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

Bike to Work Sunshine Coast

2013 Team Member Sign Up Sheets

Now that you’ve created a team it’s time to sign up as many team members as possible, and eventually, to track the kilometres your team rides during Bike to Work Week.  Below are links to two versions of participant sign up sheets that can be used for this purpose.  

Happy & Safe Riding, and please contact Mark or Martin with any questions.

sunshinecoastbiketowork@gmail.com

Day 2 - wet and wonderful!

Day 2 of BTWW, and way to go Sunshine Coast! Despite the liquid sunshine, you were out in force both days, proving that Coasters are an interpid bunch.  

So far the Sechelt station has hosted a total of 41 riders, while the Gibsons station has seen a whopping 120!  The roving station was in Madeira Park on Monday to meet an enthusiastic 80 Madeira Park Elementary students; and in Davis Bay this morning where we met and fed and gifted 12 riders (and waved at another 10 who looked to be on a mission).

We have 79 teams registered so far, well in excess of the 61 last year and certainly at or near the top of the Province for a community of our size.  Well done. 

Sunshine Coast BTWW 2013

Welcome back returning Bike to Workers, and welcome to the club new users for 2013!

Bike to Work Week Sunshine Coast is back for 2013 - our 3rd year - hoping to get even more Coasters on their bikes.  Once again the event is being brought to you by TraC (Transportation Choices), your advocacy group for all things alternative transporation on the coast.

2012 was an incredible success - we posted huge numbers and made the Coast proud.  We were 4th in the Province in ridership as a percent of total population and 5th in km’s per total population.

This year will again feature 3 celebration stations to fuel your commute - in Gibsons, Sechelt and a third roving station.  See the Events page for details.  

Team Prizes Announced - 2012

Wow, what a fantastic event.

14,000km in just one week, Sunshine Coast Cyclists totally rock. We doubled our last year’s kilometres, enjoyed an endless list of spot and door prizes, and made one particular boy in Roberts Creek very happy after winning the Grand Prize Bike Give-away from Spin Cycles. Congratulations to Max Shaffer.

The Wrap up Party was also a hoot, with nealy 150 folk showing up at the Cafe, some fantastic pizza, a great start to bike polo on the Coast, even a guest appearance by our MLA Nicholas Simons.

After a week of collecting data, SC BTWW are pleased to annouce the following Team Prizes.

Large Team: Field Road Rollers(SCRD) with a massive 844.8km, win 4 x $40 Spin Cycles Vouchers

Medium Team; Chatelech Staff, another 678.5km, brings home 4 x $25 IGA Vouchers

Small Team, Equipe du Pacifique, 259.5km gives them 20 x $2.25 bus tickets

2012 UPDATE - 62 Registered Teams - Team Listing Here!

Day 5 of BTWW and we still have 63 teams registered - that’s now 19 more than last year.  Pretty impressive for our small set of communities. 

Rider counts at the stations have been impressive….check this out:

Monday: Gibsons-52, Sechelt -27, Langdale-10

Tuesday: Gibsons- 35, Sechelt- 37, Lower Gibsons- 15

Wednesday, Gibsons- 51, Sechelt- 25, Gibsons E school - 80 students, 30 parents, Roberts Creek- 15

Thursday: Gibsons- 54, Davis Bay- 15, Sechelt- 34

Friday: Gibsons- 65, Sechelt- 20, Roberts Creek School- 108 students, 20 parents

Now let’s concentrate on making sure each team captures as many riders as possible for next week and that we’re safe on the road. 

If you’ve not yet formed or joined a team, perhaps someone in your office has already created a team. See the list below and join now.  Or join one of the community teams from Gibsons, Sechelt or Roberts Creek.

Check out the prizes (2012)!

Friday night’s Wrap up party was a huge success. In excess of 100 people showed up at the Gumboot, the pizza was awesome, the slide show loop entertaining, Anna Lumiere played piano (without a G!), kids and adults enjoted Bike polo, and lots went home with swag.

We had some awesome prizes for the 2012 week:

The top prize of the $500 Giant Revell bike (courtesey of Spin Cycles) went to a lucky student from RCCES, Max Shaffer, with ticket # 514268. His ticket was pulled from a bucket with over 500 hopefuls.

Door Prize winners went home with the following:

  • Bosch angle grinder
  • Geigerrig hydration pack
  • June Transit pass (2)
  • MSR Flex 3 camping pot set
  • Stanley Tool Box
  • Halo Full face helmet
  • Kranked Hard shell helmet
  • Zosden black shell jacket

Team Prizes will be announced after all the results come in;

A few days left- get that bike tuned up (2012)

 

Now would be the time to check over your bike, if you haven’t already been hard training this week and last.

Did you know that both Spin Cycles and Off The Edge are offering BTWW registrants 10% off tune-ups tghis week and next. Please take advantage of this great offer, and thank them for being a big part of BTWW.

Calling all Photographers

 

Part of next week’s Wrap Up Party on Friday 1st June will include a slide show screening off the fun and comraderie of Bike To Work Week.  Keep a watch out for our friendly photographers Alun Sirulnikoff and Barry Haynes on the roadside, and SMILE for the camera.

Bike to Work Week Safety Tips

Bike to Work Week is a few days away, and hopefully you’ve already signed on to a team and have the bike tuned up and ready to go.  Now is the time to think about how to ensure that your ride to work next week is a safe one.

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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