Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society

  • Riders 240
  • Teams 90
  • New Riders 28
  • Kms Biked 0
  • Total Trips 0
  • Calories Burned 0
  • Kgs of GHGs Saved 0

Greater Victoria Contact Information

James Coates
Program Coordinator
email: james@biketowork.ca
office phone: +1 (250) 920 5775
address: 1034 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 2A5

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm

GoByBikeBC Society Contact Information

For Provincial sponsorship enquiries, contact:
Terri-Lynn Gifford,
Provincial Program Manager,
terri-lynn@biketowork.ca

To learn about running an event in your community, contact:
Terri-Lynn Gifford,
Provincial Program Manager,
terri-lynn@biketowork.ca

For Provincial media enquiries:
Penny Noble,
Executive Director,
pnoble@biketowork.ca

GoByBike BC Society Mailing Address:
74591 Kitsilano RPO
Vancouver BC
V6K 4P4

About

The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society (GVBTWS) is a registered non-profit society governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are dedicated to encouraging and promoting the bicycle as a viable form of transportation to and from work. To accomplish …

Prizes & Coupons

Stay tuned for Go By Bike Week 2021 Prizes 🙂

What's happening in Greater Victoria...

  • Feb 23, 2021

    Join our Team; Become a Cycling Instructor

    Since 1999, the Bike Victoria Society (formally known as the Bike to Work Society) has educated over 5,000 participants in our comprehensive Bike Skills Courses. Our courses are customized for various ages and skill-levels and are delivered by our team of trained instructors at schools, community centers, libraries and workplaces. Courses... [Read More...]

  • Feb 14, 2021

    Winter Go By Bike Day Results

    We’re grateful that Winter Go By Bike Day wasn’t a day later, when we were blanketed with a lot of snow for the long weekend. Thanks to all those who logged their rides on Friday, February 12th to demonstrate Greater Victoria’s commitment to year round riding. Results: Prize Winners Usually, we’d... [Read More...]

  • Jan 25, 2021

    Winter Cycling Webinar!

    Join us for a special webinar on Winter Go By Bike Day. While we are not hosting our usual Celebration Station in Janion Plaza this year, we’re pleased to offer this free webinar covering specific ways to stay safe while still enjoying those winter bike rides. Our bike skills instructors will... [Read More...]

  • Jan 20, 2021

    Winter Go By Bike Day

    Whether you’ll be riding to work, to school, for fun, or to stretch your legs while working from home, join bike riders around the world on and promote year-round riding! Commit to ride on February 12th to demonstrate Greater Victoria’s commitment to active transportation. With our milder winters, this could even... [Read More...]

  • Jan 16, 2021

    Cycle Therapy Available Now

    For the first time in over 4 years, Cycle Therapy is available for free, both in stores and online. Check out Greater Victoria's cycling magazine here. [Read More...]

  • Oct 24, 2020

    GBBW 2020 Prize Winners:

    Please find below the prize winners for Go By Bike Week 2020. Individual winners are listed first, with teams and special prize winners at the end. *We will be contacting prize winners via email with instructions about prize pick-up. Keep an eye out for that email! *Please Note bike skills prize winners... [Read More...]

  • Sep 15, 2020

    Celebration Stations

    For the past 25 Bike to Work Weeks, Celebration Stations have been the cornerstone of this event. This year, we’ve worked hard to ensure we can stay safe while still hosting a series of stations during Go By Bike Week. Just like in previous Bike to Work Weeks, you can visit... [Read More...]

  • Aug 19, 2020

    Greater Victoria’s Go By Bike Week: September 28th-October 4th

    The Bike to Work Week you know and love is back with a new name, new safety protocols, but the same goal of promoting cycling through one of the region’s largest free community events. What’s New? We’re shifting focus from large in-person events to safer and more inclusive bike activities and... [Read More...]

  • Aug 1, 2020

    Bike to Work Week is now Go By Bike Week

    After postponing Bike to Work Week for the first time in 25 years, our event is returning with a new name, new safety protocols, and fun new activities, but the same goal of promoting cycling through one of the region’s largest free community events. We couldn’t be more excited to announce... [Read More...]

Prizes & Coupons

GoByBike Provincial Prizes

Enter to WIN a GoByBike BC Society Provincial Prize! To enter:

1. Register for the upcoming event
2. Log your bike rides on February 12, 2021

$50 Gift Card to the Bike Shop of YOUR Choice

4 Prize Winners.

Winners will be contacted via email. Winners will tell us the Bike Shop of their choice, GoByBike BC Society will purchase the $50 gift card for you, and it will be waiting for you at that bike shop!

$50 Visa Gift Card

Win 1 of 4 – $50 Visa Gift Cards.

Winners will be contacted via email. Visa Gift Cards will be sent to each winner.

$250 Sugoi Gift Card

$250 Gift Card to buy from Sugoi online.

Ortileb Backpack

https://www.ortlieb.com/

About

The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society (GVBTWS) is a registered non-profit society governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are dedicated to encouraging and promoting the bicycle as a viable form of transportation to and from work.

To accomplish this, the Society endorses the following goals:

  1. Raise the profile of cycling to work and expand commuter bicycle use by holding an annual ‘Bike to Work Week.’

A key organizing principle of Bike to Work Week is workplace team building.  This cooperative environment provides the opportunity for participants to experience cycling in a fun and social way. At its core, Bike to Work Week is a program that aims to shift travel behaviour. By celebrating cycling and rewarding participation, the program helps participants discover the intrinsic benefits of cycling and that commuting by bike is an enjoyable and feasible option for getting to work.

  1. Promote cooperation and safety among all road users. 

We promote campaigns such as the CRD’s ‘Cruise with Courtesy’ principles and educating cyclists to their rights and responsibilities through our Bike Skills courses.

  1. Improve the proficiency of cyclists and the safety of commuter cycling.  

The GVBTWS Bike Skills courses combine classroom and on-road training to develop safe cycling habits and behaviours.  Bike skills courses help cyclists make informed and safe decisions while sharing the road. The outcome of course participation is an increase in comfort and confidence on two wheels, and on the road.

  1. Encourage the development of facilities that support commuter cycling.

Through our workplace workshops, we address common barriers to cycling, and offer practical solutions to employees and employers to make cycling to work more accessible.

  1. Work cooperatively with the community and cycling advocates to advance the interests of commuter cycling.

Working closely with the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, Bike Maps.org, the CRD, and all municipalities in the Greater Victoria region ensures that we can address issues related to commuter cycling.

Provincial Sponsors

Community Sponsors