Bike to Work Week 2012

Saturday, May 26th, 2012 — 11:24am PST
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Bike to Work Week 2012 runs May 28th to June 1st as individuals are encouraged to leave their cars at home and pedal to the office.

It’s an opportunity to start up a workplace team, get some exercise, explore new routes to work, and enjoy community bike events. With gas prices hitting extreme highs, it might also be worth participating to give your wallet a break.

Green seaside Father and Daughter
Photo credit: Ruth and Dave & eych-you-bee-ee-ahr-tee on Flickr

Throughout the week, over 50 commuter stations will be setup around the region to provide snacks, information, maps, and free bike repairs. Participants can register for Bike to Work Week online to count calories, plan their routes, and find out how many greenhouse gas emissions they saved by cycling instead of driving.

Commuter Stations span from South Surrey to North Vancouver so it’s likely there will be one of these informative pit stops along your way.

In preparation, read about clothing tips, bike shop listings, and check the workplace leaderboard once the week begins.

Bike to Work Week is presented by HUB (formerly the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition): “a non-profit society here to make cycling better through advocacy, education and celebration. We’re leading the way in making cycling an attractive choice for everyone in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.”

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One comment

  1. Greg D. says:

    Bike to work week is a great idea, but it should be in July or August when it’s not likely to rain. It’s pointless to have it in May when it almost always rains. I think a lot more people would get involved if the weather was better.

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