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One of the most fun discussions to have with a fellow bike-lover is about favourite routes but we want to start a different debate - what’s your worst route? 

You know, the one you avoid because the bike lane suddenly disappears? That route which would cut your commute time in half, if only you didn’t have to put your life on the line by cycling along a highway shoulder? The ride that you want to take your kids on but feel it is too dangerous for you, let alone a 10-year-old.

As many HUB readers may know, The Bicycle Valet is a great place to park your bike! The social enterprise is run by our friends at BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation), and provides free & safe bike parking at events all over Metro Vancouver. Right now they're gearing up for another busy season and looking for volunteers. Want to get involved? Sign up here.

This Bike to Work Week, we're doing something we've never done before! We're reserving one of our prize bikes to give away exclusively to a HUB member

If you are a HUB member, and log just one trip between May 29-June 4, you have a good chance of winning a beautiful VRF 4 Norco Bicycle.

Along with our exclusive membership bike giveaway, log your bike trips during the week for your chance to win 1 of 5 daily bike giveaways and other great prizes!
 

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

 

This months we caught up with HUB Member and Maple Ridge committee member Kino R. on what he likes (and dislikes) about cycling in Metro Vancouver and why he loves our #ungapthemap campaign!

How long have you been cycling in Metro Vancouver?

I’ve been cycling in Metro Vancouver for about two years.

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.

 

 

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