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Vancouver Bike to Work Week May 30-June 5, 2016

Vancouver’s popular Bike to Work Week kicks off at the end of this month, running from May 30 to June 5, 2016. The event, organized by the cycling advocacy group, HUB Cycling Coalition, hopes to encourage more people to commute via bicycle, by showing them how easy (and fun) it can be.

2016 is the 10th year for the event in Vancouver, and there are events across B.C. Last year, 34,000 people participated across the province, collectively burning over 40,000,000 calories and saving 289,333 kilograms of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs this year, including a trip for two to the cycling capital of the world, Amsterdam. As well, every bike trip logged at www.bikehub.ca will be eligible to win one of five brand new bicycles, one for each day of Bike to Work Week in Vancouver. There are also lots of other great prizes, including panniers, cycling apparel, pizza parties and more.

So what are you waiting for? Go to www.bikehub.ca to register yourself, or get your co-workers or friends together and create a team. You’ll be smiling as you sail by commuters stuck in construction on the Burrard Street bridge during rush hour, and you may even win a fantastic prize.

Bike to Work Week Vancouver
Some of the many benefits of biking to work. Credit: HUB Cycling Coalition

For information other Bike to Work Week events happening across B.C., click here.

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Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner
Peter Meiszner is an experienced journalist and media relations professional, based in Vancouver. As founder of urbanYVR.com, he has been reporting on urban development across the Lower Mainland since 2016, and has also served as vice-chair of the Gastown Historic Area Planning Committee. In October 2022, he was elected to Vancouver city council and is no longer actively reporting for urbanYVR.

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