Bike to Work Greater Victoria
Bike to Work Week originated in Victoria 20 years ago with a small group of dedicated commuter cyclists.
This year, May 26 - June 1, 2014 Greater Victoria is celebrating and we want you to join us! Planning is already underway in Canada’s cycling capital. Stay tuned in to the excitement, as we get closer to the kick-off April 9th.
Check out our new Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society webpage, a resource for our board and members and soon to be the place to register for our bounty of Bike Skills Courses and mini-Workshops: http://biketoworkvictoria.ca/
The next CAN-BIKE 2 course is Feb 21-23 in Victoria. This comprehensive weekend course will take your skill set to the next level and is a pre-requisite for entering our instructor training program. Click Here to learn more.
Check out the 19th annual Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week 2013 Yearbook. Click Here to view it online and see if you recognize anyone!
Celebrate Bike to Work Day and get inspired for fall cycling.
Visit our 2 Celebration Stations:
UVic Main Fountain. 7:30-9:30 am
Start your day off with a hot Starbucks coffee, COBS baked good and delicious organic fruit from SPUD. MEC will assess your emergency bike needs and answer questions about gearing up for fall riding. Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition can fill you in on the latest cycling news. Be sure to fill out a draw prize ballot for great prizes from our fabulous sponsors and say Hello to the cycling community.
Is a lack of confidence, traffic and bike handling skills holding you back from joining the growing number of cyclists riding to work?
Our 1 day Bike Skills courses will teach you to ride safely and confidently while having fun.
After retiring from my teaching job in Alberta in 2005, I moved to Victoria. Since getting my current job in 2006 I have done my daily commute of about 10 kilometres one-way from Colwood to the Technology Park by bike. I started cycling 38 years ago, and cycled to and from work in Alberta when I could.
Of course weather and distances in Alberta can be a challenge for bike commuting so it is difficult to do it year-round. We are so fortunate to have the good weather and infrastructure that we do here in Victoria that accommodates cycling.
We are excited to announce that Thanks to our incredible sponsors, over $40,000 in prizes are now allocated to 2013 Bike to Work Week Teams who entered team results. Click here to see if you won. Winners are listed alphabetically by Team Leader last name.
|The 2013 Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week would not be possible without the incredible support of over 100 local sponsors. One of these sponsors is reFUSE Recycling.|
reFUSE believes the road to zero waste has dedicated bike lanes. That’s why in 2010, reFUSE partnered with Cowichan Recyclists and the Downtown Victoria Business Association to create reCYCLISTS, a pedal-powered solution to waste transportation. Using cargo trikes and Vancouver Island-made bike trailers, ReFUSE riders haul compost and recycling to help the region reach zero waste.
In August of 2012 I decided to put my fears aside and join the biking commuter community. To this day I am not sure why I decided to start biking. Was it a combination of increased gas prices and parking rates mixed with a desire to find a way to get regular exercise before I turn 40? Perhaps it was watching the multitude of people zoom by me every day as I drove to UVic secretly thinking (make that wishing) “that could be me saving money and getting fit!”