a community event to celebrate bike commuting across Metro Vancouver! Visit over 45 Celebration Stations offering free drinks, snacks, bike mechanic services and great prizes. Why register? Along with winning more prizes, your logged trips help us work with local leaders to improve cycling infrastructure in your communities. Be part of the change and help make Metro Vancouver a happier, healthier place to live, work and play!  

Registration

Gear up for fall Bike to Work Week coming up October 23rd - 29th.  register here for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Tuscany with Exodus Travels. If you've already registered between 2014-2017 simply login to your Dashboard.

Dashboard

Create routes, log trips, invite team members and more on your Dashboard - log-in now!

How it Works

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

1. Register for Bike to Work Week (taking place October 23rd-29th). You can start a team, join a team or register solo. If you registered between 2014-2017 you do not need to re-register - simply login and log a trip after September 1st to be considered a fall 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 to win a new bike!

4. Check out the Celebration Station Map to find out where you can stop for free snacks, free mechanic services and more prize draws throughout the week.

5. Consider becoming a member of HUB Cycling to support cycling improvements and bike education around the region. 

Celebration Stations

Dozens of Celebration Stations with free snacks, free bike repairs and prizes will be set up across Metro Vancouver during Bike to Work Week, including a wrap-up party at the corner of Ontario St. and the Seawall from 4-6pm on October 27th. Check out our full map of celebration stations here.

Spread the Word

Spread the word about Bike to Work Week and help us break records this fall!

Download this poster and more to display at your office.

 

 

Email Template for Colleagues

Hello colleagues / friends

Bike to Work Week is around the corner 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 our 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 Exodus Travels  - October 23 - 29, 2017 

Join thousands across Metro Vancouver this fall for HUB Cycling’s annual Bike to Work Week (Oct 23 - 29). Register and log your bike trips online for a chance to win one of five daily bike giveaways and over $10,000 in additional prizes! During the week you can then visit a celebration station for free coffee, snacks, bicycle tune-ups and more daily giveaways. 

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

Team Leaders

Team Leaders help us make Bike to Work Week a success. Thank you to over 1500 Team Leaders in Metro Vancouver help us reach 11,100 registrants last spring. 

Do you love cycling and want to encourage others to try biking their daily commute? Consider becoming a Team Leader this year! You'll receive an invite to our Bike to Work Week Launch Party happening October 3rd as well as a Team Leader Package with helpful resources and a gift for you! 

Prizes

Grand Prize Trip to Tuscany with Exodus Travels 

This Fall you could win a dream bike trip for two through Italy's Tuscany with airfair!

Go beyond the expected and sip, eat and cycle your way through Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Montepulciano on this Exodus Cycling Tuscany Tour. Relive the renaissance; encounter vineyards, hilltop towns, artistic legacies and delectable cuisine. Chat with locals and enjoy free time with a glass of Chianti in one hand and cavallucci in the other. Bellissimo!

This grand prize trip for 2 people includes economy round trip airfare from the nearest international airport, hotel accommodations, expert local leader, planned routes and itineraries with support vehicles. Prize winner must be 18 years or older.

In order to qualify for the grand prize trip, you must have:

1. Register for the Fall Bike to Work Week presented by Exodus Travels
2. Log at least one bike trip (to work, to school, to the movies etc.)
3. Complete the contest entry form here: https://www.exodustravels.com/ca/HUBbtww-Fall-registration

Earlybird Registration Prize

Register for Bike to Work Week by October 11th for your chance to win a $500 Gift Certificate towards any Exodus Travels trip. 

 

Team Leader Prize Giveaways

The Team Leader who recruits the most new bike commuters this fall will receive either a women's windbreaker jacket or a men's comp jacket from the Arc'teryx A2B collection.

Join us to get more new people on bikes this fall. The top 5 Team Leaders who recruit the most new bike commuters this fall will receive a SAHN Fika helmet.

Bike-a-Day Giveaway

Each day that you log a trip during Bike to Work Week you will be entered in our Bike-A-Day Giveaway!

Monday

Log your Day 1 trips for a chance to win this VFR 4 bike from Norco Bicycles!

Tuesday 

Day 2 we're giving away this 700 Horizon 3 from Infinity Cycles. 

Wednesday 

It's mid-week and we're giving away a Norco City Bike from Ride on Again.

Thursday

Did you miss out on the Tuesday bike? Log your trips for a chacen to win this 700 Horizon 3 from Infinity Cycles. 

Friday

It's Friday and we're giving away this awesome Raleigh Detour 1 bike from Bike Doctor. Log your trips today to be entered!

 

Rookie Team Prize

Is this your first time registering a team for Bike to Work Week? Details of our Rookie Team Prize will be coming shortly.  

 

Workplace Awards

Congratulations to our 2017 spring organizations who logged the most bike trips in their respective size and type categories. These Organizations will recognized at our annual Bike Awards happening February, 2018! See if you can be the largest Bike to Work Week team in your respective category this fall

FAQs

What are the benefits of participating in Bike to Work Week Presented by Exodus Travels?

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

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 spring! 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 this spring to be considered a fall 2017 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!).  

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 your route 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. 

- 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.

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 Presented by Exodus Travels?

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 (January 15th, for example), so it doesn't skew our reporting.

What kind of trips can I log?

Pretty much anything - trips to meetings, 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 :)

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 endter your weight when you register and your cycling speed when you log a trip, Bike to Work BC took 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. 

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

 

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