Go by Bike Week

Exciting changes are happening this Go by Bike Week Spring (June 3-9, 2024) -

stay tuned for more information!

 

What is Go by Bike Week?

Go by Bike Week is a celebration of cycling, where we encourage everyone in Metro Vancouver to give cycling a try and motivate those who already do to keep riding. Ride your bike to the pharmacy, school, work or to grab a coffee, any destination counts, and the more trips you log, the more prizes you could win. 

 

Why Register?

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

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

  • Visit Celebration Stations across Metro Vancouver 

  • Brush up on your skills with free webinars from the HUB Cycling Education team

  • Get cycling tips and route information

  • Get the chance to win prizes just for participating!

An older couple in their 60s smiles for the camera. They are both wearing black bike helmets.

How to Participate


  1. Register for FREE! (Registration opening April 22)
  2. Go for a bike ride during the event
  3. Log your ride each day for a chance to win prizes!

There are daily events happening across Metro Vancouver inlcuding:

  • Celebration Stations 
  • Group rides
  • Bike Maintenance Workshops
  • Webinars
A woman in her 30s rides her bike over the Port Mann Bridge in Surrey.

What's New?


Strava Integration & Group

Join the HUB Cycling Bike Club on Strava and find out about group rides taking place across Metro Van. 

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!

2024 Prize Details

A group of people visit the Celebration Station tents set up for Go by Bike Week at Science World.

Celebration Stations and More


During Go By Bike Week, HUB hosts Celebration Stations where you can stop by for:

  • Free bike maintenance
  • Cycling resources
  • Snacks
  • ...And more!
A man on a recumbent bike and a woman on a gravel bike look at each other and laugh.

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 Go by Bike Week that are not listed under the FAQ page below.

Getting Ready to Go by Bike 

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 using our free Metro Vancouver cycling maps at bikehub.ca/maps

Group Rides & Cycling Tours

Try 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 who helped us reach over 9,000 registrants last year - let's see how many people we can get cycling in 2024!
 

 

Volunteer for Go by Bike Week

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at our Celebration Stations. More information coming soon!

Mechanics for Go by Bike Week

We are looking for fantastic bike mechanics to perform basic bike maintenance (15 min max for each bike) for our Celebration Stations. All mechanics will receive a $75 stipend for each 2-hour shift. More information coming soon! 

High Schools Students

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.
 
  1. 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.
  2. After creating a team, your team leader is able to invite fellow students and teachers to join your team.
Once a high school is registered,  students eligible to win Go by Bike Week prizes. To win a prize, you must 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.

FAQs

GENERAL

1. What is Go by Bike Week?

Go by Bike Week is a celebration of cycling, encouraging everyone in Metro Vancouver to give cycling a try and motivate those who 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. Riding solo or in a team?

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

4. What kind of trips can I log?

All cycling trips and all bikes (yes, that includes e-bikes and pedal assist) 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 
  • Visiting a Celebration Station 
  • And more!

 

TEAM LEADERS

1. 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.

2. My team has participated in Go by Bike Week before, do I need to register my team again for this years event? 

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

 

HIGHSCHOOL STUDENTS

1. 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. 

2. 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. To win a prize, you must 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. 

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

 

Thank you to our generous 2023 Fall sponsors!

A slurry of 2023 Fall Go by Bike Weeks sponsor logos. Sponsors include TransLink, GoByBikeBC Society, City of Vancouver, Fraser Health, SFU, QuadReal, Oxford Properties, City of Coquitlam, District of North Vancouver, Lafarge Canada, ICBC, Downtown Vancouver BIA, Modo, Hudson Pacific Properties, UBC, KPU, District of West Vancouver, City of Burnaby, City of North Vancouver, City of Surrey, City of Richmond, Vancouver Coastal Health, Georgia Straight, and Daily Hive Vancouver.

 

Thank you to our generous 2023 Fall supporters!

Fall 2023 Go by Bike Weeks supporter slurry of logos