Bike to Work Week

Nanaimo

Bike to Work & School Week 2017 -- May 29-June 4

Bike to Work and School a grand Success

The results of Bike to Work Week are clear – cycling is a viable way of commuting to work, offering great health benefits, significant cost savings and most of all, it’s FUN.

We applaud the employers who encourage their employees to participate in alternative transportation and who assist their employees by providing secure bicycle parking and dress/shower facilities .The Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, as part of its on-going efforts to increase cycling throughout the year, will be working with local businesses to promote cycling and it's many benefits, which include lower absenteeism and turnover, higher productivity, and improved loyalty and morale. Biking to work also has the unique ability to promote employee health and wellness and environmental sustainability at the same time, helping to the make any organization a desirable, sought-after employer.

Bike to Work Week Celebrations are over but your commute is not. Join the hundreds of cyclists who arrive at work with a smile on their face. If you’re an employer or an employee and want to start cycling to and from work this summer, contact the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition at info@bikesense.org or gncc@shaw.ca

Funding for this event is provided by the BC Government, City of Nanaimo, Island Health, Nanaimo School District and our local sponsors. Don't forget to thank them by writing a letter or say thanks when you visit a business or government agency. Thank You. See you all on the bike path to success!

 

May 18, 2017

The Nanaimo BTWW Kick-Off Event a great success

With Mayor Bill McKay in the lead the City of Nanaimo kicked off the 2017 Bike to Work and School Week. A great lunch and launch was held at Country Grocer and TD Bank location on Bowen Road, with many cyclists in attendance to start a 7 km community bike ride . Everybody enjoyed the excellent lunch & desserts provided by support from our local sponsors such as Country Grocer, Cobs Bread, Starbucks, TD Bank, SD68 and Island Health.

April 30, 2017

2017 Schedule

Planning your route? The 2017 Celebration Schedule is nearly here! We are accommodating some last minute sponsors. Hurray!
Stop by for a drink, a snack, and chat with fellow cyclists.

Be sure to enter for prizes! The bike grand prizes will be awarded at the Wrap Up event, and you can only enter for that at a Celebration Station (or through your school event)! The more stations you visit, the more entries you'll have. 

Get on your bike and ride!

You can take part in Bike to Work Week or Bike to School Week in lots of different ways. Register as an individual, a team member, or a team leader. However you participate, it's good for you, the community, and the environment! Most of all, it's fun.

Click on the links to the left to learn about how you can participate in Bike to School and Bike to Work.

Community Sponsors

(select Bike to Work or School to filter by event type)
1,336
# Riders
395 Teams
549
New Riders
53 / 47 % Female/Male
29,240
Total Km
877,204
Calories Burned
6,340
Kg GHGs

Provincial Sponsors