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Get ready for Bike to Work Week, May 28 – June 3!

Practicing using the bus’s bike rack at Main Street–Science World!

We know it can be daunting using the bike rack on the bus for the first time.

That’s why TransLink has installed a bike rack that’s just like the one you find on buses at Main Street–Science World Station so you can practice! Find it outside the fare gates and next to the convenience store on Terminal Avenue.

(Psst…there’s also one at the City of North Vancouver’s City Hall Plaza!)

This is all in time for Bike to Work Week, May 28 to June 3.

If you haven’t heard about this amazing week before, it’s a community event that happens twice a year to celebrate bike commuting across Metro Vancouver! It’s put on by HUB to encourage commuters to get out of their cars and onto their bikes to go green for a chance to win prizes.

But don’t take our word for it, Bowinn Ma, Parliamentary Secretary for TransLink and MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale, is a fan of BTWW as well,

“It’s exciting to see so many people trying a different, healthier way to travel to work and school during Bike to Work Week. Cycling is a great way to fit in exercise while keeping another car off the road, and thanks to improving bike infrastructure throughout Metro Vancouver, this mode of transit is even more convenient than ever.”

Here’s how you can participate!

1. Register for Bike to Work Week (taking place May 28 to June 3). You can start a team, join a team, or register solo. If you registered in the past, you do not need to re-register – simply login and record a new trip to be considered a spring participant.

2. Encourage your colleagues to join your team to win great prizes!

3. Log your trips to be entered to win more amazing prizes. Each day you log you’ll be entered to win a new bike!

4. Check out the Celebration Station Map to find out where you can stop for free snacks, quick bike tune-ups, and more prize draws throughout the week.

5. Consider becoming a member of HUB Cycling to support cycling improvements and bike education around the region.  encourage commuters to get out of their cars and onto their bikes to go green and win prizes!

There you have it! So if your cycling commute might involve taking the bus, you can practice using the bike rack first.

We also have Bike Parkades, which are secure facilities where customers who ride bikes to or from transit can lock their bike for the day. The parkade can be accessed with a registered Compass Card 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the very reasonable cost of $1 per use (per day) to a maximum of $8 per calendar month.

If you need more inspiration, check out HUB’s 2018 Rush Hour challenge! Each year teams of three take cars, transit, and of course bikes, and race through Metro Vancouver to see which mode will come out on top! This year, transit on the TransLink team won by a few minutes over the cyclist.

Let’s get cycling!

More resources

Join Bike to Work Week conversations and connect with the cycling community online!

Facebook:@WeAreHUB
Twitter:@WeAreHUB
Hashtag: #BTWW #BikeYVR


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