Bike to Work Week

Summerland

2017 Bike to Work & School Week is May 29 - June 4! Have Fun. Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Win Prizes.

Thank You 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 online and came by the Celebration Stations, the sponsors who provided great food, refreshments, and encouragement, and to the volunteers who gave of their time and many talents. Mark your calendars for next year Summerland and until then, get on your bikes and enjoy riding around this lovely town. 

Congratulations Summerland Draw Prize Winners for 2017 

Thanks L. Schmidt for randomly drawing the prize-winning names at the Summerland District Municipal Hall! Prizes can be picked up at the Municipal Hall reception desk.

Okanagan Trestles Tour Joan Chisolm

Isotherm Water Bottle & Health Snacks  Jacquie Pagliocchini

Summerland Health Club Pass  Mairi Robertson

SummerGate Wine Shannon Britz, David Irvine, Dan O'Gorman, Amy Boef

SDCU Gift Basket Lisa Scott

Wine from Constellation Brands David Godfrey, Gillian Stohler, Erin Warltier, Chantel Weston, Tanya Cameron, Jenny Mitchell

Freedom Bike Shop Tune-Up Gift Certificate Barb Nightingale

Handle Bar Mirror & Tail Light  Karen Edwards

Handle Bar Bag Todd Laidlaw

Seat Bag Sarah Senecal

Mini Tire Repair, Pump & Tool Set  Jenny Ayers

BC Grand Draw Prize:

A Dream Bike Trip For Two Along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

Sponsored by Exodus Travels

Go beyond the expected and bike through the playground of the Adriatic. Ideal for cycling enthusiasts of every level, this adventure mixes alfresco thrills with cruises, sites from Game of Thrones, historic vineyards, local farms, UNESCO Sites, mouthwatering cuisine and even time on the beach. Tour Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet and the Peljesac Peninsula. This sun-drenched adventure is an Exodus cycling classic. Prize winners must be 18+.

In order to qualify for the grand prize trip, you must have:

  1. Registered for Bike to Work Week 2017
  2. Logged kilometers for at least one trip that you chose to use a bike to get to instead of a vehicle during Bike to Work Week (May 29 - June 4)
  3. Complete the contest entry form here: https://www.exodustravels.com/ca/BCbtwd-registration

The prize draw will take place on June 12, 2017.

Welcome Cyclists!

Ride your bike this week and fall in love with two-wheeled transportation. Your participation helps generate momentum for safe, bike-friendly streets in Summerland.  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 also feel good knowing you are saving money on gas, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and helping your heart stay fit. Please share your cycling photos and videos on the Summerland Bike to Work Week Facebook page:www.facebook.com/btwwsummerland 

Visit a Celebration Station   

Monday, May 29 to Friday, June 2

7:30 - 9 a.m.  

Location: Beside the Summerland Library Parking Lot on Main Street

Serving refreshments, snacks, and encouragement to all cyclists. Every day will be hosted by a different Summerland business. Make sure to visit during your morning ride.

Community Group Ride  

Wednesday, May 31    

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Join us for a friendly community ride with members of City Council.The route follows the Action Fest 5.4 km loop around town. Meet at the Celebration Station at 7:30 a.m. and sign a liability waiver before the ride. Then, fuel up with goodies from our wonderful sponsor, True Grain Bread.

Thank you to our generous Food and Prize Sponsors!

 

Prizes are drawn from the online registrations. Cyclists must have logged in at least one commute during the week. Summerland prizes are drawn on Monday, June 5. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

First Time Registering:   

To register for Bike to Work & School Week 2017, click on Register and complete the registration.  

Elementary and Middle Schools register at: https://www.biketowork.ca/bike-school-week-may-29-june-2-2017

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 2017 Bike to Work & School Week.   

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

 

REMEMBER TO RIDE SAFELY

Here are a few helpful cycling safety resources to read and watch:

Key links on icbc.com (live on May 25, 2017).

Youtube videos:

 

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

 

May 9, 2017
Tune up your bike and your bike commuting senses with this short and sweet review of the top 10 reasons to bike to work (and other places).
 
Top 10 Reasons to Bike to Work

Despite vast improvements in cycling infrastructure in many cities across the continent, the majority of North Americans still don’t bike to work. While the benefits of cycling to work are nearly innumerable, we managed to round them down to just ten so we wouldn’t run out of space on the Internet. From the Momentum Mag staff, here are our top 10 reasons to bike to work:

April 12, 2017

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. Every registered rider is included in the local community calculations and the provincial calculations. Last year over 36,000 happy BC cyclists registered for the event. 

Register today and be a part of the growing healthy and happy commuter cycling movement.

 

Community Sponsors

(select Bike to Work or School to filter by event type)
131
# Riders
77 Teams
56
New Riders
53 / 47 % Female/Male
2,892
Total Km
86,764
Calories Burned
627
Kg GHGs

Provincial Sponsors