Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week is a community event taking place twice each year to celebrate bike commuting across Metro Vancouver! Celebration Stations around the region offer up free drinks, snacks, some quick bike maintenance, 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. Remember that all kinds of bike trips count, whether you're riding to work, to school, to get groceries - you name it! Be part of the change and help make Metro Vancouver a happier, healthier place to live, work, and play!

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

 

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Registration

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Bike to Work Week events! Registration for 2019 will begin in April.

Register

To win the trip for two with Exodus Travels, you must log a trip during Bike to Work Week and complete this form.

Log Trips on Your 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 (2019 dates TBA). 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 to be considered a 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.

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, basic bike maintenance, and prizes will be set up across Metro Vancouver during Bike to Work Week. 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 year!

Download our poster to display at your office, or share the images below online!

        

 

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 - October 29 to November 4, 2018

Join thousands across Metro Vancouver this Spring for HUB Cycling's annual Bike to Work Week (Oct 29 to Nov 4). 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 then visit a celebration station for free coffee, snacks, bicycle maintenance, and more daily giveaways.

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

Feeling Social? Join our Facebook Event or share some of the images below!

      

  

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 almost 12,000 registrants this spring - let's see how many people we can get cycling this fall!

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 invitation to our Year End Wrap-up Party too!

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

Prizes

Grand Prize Trip for Two with Exodus Travels

Win a trip for two to cycle in Sicily! Prize includes airfare and is worth over $7000. To be eligible for this prize, participants had to log a trip during Bike to Work Week and complete this form.

Team Leader Prize Giveaways

New Commuters - the five team leaders who recruit the most new bike commuters during Bike to Work Week will all receive an awesome new ABUS Bordo 6000 folding lock from HLC and Denman Bikes.


Teams with the most new commuters

  • Arc'teryx Equipment Inc
  • Vancity
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Gas Pedallers - Parkland Fuel Corp
  • Industrial Light and Magic Vancouver

 

Team Growth Prize - all team leaders who add five or more members to their team this season will be entered into the draw to win a $250 Navigator Collection Personal Shopping Experience at Kit and Ace! Founded in Vancouver, Kit and Ace is a design-led company focused on creating technical products for professionals on the move - especially on your bike. Your Shopping Experience will feature pieces from the 'bike approved' Navigator Collection - allowing you to go from bike to boardroom effortlessly on your daily commute.


Winning Team - Vancouver Division of Family Practice, Leader - Sarah Garner

Daily Giveaway!

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

Monday

Boss.three 21 Speed Shimano 700c Hybrid City Bike from Infinity Cycleworks!


Winner - Daniel Kelloway

 

Tuesday

Wingman Backpack from Henty.


Winner - Todd Mundle

 

Wednesday

Pannier Briefcase Convertible from Two Wheel Gear.


Winner - Sara Schmidt

Thursday

Win a 365 Day Pass from Mobi by Shaw Go.


Winner - Nick Smith

Friday

Brodie TESLA commuter bike from Brodie Bicycles. Complete with aluminum frame, hydraulic disc brakes, Shimano drivetrain, 35mm tires, and mounts for fenders and racks this is the perfect Vancouver commuter bike!


Winner - Eric Skalij

 

Most Individual Trips

Signature V - Urban Pannier from Arkel.


Winner - Catherin Rey

Earlybird Registration Prize

Win an Arc'teryx A2B commuter jacket worth $300 if you sign up before October 10th! Already have an account? Log a practice ride to activate your account and enter the draw!


Winner - Shannon from Terramera

Workplace Awards

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

 

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

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 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 after September 1, 2018 to be considered a Fall 2018 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 in the 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.

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.

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, 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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