Bike to Shop Days

Bike to Shop Days is a free community event that celebrates cycling for transportation and demonstrates how fun, convenient and affordable it is to make trips by bike. From June 22nd to 24th, participants could score discounts at local shops, join guided rides and visit celebration stations. At our celebration stations registered participants were able to get their bike tuned up, learn how to carry items by bike, and win prizes! 

Thanks to the thousands that registered for the event! You helped HUB Cycling gain valuable data that we can now share with local businesses and decision-makers. We want to show stores and city planners the importance of bikes as an attractive, active, ecological and economical mode of transportation as we push for increased bike infrastructure on commercial streets. Thanks for helping us make that happen! 

Stay tuned for the announcement of the winner of the grand prize Motorino CTi e-bike couresty of Motorino Electric

 

Event Details and Registration

Bike to Shop Days took place from Friday, June 22nd until Sunday, June 24th with events running all weekend.

Registration included:

- Entry to win our grand prize.. the Motorino CTi e-bike and many other prizes

- Access to 6 Celebration Stations across Metro Vancouver where you can score refreshments, free bike tune-ups, giveaways and tips on carrying things by bike!

- Access to tons of discounts at local shops across Metro Vancouver 

- Access to our free guided rides taking place throughout the weekend. Find more info on our rides here

- Support of HUB Cycling in our effort to get more people on bikes. The more people that register, the stronger our cycling voice is when we advocate for better infrastructure. 

 

Weekend Activities

- Celebration Stations: Refuel at our 6 celebration stations across Metro Vancouver with snacks, free bike tune-ups, tips on how to carry items by bike and prizes!

- Discount Providers: Bike to any of our 100 local shops across Metro Vancouver offering discounts to Bike to Shop Days participants all weekend long. Just say you're with Bike to Shop Days to redeem the discount!

- Guided Ride: Join the HUB Cycling community on a guided bike ride throughout the weekend. We'll be riding to West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Steveston! Find more info here

- Show Your Support: Ride to local stores in your own community!

Celebration Stations and Discount Provider Map

Visit our 6 celebration stations with free tune-ups, refreshments and giveaways and 100 local shops offering discounts across Metro Vancouver. Check out the map below to learn more!  

Check out all the discount providers in list form here

Please click on the drop down menu at the top left corner for more details of weekend events. Please note that dates and times of celebration stations and guided rides vary. Discounts at shops are available all weekend long. 

 

Guided Rides

HUB Cycling hosted three guided rides throughout the weekend to celebrate Bike to Shop Days! All ages and abilities are welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet new people in your community, get some exercise, and explore a new place! Looking forward to riding with you in 2019. 

Ride 1: Downtown Vancouver to West Vancouver 

Date: Saturday, June 23rd 
When: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Start Location: Lot 19 (855 West Hastings)
Distance: 10 km

Ride to West Vancouver over the beautiful Lions Gate Bridge. We will stop at a couple Celebration Station for free snacks, prizes and bike tune-ups and finish the ride in Ambleside and Dundarave villages for coffee and treats!

Ride 2: Downtown Vancouver to Lower Lonsdale
Date: Sunday, June 24th
When: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Start Location: Lot 19 (855 West Hastings)
Distance: 10 km

Experience the views from the Lions Gate Bridge. We will end at the Lower Lonsdale Celebration Station for ice cream, prizes, bike tune-ups and other family-friendly entertainment. Lots of cafes and shops in the area will be offering discounts for Bike to Shop Days participants. Register here.

Ride 3: South Vancouver to Steveston, Richmond
Date: Sunday, June 24th
When: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Start Location: Marine Drive Canada Line Station (Cambie and Marine Drive)
Distance: 12 km

Ride from the Marine Drive Canada Line Station to Steveston, Richmond over the fantastic new Canada Line Bridge for pedestrian and cyclists! We will stop at the Steveston Celebration Station for bike tune-ups, giveaways, and prizes. Cafes and shops in the area will be offering discounts for folks who show their helmet and say they are with Bike to Shop Days! Register here.

