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 Spring 2020 participant.
- Enter into daily prize draws and the grand prize of an adventure for two including flights with Exodus travel (Spring 2020 destination announced in April 2020!). 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!
2020 Dates: May 25 to May 31st | October 19 to 25
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. 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 April 1st to be considered a Spring 2020 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. Spring 2020 locations are being added as they are confirmed!
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 where you can search by day of the week and location.
Spread the Word and Media
Spread the word about Bike to Work Week and help us break records this year! Spring 2020 information coming soon!
Download our Fall 2019 Bike to Work Week Media Kit (PDF)
Example Spring and Fall Bike to Work Week images cleared for use
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
Other resources available:
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 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 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!
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 25th until May 31st 2020
Join thousands across Metro Vancouver this Fall for HUB Cycling's annual Bike to Work Week (May 25th - May 31st). 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! - Example prizes from Fall'19 included beneath
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.
And the winner is...Randy Gregory!
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!
Each day that you log a trip during Bike to Work Week you will be entered in our Daily Giveaway.
Monday: Patagonia Calcite jacket
The Patagonia Calcite rainjacket is Fair trade certified and made out of recycled materials.
And the winner is...Bryen Winstead!
Tuesday: Infinity Boss 3 bike supplied by Infinity Cycle Works
And the winner is...Cameron Shorey!
Wednesday: 2 tickets for Scandinave Spa in Whistler
And the winner is...Dylan McGill!
Thursday: Infinity Boss 3 bike supplied by Infinity Cycle Works
And the winner is...Dylan McGill!
Friday: Two annual passess to Mobi by Shaw Go
And the winner is...Ameeta Bhabra
Team Leader Prize Giveaways
The top Team Leaders who recruit the most new bike commuters will win some great prizes!
Most New Commuters: A $350 voucher to Kit and Ace
And the winner is...Arc'Teryx!
Most New Commuters (runner up): A $350 voucher to DUER
And the winner is...UBC!
Social Media prize: $200 voucher to Ryders Eyewear
And the winner is...Chelsea Medd!
Georgia Straight Prize: Yervana Outdoor Adventure: A Guided North Shore Ride for 2 with a Mountain Biking Instructor
And the winner is...Kelly Brennan!
Enter Breakfast TV’s contest between October 21st - 27th and be into win a pair of Ryders Crankum glasses
Winners yet to be announced.
Volunteer at this year’s Bike to Work Week events and be into win one of four Wivv custom fit 3D printed insoles
And the winners are...
- Yuxuan Chen
- Katy Poon
- Duaa Alzouman
- Gerald Joe
Celebration Station Prizes
- $100 Gift Card to Body Energy Club: Kiera Hill
Wiivv custom fit 3D printed insoles: Serge Lakatos and Connie Lillico
- $100 Gift Card to Park Royal: Philip Loewen
- $50 vouchers to The Pint: Cherie Barker, Jamilla Ng, Pam Yan, Margot Fraser
Mobi by Shaw Go Annual Pass: Doug Simpson, Nils Kuertem, Dave Wilson, Margaret Nishihama
Pair of DUER pants up to $199: Alexander Hansen
Moja Coffee Pack: Arnold Lun
Helmet and light set from Krusty's Bicycles: Erin Lee
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.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered this Bike to Work Week!
Bike Friendly Business
Bike Friendly Businesses are workplaces that employees enjoy commuting to by bicycle and where they feel supported to meet their health and wellness goals.
- Workplace Cycling Workshops
- Bike Friendly Business Solutions
- Bike Friendly Business Certification
- Workplace Cycling Incentives Resource Guide
- Marketing to People Cycling Guide
- Bikes & Business - What are the Benefits?
- Active Transportation Design
- Success Stories
- Bike Friendly Business Blog
- VIDEO: Building Workforce Vitality Through Cycling
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to help you!
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors
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