Media/Press Info

For media requests about GoByBike BC Society and our events (Bike to Work & School Week/GoByBike Week) provincially please contact: Terri-Lynn Gifford, Provincial Program Manager, Bike to Work BC Society : terri-lynn@biketowork.ca

For media requests about Bike to Work & School Week or GoByBike Week in your community, please see contact your local Community Coordinator.

2019 Spring Bike to Work & School Week Participation Stats

Each year, GoByBike BC’s Spring Bike to Work & School Week encourages British Columbian’s to choose their bicycles for transportation rather than a motor vehicle: converting sedentary time behind the steering wheel, into time pedaling their bicycle wheels; enjoying healthy, environmentally friendly, active transportation. During the last spring event, 56,074 riders biked 2.97 million kilometers (rather than drove those kilometers via motor vehicle) and saved 644,005 kilograms of greenhouse gases from entering our atmosphere. A total of 89.1 million calories were burned during this event!

About GoByBike BC Society and Bike to Work & School Week

Formerly Bike to Work BC Society, Go By Bike BC Society is a non-profit society that facilitates Bike to Work and School events and GoByBike events in more than 100 communities throughout BC.

We break down the perceived barriers that prevent people from using a bicycle for everyday transportation by creating an environment of encouragement and support and getting people to try it for the first time. Once people discover how enjoyable it is to use their bicycles for transportation during Bike to Work & School Week, many will continue to use their bikes instead of their motorized vehicles. 92 percent of our 2019 post-event survey respondents state that Bike to Work Week motivates them to continue to use their bikes for transportation after the event is over.

Learn more about program inception and history over the last 25 years…

Photos may be accessed via Flickr. The 2016-2019 photos can be accessed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/147016926@N07/albums
Photos from events in 2011-2015 can be accessed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/biketoworkbc/albums