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. 

Registration is free and all participants are entered to win a Babboe Cargo Bike courtesy of Reckless Bikes! 

 

 

 

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

 

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 for free to get access to discounts across Metro Vancouver and be eligible to win our grand prize, a Babboe Cargo Bike Courtesy of Reckless Bike Stores.

By registering, you'll also help 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.

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

The moment you've all been waiting for... All participants will be automatically entered to win a Babboe Cargo Bike courtesy of Reckless Bikes! Register now for your chance to win! 

Passport Prize

Complete our Passport Challenge this summer and you could win $500 to Denman Bike Shop. Collect stamps at any of our stations and select stores across Metro Vancouver on the passport map - stops outside of Vancouver are worth double! Download the passport here.

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 hosting a guided ride! Join us on a 10km ride across the Lions Gate Bridge into West Vancouver! 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!

The ride will visit a few Celebration Stations for free snacks, prizes, giveaways, and bike tune-ups along the route and will end at The Bakehouse for treats!

When: Saturday, July 22nd @ 11 am
Start Location: Hornby Plaza (Corner of Hornby and West Hastings)

Space is limited, reserve your spot here

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 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. 

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

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. 

 

 

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