Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work encourages employees to create workplace teams and log their cycling commutes to win prizes and compete against other local organizations. Each day there is a Celebration Station around the Central Okanagan providing free tune ups, snacks and prizes to commuters travelling to and from work.

 

Bike to Work Week 2018 took place from May 28th to June 3rd.

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How does Bike to Work Week work?

One person signs up his or her workplace (or department/group) as a team and becomes the Team Leader. Anyone who is not part of a workplace team can also register as an individual. All registration is done at www.biketowork.ca.

The Team Leader encourages everyone in the workplace to cycle to work during the week, and reaches out to co-workers who want to try cycling by offering support and information. Team Leaders will receive a Team Leader kit with great resources and prizes to reward team members for cycling. The more people that ride daily, the better chance teams have of winning.

Once your workplace has a Team Leader, other employees will sign up through the Team Leader at your workplace, or by registering themselves and joining their workplace team online. All reporting (tracking of trips, kilometers) is done on the biketowork.ca website:

Bike to Work BC Reporting site

Not part of a workplace environment? You can register as an individual. Individuals are not eligible to recieve a Team Leader Kit, but they are still eligible for many prizes and  can attend the Celebration Stations for free snacks and drinks, bike tune-ups, and station prize draws.   

Can schools participate?

Each year students of all ages are invited to participate in Bike and Walk to School Week, running the same week as Bike to Work Week. Events are coordinated through the school with the assistance of smartTRIPS staff. Schools can receive a tool kit to help them get started, including incentives to encourage everyone to get to school without using fuel. Great prizes will also be rewarded to the schools with the highest participation rate! Bike to School Week is a fun way to encourage kids to ride to school regularly, and it helps build lifelong cyclists! In addition to getting active, schools also benefit though reduced school zone congestion, and fewer idling cars, helping to improve our air quality.

For more information and Bike to School registration; please contact our smartTRIPS event coordinator at events@smarttrips.ca