Elizabeth Elston is all smiles as she accepts on behalf of a family member the Kamloops Bike To Work Week 2013 grand prize of a new Norco commuter bike, which was sponsored by Nature’s Fare and Spoke ‘N’ Motion. Also pictured are Gary Innis (right), Manager of Nature’s Fare, and Kamloops BTWW Coordinator, James Gordon.
Be sure to go to the wrap up BBQ 3:30 to 6PM in front of the Kamloops Courthouse.
Burgers, hotdogs, salads, prizes, more prizes, meet your fellow commuters and volunteers, and the grand prize is drawn.
You do not have to be there to win the grand prize but it is encouraged.
If you are there, be sure to thank as many volunteers as you can, especially James Gordon and Collen Lepik!
Rumour has it, the website administrator may make a surprise appearance! ooooh.
Thanks everyone for all your participation.
Happy Day 4 Everybody! We are currently sitting at 113 teams with one day left. Let’s all get the word out and pump up our numbers!
Don’t forget, more pics are here thanks to Jan! :
Everyone, be sure to keep checking the Events tab for the times and locations of all events associated with BTWW.
From yesterday’s fun Commuter Challenge–part of first-day activities with Kamloops Bike To Work Week–here’s Franco Annicchiorica, owner of Franco’s Auto Service, and James Gordon, BTWW coordinator, discussing Italian race machines: a 1990 Ferrari Testarossa and a 1986 Bianchi 10-speed. The bike won! :)
Happy day 2 everyone! 110 teams so far!
The day started a little slow at the Columbia Street Celebration Station, but things were picking up around 8 a.m. when I left. We got the Spin to Win bike set-up after a quick tune-up from Brad Heyman of Taboo Cycles and riders were winning things all over the place!
I headed to work and decided to be a little later than planned and continued up the hill to check out the Runner’s Sole Celebration Station. Wayne Richardson and Kathy Wilson were there to greet me with big smiles and fuel me up with a double chocolate Pro Bar and some Skratch electrolytes.
Wayne is super pumped on Bike to Work Week and is looking for ideas for next year’s Celebration Station. He is looking to go big so if you have any great ideas please stop by Runner’s Sole and bend his ear.
On to the Team Leader Winners!
Awesome!!!! Awesomer!!!! Great work kids.
1st place went to Robert Koopmans,from the Daily News, on his mountain bike
2nd place to Terry Lake, MLA and BC Minister of the Environment, in his electric car, and
3rd place to Donovan Cavers, Kamloops city Councillor and owner of Conscientious Catering, on his road bike The draw prize of a GC to Franco’s Auto went to Hazen Todd from Urban Systems.
What a great way to kick off the week! (Now pray for sunshine! :))
There are many prizes to be won throughout BTWW thanks to the great support of all our many great sponsors! Many prizes are awarded throughout the week and at the celebration stations. Some prizes are given away after BTWW wraps up and the stats are tallied. Many prizes are randomly given away on Friday at the BTWW Wrap Up BBQ. Below is a list of prize categories that will be awarded throughout the week and after BTWW is finished:
Grand Prize - $500 commuter bike
Team Distance Prizes for the Whole Week (based on size of the number of employees in the business, not the number of employees participating in BTWW)
- Mini - (Less than 10 employees)
- Small - (10-20 employees)
- Medium - (21-50 employees)
- Large - (more than 50 employees)
Daily Team Leader Prize
Highest Elevation Gain
Enjoy this week and ride your bike whenever you can. Be sure to stop by the celebration stations on your commute. Check the Events tab at the top of this web page for the times and location of each days celebration stations.
Friday is the BTWW Wrap Up BBQ. Be sure to come to this and enjoy a free burger or hot dog and chat with your fellow commuters. Also, lots of prizes will be given away.
Finally, if you have any good commuting pics or stories from yourself or your team, please email them to me at KamloopsBTWW@shaw.ca. I will be sure to post them on the website.
See the above story for a list of prizes to be won. The more you ride and visit the celebration stations, the better your chance for the grand prize.
Have a great week.