Media/Press Info

For PRESS requests about GoByBike BC Society and our Provincial events, please contact: Penny Noble, Executive Director, GoByBike BC Society : pnoble@biketowork.ca

For other media requests, and information about GoByBike BC Society and our Provincial events, please contact: Terri-Lynn Gifford, Provincial Program Manager, GoByBike BC Society : terri-lynn@biketowork.ca

For requests about GoByBike Week in your community, please contact your local Community Coordinator.

Help spread the word about the 2020 Fall GoByBike Event

September 28 – October 4, 2020

Event Description:
Each year, GoByBike BC’s Spring & Fall 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 (2019), 56,074 riders cycled 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!

With a heavy heart, GoByBikeBC Society decided to postpone the 2020 Spring event due to Covid-19. We are more than excited to announce that the fall GoByBike event will take place September 28 – October 4, 2020, following the Health Minister’s guidelines for social distancing.

Any time you use your bike for transportation instead of a motorized vehicle between September 28 – October 4, 2020, you can log those trips and qualify for one of many prize draws including the grand prize trip for 2 Cycling the Atlantic Coast of Portugal sponsored by Exodus Travels!

GoByBike BC Society wishes to stress that provincial health COVID-19 physical distancing rules remain in effect. Please continue to respect all health guidelines for physical distancing and cycle
responsibly.

GoByBike Information & Resources

2020 Fall Event Dates:
September 28 – October 4, 2020

Download Centre:
Dropbox Folder (logos, banners, images & more) >>>

Social Media:
Facebook: @gobybikebc
Instagram: @gobybikebc
Twitter: @GoByBikeBC
Pinterest: gobybikebc

Go By Bike Fall Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2491976361041396/
(BC-Wide)

Spread Messaging via Social Media:

Example Social Content:
@GoByBikeBC Save the date and mark your calendars! GoByBike runs September 28th – October 4th. Join the movement and register for GoByBike to get fit, have fun, and enter to WIN prizes! It’s FREE! Whether you’re a solo rider, or riding with a team, simply log your trips and be eligible to win! To register for free, go to www.GoByBikeBC.ca. #gobybike #gobybikebc

Example Social Image:

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