Thanks to all 56,000 Participants in the 2019 Spring Bike to Work & School Week!

2019 Was another record-breaking year! You saved more than 644,000 kilograms of Greenhouse Gases from entering our atmosphere!

The Grand Prize WINNER of the Exodus Travels Cycling Trip for Two to Prosecco, Italy: Shelley Klein from Vernon, BC

 
“I can't tell you how excited I am to win the bike trip to Italy! When I saw the email saying my name had been drawn, I thought someone was pranking me” – Shelley Klein, the lucky winner of the grand prize cycling adventure trip for exploring the picturesque vine-covered hills of Prosecco, Italy (sponsored by Exodus Travels).
 
Klein makes it a point to ride her bike during the annual Bike to Work Week, “it’s great living in Vernon with all the new bike paths.” Click here to READ MORE

 

Winners of the GoByBike BC Society's Provincial "First Time Bike to Work Week Participant" Prize Draw for a $100 Visa Gift Card are:

 
  1. Colin Wilson, Kelowna, UBC School of Engineering
  2. Jasper George, Greater Victoria, Institute of Ocean Sciences/Pacific Geoscience Centre
  3. Sherri Schmidt, Kamloops, Participated as Solo Rider
  4. Shannon Baikie, Campbell River, North Island Employment
  5. Blair Phillips, Penticton, Pro Physio Pedal Pushers
 

Team Leader Winners of the $100 Visa Gift Cards are:

 
  1. Samantha Luckow, Kelowna, UBC School of Engineering
  2. Hauke Blanken, Greater Victoria, Institute of Ocean Sciences/Pacific Geoscience Centre
  3. Tracey McQuair, Penticton, Pro Physio Pedal Pushers

Winners of the Bike Reels Student Video Contest are:

Thank you to everyone who put so much time, creativity, and effort in creating your video submission for the Bike Reels Student Video Contest! We had over 50 submissions, and the judging panel had a very hard time judging them because they were all so special in their own way! We LOVED the submissions so much that we are looking forward to our next student video contest!!!

The Grand Prize Winner is: Wesley Birchwater, from George Elliot Secondary School in Lake Country: https://youtu.be/X4QVY2qnpxM

Honorable Mentions are:

Elementary School – Corbin Kernaghan and Ivo Keerak, from Arrow Heights Elementary School in Revelstoke: https://vimeo.com/339664276

Middle School – Logan Robison, from Mckim Middle School in Kimberley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXVxX2X8FQI&feature=youtu.be

Secondary School – David Zhang and Eric Chen, from Mountain Secondary School in Langley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fVsiygYERo

Congratulations to everyone for Biking to School and for being role models to people in your class, your school, and your community!

We would love to share all the video submissions over social media throughout the year to encourage other students to bike to school as well. If you do NOT want us to share your video over social media, please email terri-lynn@biketowork.ca.

Tips & Tricks to Make Cycling More Comfortable & Safer in Fall & Winter

Check out these short YouTube Videos about Route Planning, Fenders, How to Keep Your Feet Dry, How to Keep Your Hands Warm, etc...: CLICK HERE
GoByBike with Grandma: CLICK HERE
Planning for Winter Cycling: CLICK HERE
Make it Yours: Plan Your Route to GoByBike: CLICK HERE

Buzz for GoByBike BC

“ “I would like to thank all the people who work so hard to make this happen. I have been a participant for three years. I think this is a wonderful way to encourage more people to bike as a form of commuting. I enjoy meeting people from all over Penticton. Again thanks so ...”

Olivia Swaney, The Gym, Penticton
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June 28, 2019
“I can't tell you how excited I am to win the bike trip to Italy! When I saw the email saying my name had been drawn, I thought someone was pranking me” – Shelley Klein, the lucky winner of the grand prize cycling adventure trip for exploring the picturesque vine-covered hills of Prosecco, Italy (sponsored by Exodus Travels). Klein makes it a point to ride her bike during the annual Bike to Work Week, “it’s great living in Vernon with all the new bike paths.” The new bike paths in Vernon make the world of difference for residents. Klein says, “I didn't used to ride my bike because I didn't like riding it on the busy highway; but, with the new bike paths, it is such a relaxing ride, and I don't even have to worry about parking.”
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56,022
Riders
6,445 Teams
11,822
New Riders
2,970,380
Kilometers Biked
107,810 Total Trips by Bike
89,111,067
Calories
644,166
Kilograms of GHG’s Saved

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