Bike to Work Week

Fraser Valley

Bike to Work & School Week 2016 is May 30 - June 5!

Congratulations to our 2016 Fraser Valley Prize Winners:

  • Jim Evans, won the Giant Cruiser Sponsored by Pedal Sport, $399.00
  • Doug Lock, City of Chilliwack, won the Specialized Speedzone Sport Computer Sponsored by  Life Cycles Bike Shop & a River Rafting Day Trip Sponsored by Chilliwack River Rafting,  $134.00
  • Patrick Taddy, UFV, won the Kryptonite Kryptolok Sponsored by The Abbotsford Bike Shop & a River Rafting Day Trip Sponsored by Chilliwack River Rafting,  $140.00
  • Taryn  Dixon , Promontory Heights Community School, won the Woman's Medium Pearl iZumi Bike Shorts (Black) donated by Cap's Bicycles Abbotsford,  $99.95
  • Scott Bakker, Chilliwack Division of Family Practice, won the Woman's Lg, Short Sleeve Sugoi Pro Fit Jersey donated by LifeCycles Bike Shop Abbotsford,  $95.00
  • Frank Van Nynatten, City of Chilliwack, won the Men's xL Fox Jacket donated by The Abbotsford Bike Shop,  $99.95
  • Brandon Wiebe, Abby Atmo, won the BTG Fitness 12 Week Transformation Package,  $799.00
  • Pauline Kesteven, won the Specialized Speedzone Sport Computer Sponsored by  Life Cycles Bike Shop & a River Rafting Day Trip Sponsored by Chilliwack River Rafting,  $134.00
  • Bob Fitzsimmons, won the Gyro Helmet Sponsored by The Abbotsford Bike Shop,  $79.00
  • Stefano Cecchi, won the Woman's Small, Long Sleeve Sugoi Jersey (Blue) donated by LifeCycles Bike Shop Abbotsford,  $76.95
  • Heike Beer, Team Southridge, won the Pearl iZumi  Women's ELITE Gel Gloves Sponsored by Cap's Bicycles Abbotsford and a Bike to Work Week t-shirt,  $50.00
  • Kelly Ledbrook, Howe Middle School, won the BTG Fitness 12 Week Transformation Package. $799.00
  • Nicholas Cabana, won the River Rafting Day Trip Sponsored by Chilliwack River Rafting,  $99.00
  • Erik Bird, won the Specialized Speedzone Sport Computer Sponsored by  Life Cycles Bike Shop,  $34.99
  • Janelle  Dick, Rick Hansen Secondary Staff, won the Woman's Small, Long Sleeve Sugoi Jersey (Blue) donated by LifeCycles Bike Shop Abbotsford,  $59.95
  • Kim Hunt, won the Gyro Helmet Sponsored by The Abbotsford Bike Shop,  $79.00
  • Helen Kastelein, won the River Rafting Day Trip Sponsored by Chilliwack River Rafting,  $99.00
  • Janice Mikuska, FVRD, won the Woman's Small, Long Sleeve Sugoi Jersey (Blue) donated by LifeCycles Bike Shop Abbotsford,  $59.95
  • Lisa Axelson, City of Chilliwack, won the Specialized Women's Cycling Shoes Sponsored by Life Cycles Bike Shop,  $130.00
  • Lenica Godin, CGH Chain Reaction, won the River Rafting Day Trip Sponsored by Chilliwack River Rafting, 99
  • Ethan Gerbrand, WA Fraser Middle School, Grade 8, won the Bike and Gear Sponsored by Canadian Tire, $300


Above: Ethan Gerbrand, Winner of Canadian Tire Bike and Gear!

April 26, 2016
Sarah Deagle, Assistant Registrar of North Island College in Campbell River won the 2015 Exodus Travels Grand Prize Cycling Trip in Europe. Here’s what she has to say about it…

Sarah Deagle took the trip with her husband, who had never been on a cycling trip before, during the first two weeks of October, 2015. Sarah has been on numerous cycling trips before but found the experience with Exodus Travels more liberating because she did not have to arrange all the details herself and she didn’t have to take her own bike from one location to another. “The excellent organization and planning undertaken by Exodus in Canada and Headquarters in Europe made me aware of how terrific organized travel can be and what you can see differently travelling in this way.”

Although she’s been on vacation cycling adventures before, Sarah says: “this trip reminded me that cycling is way BETTER than driving!  It’s such a chance to connect with a place, whether the people, the landscape or the soundscape. Being on a bicycle forces you to slow down and really see what’s going on.”

Exodus Travels shares similar beliefs regarding the magic of travelling by bike. “Cycling brings out the child in many of us and a sense of wonder - as does travel. Nothing compares to the freedom of two wheels. A bike lets you travel at your own pace, has minimal environmental impact and best of all presents you with a rewarding adrenaline adventure that once finished provides an unparalleled sense of achievement,” says Robin Brooks, Marketing Manager, Exodus Travels.

Sarah adds, “And, of course, eating is a lot more fun when you have cycled 45 km during the day on your way to the destination!

April 18, 2016
  1. Use locks that are theft proof. Do research and purchase a lock that comes with insurance, such as the Abus locks.
  2. If possible, store your bike in a safe location, preferably in a locked area.
  3. If you are leaving your bike unattended on the back of a vehicle, lock the bike to your vehicle.
  4. Never lock your bike by the front wheel only. Always lock your bike with two quality locks — preferably a U-lock and a cable lock.
  5. To be safe, take the extra step of removing the seat or a wheel.
  6. Ensure you have a photo of the bike and record the serial number so that if the bike is stolen, it can be identified if located.
  7. Insure your bikes. Your house insurance or renters insurance will cover your bikes up to a certain value if theft happens outside your home. Talk to your insurance provider.
April 15, 2016

Check out this short “How to Bike to School Safely” video made by a grade 5 student in Smithers? It is REALLY well made and easy for kids to relate to and learn from. Teaching kids about the rules of the road and how to bike safely at a young age is very important for all road users and this video does a FANTASTIC job of it: https://vimeo.com/166741641

Community Sponsors

850
# Riders
348 Teams
208
New Riders
46 / 54 % Female/Male
26,767
Total Km
803,005
Calories Burned
5,802
Kg GHGs

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