Go by Bike Week

 

Cycling doesn't need to stop when the summer ends!

Anyone in Metro Vancouver can register for free and discover that cycling can be safe, comfortable, and fun.

 

Click this button to register for Go by Bike Week           Click this button to log a bike trip

 

What is Go by Bike Week?

Go by Bike Week is a week-long celebration of cycling, where we encourage everyone in Metro Vancouver to give cycling a try and motivate those that already do to keep riding.

 

Why Register?

Cycling is proven to improve happiness and productivity, as well as both mental and physical health! Get ready to discover the joy of riding a bike. During the event you can also:

  • Visit Celebration Stations across Metro Vancouver

  • Get tips for cycling in the Fall

  • Track your trips online and create some friendly competition with your team

  • Get the chance to win prizes just for participating!



How to Participate


  1. Register at bikehub.ca/gbbw*
  2. Go for a bike ride between October 3-9, 2022
  3. Log your ride at bikehub.ca/gbbw

Cool! Is there more I can do?

  1. Visit one of our Celebration Stations
  2. Go on one of our group rides, attend a bike maintenance night, or join a webinar
  3. Have a little friendly competition by starting a team and riding with friends and co-workers 

*If you've participated before then log a trip to re-register for this event


What's New this Fall?


Strava Integration

You can now import your bike rides from Strava! Go to "Log My Ride" to connect. More instructions below under "Connecting with Strava".

Prizes

Instead of Daily Prizes, you can win prizes from three different prize categories based on how many trips you log throughout the entire week. Remember: The more you ride, the more prizes you’re eligible to win!

Find out more about prizes.

Tracking Tool

  • Request to ride solo
  • Request to become the Team Leader for the team you currently ride on
  • And more!

Celebration Stations and More


We will be hosting 25 Celebration Stations between October 3-7. Stop by for:

  • Free bike maintenance
  • Snacks
  • Cycling resources
  • Prize draws
  • ...And more! Full schedule here

Our program also includes:


Win a Cycling Adventure for Two in Italy


This Fall's grand prize is a Cycling Adventure for Two in Italy: “Cycling in Tuscany: Pisa to Florence”! To be eligible to win the prize:

  1. Register for Fall Go by Bike Week at bikehub.ca/gbbw
  2. Log at least one bike trip at bikehub.ca/gbbw during the event from October 3-9, 2022
  3. Enter the contest draw here.

Spread the Word


Help us get more people cycling during Fall Go by Bike Week! Check out our media kit for sample social graphics, social and newsletter text, web banners, posters, and more. Thank you for helping spread the word!

FALL 2022 GO BY BIKE WEEK MEDIA KIT


How to Be the Best Team Leader


Thinking of being a Team Leader this Go by Bike Week? Check out our Team Leader Guide (updated September 2022) for information on how to make your week successful for your team. It’s packed with real-life stories from workplaces across Metro Vancouver where Go by Bike Week has become part of the culture.

 

Contact Us

Please email gobybike@bikehub.ca if you have any questions related to Fall Go by Bike Week that are not listed under the FAQ page below.

Getting Ready for Go by Bike Week

The Commuter Bike Shopper’s Checklist - For tips and tricks on transitioning into commuter cycling 

StreetWise Cycling Online course - Helping adult beginner riders gain the knowledge and skills needed to start their cycling journeys with confidence 

Route planning - Plan your route in advance using our free Metro Vancouver cycling maps at bikehub.ca/maps

In-Person Cycling Courses at Trout Lake Community CentreThis year, we are very excited to be running a range of in-person programs at Trout Lake Community Centre, starting in early May and ending in late August. Courses are available for all levels of cyclists — whether you've never ridden a bike or you're looking for a refresher on urban cycling.

Prizes

How do I win prizes?

1. Register for Go by Bike Week at bikehub.ca/gbbw

2. Go for a bike ride!

3. Log at least one ride that you took between October 3 - 9 at bikehub.ca/gbbw

There are 3 prize categories based on value: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. For all prize categories, you must register for Go by Bike Week at bikehub.ca/gbbw and log at least one ride you took between October 3 - 9. The deadline to backlog any trips taken during this time ends on Sunday, October 16th. The prize list will be updated on a weekly basis so stay tuned to see what you can win!

