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…

Bill from Trek Bikes Victoria on Winter Biking

Biking in the winter has its own set of challenges: colder temperatures, more rain, hazards on the roads, fewer daylight hours, and the seemingly irresistible draw to stay under the covers a little longer in the morning. Winter biking also has unique rewards: sunrises and sunsets during peak commuting hours, less sweaty rides, and superhero status…

Saanich Presents Revised Proposal for Shelbourne Corridor Improvements

Earlier this year, the Saanich Community Planning Committee presented two options for short term mobility improvements along Shelbourne Street for public review.  The improvements are part of the Shelbourne Valley Action Plan – which was “developed to guide land use and transportation decisions in the Shelbourne Valley over the next 30 years”.  After extensive public consultation, the…

BikeBC Funding for the Greater Victoria region over $2.5M

Minister Todd Stone was on site at the Hallowell entrance of the E&N Trail to announce some big investments in cycling infrastructure in Victoria and surrounding communities. The site of the announcement will itself be undergoing a major upgrade as the CRD received $1M in BikeBC funding to complete a section of trail from Hallowell to Maplebank which…