Bike To Work Week starts next week, May 28-June 1!
As an avid transit user who lives close to the system, I don’t cycle as much as I could. Sometimes I need reminding of the benefits, joy and ease of getting on two wheels (or one or three) and riding to work. Bike To Work Week is just that reminder. Now that summer is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to extricate your bike from the confines of your storage, pump up the tires and join the thousands who are of the same mindset. If you’ve never participated in Bike To Work Week before, the idea is to join other in the enjoyable practice of cycling to work. You and your colleagues can create your own team and log your commutes online, compete with other teams, participate in bike-oriented events and win prizes.
Speaking of prizes, there are celebration stations set up throughout Metro Vancouver. Often these stations give away food and prizes to cyclists! TravelSmart is a sponsor of Bike To Work Week, and TravelSmart representatives will be at the HUB (formerly the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition) celebration station situated just east of Metrotown SkyTrain Station on the BC Parkway on Monday, May 28 from 6:30-9:00 am. There will be refreshments and free bike mechanic services! Oh, and TravelSmart is also running their own bike to work contest.
If you’re looking for some pointers on the week, here are a number of them we’ve written about:
- What to wear cycling
- The bicycle diaries: five things I learned on Day 1 of Bike To Work Week
- Bike To Work Week: an interview with bike mechanic Mike Grant