Bike to Work Week 2014: May 26 - June 1!

Bike To Work Week 2011

Here’s a recap of Bike to Work Week 2011…

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Is it Friday already?

Hopefully you enjoyed pedaling in this morning, have your routine worked out and are all ready to continue to bike to work next week and every week, or at least a couple of days a week through the summer?

The Celebration Stations were busy this morning;



At 19 Wing 31 stopped in to pick up a snack and say hi and another 25 kept pedaling to start their day.


At Lewis Park in Courtenay, 25 stopped to see what was happening at the Celebration Station and another 61 carried on over the bridge to work, or school, to go shopping or just for the fun of it! 
 


At the I-Hos Gallery, 32 said hello and another 30 flew by, i t will seem strange to not see Simon and Patti there next week…

Don’t forget to enter your results for the week, the grand prize draw for the Kona bike donated by Simon’s Cycles will happen in mid June.

Why not stop in at the Broken Spoke on the way home from work to celebrate the end of Bike To Work Week 2011, there is a BBQ from 4pm - 6pm, with all proceeds going to the Tour De Rock.

Roll on Bike To Work Week 2012! 

 

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Fun on day four

It was another great morning to be on your bike, at Vanier High School, 10 stopped in and 9 rode by.



At the I-Hos Gallery, Simon’s Cycles had 27 drop ins and 31 ride bys and at 19 Wing, 31 stopped in, whilst another 25 flew by.

It was good to see Wing Commander Col Michel Lalumière there to cheer on the commuters heading in to work to start their day.

How will you celebrate a week of biking to work?

Here’s the events planned for tomorrow, in the morning, Celebration Stations will be open at;

Lewis Park (hosted by The Comox Valley Cycling Task Force)
7 – 9 am - The Eagle 97.3FM will be broadcasting live from 7.30 - 8.30am

19 Wing (corner of Military Row and Ryan Road)
6:30 – 7:30 am

I-Hos Gallery, Comox Road (hosted by Simon’s Cycles)
6:45 – 8:45 am

There will be coffee and snacks all day (well, as long as they last) at Trail Bikes, provided by The Freakin’ Coffeeshop.

On your way home from work, why not stop in at the wrap up BBQ at The Broken Spoke, downtown Courtenay from 4pm - 6pm?

 

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Wet Wednesday

The weather was a little unpredictable today, a mix of showers and sunshine, but biking to work was still a great way to start the day! The Celebration Stations saw a few less people than yesterday, but it was good to see so many folks braving the elements regardless. 


At the Village of Cumberland Celebration Station, Mayor Fred Bates and David Durrant welcomed the 5 brave souls who ventured out in a rainstorm.

Meanwhile things were slightly drier outside the I-Hos Gallery, with 25 cyclists stopping in and 26 riding by.

19 Wing saw 20 bike commuters stop at their celebration station and the same number kept on pedaling…

It was a different matter for the bike commuters of the future at the Bike To The Playground event a little later, an amazing 46 pre-schoolers joined in the fun, riding from Simms Park to Lewis Park, brightening up the whole of downtown Courtenay with their smiles, balloons and decorations!


Hopefully tomorrow will be a little drier for everyone, don’t forget there are great deals on bike commuter accessories (including fenders and rain jackets) at Trail Bikes all week.

More than half the week has gone already, here’s  a reminder of tomorrows Celebration Station locations, why not stop in and compare stories and pick up a snack to help get you there;

19 Wing (corner of Military Row and Ryan Road) The Eagle 97.3FM will be broadcasting live onsite.
6:30 – 7:30 am

I-Hos Gallery, Comox Road (hosted by Simon’s Cycles)
6:45 – 8:45 am

Vanier High School – end of Vanier Drive at Headquarters Road - (hosted by administration and Leadership students)
7 – 9 am

 

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Beautiful morning on day two

The sun was out this morning and so were the cyclists, enjoying their ride in to work.

The Celebration Station at the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitor Centre on Cliffe Avenue saw 10 people stop in and another 28 ride by….

Our friends at Rehab In Motion stopped in on their way to work and donated some water bottles and also provided some handouts on stretching for cyclists…

Meanwhile, outside the I-Hos Gallery, the Celebration Station was buzzing, with an amazing 49 people taking the time to stop and another 28 who kept on pedalling!

At 19 Wing 37 stopped in and another 27 just rode on in to start their day.