PRIZES - MORE INFORMATION 

Planned Activities

Free 24h passes from Mobi by Shaw Go: Try Mobi by Shaw Go for FREE during Go by Bike Week. Use promo code gbbw22 for 100% off their 24 Hour Pass from October 3 - 9. 
Want to ride their new e-bikes? A 24 Hour Pass provides access to e-bikes for $0.25/minute during the first 30 minutes of each trip + $0.35/minute thereafter.

Celebration Stations

Check out the full schedule

Webinars

Group Rides

Bike Maintenance Workshops

Self-guided Cycling Tours

Try out Vancouver Biennale’s FREE self-guided cycling tours and discover public art in hidden spots! https://www.vbbike.ca/biking-walking-tours

Team Leader Resources

Do you love cycling and want to encourage others to try cycling? Consider becoming a Team Leader this year! Team Leaders help us make Go by Bike Week a success. Thank you to the over 1,000 Team Leaders in Metro Vancouver that helped us reach almost 8,000 registrants last year - let's see how many people we can get cycling in 2022!
 

Team leader guidance

Team leader guidance (PDF) (updated September 2022)

Guide for biking to work (from Two Wheel Gear) 

StreetWise Cycling Online - Support your team with this free adult learning course. This low-barrier educational resource helps adult beginner riders gain the knowledge and skills needed to start their cycling journeys with confidence. For more information on the course and to register, click here. If you have any questions, feel free to email support@bikehub.ca.

Overcoming bike commuting concerns

Understanding your dashboard

If you're already a Team Leader 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 just around the corner from September 27 - October 3, and we're looking to build our largest team 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!

Supporter Opportunities

Align your brand with Metro Vancouver's most recognized and respected cycling transportation organization through our events. Please email kate.shen@bikehub.ca to learn more about supporter opportunities. 

Volunteer for Go by Bike Week

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at our Celebration Stations. Sign up here to become a volunteer. 

Connecting with Strava

You can now import your bike rides from Strava! Go to "Log My Ride" to connect.

Instructions

  1. Go to “Log My Ride
  2. Scroll down to “Log Strava Activities” and select “Connect with Strava” 
  3. Trips recorded on Strava will appear on the page
  4. Select “Log Ride” to import those bike rides
  5. Once complete, your route map and total KMs will be updated to the tracking tool 

To note

  • All Strava-recorded bike rides must be imported one by one onto our tracking tool. Bike rides do not sync automatically
  • Trips will appear as the date imported and not the date of the ride. Edit the dates under the “Trip Log”

FAQs

GENERAL

1. What is Go by Bike Week?

Go by Bike Week is a week-long celebration of cycling, encouraging everyone in Metro Vancouver to give cycling a try and motivate those that already do. The event happens twice a year, once in the Spring (May/June) and once in the Fall (September/October).

2. Why should I participate?

There are so many reasons to participate and go by bike! 

  • It's fun
  • It's great for your health and keeps you active
  • It helps save 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 cycling better in Metro Vancouver

3. Am I eligible to participate?

Anyone in Metro Vancouver can participate in Go by Bike Week! Whether you’re retired, a student, working from home. If you live outside of Metro Vancouver but within the province of BC then register at Go by Bike BC.

4. I live in Metro Vancouver, how do I register for the 2022 Fall Go by Bike Week?

New participants: Register at bikehub.ca/gbbw

Returning participants: Log a ride after the official launch date of September 7, 2022 to register

5. Riding solo or in a team?

You can participate individually or in a team with friends, family, neighbours, or work buddies.

6. What kind of trips can I log?

All cycling trips count! Including: 

  • Commuting to work
  • Taking your bike onto transit
  • Going on a ride with friends
  • Riding your bike to school
  • Biking to shop or the gym
  • Bike courier trips 
  • And more!

7. How do I change my password?

  1. Click on “Log My Ride” in the top right corner 
  2. Go to “Profile Settings” and enter your new password in both fields

8. I forgot my password, what do I do? 

  1. Click on “Log My Ride” in the top right corner 
  2. Click on “Forgot your password”
  3. Enter your e-mail
  4. Check your email inbox and junk folder for the password reset link 

TEAM LEADERS

9. How do I become a Team Leader and register a new team?

Once you register and enter your information, choose to register as a Team Leader and create a new team.

10. My team has participated in Go by Bike Week before, do I need to register my team again for 2022 Fall Go by Bike Week? 

