Spring Go By Bike Week

30th Anniversary

Spring Go By Bike Week

June 3 – 9, 2024

This tri-annual FREE event (formerly Bike to Work Week) encourages anyone in the Capital Region to give cycling a try for one week. This year is extra special as 2024 marks the 30th annual Go By Bike Week!

Why Register?

Cycling is proven to improve happiness and productivity, as well as both mental and physical health! With gas prices on the rise, there is no better time to leave the car at home. Not to mention, it’s super fun!

Aside from personal benefits, Capital Bike organizes Celebration Stations along popular cycling routes, runs challenges, and offers hundreds of prizes.

Additionally, Go By Bike Week is a strong advocacy tool for us. These numbers help us work with local leaders to improve cycling in the Capital Region!

How To Participate

Put simply, register, go for a bike ride, and log a ride on GoByBikeBC.ca!

To get the most out of Go By Bike Week, visit one of our famous Celebration Stations, start a team and ride with friends, have a little friendly competition, and leave the car at home!

Plus, the more you ride, the better prizes you’re eligible to win!

 

Team Up!

Encourage others to ride, run challenges or competitions, plan group rides, and spend quality time together!

Register at GoByBikeBC.ca. If you already have a team, just log back in to activate!

Celebration Stations

To encourage riding during Go By Bike Week, we set up Celebration Stations along popular cycling routes! Any wheeled gas-free vehicles welcome (bikes, scooters, one-wheels, skateboards, etc.)!

At each station, you’ll find:

    • FREE food, & drink

    • one-time prize draws (now paperless!)

    • bike mechanics

    • cycling resources

    • Capital Bike Swag for sale – support us!

    • chance to win the Grand Prize bike

    • & more fun!

This is a great opportunity to chat with like-minded people about all things cycling!

Lots to Win!

For this very special edition of Go By Bike Week, we’re offering THREE Grand Prize bikes to win this Spring! PLUS Hundreds of other prizes totaling over $25,000 in value!

Provincially, you can win a cycling adventure in Italy!

Click below to learn more.

Limited Edition T-Shirts & Totes

Gear up for the 30th annual Go By Bike Week with this commemorative t-shirt! Show your love for cycling and commitment to a healthy, eco-friendly commute.

This limited edition tee is a great way to:

  • Commemorate 30 years of Go By Bike Week: Let everyone know you’re a part of cycling history!
  • Promote active transportation: Inspire others to ditch the car and join the cycling movement.
  • Look good, feel good: This comfortable t-shirt is perfect for rides, events, or everyday wear!

Purchase proceeds go directly to supporting cycling advocacy, education, and celebration.

Resources

Register / Log In to GoByBikeBC.ca

This is where you will create an account, join a team, and log your rides. Logging your rides is a MUST for winning prizes.

How to use GoByBikeBC.ca

This YouTube video show how to use GoByBikeBC.ca

How to connect STRAVA with GoByBikeBC.ca

This YouTube Video shows how to connect STRAVA with your GoByBikeBC account so that your STRAVA rides are synced.

How to put your bike on the bus

This short YouTube video shoes how easy it is to put your bike on the bus. BC Transit is FREE during Go By Bike Week for those either taking their bike on the bus, or riding to the stop and going from there! Just show the driver your helmet to get on!

BikeSense Manual

This manual showcases the basics and best practices of commuter cycling in BC, including information on the Motor Vehicle Act – know your rights as a cyclist!

CRD Bike Map

This online map shows all the bikeable paths in the Greater Victoria area. This is an EXCELLENT recourse when planning your routes as Google Maps is not always right. Sometimes its safer to choose a slightly longer route than to take a quicker, more dangerous route.

ULTIMATE Team Leader Guide

This guide for Go By Bike Team Leaders shows how to get your team excited and ready for Go By Bike Week! Tips for how to encourage your team, and knock down barriers for your team members!

Take a BikeSmart Course!

Consider taking a cycling course through Capital Bike’s education program, BikeSmart! BikeSmart utilizes its fleet of friendly and knowledgeable instructors to leave you prepared for all your urban riding needs!

Learn2Ride Online Course (ages 9-12)

Learn2Ride Online is a free web-based course that helps children ages 9-12 yrs learn about basic cycling safety. Learn2Ride Online helps youth and their families learn skills to cycle safely and confidently around their neighbourhood.  It can be completed at home or at school, at any time, from any computer or device with an internet connection.

StreetWise Cycling Online (anyone ages 12+)

StreetWise Cycling Online helps beginner riders [adult and youth ages 12+] gain the knowledge and skills needed to start their cycling journeys with confidence. This is an interactive course, brought to you by HUB Cycling and GoByBike BC Society. The course can be accessed at any time, from any computer or device with an internet connection.  It’s estimated that it will take you approximately 1-2 hours to complete, which can be broken up into several sessions.

How to Start Biking (NPR)

A quick guide on how to start urban cycling!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Go By Bike Week?

Go By Bike Week is an annual celebration of cycling, encouraging everyone in the region to give cycling a try. 

To aid in the encouragement, Capital Bike organizes Celebration Stations along popular cycling routes, runs challenges, and offers hundreds of prizes – just for riding your bike! How cool is that?!

Q: Why Should I Participate?

Cycling is proven to improve happiness and productivity, as well as both mental and physical health! With gas prices on the rise, there is no better time to leave the car at home. Not to mention, it’s super fun!

Aside from personal benefits, Capital Bike organizes Celebration Stations along popular cycling routes, runs challenges, and offers hundreds of prizes.

Additionally, Go By Bike Week is a strong advocacy tool for us. These numbers help us work with local leaders to improve cycling in the Capital Region.

Q: How Do I Register?

Register on GoByBikeBC.ca!

Q: How Do I Win Prizes?

  1. Register for Go By Bike Week at GoByBikeBC.ca
  2. Go for a bike ride!
  3. Log at least two rides through GoByBikeBC.ca .

Q: What are This Year’s Prizes?

Coming Soon…

Want to donate a prize? Email Us!

events@capitalbike.ca

 

Q: Solo or Teams?

Go By Bike Week is all about inspiring people to ride. You can participate individually but the real fun is by organizing a team – friends, family, work buddies! Organize group rides, escort your friends, or devise a friendly competition!

Learn more about being a Team Leader HERE.

Q: Where Can I Find Celebration Station Map & Schedule, Passports, and other Promotional Material?

See current Celebration Station details HERE.

Passport coming soon..

Q: Can I help promote the event?

Of course! Click below to download promotional materials.

Email Signature Image

Poster (11×17″)
Poster (8.5×11″)

Handbill

Square Graphic

Q: What’s Capital Bike?

Capital Bike is a charity committed to getting more people biking more places, more often. Capital Bike organizes Go By Bike Week in the Capital Region. 

Go By Bike Week, previously Bike to Work Week, was started in 1995 in Victoria, BC. Soon, the Bike to Work Society was created to organize the ever-growing event. In 2021, the Bike to Work Society merged with the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition to form Capital Bike!

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