Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week is a community event to celebrate bike commuting across Metro Vancouver! Visit over 75 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

New to Bike to Work Week? Register here and start logging your trips on your personal Dashboard. If you've already registered between 2014-2016 simply login to your Dashboard and log a trip after April 1st to be considered a spring participant. 

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 May 29 - June 4). You can start a team, join a team or register solo. If you registered between 2014-2016 you do not need to re-register - simply login and log a trip after April 1st to be considered a spring participant. 

2. Encourage your colleagues to join your team and help you win prizes! If you're the Team Leader, join us for our official Bike to Work Week Launch Party to pick up your team leader package. 

3. Log your trips during Bike to Work Week 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 after May 1st 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

Check out our Celebration Station Map made up of 75+ Independent Community Stations and HUB Cycling run Sponsored Stations. Stop by for free snacks, drinks, bike mechanic services, a prize draw and lots of other gifts and giveaways. Join the conversation to make cycling better in your community.

Spread the Word

Spread the word about Bike to Work Week and help us break records this spring! Plus, if you grow your team, you'll be elligible to win even more great prizes. 

2017 Bike to Work Week Posters - click on the images below to download posters for your community! You can also pick up additional printed posters at the HUB Cycling office (1-828 West 8th Avenue) Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm.

        

 

Social Media Images

Help spread the word about #BTWW on social media! Here are images you can download and share. Don't forget to tag us: @WeAreHUB on Facebook and Twitter or HUB Cycling Instagram. 

   

 

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 so we can win an award! Here are three easy steps to register for (your team name)

  1. Go to the Bike to Work Week Registration Page
  2. Select: 'I am a Rider'
  3. Select: 'Join an existing Team'

Simply type in our team name and join in on the fun this spring!

Here are some great reasons to register for our team and log your bike trips

  1. One trip enters you to win a bike trip for two to Croatia with Exodus Travels
  2. Each trip logged enters you to win five daily bike giveaways
  3. Data compiled from Bike to Work Week helps us improve bike infrastructure in your community

 

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

May 29 - June 4, 2017 

Join thousands across Metro Vancouver this spring for HUB Cycling’s annual Bike to Work Week (May 29 - June 4). Register and log your bike trips online for a chance to win one of five daily bike giveaways and over $20,000 in prizes! During the week you can then visit a celebration station for free coffee, snacks, bicycle tune-ups and more daily giveaways. 

New or returning to cycling? No worries!  Learn everything you need to know for a safe and convenient bike commute by hosting a HUB Workplace Cycling Workshop at your office before the event week

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

 

Team Leaders

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 as well as a Team Leader Package with helpful resources and a gift for you! If you aren't able to attend the event you can also pick up the package at our office (1-828 West 8th Avenue) Monday to Thursday after April 29th.

Team Leaders are also eligible to win additional awards and prizes, including an 8-day bike trip in Tuscany with Exodus Travels.

Prizes

Grand Prize Trip for 2 to Croatia 

Register for Bike to Work Week and log a trip for a chance to win a Dream Bike Trip for 2 Along Croatia's Dalmatian Coast Sponsored by Exodus Travels.

Go beyond the expected and bike through the playground of the adriatic. Ideal for cycling enthusiasts of every level, this adventure mixes alfresco thrills with cruises, sites from Game of Thrones, historic vineyards, local farms, UNESCO sites, mouth-watering cuisine and even time on the beach. This sun-drenched adventure is an Exodus cycling classic. 

This grand prize trip for 2 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. 

To qualify for this trip, you must have:

1. Registered for Bike to Work Week 2017 across the BC Mainland 

2. Logged at least one trip in your #BTWW Dashboard

3. Complete the contest entry form found in your Dashboard

The prize draw will take place on June 12, 2017!

 

Team Growth Prize for Team Leaders

Are you looking for a chance to finally explore Italy by bike? This spring we are giving away an 8-day cycling tour in Tuscany with Exodus Travels! All Team Leaders who recruit at least 5 new teammates this spring (ie: people who have not participated in Bike to Work Week before) will be eligible to win this prize. Eligible Team Leaders will be contacted after June 6th with final entry details via the Exodus Travels website. The prize includes breakfasts, accommodations, guided daily rides, and local bike hire. The winner must be 18+ and will have to purchase return airfare.

Earlybird Registration Prize

Register before May 10th to be entered to win either a great new A2B Men's Comp jacket from or a women's A2B Windbreaker jacket from Arc'teryx

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! You must log before midnight each day to be entered to win that day's bike.

Monday

Log on day 1 of #BTWW for a chance to win this Del Sol Campus 202 from Ride on Again!

Tuesday 

Day 2 of Bike to Work Week and we're giving away this incredible Devinci Newton XP with built in dynamo led light system from Bike Doctor.

Wednesday 

Log a trip on Wednesday for a chance to walk away with a GT Transeo 6.0 bike from Sport Chek! This bike is great for keeping fit and exploring your city. 

Thursday

Log your trips on Thursday for a chance to win a City Commuter 700 Horizon.3 from Infinity.

Friday

Log a bike trip on Friday and you could win this custom, limited edition aluminum Red Racer cruiser bike made by Norco Bicycles.

 

Rookie Team Prize

The largest 'Rookie' team this spring will receive complimentary ride tickets (up to a total of 40) for HUB Bike the Night Presented by MEC on September 16th! HUB Cycling will open up the downtown streets and the Burrard Bridge so that thousands of riders can experience Vancouver’s most iconic roadways after dark. Deck out your bike in lights, experience Vancouver’s car-free streets, and spread good cycling vibes with over 5000 other riders on this 10 km slow roll. All brand new teams this spring are eligible to win. 

Most Kilometres Logged

Do you have a long commute to work? Build up your kilometres this Bike to Work Week to win an annual Mobi pass and a Bordo Lock from the Denman Bike Shop. The prize will be given to the person who logs the most kilometres during the week. 

 

Most Trips Logged 

Log your trips to work, the store, the movies and other destinations for a chance to win an annual Mobi pass and a Bordo Lock from the Denman Bike Shop. The prize will be given to the person who logs the most trips during Bike to Work Week. Build a friendly competition between colleagues to help encourage each other to log those trips. Remember that we also give out workplace awards for the organizations that log the most trips in their respective categories. 

 

Workplace Awards

The organizations that log the most bike trips in their respective size and type categories will also win awards and be recognized at our annual Bike Awards ceremony in February, 2018!

Bike-in Movie Night

Vancouver Civic Theatres and HUB Cycling are teaming up to host our first Bike-in Movie Night on Saturday, May 27th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Bring out your friends, grab a blanket and come join Vancouver's cycling community under the stars. We will be debuting some of HUB Cycling's new videos along with videos from our Bike to Work Week partners. Snacks, Bike Valet and Prizes will be on offer.

Visit our Facebook page to RSVP. See you there!

FAQs

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

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 spring 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!).  Don't forget to register your team on our Bike to School Week website this spring as well.

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?

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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