Bike to Shop Days

We’re excited to announce that Bike to Shop Days is going to be taking place Friday, July 21st to Sunday, July 23rd in 2017. This means an entire weekend of shopping, prizes, discounts and ways to show your support and help make Vancouver a more bike-friendly city! 

Stay tuned - registration opens June 1st!

                               

Details and Registration

Bike to Shop Days takes place from Friday, July 21st until Sunday, July 23rd with celebration stations and events running from 11 am until 6 pm. Register free online after June 1st to get access to discounts, and make you eligible to win our grand prize. HUB Cycling has a special grand prize planned for 2017 so stay tuned!

By registering, you'll also help us gain valuable data that we can share with local businesses and decision-makers. The more people who register the stronger the message will be. We want to show stores and city planners the importance of bikes as an attractive, active, ecological and economical mode of transportation. We also want to show them why it’s important to have safe bike infrastructure on destination streets.

How it works

1. Registration is free! Registration opens June 1st.

2. On Bike to Shop Days, you can:

  • Visit celebration stations for free food, drink, prizes and mechanic services, as well as tips on how to shop by bike.
  • Pick up a Bike to Shop Passport at any HUB station or online. Collect stamps at local businesses for a chance to win an additional prize.
  • Ride to stores on our discount providers map.
  • Ride to local stores in your own community to show your support.

3. Encourage family and friends to register!

The HUB Cycling team is working on bringing you an awesome list of stations and discount providers, stay tuned for our map and passport!  

Celebration Stations & Discount Map

Once our map is up and running, you will be able see the locations for our celebration stations and discount providers. At our celebration stations you can stop at for free snacks, free basic bike repairs, prize draws, tips on how to bike to shop and more! Our awesome discount providers will honour the discounts from Friday, July 21st to Sunday, July 23rd for all two-wheeled shoppers that show their registration confirmation email! We encourage you to visit these businesses because they support biking.

Bike to Shop Days 2017 is taking place across Metro Vancouver this year - with events in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, & West Vancouver to name a few.  Stay tuned for our map! 

Prizes

Congratulations to our 2016 prize winners! Chris was our grand prize winner and scored a weekend getaway for two to the Okanagan. Ken completed the Passport contest and was the lucky winner of a $500 Denman Bikes VIP Gift Card! 

We have something extra special planned for all of you registered Bike to Shoppers so stay tuned! 

Get Involved

Sign up your business

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

Businesses can participate in Bike to Shop Days from July 21-23 by providing an incentive or promotional offer to people who arrive at their shop by bicycle. Your business will then be listed in our business directory. Printed “Bike to Shop Days” window posters will be available to participating merchants. Contact events@bikehub.ca to make it happen!

Volunteer

We love all of our volunteers and need them to make these events happen! Volunteer for Bike to Shop Days and get involved with HUB Cycling’s awesome community. You will also receive an invite to our volunteer appreciation party! 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!

Resources

Hopefully you learned some new tips during Bike to Shop Day in 2016! Read our guide on Biking to Shop for some helpful reminders to keep you biking to shop all year round.

Check out more informative articles from Momentum:

How to Bike to Shop

Things to Consider Before Purchasing a Cargo Bike

Cargo Bike Buyers Guide

FAQs

Do I need to register to get the discounts at stores?

Yes, you will need to show your registration confirmation email on your phone (or printed) to get discounts.

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 July 21st to July 23rd.

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?

Too busy enjoying the fun on Bike to Shop Days to register for the event? That's okay! Register by midnight on Sunday, July 23rd and you’ll still be entered to win our grand prize. Registration opens June 1st.

 

 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!