Bike to Work Week

Summerland

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

Summerland Bike To Everywhere Week. See you in 2017!

Thank You 2016 Summerland Cyclists, Sponsors, and Volunteers 

What a great week of cycling in the sun, sharing cycling stories while eating healthy snacks at our daily Celebration Stations, enjoying the diverse bikes that showed up, and witnessing the variety of happy cyclists in Summerland. Thank you to all the riders who registered and came by the Celebration Stations, the sponsors who provided food, refreshments, and encouragement, and to the volunteers who gave of their time and many talents. The numbers of registered riders increased this year again, to almost double from 2015 - impressive! Mark your calendars for next year Summerland and until then, get on your bikes and enjoy riding around this lovely town. 

Congratulations to our Summerland Draw Prize Winners for 2016    

Okanagan Trestles Tour  Lisa Eaton

Front LED Light  Laura Blystone

Summerland Health Club Pass  Wayne Cybak

SummerGate Wine  Elizabeth Allen, Michael Yunker, Jake McAstocker, Kyle Ellis

Challenge Bike Jerseys  Jacquie Pagliocchini, Randy Jones       

SDCU Gift Basket  Fiona Girard

Freedom T-shirt  Jenny Ayers

Freedom Bike Tune-Up  Jane Theilmann

Bike Maintenance Kit  Renee Ritchey

Bike Mirror & Bell  Ian McIntosh

Welcome Cyclists! 

Challenge yourself and others to ride as much as possible to all your destinations during the event week. It's easy to register, the prizes are great, and best of all, you'll feel revitalized getting on your bike, guaranteed. You can ride solo or form a team of coworkers, friends or neighbours and log your commute trips on this user-friendly website https://www. biketowork.ca/registration or click on the orange Register button at the top of this page. By registering and logging in one commute, you are eligible for the Provincial grand prize and Summerland's prizes.

 

 
Fall in love with two-wheeled transportation and help generate momentum for safe bike-friendly streets in Summerland. Your participation will also contribute to Summerland's growing reputation as a distinctive cultural, agricultural and active community. The more people on their bikes, the more support created for bike-friendly trails, active transportation networks, and cycling/walking signage. It's that simple. You'll love your town a little bit more when you walk and cycle around it. Please share your cycling photos and videos on the Summerland Bike to Work Week Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/btwwsummerland.
 

2016 Grand Prize Trip: Cycling Adventure for 2 in Vietnam Sponsored by Exodus Travels! 

Click here to learn more about the trip! 

 

Visit a Celebration Station   

Monday, May 30 - Friday, June 3,  7 - 9 a.m.  

Location: Summerland Library Parking Lot 

Serving refreshments, snacks, and encouragement to all cyclists. Registration available too. Every day will be hosted by a local business or organization. Make sure to visit during your morning ride.

Thank you to our generous Celebration Station food sponsors!

  • Summerland Credit Union  - Monday
  • True Grain Bakery - Tuesday
  • District of Summerland - Wednesday Special Hosts: Summerland Healthy Communities Initiative, Summerland Recreation Department and Ride Don't Hide BC
  • Hawt Dawgz Gourmet Dogs and Burgers - Thursday
  • Summerland IGA - Friday

 

NEW in 2016: Community Celebration Ride

On Wednesday, June 1st, join cyclists of all levels,and council members, on the inaugural Community Celebration Ride around Giant’s Head Mountain, a beloved Summerland landmark. This leisurely community bike ride is a self-guided 10 km loop that will take cyclists past picturesque orchards and vineyards. The group ride is free and begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Celebration Station located at the Summerland Library Parking Lot.  Cyclists finish back at the Celebration Station for well-earned refreshments and snacks sponsored by the District of Summerland. Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the Celebration Station before the ride.

 

BIKE TO EVERYWHERE WEEK REGISTRATION INFORMATION

First Time Registering:   

To register for Bike to Work & School Week 2016, click on Register and complete the registration.  

Registered Last Year:  

If you registered for Bike to Work Week last year, click on Login. Logging in to your account will automatically register you for the 2016 Bike to Work & School Week.   

Note: if you forgot your password, click on Request New Password and enter your email address.

New Bike to School Event Resources

https://www.biketowork.ca/bike-school-week-may-30-june-5-2016

 

Need some inspiration to ride your bike? Watch these great videos from eProdigy, a Vancouver electric bike company: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R587hxj2KZ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqtEcThsM3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgyv1vkpxxA

 

 

 

More Cycling Videos Worth Sharing   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZatKUoJRpzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAPUgVewFlA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNdObl46C1M

https://vimeo.com/92932077

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-5xkBsfIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMWoETvJdPs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygl00i-QmYE

 

April 18, 2016

Bike to Work BC is expanding and calling out to everyone to participate in this annual cycling event. Whether your destination is work, school, town, church, or trail, you are encouraged to register and log in your bike ride during the week. Last year, a healthy number of new riders in Summerland registered for the event. Every registered rider is included in a local community calculation and the provincial calculation. Last year over 34,000 happy BC cyclists registered for the event. 

Community Sponsors

93
# Riders
65 Teams
34
New Riders
60 / 40 % Female/Male
2,957
Total Km
88,717
Calories Burned
641
Kg GHGs

Provincial Sponsors

          

Acro Media Inc