BIKE TO SCHOOL AND BIKE TO WORK WEEK 2016
Welcome everyone to our Vernon and North Okanagan Bike to School Week (BTSW) and Bike to Work Week (BTWW) 2016 Web Page. Here you will find information on individual and team registration, events, sponsors and contact information. We are excited to introduce some new Events to our calendar this year and some great new ways to get involved. Check out our Bike to School Page to Learn more about Vernon's Highschool Challenge Initiative and Video Contest!
Bike to School (poster) and Bike to Work (poster) Week is a BC wide initiative promoting biking for all ages that creates opportunities for schools and businesses to get employees and students cycling. Our goal with this event is to get as MANY Vernon and North Okanagan residents as we can to try biking to work and school at least once during the Bike to School and Work Week. The premise is that once people try cycling for their commute, they start to realize that they CAN do it and that it's enjoyable! As part of our campaign, we also encourage people to try cycling as they go to the gym, meet friends for coffee, or do other downtown activities.
BrainTrust Barbecue and Team Leader Social
Thank you to everyone who attended the BrainTrust Canada Barbecue on May 18. Hot dogs, hamburgers and juice were provided to those who donated $5 and up. There was a great turnout and just under $1,100 was raised. The proceeds go towards purchasing helmets for youth in Vernon. Thank you to Nixon Wenger and Kal Tire for their incredible support!
We would like to also thank Ratio Coffee and Pastry for hosting and providing snacks for our Team Leader Social this Year. We had a great turnout of new and past participants. We have over 60 Teams signed up and counting.
Our next events are the Ellison Community Celebration Station and the Mayor's Celebration Ride!
Keep checking back for more upcoming events or visit the Events Page.
Visit the top of our home page for details on how to register new and returning teams for the Bike to Work Week.
We have introduced a new format for your Bike to School Week registration. Visit the following link to be directed to the Bike to School Week registration page.
Bike to School and Work Week has some incredible prizes to be won!
- One of two bikes, donated by Sun Country Cycle and Downtown Vernon Association
- Massage Certificates from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy and Rain Wellness Massage Therapy Clinic
- A gift basket from Starbucks
- Golf passes from Vernon Golf and Country Club
- Swag and bike accessories from Curves and VernonMoves
- Other Great bike prizes including: repair kits, multi-tools, locks, etc.