Have fun 2023 Spring Go By Bike Week from Could 29 To June 4

Cyclists cease at a celebration station throughout Vancouver’s Go By Bike Week. Photograph: HUB Biking

Vancouver is a bike-friendly metropolis. Every spring, locals and guests come collectively to have fun Go By Bike Week. This yr’s occasion takes place from Could 29 to June 4 and contains group rides, webinars, and neighborhood celebration stations.

What’s Go By Bike Week?

The week-long initiative runs from Could 29 to June 4 and goals to encourage extra individuals to decide on biking for on a regular basis transport. Biking is a enjoyable solution to get round whereas staying wholesome. It additionally helps get monetary savings and reduces air air pollution. And it’s an effective way to see our lovely metropolis. Every journey that cyclists log additionally helps bike advocacy teams acquire knowledge to enhance biking situations in Metro Vancouver.

How Do I Register?

Register on-line for Go By Bike Week, then log at the very least one bike experience between Could 29 and June 4. Any bike experience counts! You possibly can bike to work, faculty, purchasing, the health club, or simply for enjoyable!

You possibly can register as a person or type a group together with your coworkers, household, or pals. Problem your teammates to experience extra typically throughout the week or compete as a group for essentially the most kilometres logged in numerous sectors.

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Go to Celebration Stations and Group Stations

Take a break in your bike experience to go to a Celebration Station or Group Station. They provide biking data and free fundamental bike upkeep. Some additionally supply free snacks and low.

There are over 30 stations situated alongside main bike routes in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, New Westminster, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Port Moody, and Coquitlam. Take a look at the Celebration Station map and schedule to seek out one close to your route.

Group Celebration Stations at Go By Bike Week

Strive a Mobi Bike Share

Go by Bike is the right time to check out the Mobi bike share. Launched in 2016, Vancouver’s bike share community has over 200 stations unfold throughout town, so it’s simple to discover a bike. Throughout Go By Bike Week use promo code “gbbw” for a free 24-hour go for his or her basic bikes. The promo code additionally will get you a reduced price on their new e-bikes.

Attend a Webinar

Are you new to biking? The occasion features a free Intro to Metropolis Biking webinar with ideas for newbie bikers. There’s additionally a free Intro to E-Biking webinar with data about shopping for, driving, and caring on your e-bike. Register upfront as house is restricted.

Be part of a Group Journey

Hang around with different riders on a community-oriented group experience. There are two rides to select from. The Gravel Buddies Group Journey takes on the paths of Stanley Park on Could 30. Or be part of the Chill Rides Vancouver Group Journey for a relaxed tempo experience across the roads of Stanley Park on June 1.

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Cyclists ride through Rocky Point Park during Go By Bike Week

Cyclists experience by way of Rocky Level Park throughout Go By Bike Week. Photograph: HUB Biking

Take a Self-Guided Biking Tour of Public Artwork

Vancouver is a superb metropolis to discover on two wheels. Vancouver Biennale makes it simple to seek out the good public artwork with over a dozen completely different choices for self-guided biking excursions. The routes vary from 5 to 50 km and embrace a map, step-by-step instructions, and many data concerning the artwork.

Giants mural on Granville Island by Os Gemeos

Giants by Os Gemeos Photograph: Vacation spot Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic

Win Prizes!

Due to beneficiant native enterprise donations, there are plenty of prizes out there at this yr’s Go By Bike Week. Log at the very least one journey to be eligible for the grand prize, a biking journey for 2 to Croatia, sponsored by Exodus.

This yr the prizes are organized into gold, silver, and bronze tiers. If you happen to log extra journeys, you may win prizes from increased tiers. The prizes embrace goodies from Cazador Cycle, Arc’teryx, Duer, Two Wheel Gear, Science World, Cycle Metropolis Excursions, Sport Chek, Translink and extra.

By Taryn Eyton
Supply Inside Vancouver

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