Capital Bike and Victoria Orange Shirt Day are proud to announce the first-ever National Reconciliation Day Ride on September 30th in Victoria, BC, as part of Go By Bike Week, in recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Everyone is invited to wear orange and join us for the National Reconciliation Day Ride on September 30th from 10 AM until noon. This knowledge-sharing ride will start at Centennial Square and will stop at locations of significance to the lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen/Songhees) and W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) People on whose lands we live, work, and ride. We will be sharing stories about these locations so that participants can learn about the histories of places that many of us ride past every day. The ride will return participants to Centennial Square by noon, in time for the start of the Xe xe Smun eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters Ceremony at Centennial Square.
Capital Bike is honoured to be partnering with our friends Eddy Charlie and Kristin Spray of Xe xe Smun eem-Victoria Orange Shirt Day to host a ride on the first annual Truth and Reconciliation Day in British Columbia.
Find the event on Facebook and spread the word. Registration is not required for this specific event, however, all participants are encouraged to register and log this special ride for Go By Bike Week at GoByBikeBC.ca. The route is available here (subject to change during the ride, depending on timing).
In-person events are back for the first time since fall 2020! Join us at stations across the region from September 27-October 3rd: meet new friends, grab food and drinks, collect stamps on your passport, meet with local bike shops, enter prize draws, and experience all that Greater Victoria’s cycling community has to offer.
Capital Bike is pleased to partner with the Better Transit Alliance of Greater Victoria and Island Press to bring you a free webinar, Having the Right Conversation About Transit.
Christof Spieler, the author of “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of US and Canadian Transit,” will be joining us as the special guest for this webinar.
Wednesday, September 28th, Noon – 1:00 pm
Looking to log those kms leading up to and during Fall Go By Bike Week? Become a tourist in your own backyard with our Neighbourhood Rides! These Scavenger Hunts and Discovery Rides are always available for you to try, and a fun way to explore the community by bike during GBBW. Learn about local history, ecology, and bike infrastructure while discovering hidden gems in your own backyard.
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.
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 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 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.
Sarah’s gone from being a fair-weather rider to a year-round bike commuter, sold her SUV, bought a cargo bike, and loves to figure out how she can do more and more by bike. You may have even seen her, out exploring the region with her dog in the cargo bike.
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 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.