There’s plenty of fun events planned this week, here’s a reminder of what’s happening tomorrow;

Celebration Stations
Stop in, grab a snack and say hi to fellow bike commuters…

Cumberland Village Square (hosted by Cumberland Recreation) - The Eagle 97.3FM will be broadcasting live onsite!
7:30 – 8:30 am

19 Wing (corner of Military Row and Ryan Road)
6:30 – 7:30 am

I-Hos Gallery, Comox Road (hosted by Simon’s Cycles)
6:45 – 8:45 am

Plus, don’t forget there’s also the third annual fun event for pre-schoolers;

Bike to the Playground
facilitated by Comox Valley Cycling Coalition and Our Big Earth Media Co.
9:45 am, meet at Simms Park, join in a fun-filled ride to the playground at Lewis Park
Full details can be found here at Our Big Earth.

 

 

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Off we go!

Even though the weather was a little grey, there was a great turnout at the various Celebration Stations around the valley this morning, as folks stopped in on their way to work to grab a snack, register and say hello…

 

At the I-Hos Gallery, the Celebration Station hosted by Simon’s Cycles saw 62 cyclists, 37 stopped in and another 25 flew by, enjoying their commute.

Thanks to The Eagle 97.3FM for joining us and broadcasting live from the beautiful spot on the estuary this morning. And a big thanks to Bike to Work BC President Richard Backus for stopping in to share in the celebrations!

Don’t forget you can stop by every morning this week, Simon and Patti will be there from 6.45am to 8.45am each day.

Meanwhile at Lewis Park in downtown Courtenay, the Celebration Station hosted by the City of Courtenay saw an amazing 100 people in the 2 hours they were there, 80 stopped in and 20 kept on pedalling.

It was good to see Mayor Phelps there to cheer on the commuters heading in to work to start their day.

There will be another Celebration Station at Lewis Park, between 7am and 9am on Friday morning, hosted by the Comox Valley Cycling Task Force.

Outside the gates of 19 Wing, 38 cycled to work, 25 had time to stop, whilst another 13 kept on going.

Here’s a reminder of tomorrow’s Celebration Stations;

19 Wing (corner of Military Row and Ryan Road) 6:30 – 7:30 am

I-Hos Gallery, Comox Road (hosted by Simon’s Cycles) 6:45 – 8:45 am

Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, Cliffe Ave, hosted by CV Chamber and Active Comox Valley 8 - 9am  (The Eagle 97.3FM will be onsite, broadcasting live)

Hope that your commute in was fun this morning and that you enjoy your bike from work this evening!

Results So Far

These results do not reflect final numbers until after Bike To Work Week. Numbers shown below are only for teams that have reported so far.

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2013 North Okanagan Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 56
  • Participants: 401
  • First Time Cyclists: 77
  • Male Cyclists: 201
  • Female Cyclists: 200
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 12,894
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 2,991

2013 Squamish Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 35
  • Participants: 172
  • First Time Cyclists: 38
  • Male Cyclists: 70
  • Female Cyclists: 102
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 5,178
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 1,201

2013 Sunshine Coast Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 86
  • Participants: 615
  • First Time Cyclists: 116
  • Male Cyclists: 320
  • Female Cyclists: 295
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 15,147
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 3,514

2013 Port McNeill Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 6th

  • Registered Teams: 3
  • Participants: 34
  • First Time Cyclists: 12
  • Male Cyclists: 18
  • Female Cyclists: 16
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 257
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 60

2013 BC Communities Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 33
  • Participants: 149
  • First Time Cyclists: 43
  • Male Cyclists: 55
  • Female Cyclists: 94
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 4,011
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 931

2013 Dawson Creek Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 10
  • Participants: 7
  • First Time Cyclists: 3
  • Male Cyclists: 6
  • Female Cyclists: 1
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 238
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 55

2013 Summerland Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 10
  • Participants: 23
  • First Time Cyclists: N/A
  • Male Cyclists: 16
  • Female Cyclists: 7
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 451
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 105

2013 Merritt Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 7
  • Participants: 40
  • First Time Cyclists: 4
  • Male Cyclists: 22
  • Female Cyclists: 18
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 945
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 219

2013 Invermere Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 22
  • Participants: 49
  • First Time Cyclists: 7
  • Male Cyclists: 21
  • Female Cyclists: 28
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 1,328
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 308

2013 Pemberton Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 8
  • Participants: 45
  • First Time Cyclists: 10
  • Male Cyclists: 8
  • Female Cyclists: 37
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 987
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 229

2013 Grand Forks Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 4
  • Participants: 11
  • First Time Cyclists: 1
  • Male Cyclists: 7
  • Female Cyclists: 4
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 1,354
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 314

