2018 Bike to Work Week | 2018 Bike to School Week

Summerland

2018 Bike to Work & School Week is May 28 - June 3! Have Fun. Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Win Prizes.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Welcome Cyclists to Bike to Work & School Week Summerland 2018!  2018 marks the 5th BTWW for Summerland and we are excited to encourage this great Community to replace their 4 wheels for 2 wheels and GO BY BIKE more often! 

Last year we had 131 Riders and 77 teams. THIS year our goal is over 160 Riders and 90 Teams! We think we can do it...but we need you. So dust off your bike, encourage your neighbour or friend and commit to riding your bike more often. We have some great events and prizes waiting for you...more details to follow.

Register NOW for your chance to WIN one of many great prizes, including a Trip for 2 to Portugal Cycling Porto to Lisbon Sponsored by Exodus Travels!

How to Register:

  • If you registered last year, all you have to do is Login and you are registered for this year's event.
  • If you've never registered before, click on https://www.biketowork.ca/registration and take a few minutes to sign-up FREE!

To Qualify for the Grand Prize Trip Draw (& our local Grand Prize):

You must log kilometers for at least one trip that you choose to ride your bike instead of drive a motor vehicle to during Bike to Work & School Week, May 28 - June 3, 2018 (for example, if you choose to ride a bike instead of drive a motor vehicle to work, school, the gym, run errands, meet a friend for coffee, etc.). Enter the Exodus Prize Draw here: https://www.exodustravels.com/ca/cyclingBC-registration Note: if you enter, you will only qualify if you have logged a trip during May 28 – June 3, 2018.

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.

Our local grand prize includes transportation and entry into the 2018 Okanagan Trestle Tour on July 1, 2018.

Click here: to learn more about the Grand Prize Trip

Click here to learn more about our local Grand Prize: http://www.okanagantrestlestour.com/

Interested in Learning more about Adventure Cycling? Click here to sign up for Exodus Travels eNews.

NOTE to School Teams: Staff must register in the Bike to Work registration system in order to qualify for the grand prize trip draw.

Register yourself and your teams now.  

Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/btwwsummerland/.

If you forgot your password click the log in button and then the "Request a new password" button. 

BC Grand Draw Prize:

A Dream Bike Trip For Two to the Atlantic Coast of Portugal. 

Sponsored by Exodus Travels

Blessed with sun-kissed beaches, colourful and vibrant fishing villages and scenic routes through pine forests and dunes, the Atlantic Coast of Portugal offers some fantastic cycling opportunities. This tour starts in Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage city and best European City Destination in 2013, 2014, and again for 2017. Winners must be 18+.

In order to qualify for the grand prize trip, you must have:

  1. Registered for Bike to Work Week 2018
  2. Logged kilometers for at least one trip that you chose to use a bike to get to instead of a vehicle during Bike to Work Week (May 28 - June 3)
  3. Complete the contest entry form here: https://www.exodustravels.com/ca/cyclingBC-registration 

2018 Go By Bike Week Prep Event

If you have ever wanted to participate in Bike to Work/School Week but weren't sure where to start, THIS is the event for you! We have three great events happening Saturday, May 19th at 8:30 at Memorial Park in Summerland.
At 8:30am we will have Geoff Prowse here from The Bike Barn with a fleet of ebikes (electric bikes) that you can try out for free! Ebikes are revolutionizing cycling as they provide just enough of an assist to help people get back on their bikes...or tackle the many hills of Summerland. :)
At 10:00am we will have Louise Blais, the head coach of She Rides Penticton, here to refresh your cycling skills and prepare you to feel safe riding on the road.
And lastly, at 11:00am, we will have Phillip Watson from UpCycle here in Summerland to teach you to get and keep your bike ready to ride with some simple maintenance tips.
Join us for the whole morning or part of the morning!

No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome!

Welcome Cyclists!

Ride your bike this week and fall in love with two-wheeled transportation. Your participation helps generate momentum for safe, bike-friendly streets in Summerland.  The more people on their bikes, the more support created for bike-friendly trails, active transportation networks, and cycling/walking signage. It's that simple. You'll also feel good knowing you are saving money on gas, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and helping your heart stay fit. Please share your cycling photos and videos on the Summerland Bike to Work Week Facebook page:www.facebook.com/btwwsummerland 

Visit a Celebration Station   

Monday, May 28 to Friday, June 1

7:30 - 9 a.m.  

