Bike to Work Greater Victoria
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!”
Thanks everyone for making this year’s 19th annual Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week a Huge Success!
We couldn’t have done it without you.
Keep Riding and see you on the trails.
Finish your Bike to Work Week off with us at these 2 popular Celebration Stations.
Victoria City Hall. 6:45-8:45 am
Delicious Patisserie Daniel muffins will get you going in the morning as much as a Starbucks coffee. Island Farms yogurt is also a tasty start to your day. Fill your water bottle up and stay hydrated with Old Victoria Water. Russ Hayes will be on site to take care of your bike needs. Kool FM will be set up along with BC Hydro.
Then, join us in Celebration of the end of a Fantastic 2013 Bike to Work Week for an afternoon BBQ at Switch Bridge - where the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails intersect.
As you continue Biking to Work we look forward to seeing you along the way.
Blenkinsop Trestle. 6:45-8:45 am
Start your day off with a clif bar from Planet Organic Market, organic SPUD apple, Island Farms Yogurt and hot Starbucks coffee. Fill up your water bottle with fresh water from Old Victoria Water. Have your bike emergency needs taken care of by Performance Bikes. Have a read of the morning paper from the Times Colonist and check out the CRD and GVCC.
Royal Jubilee Hospital. 6:45-8:45 am
Thanks to our amazing prize sponsors we have some great prizes to share with those who filled out ballots at Celebration Stations and submitted Passports with at least 6 stamps or more. Click Here to find out if you won!
More Fun is yet to come…
Downtown Library 6:45-8:45 AM
Bike to work downtown and join us for a fresh scone from COBS Bread and hot Starbucks coffee. Island Farms yogurt will also be available in a variety of flavours and yummy SPUD organic apples. Fill your water bottle from Old Victoria Water Company and have North Park Cycles take care of your bike emergency needs.
Camosun - Lansdowne Campus 7:30-9:30 AM