Bike To Work Week
Congratulations to this year’s grand prize winner, Tony Morino from Cumberland, pictured with his wife Janice Brown receiving his brand new Kona Dew commuter bike from Craig Harris of Simon’s Cycles in Comox.
Thanks to Simon’s Cycles for donating the bike and to everyone for taking part this year, roll on Bike to Work week 2014!
Thank you for taking part in Bike to Work week 2013.
As Bike to Work week continues to grow across BC we need your input. Your comments are very important to help us to develop and expand Bike to Work week programs throughout BC.
Can you please take about 8-10 minutes to complete this survey:
Click on the link to open it, or copy and paste the link into your web browser.
*Questions marked with an asterix require an answer before moving to the next.
We will use this information to improve the event, to understand what we can do to get more people commuter cycling, to inform provincial, regional and municipal decision makers and to help us get funding to make the event sustainable!
The sun finally made an appearance this morning and there were many cyclists out on the streets, enjoying a dry commute. There were 5 different Celebration Stations around the valley today encouraging those who were going to work on two wheels, offering snacks and smiles…
There was coffee and cookies courtesy of the City of Courtenay Green Team at the Rotary Waterpark.
The CVRD were demonstrating the benefits of using the bike racks on the bus to beat the hills.
At Trail Bicycles there was delicious homemade muffins and coffee courtesy of Rewind Coffeebar and the last day of the week long events at the iHos Gallery and CFB Comox.
101 teams and counting!
The weather was warmer and drier today and the bike commuters were out in force at CFB Comox.
More than 60 rode in to start their day and were cheered on by Wing Commander Colonel Jim Benninger and other diginitaries. Special thanks also to 97.3 The Eagle for being on location this morning.
Meanwhile at the iHos Gallery, 60 riders passed by on their way to work and students from the leadership programme at GP Vanier High School were rewarding those who decided to pedal in with a snack and a smile.
Tomorrow is all set to be a busy morning, there are 5 different Celebration Stations around the valley, be sure to stop in at one and grab a snack on the way to work;
Half way through the week already, 97 teams are registered, can we make 100?
This morning was a little wet again, but that didn’t deter 47 commuters from pedaling past the Simon’s Cycles Celebration Station outside the iHos Gallery. Huge thanks to Cris from Shamrock Veterinary Clinic in Comox for ensuring everyone was feeling happy and caffeinated! It was also another busy day at CFB Comox with many folks heading in to start their day by bike.
In Cumberland things were a little quiet, but many thanks to the CRI for setting up a Celebration Station at Village Square and 97.3 The Eagle for joining us and cheering on the cyclists who passed by.
The weather was a little kinder this morning and more people than yesterday came by the Simon’s Cycles Celebration Station at the iHos Gallery, we spotted 52 folks on their way to work.
Thanks to The Eagle 97.3FM for being on location, cheering on the commuters.
Don’t forget to register your team, or yourself as a team of one and enter your results to be entered into the draw for the Kona Dew Commuter bike courtesy of Simon’s Cycles!
Have a great ride home from work and be sure to stop in at a Celebration Station in the morning, here’s where they’ll be;
Bike to Work week 2013 got off to a damp start this morning, but there were still lots of brave commuters, we saw 45 out pedaling to work along Comox Road, undaunted by the rain. Simon’s Cycles were handing out granola bars, bananas, cheers and warm gloves, which were much appreciated today.
Thanks to The Eagle 97.3FM for joining us at Mountain City Cycle with the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force this morning, there was coffee, cookies and granola bars for those riding by.
You can enter your results each day, or wait until the end of the week, but don’t forget, everyone who enters their results will be entered into the draw for a bike! Hopefully things will dry and warm up as the week progresses…..
Tomorrow is the big day, Bike to Work week 2013 starts in the morning, hope everyone has a great ride in to work and that you make time to stop in at a Celebration Station on the way, here’s where they are:
6.45 to 8.45am – Simon’s Cycles at I-Hos Gallery (Comox ‘Dyke’ Road)
6.30 to 7.30am – 19 Wing/CFB Comox (Ryan Road E & Military Row)
7.00 to 9.00am – Comox Valley Cycling Task Force at Mountain City Cycle (5th Street)
During Bike to Work week why not give yourself some extra time to stop by a Celebration Station on your way to work, enjoy a free snack and meet other bike commuters…
Each morning there will be Celebration Stations in various locations around the valley and our friends at The Eagle 97.3FM will be broadcasting live from a different location each morning to share in the excitement and help cheer on the commuters!
Look out for the Bike to Work banners at these locations;
Village of Pemberton Proclaims May 27-June 2, 2013 Bike to Work Week!
May 7, 2013
At the May 7th Council meeting the Village of Pemberton Proclaimed May 27-June 2, 2013 Bike to Work Week and threw their support behind this terrific community event that supports clean air and healthy lifestyles.
We’re looking forward to seeing them participate and hope that they can swing by the Kick-Off event located in front of the Community Centre, May 27th (12:30 pm- 5 pm).
Register at: www.biketowork.ca