Location: Beside the Summerland Library Parking Lot on Main Street

Serving refreshments, snacks, and encouragement to all cyclists. Every day will be hosted by a different Summerland business. Make sure to visit during your morning ride.

Thank you to our generous food and draw prize sponsors!

Monday - Nesters Market joined by the Healthy Community Initiative

Tuesday - Summerland Credit Union

Wednesday - True Grain Bread

Thursday - The Beanery Cafe

Friday - Summerland IGA

Prizes are drawn from the online registrations. Cyclists must have logged in at least one commute during the week. Summerland prizes are drawn on Monday, June 4.

Ride to Antler's Saddle  

Sunday, June 3rd    

11 a.m. from Memorial Park

Join Henry Sielmann from The Trail of the Okanagan Society for a socially paced ride along the newly paved Garnett Valley road to the scenic summit at Antler's Saddle. Two distances will be available that day and all that is required is a bike ingood working order and a helmet (a water bottle and snacks would also be a good idea). It is expected that the ride will take between 2-4 hours depending on distance chosen.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

First Time Registering:   

To register for Bike to Work & School Week 2018, click on Register and complete the registration.  

Elementary and Middle Schools register at: https://www.biketowork.ca/bike-school-week-may-29-june-2-2017

Registered Last Year:  

If you registered for Bike to Work Week last year, click on Login. Logging in to your account will automatically register you for the 2018 Bike to Work & School Week.   

Note: if you forgot your password, click on Request New Password and enter your email address.

 

REMEMBER TO RIDE SAFELY

Here are a few helpful cycling safety resources to read and watch:

Key links on icbc.com (live on May 25, 2017).

Youtube videos:

 

Need some inspiration to ride your bike? Watch these great videos from eProdigy, a Vancouver electric bike company: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R587hxj2KZ8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqtEcThsM3s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgyv1vkpxxA

 

 

 

More Cycling Videos Worth Sharing   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZatKUoJRpzI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAPUgVewFlA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNdObl46C1M

https://vimeo.com/92932077

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA-5xkBsfIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMWoETvJdPs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygl00i-QmYE

 

May 8, 2018

Join us Saturday, May 19th for our inaugural Go BY Bike Week Prep Event! This event is open to everyone and no cycling experience is required...heck for one of the events, you don't even need a bike ;)

We have three great events happening Saturday, May 19th at 8:30 at Memorial Park in Summerland.

May 9, 2017
Tune up your bike and your bike commuting senses with this short and sweet review of the top 10 reasons to bike to work (and other places).
 
Top 10 Reasons to Bike to Work

Despite vast improvements in cycling infrastructure in many cities across the continent, the majority of North Americans still don’t bike to work. While the benefits of cycling to work are nearly innumerable, we managed to round them down to just ten so we wouldn’t run out of space on the Internet. From the Momentum Mag staff, here are our top 10 reasons to bike to work:

April 12, 2017

Bike to Work BC is expanding and calling out to everyone to participate in this annual cycling event. Whether your destination is work, school, town, church, or trail, you are encouraged to register and log in your bike ride during the week. Every registered rider is included in the local community calculations and the provincial calculations. Last year over 36,000 happy BC cyclists registered for the event. 

Register today and be a part of the growing healthy and happy commuter cycling movement.

 

Activity Feed

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Linnea Good biked 2.32 km for 2018 Bike to School Week, June 11, 2018
CM
Colleen Mah biked 15.00 km for 2018 Bike to School Week, June 10, 2018
LG
Linnea Good biked 2.32 km for 2018 Bike to School Week, June 7, 2018
PH
Pat Hawkes biked 2.32 km for 2018 Bike to School Week, June 5, 2018
CM
Colleen Mah biked 12.50 km for 2018 Bike to School Week, June 5, 2018
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Doug Holmes biked 0.98 km for 2018 Bike to School Week, June 4, 2018

Facebook Feed

(select the event you wish to view the data for)
303
Riders
52 Teams
52
New Riders
5,732
Kilometers Biked
171,960
Calories Burned
1,242
Kilograms of GHG’s Saved
519 Total Trips by Bike

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