Bike to Shop Days

Thanks so much for making our second annual Bike to Shop Days such a success! Bike to Shop Days took place on the weekend of July 21st-23rd. Registration was free and granted access to discounts at over 100 shops across across Metro Vancouver and made folks eligible to win our grand prize, a Babboe Cargo Bike Courtesy of Reckless Bike Stores!

By registering, you also helped us gain valuable data that we can 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. We also want to show them why it’s important to have safe bike infrastructure on destination streets.

 

 

Do you own a Metro Vancouver Business? Share your products with our community by becoming a Bike to Shop Days Discount Provider in 2018! Get great promotion and help make biking better. And yes, it's FREE to participate!

 

Weekend Activities

- Celebration Stations: Stop by for HUB information, snacks, free bike tune-ups, and chances to win prizes. There will be 11 stations across Metro Vancouver! See our map below for details.

- Discount Providers: Bike to local shops across Metro Vancouver offering discounts to Bike to Shop Days participants all weekend long. Show your confirmation email to get your discount! 

- Passport Challenge: Collect stamps at any celebration station and select stores to win a $500 gift card to Denman Bike Shop! Return the passport to a Celebration Station throughout the weekend to be entered! Download the passport.

- Guided Ride: Join the HUB Cycling community on a guided bike ride on Saturday, July 22nd at 11 am from Downtown Vancouver to West Van! Register here.

- Ride to local stores in your own community to show your support.

Celebration Stations Passport and Discount Map

Pick-up a passport at any celebration station during Bike to Shop Days, or download one here.

Click the box on the top left corner of the map and check the drop down menu items you want to view. Please note that Bike to Shop Days takes place all weekend long so dates and times of Celebration Stations, Passport Stops, and Discount Providers may vary!

Prizes

Grand Prize

Congratulations to Agnes d'Entremont for winning the Babboe Cargo Bike courtesy of Reckless Bikes! 

Passport Prize

Congratulations to Yolanda for completing the Passport Challenge and winning $500 to Denman Bike Shop!

Early Bird Prize

Congratulations to John Currie for winning Two Wheel Gear's Garment Pannier! We look forward to seeing you bike to shop like a pro!

 

 

Guided Ride

HUB Cycling is hosted a 10km guided ride to West Vancovuer. Stay tuned for more rides in 2018.

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 could participate in Bike to Shop Days from July 21-23 by providing an incentive or promotional offer to people who arrived at their shop by bicycle. Business were then listed in our business directory. Printed “Bike to Shop Days” window posters will be available to participating merchants. 

Volunteer

We love all of our volunteers and need them to make these events happen! Volunteer for Bike to Shop Days 2018 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

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

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. 

 

 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors! 

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