2020 Bike to School Week | 2020 Bike to Work Week

Gabriola Island

Dear Friends,

After careful consideration of the information and directives coming from the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada, and British Columbia’s Medical Officer on the outbreak of COVID-19,  GoByBikeBC Society regrets to announce that we will be postponing our spring 2020 Bike To Work and School Week, which was scheduled to run May 25-31, 2020.

As COVID-19 continues to change the way we work, educate, and interact with friends and family, GoByBike BC hopes that you’ll continue to get outside and ride your bike.

To quote the wise words of our dear friend, Janine Arnold:
"
Flatten the curve, not the tire. Ride on, my friends."

Riding a bike is a great way to stay healthy (physically and mentally) while we live in a socially distanced world. Riding a bike gets you outdoors, experiencing nature, in touch with fresh air and the changing springtime climate, and it rarely brings you into close proximity with other people. Riding a bike also reduces your stress levels in times of uncertainty, like right now; and it allows us to experience the world in new and unexpected ways.

Together, with our various partners and stakeholders, we are developing a plan to run the event at a later date, when it is safe to do so.

The situation with COVID-19 is evolving rapidly. Our main concern during this time is for your health and for the health of your communities.

Stay healthy, keep #goingbybike, ride safe, ride ONLY with immediate housemates, stay at least 2 meters away from other road users, and ensure your bike stays in safe working condition!

UPDATES...

GoByBike BC Society is currently building a new website and online registration and reporting system with a goal of launching April 23, 2020. Special Thanks to the Province of BC, Ministry of Transportation; and Big Bear Software for sponsoring this project.  Please follow us on social media to stay updated on the progress, and to see when registration opens for 2020 for Bike to Work & School Week.

 

Tips & Tricks to Make Cycling More Comfortable & Safer in Colder, Wetter Weather

 

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

 

June 1, 2018

Are you heading to the Farmers Market this Saturday?   Leave your car at home and cycle down to see Tom.   If you haven't signed up yet, or wonder what Bike to Work and School is all about, he'd be happy to tell you a bit about it!  

Remember that any cycling trip you make can be logged including on Sunday...it's not just about the weekdays!  Choose to hop on your bike instead of taking the car to the library,  or to the Market and enjoy our beautiful Island! 

Happy cycling, 

Nadine 

May 30, 2018

Robert is opening up his patio to us once again this year for a morning coffee break this Friday morning at 8 am.  Come cycle by on your way to work and enjoy a coffee!

-- Thank you so much Robert!! You've been with us right from the beginning and still sticking it out with us!  -- 

 

On Friday Evening we have a Community Bike Ride scheduled!  Interested in getting in touch with other cyclists or just wanting to go for a ride?  Come join Mike and Tom for a casual ride around the roads of Gabriola.   

May 29, 2018

that this year's grand prize is a cycling trip for 2 to Portugal Cycling Porto to Lisbon? 

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Aron Capon biked 6.17 km for fun, November 12, 2019
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Jaime Dubyna biked 1.63 km for fun, November 9, 2019
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Jaime Dubyna biked 1.63 km for fun, November 9, 2019
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Jaime Dubyna biked 1.63 km for fun, November 9, 2019
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Jaime Dubyna biked 3.26 km for fun, November 6, 2019
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Jaime Dubyna biked 1.63 km for fun, November 6, 2019

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