2020 Year End Report

The past year has been especially challenging for, well, everybody. But we’re still happy to report the success of many of our activities, both traditional and new, and 12 months full of events, courses, new programs, and bike rides. See below for highlights of what we did in 2020. Go by Bike Week Though we…

Everyone Rides Gr. 4 & 5

Between October 5th and November 12th our bike skills instructors were busy teaching bike skills workshops to kids in grades 4 and 5.We taught a total of 1,122 students in 51 classes at 11 different schools. These “Everyone Rides” courses consisted of in-class sessions teaching ABC quick checks, bike anatomy, and safe riding, followed by…

Go by Bike Week 2020 Results

It has been a pleasure meeting participants at Celebration Stations, seeing more folks biking on the roads and trails, receiving submissions for the sticker challenge, and hearing about all the ways cyclists, whether experienced or new, have participated in Go By Bike Week! Check out our results below: Thanks to our Sponsors: We couldn’t do…

New Summer Bike Activities

With our regular events and courses postponed and our staff working from home we wondered how we could still create fun activities and stay connected with local cyclists. The solution? A series of neighbourhood based activities designed to get folks biking around their communities while maintaining social distance. Check out our summer 2020 Bike Activity…

We’ve Hired New Staff!

Three new employees are joining the GVBTWS Team. Sara Lax will be working on our programs such as Bike to Work Week as Event Coordinator, while Justine Bochenek will be helping to offer bike skills courses to local schools, workplaces, and interested community members as Bike Skills Program Coordinator. James Coates will be helping with…

We’re Hiring!

2020 is approaching fast! We are looking for smart, talented, fun, and great people to help run our two biggest, more exciting programs! Bike to Work Week and Bike Skills Education! We are hiring two positions: a new Events Coordinator and a new Bike Skills Program Coordinator. Find the full job descriptions here: http://biketoworkvictoria.ca/jobs/ The…

Fall Bike To Work Week Team Prize Winners!

Well that’s a wrap! Fall Bike to Work Week 2019 is over but not forgotten! We are so proud of the turnout this year! We had 2,096 people register in 792 teams. Together we rode 94,481 kms in 10,232 trips. Being great people, we averted 20, 562 kgs of GHGs and burning a mind-boggling 2.8…

The Society Hires a New ED!

On September 20, 2019, The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society welcomed its new Executive Director, Adam Krupper. Adam succeeds former Society ED, Amelia Potvin, who was with the Society, first as a Program Coordinator, and later, Executive Director. Amelia saw the Society’s flagship program, the spring Bike to Work Week, achieve record success with…

Seeking a new Executive Director

The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society is seeking a new Executive Director to help lead us in our 26th year and beyond. Can you work with sponsors, directors and staff to help run dynamic events? Know your way around a bike and can help lead our bike skill courses? If that is you, head…

GRAND PRIZE WINNER PROFILE

Congratulations to the Winner of the Grand Prize, Exodus Travels Cycling Trip for Two to Italy: Thomas Weimer from Saanich “I can’t even explain how I felt … first I was in disbelief, I mean, I’ve never won anything that comes even close to this!” – Thomas Weimer, the lucky winner of the grand prize…

2018 Fall Bike to Work and School Week

2018 Fall Bike to Work and School Week Monday, October 22nd- Sunday, October 28th. Join us for the annual Bike to Work Fall Days event, running for the entire week!  There will be Celebration Stations during the work week in the mornings, with prizes,  giveaways, food, beverages, and bike repair mechanics at each station.  One…

Bike to Work & School Week: May 28 – June 3, 2018

It all started right here in Victoria 24 years ago! Join us for this year’s fantastic event. All the information you need to REGISTER and participate can be found at the registration website: WWW.BIKETOWORK.CA/VICTORIA.   The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society continues to organize the annual FREE community event that celebrates regular commuter cyclists…

Spring is in the air!

Whether you ride your bike all winter or you need to wake it from hibernation, spring is the perfect time to revitalize your ride. Susan from Oak Bay Bikes sat down with us to share some basic tips on making sure your bike is road ready.  Here’s her spring checklist. For those who are dusting…

Creating a Bike-Friendly Workplace Culture: How modo car-share can help

Encouraging employees to bike to work should be a top priority for all employers.  Long-term employee health benefits, a more productive workforce, and improved corporate culture are all benefits enjoyed by employers who establish bike-friendly workplaces. According to several studies, including a recently-published article in the British Medical Journal which studied over 250,000 subject over…

Give the Gift of Light this Holiday Season!

Let’s face it, there are simply too many people on bikes that don’t have adequate lighting!  Lights are a super easy way to improve your visibility, and they are required by law. Here’s the scoop: According to the Motor Vehicle Act, the minimum requirements are as follows: From ½ an hour before sunset until ½…