If you are already registered on the site, you must log a trip after our official launch date of September 7,2022 to register your team for 2022 Fall Go by Bike Week.

11. How can I remind my team members to participate in Go by Bike Week?

  1. Click on “Log My Ride” in the top right corner 
  2. Go to “Team Communications”
  3. The email recipients are pre-populated with your teammates. You can also add additional email addresses
  4. Customize your email subject and email body with information about what fun events you have planned for the team and information about bike routes near where you are
  5. Send email 

12. I want to log trips on behalf of people on my team. How do I do this?

  1. Click on “Log My Ride” in the top right corner 
  2. Go to “Log my Ride” from the left-hand menu (desktop) or drop-down menu (mobile)
  3. Select the rider, their ride date, and how many kilometers they rode 
  4. Click “Log Now” to log everyone’s trips 

13. How do I remove people no longer on my team? 

  1. Go to “Team Riders”
  2. Once selected, you will see a table with all team members
  3. Click on “remove” to remove team leaders
  4. You can click on “Date Last Active” to filter when people last logged into bikehub.ca

14. How can I make someone else the Team Leader?

Go to “Team Settings” and go through the drop down list of your team members to assign a new team leader.

15. Do you have any tips for being a good Team Leader?

Check out our Team Leader Guide: [insert link]

 

TEAM RIDERS 

16. How do I change teams or ride solo?

Go to “Team Settings” to join/change teams, create a new team, or email gobybike@bikehub.ca to request to ride solo. If you are a team leader, then you must assign a new Team Leader before changing teams (see above for instructions). 

 

LOGGING TRIPS 

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

Once you 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

  1. Click and drag any point on the purple directions line to any place on the map.
  2. Google Maps immediately re-creates the directions on both the map and the left panel.
  3. The point you added appears as a white dot on the route.
  4. Google Maps also updates the estimated travel time and distance.
  5. Move a destination by dragging a marker to another place on the map.

18. Can I automatically import my rides from another tracking app?

Unfortunately, our system does not support integrations with any distance tracking app (e.g. 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 input your ride distance for each trip quickly. 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.

 

HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS

19. Do high schools register through Go by Bike Week? How?

Yes, high schools are encouraged to register through Go by Bike Week and track their trips using our online tracking tool instead of through Bike to School Week. To sign up, a member from the high school will act as your team leader, setting up the high school as a ‘team’ by registering the school at bikehub.ca/registration. After creating a team, your team leader is able to invite fellow students and teachers to join your team. Click here for a video demonstration. 

20. Are high school students eligible to win Go by Bike Week prizes? And What Prizes are available?

Yes! High schools are eligible to win Go by Bike Week prizes. All you have to do to win a prize is log a trip through our tracking tool. Along with being eligible to win Go by Bike Week prizes, a separate set of prizes are also awarded to top-performing high school students (e.g., most trips logged, most km logged, the top rider from new school). Participants are only eligible to win one prize. Specific prize details will be released on our website.

 

TOOL FUNCTIONS

21. How do you calculate GHG emissions?

"Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved" is calculated based on an average vehicle size/model's emissions per kilometre driven. The formula used is 0.2168 Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases saved per Kilometre.

22. How to remove the calorie counter from your dashboard

Once you log into the tracking tool, simply click on “Edit my Profile” on the left side panel. From there, scroll down until you see ‘Hide calorie counts’. If you’d like to hide this, please make sure the checkbox is checked. If you’d like to see your calorie count, you can leave it unchecked. Click here for a video demonstration.

23. 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 the 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.

24. These are a few actions that as a participant you cannot do. If you need to change any of these details, please email gobybike@bikehub.ca

  • Update Organization Size
  • Update Organization Address
  • Update Branch Address

25. You can now import your bike rides from Strava! Go to "Log My Ride" to connect. Instructions

  1. Go to “Log My Ride”
  2. Scroll down to “Log Strava Activities” and select “Connect with Strava” 
  3. Trips recorded on Strava will appear on the page
  4. Select “Log Ride” to import those bike rides
  5. Once complete, your route map and total KMs will be updated to the tracking tool 

To note

  • All Strava-recorded bike rides must be imported one by one onto our tracking tool. Bike rides do not sync automatically
  • Trips will appear as the date imported and not the date of the ride. Edit the dates under the “Trip Log”
Still, have questions? Email us at gobybike@bikehub.ca, and we'll be happy to help you!

 

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