Log your Bike to Work Week trips today for prize eligibility

June 5, 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who rode their bikes last week! We had a great time celebrating with you on Friday evening at Prospera Place. Everyone enjoyed delicious food and beverages provided by L’Arena Caffé and Kettle River Brewing and the great live music by Sad Tom and the Noodles. Thanks to Kelowna Area Cycling Coalition for managing the bike valet, Valeo Health Clinic for those amazing massage and soft tissue release treatments, and Okanagan Acupuncture Centre for the swag and bean bag toss game. Brain Trust Canada was collecting donations and raised $1,513.

Thank you to all of our community contributors and Satellite Station hosts this year. You contribute a lot to BTWW and give people more chances to participate. You rock!

Prize Winners

Friday/Saturday bike winner:
Congratulations to Dianne McAleese from Bankhead Bulldogs who won a bike from The Lions Cyclery

Thanks to everyone who put their name in the draw(s) this year. Good luck next year!

*Remember: All daily prizes can be picked up by your Team Leader at Parkinson Rec Centre front desk between May 28 and June 17. Just mention your name and the day you won a prize.

Tire toss winners:
The tire toss finals took place on Friday afternoon. There were no losers in this super fun competition!

1st place: Adam Zelenka won a $60 GC, growler, t-shirt, and hat
2nd place: Ben Fecht won a $40 GC, growler, and t-shirt
3rd place: Tanya Pauls won a $20 GC and t-shirt

Thanks to Kettle River Brewing for providing these awesome prizes!

Prizes to be announced soon:
Stay tuned for the following prize announcements, which will happen over the next few weeks.

  • Passport prizes (x3)
  • Reward for reporting
  • Team prizes (mini, small, medium, and large), individual rider prize, and endurance award – Deadline to log trips is Friday, June 7
  • New riders and team leader (provincial prize) - Deadline to log trips is Friday, June 7
  • Provincial Grand Prize – Deadline to log trips is Friday, June 7

Passport prizes

If you visited three or more Celebration or Satellite Stations to get your Passport stamped last week, you can enter to win one of three prize packs from Nature’s Fare valued at $750 each, including a $100 Gift certificate and various goodies from in store. If you didn’t hand it in already, just scan or snap a photo of your passport and email it to events@smartTRIPS.ca.

Deadline for submissions: June 5. Winners will be announced soon!

Please remember: if you already handed in your Passport, you do not need to email it as well. Thanks!

Log your trips

Remember to log all your biking trips between Monday, May 27 and Sunday, June 2 at gobybikebc.ca. Team leaders, check your team trip log to see if your team members have logged their kilometres. If not , please give them a friendly reminder to do so.

You can log any trips to/from work, to/from BTWW related events (even if it's out of your way) and ANY trips you make during the week that would replace a vehicle trip.

If you rode your bike last week but you haven't signed up online, you can still retroactively register at gobybikebc.ca.

Reward for reporting results
Log your trips online at gobybikebc.ca by Wednesday, June 5, and your team will be entered into a draw to win a Smile Cycle Tour for 4.

The provincial grand prize draw

This year’s provincial grand prize is a Cycling Adventure for two in Italy’s Prosecco region sponsored by Exodus Travels.

To qualify for the grand prize trip draw (& other provincial prizes):
You must log kilometers for at least one trip that you chose to ride your bike instead of drive a motor vehicle during Bike to Work & School Week, May 27 - June 2, 2019. For example, if you chose to ride a bike instead of drive a motor vehicle to work, school, the gym, run errands or meet a friend for coffee, you can log your trip to enter to win the grand prize. Trip(s) must be logged by Friday, June 7.

After you have registered and logged a trip, you MUST enter the Exodus Prize Draw. Please read the sponsor’s terms and conditions located in the Exodus prize draw entry page.

This grand prize trip package includes economy class round trip airfare from the nearest international airport, hotel accommodations, a local leader and planned routes and itineraries with support vehicles to follow. Prize winner must be 19 years of age or older.

Learn more about the grand prize trip at gobybike.ca

Keep the conversation going

Join the Bike to Work and School Week Facebook event page to keep the conversation about going, for photo updates and final results.