 

Cargo Bike Championship

We kicked off Bike to Shop Days with Vancouver's 4th Annual Cargo Bike Championship! The event took place on June 20th at Jack Poole Plaza from 4:30pm to 6:30pm,  longjohns and longtails of all shapes and sizes raced and won some great prizes.

Get Involved

Register your business

Bicycles and local businesses make a great match! People that shop by bike choose businesses closer to home, shop more frequently and often spend more money over time than those who drive.

Businesses can participate in Bike to Shop Days by providing an incentive or promotional offer to people who arrived at their shop by bicycle.  All discount providers will be added to our online map that will direct shoppers into your store, giving you great visibility and access to thousands of shoppers throughout the event. Printed “Bike to Shop Days” window posters will be available to participating merchants. 

If you're interested in offering a discount in 2019, fill out this quick form

Volunteer

Thank you so much to all the incredible volunteers who helped out at the event. We had a ton of fun with you! Volunteer for Bike to Shop Days 2019 or get involved with our other events. You'll be part of an incredible community organization and will also receive an invite to our volunteer appreciation party! Fill out this form or email us at events@bikehub.ca if you're interested in helping out. 

Spread the word

Help people get on their bike to shop! Share ways that you like to bike to shop, products that make it easy to do so or your favourite bike friendly businesses! We’ll be giving away prizes for the best photos submitted over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #biketoshop and @wearehub!

Bike to Shop Days Videos

 

 

Thanks to our incredible sponsors City of Vancouver, Vancity, Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association and TransLink for making these videos possible! 

Resources

Check out more tips on carrying items by bike:

Read our guide for some helpful reminders to keep you biking to shop all year round.

How to Bike to Shop

Momentum Weekly Article on Biking to Shop, Cargo Bikes and more! 

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Cargo Bike

Cargo Bike Buyers Guide

Find our more about the relationship between bikes and business:

Small Businesses are Learning to Love Bike Lanes

Are Bike Lanes Good for Small Business

'Part of an evolution': Downtown business partners with cycling group

Info on TransLink's Secure Bike Parkades

To make shopping by bike even easier, TransLink has built secure bike parcades so now you can park your bike and hop on the SkyTrain! Located at Main Street–Science World and King George SkyTrain stations, Bike Parkades are indoor parking facilities where customers can lock up their bike for the day.

The glass-walled facilities are lit 24 hours per day and are equipped with video cameras and convenient access 7 days a week. Only customers who enroll to use Bike Parkades can access the facilities. 

How to Enroll

- If you don't already have one, get a Compass Card and register it on compasscard.ca.

- At the bottom of the “My Cards” tab under “My Programs,” click enroll in Bike Parkade.

Cost

When you enroll, your credit card will be charged $8, which will be added as Stored Value to your Compass Card. You can use it to pay for transit trips or Bike Parkade usage. It costs $1/day to use our Bike Parkade facilities, with fees capped at $8/month. You can use one facility multiple times per day without incurring a new charge. If you use more than one facility, there will be a $1/day charge for each facility. Don't forget to bring a lock! More information on the bike parkades can be found on TransLink's page here.

FAQs

There aren’t any celebration stations in my neighbourhood but I’d like to participate. Can I bike-to-shop in my area?

Absolutely! Anyone in Metro Vancouver can register free for bike to shop day to be eligible for the grand prize. You can be part of the event just by showing your support and biking to your favourite shops from June 22nd-24th.

Do I need to log my shopping trips to be entered to win prizes?

No – simply register free online. Unlike Bike to Work Week, we will not be asking participants to log their trips for Bike to Shop Days this year. We will be sending a post-event survey where you can let us know what types of trips you made and share your bike to shop day experience with us.

I work for a business that would like to get involved. Who should I contact?

We’d love to hear from you! There are a number of ways businesses can support Bike to Shop Days - offering prizes, food and beverage donations, or becoming a Bike to Shop Days discount provider - to name a few. E-mail us at events@bikehub.ca and we’ll be happy to chat about these opportunities with you.

When is the deadline to register to win?

Register by midnight on Sunday, June 24th and you’ll still be entered to win our grand prize. 

 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!