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HUB members are passionate individuals, families and organizations who are committed to making cycling in Metro Vancouver safer and more accessible to everyone!

This month we caught up with Mona B. Mona is one of HUB’s longest standing members, joining HUB in 1999. Mona has also been working as an instructor for HUB since 2006! Mona first became a regular cyclist out of necessity and says it changed her life.

How long have you been cycling in Metro Vancouver?

Anyone who has scoured the streets looking for a safe and secure place to park their bike knows just how frustrating it is when you can’t find somewhere to lock up to, all that time you saved by cycling quickly ebbs away if there are no racks provided at your destination. You don’t just need to sit back and accept it though, here are some top tips for getting better bike parking in your area:

As the lead of an urban cycling organization I get asked all the time why I think cycling is so great (often sarcastically by people who think it's some kind of hoax that cycling is such a popular and growing trend). And, while I've always felt I had a decent answer for them - the top three reasons being I feel energized, it's more convenient than transit or driving, and I get to be outside - the past month of this snow-ice encrusted region has shone a brighter light on some of the more nuanced reasons why I adore cycling for transportation:

Thank you to all the members and non-members who completed the recent membership survey. We had some great suggestions when we asked you what businesses YOU would most like to see offer discounts to card carrying HUB members.

HUB members are passionate individuals, families and organizations who are committed to making cycling in Metro Vancouver safer and more accessible to everyone!

Meet Catherine R., who holds a HUB senior membership and who has been cycling in Vancouver since 1989 - regardless of the weather.

How long have you been cycling in Metro Vancouver?

Since 1989, 27 years!

What is the biggest change you have seen in the cycling landscape in Metro Vancouver since you began biking?

Over the next few days, Spencer Andres, who lives in Fairview, is going to give us an insight into his experience of joining Vancouver’s bike commuting crowd for his first ever Bike to Work Week.

 

 

Friday

Next week HUB Cycling is set to celebrate a very important milestone as we are on track to hit 2,000 members. We therefore wanted to take this opportunity to say a very big THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your continued support. Put simply, our members are the heart of HUB and have enabled us to improve cycling across Metro Vancouver. Let’s take a look at a small handful of ways that your membership has helped us over the last year:

HUB members are passionate individuals, families and organizations who are committed to making cycling in Metro Vancouver safer and more accessible to everyone!

 

HUB members are passionate individuals, families and organizations who are committed to making cycling in Metro Vancouver safer and more accessible to everyone!

This month we caught up  with lucky Bike to Work Week 2015 Vietnam Exodus Travels prize winner, Garret who, along with his wife Becky, holds a HUB family membership.

 

1) Why are you a HUB Member?

HUB members know that they are one lucky bunch with many of them telling us that their memberships (which range from $10-40/year) often pay for themselves. How so you ask? Well, besides helping make Metro Vancouver a better place to cycle, card-carrying HUB members can also take advantage of great discounts across the lower mainland.