2013 Salt Spring & Other Gulf Islands Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 39
  • Participants: 131
  • First Time Cyclists: 53
  • Male Cyclists: 50
  • Female Cyclists: 81
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 5,298
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 1,229

2013 Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 650

2013 Nanaimo Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 57
  • Participants: 238
  • First Time Cyclists: 32
  • Male Cyclists: 117
  • Female Cyclists: 121
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 9,101
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 2,111

2013 Revelstoke Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 49
  • Participants: 353
  • First Time Cyclists: 47
  • Male Cyclists: 141
  • Female Cyclists: 212
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 10,126
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 2,349

2013 Prince Rupert Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 2
  • Participants: 1
  • First Time Cyclists: N/A
  • Male Cyclists: N/A
  • Female Cyclists: 1
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 15
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 3

2013 Prince George Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 76
  • Participants: 326
  • First Time Cyclists: 73
  • Male Cyclists: 153
  • Female Cyclists: 173
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 10,587
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 2,456

2013 Shuswap Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 12
  • Participants: 40
  • First Time Cyclists: 4
  • Male Cyclists: 19
  • Female Cyclists: 21
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 1,204
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 279

2013 Smithers Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 65
  • Participants: 322
  • First Time Cyclists: 49
  • Male Cyclists: 146
  • Female Cyclists: 176
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 8,167
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 1,895

2013 Powell River Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 31
  • Participants: 150
  • First Time Cyclists: 40
  • Male Cyclists: 70
  • Female Cyclists: 80
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 4,147
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 962

2013 Penticton Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 80
  • Participants: 354
  • First Time Cyclists: 53
  • Male Cyclists: 177
  • Female Cyclists: 177
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 11,376
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 2,639

2013 Oceanside Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 4
  • Participants: 22
  • First Time Cyclists: 2
  • Male Cyclists: 11
  • Female Cyclists: 11
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 764
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 177

2013 Terrace Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 42
  • Participants: 190
  • First Time Cyclists: 49
  • Male Cyclists: 98
  • Female Cyclists: 92
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 4,873
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 1,131

2013 Tofino Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 7
  • Participants: 19
  • First Time Cyclists: 4
  • Male Cyclists: 6
  • Female Cyclists: 13
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 691
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 160

2013 Whistler Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 53
  • Participants: 207
  • First Time Cyclists: 43
  • Male Cyclists: 84
  • Female Cyclists: 123
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 5,749
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 1,334

2013 Langley Bike To Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 48
  • Participants: 125
  • First Time Cyclists: 46
  • Male Cyclists: 68
  • Female Cyclists: 57
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 5,502
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 1,277

2013 Kamloops Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 125
  • Participants: 918
  • First Time Cyclists: 204
  • Male Cyclists: 479
  • Female Cyclists: 439
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 24,072
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 5,585

2013 Kootenays Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 6
  • Participants: 23
  • First Time Cyclists: 1
  • Male Cyclists: 11
  • Female Cyclists: 12
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 1,319
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 306

2013 Kitimat Bike to Work Week

May 26th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: N/A
  • Participants: N/A
  • First Time Cyclists: N/A
  • Male Cyclists: N/A
  • Female Cyclists: N/A
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): N/A
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: N/A

2013 Kelowna & Central Okanagan Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 256
  • Participants: 1,277
  • First Time Cyclists: 263
  • Male Cyclists: 653
  • Female Cyclists: 624
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 56,326
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 13,068

2013 Fraser Valley Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 125
  • Participants: 714
  • First Time Cyclists: 201
  • Male Cyclists: 394
  • Female Cyclists: 320
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 15,479
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 3,591

2013 Fort St. James Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 9
  • Participants: 57
  • First Time Cyclists: 15
  • Male Cyclists: 15
  • Female Cyclists: 42
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 2,124
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 493

2013 Cowichan Valley Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 38
  • Participants: 164
  • First Time Cyclists: 42
  • Male Cyclists: 90
  • Female Cyclists: 74
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 7,244
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 1,681

2013 Comox Valley Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 112
  • Participants: 621
  • First Time Cyclists: 82
  • Male Cyclists: 289
  • Female Cyclists: 332
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 19,587
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 4,544

2013 Campbell River Bike to Work Week

May 27th – June 2nd

  • Registered Teams: 84
  • Participants: 319
  • First Time Cyclists: 61
  • Male Cyclists: 146
  • Female Cyclists: 173
  • Kilometres Cycled (Round Trip): 12,133
  • Kilograms of Greenhouse Gases Saved: 2,815

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