Go By Bike Week

Go By Bike Week 2021

Registration is now open for Go By Bike Week! This annual event (formerly Bike to Work Week) encourages anyone in the Capital Region to giving cycling a try for one week. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or have an old bike collecting dust in the garage, we want you to take part.

Why register? Hundreds of prizes are available for anyone who logs at least one bike ride from May 31 – June 6, including our grand prize of an E-Bike from Westshore Bicycles. You can join a team with your family, friends, or coworkers, and take part in a whole host of physically distanced bike activities.

Whether you’re biking to work, school, for fitness, mental health, or to take a break from working from home, we want YOU to register for Greater Victoria’s largest free event.

A New Type of Event

Without our usual in-person Celebration Stations, we’ve developed physically distanced activities to still connect by bike. See below for all we’re doing to help you log kilometres and have fun while doing it.

Don’t forget to register and log rides at the link below to be eligible for over $15,000 in prizes, including our e-bike grand prize.

The Sticker Challenge

A bike scavenger hunt to support local business, the Sticker Challenge is your chance to win prizes by collecting up to 10 different types of GBBW themed stickers from local businesses. From May 31 – June 6 visit bike shops, coffee shops, museums, pubs, and more to collect your stickers.

Stay tuned for a map of all participating locations.

Go By Bike Week
Go By Bike Week
Go By Bike Week

Neighbourhood Rides

Become a tourist in your own backyard with our Neighbourhood Rides! These Scavenger Hunts and Discovery Rides are the perfect way to explore you community by bike during Go By Bike Week. Learn about local history, ecology, and bike infrastructure while discovering hidden gems in your own backyard. Stay tuned for our 2021 Neighbourhood Rides.

Go By Bike Week
Go By Bike Week
Go By Bike Week
Go By Bike Week

All Aboard Family Cycling

The All-Aboard Family Cycling Program is a multi-faceted initiative to introduce and encourage families to using bikes for transport and recreation in the Greater Victoria Area. The program will integrate accessible mediums to reach a broad audience, starting with online activities available to all, and culminating with first come, first served guided family group rides led by Capital Bike Cycling Instructors (stay tuned for more information).

The All-Aboard Program invites those curious about family cycling to watch videos, attend our Facebook Live Q&A sessions, and download a one-page “Cheat Sheet” with tips and recommended routes!

Join us this Go By Bike Week to hear the stories, tips and tricks of local family cycling experts! Live Q & As will all take place over lunch hours, 12pm-1pm on June 1, 2 and 3. You can register at the following links:

Go By Bike Week

Activities Guide

Want to learn about all our special prize challenges? Check out our GBBW Activities Sheet!  We have a whole pile of photo challenges, activities, and ways to win prizes in our 2021 activities sheet. With specific challenges for individuals, workplaces, and family/friends teams, this guide is great motivation to make magic happen during Go By Bike Week!

Limited Edition T-Shirts

Our limited edition Go By Bike Week 2021 T-shirts are now available for purchase. We hope you like them as much as we do!

You can buy shirts online at the button below and pickup anytime from our office at 1034 Hillside Avenue. Made from organic cotton and printed locally, these shirts are a great way to ride in style while supporting the work we do.

Go By Bike Week
Go By Bike Week
Go By Bike Week

We Can’t Ride Alone

Capital Bike has three full-time and two part-time staff more motivated by our mission than money. We have a volunteer Board of Directors and dozens of program volunteers. We’re proof that less is more and that a dedicated team can not only move mountains but encourage people to ride them. We rely heavily on companies, organizations, and individuals who appreciate the culture and commerce benefits of a bike-friendly and focused community.

Adam Krupper

Adam Krupper

Executive Director

Adam has been working, living, and breathing active transportation for over 20-years. He’s been an advocate, a municipal coordinator, planner, and project manager. He is proud to head up the great work at Capital Bike.

James Coates

James Coates

Program Coordinator

James is a recent graduate of UVIC who grew up riding bikes on the trails of the North island. He is pleased to be promoting biking in Greater Victoria, both as a Program Coordinator and as an occasional Bike Skills Instructor.

Justine Bochenek

Justine Bochenek

Bike Skills Program Coordinator

Justine is passionate about making traffic safety knowledge accessible to all. She loves the opportunity to work with enthusiastic Skills Instructors, community members, and active transportation planners to promote a safe traffic environment.

Lana Taves

Lana Taves

Education Manager

Lana Taves is a Senior Bike Skills Instructor. Lana values the physical and mental benefits of biking, from increased energy to the feeling of self-powered, low-carbon freedom. She holds Master of Resource and Environmental Management degree.

Lise Jensen

Lise Jensen

Membership & Bike Locker Coordinator

Lise is a long time Victoria cycle commuter and family cargo biking enthusiast. She believes that most things you want to do can be done by bike.

Building For The Future

Despite COVID, Capital Bike is actively building its membership, running Go By Bike Week, Bike Skills courses, webinars, bike lockers, and other great services. Their new website, Capitalbike.ca, showcases everything the Society has to offer, including information on how to get involved.