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. On June 1st and 2nd, participants can join guided rides, visit celebration stations and win tons of prizes. At our celebration stations registered participants are able to get their bike tuned up, get tips on how to carry items by bike, learn what other community organizations are doing for the cycling community and win prizes! 

By participating in Bike to Shop Days you're helping HUB Cycling 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 as we push for increased bike infrastructure on commercial streets. Thanks for helping us make that happen! 

 

Event Details and Registration

Bike to Shop Days takes place from Saturday, June 1st until Sunday, June 2nd with events running all weekend.

Registration includes:

- Entry to win our grand prize.....stay tuned for more info.

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

- Access to our free guided rides taking place throughout the weekend. More info coming soon.

- 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. 

Registration Process:

This year, you can sign up to participate and support Bike to Shop Days when you register for Bike to Work Week. By registering, you'll be entered to win the grand prize and help us improve bike infrastructure in Metro Vancouver.

New to Bike to Work Week and Bike to Shop Days:

·       Register Now --> Fill in the quick form --> ‘Sign me up for Bike to Shop Days’ on page 3.

Past Bike to Work Week Participant: 

·       Register Now --> Dashboard --> Edit My Profile --> Sign up for Bike to Shop Days

 

Weekend Activities

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

- Guided Rides: Join the HUB Cycling community on a guided bike ride throughout the weekend. More info coming soon!

- Show Your Support: Ride to local stores in your own community, share how you carry items by bike and use the hashtag #BiketoShop!

Celebration Stations and Discount Provider Map

Check out the celebration stations from 2018. 2019 map coming soon! 

Please click on the drop down menu at the top left corner for more details of weekend events. Please note that this map is from 2018. Our 2019 map will be coming out soon.

 

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 - more info coming soon!

Get Involved

Become a Bike Friendly 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.

If you support biking and bike infrastructure, we encourage you to become a HUB Cycling Organization Member. In addition to knowing that your contribution helps to make cycling better in Metro Vancouver, your organization will receive great promotional benefits and VIP invites to HUB social and networking events. More info about the benefits here. You can sign up directly here or email events@bikehub.ca for more info.

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

TransLink Bike Parking Information

Three different types of bike parking are available at SkyTrain stations, bus exchanges, and West Coast Express stations throughout Metro Vancouver.

Bike Lockers

Reserved locker for your bike. Available at most SkyTrain stations and some bus exchanges.

Bike Racks

Standard outdoor racks for locking your bike up. Available at all SkyTrain stations and most bus exchanges.

Bike Parkades

To make shopping by bike even easier, TransLink has built bike parkades so now you can park your bike and hop on the SkyTrain! Located at Main Street–Science World, King Edward, Metrotown, Commercial-Broadway, Jocye-Collingwood and King George SkyTrain stations. Bike Parkades are indoor parking facilities where customers can lock up their bike for the day. More bike parkades will be under construction soon along the Evergreen Extension and the Westcoast Express.

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! 

How to Park

- Cheeck out TransLink's video here

- 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 Days 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 1st-2nd. We'd love it if you logged your trips with us or used the hashtag #BiketoShop and share your trips with the community! 

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

This year you will be eligible to win the grand prize by indicating that you'd like to participate in Bike to Shop Days during the Bike to Work Week registration process or by updating your user profile on your BTWW Dashboard. You'll be entered to win additional prizes if you log a trip on the weekend. 

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 sponsoring a celebration station in your community. Email 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 2nd and you’ll still be entered to win our grand prize. Log a trip on the weekend to be entered to win more prizes.  

 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!