Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society

  • Riders 3,175
  • Teams 303
  • New Riders 3,175
  • Kms Biked 31,078
  • Total Trips 2,468
  • Calories Burned 932,340
  • Kgs of GHGs Saved 6,738

Greater Victoria Contact Information

Sara Lax
Event Coordinator
email: sara@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 …

Events

Prizes & Coupons

Check out the hundreds of prizes we have available for Go By Bike Week participants!

What's happening in Greater Victoria...

  • Sep 27, 2020

    Neighbourhood Rides Now Available!

    We’re highlighting some of our most popular Neighbourhood Rides from the past few months, and debuting some new ones created for Go By Bike Week by the community! These scavenger hunts, discovery rides, and ride the distance rides are a great way to visit hidden gems in your community and learn... [Read More...]

  • Sep 25, 2020

    All the Ways to win prizes!

    With Go By Bike Week on the horizon, here’s every single way you can win a prize! Prizes are listed under the “prizes/coupons” tab on the sidebar. We have over 500 individual prizes worth a total of approximately $20,000 this year! Grand Prize (1st of 2 e-bikes!): Awarded through a random... [Read More...]

  • Sep 23, 2020

    Bike to School!

    Biking to School is a huge part of Go By Bike Week. Join us for this free, fun, week-long biking event for students of all ages and abilities. This is a great way to practice sustainability at your school and highlight the benefits of active transportation for your class. Biking to... [Read More...]

  • Sep 17, 2020

    T-Shirts Available Now!

    We’re thrilled to announce that our 2020 Go By Bike Week t-shirts are now available! Help support the Bike to Work Society and have a beautifully-designed shirt! Made in Canada, printed locally, and made from 100% organic cotton. Nothing but the best for you! You can purchase these online and pick them... [Read More...]

  • Sep 15, 2020

    GBBW E-Launch

    Hear from the GVCC, GVBTWS, and many of our fantastic community partners as we talk all things Go By Bike Week and share stories about cycling. This launch was recorded September 14th. [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...]

  • Sep 10, 2020

    GBBW Movie Night!

    Join us for our very first virtual movie night to celebrate Go By Bike Week! We are screening Kate Trumbull-LaValle and Johanna Sokolowski’s 2016 documentary Ovarian Psycos. We’re hosting this movie night Friday, October 2, 2020, from 7 PM – 8:15 PM Ovarian Psycos (2016) is about a new generation of... [Read More...]

  • Sep 10, 2020

    New Activity: Bike Skills Webinars

    In Spring, our Bike Skills program entered new territory, as we had to cancel our usual in-person courses and create new online offerings. Between May and August we hosted webinars on subjects from bike maintenance to COVID safety, from e-bikes to bike specific exercises. We’re pleased to offer two new webinars... [Read More...]

  • Sep 9, 2020

    New Activity: Neighbourhood Rides

    Every ride counts for this year’s Go By Bike Week (formerly Bike to Work Week). We have new activities this year to support our participants whose usual work commutes have been disrupted. The second new activity is the NEIGHBOURHOOD RIDES: These rides are self-guided bike tours, and take you to hidden... [Read More...]

  • Sep 8, 2020

    New Activity: The Sticker Challenge

    Every ride counts for this year’s Go By Bike Week (formerly Bike to Work Week). We have all sorts of new activities this year to support our participants whose usual work commutes have been disrupted. Our first new activity is the STICKER CHALLENGE: Support the local businesses that support Go By... [Read More...]

  • Sep 4, 2020

    Grand Prize Announcement!

    We’re thrilled to announce this year’s grand prizes for Go By Bike Week. Two lucky participants will win a Norco Scene e-bike, sponsored by MyBelmont. All you have to do to win is register for, and log rides during, Go By Bike Week. We couldn’t be more excited to offer these... [Read More...]

  • Sep 3, 2020

    New Prizes Added Every Day!

    Our generous community sponsors are making sure that Go By Bike Week will be filled with chances for participants to win all sorts of fun prizes! Check out the prizes tab on the sidebar to see some of our community prizes from local businesses! New prizes will be added every day... [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 a trip during the event dates (a qualifying trip is any trip that you choose to GoByBike instead of by motor vehicle)

Trip for 2 Cycling the Atlantic Coast of Portugal Sponsored by Exodus Travels

Spend a magical 8 days cycling past sun-kissed beaches, vibrant fishing villages, peaceful pine forests and shimmering blue waters on your way from Porto to Lisbon. To enter this special prize draw, you must complete the Exodus Prize Entry here: https://www.exodustravels.com/ca/GoByBike-fall-registration

$50 Visa Gift Card

Win 1 of 10 – $50 Visa Gift Cards

Greater Victoria Prizes

Check out the hundreds of prizes we have available for Go By Bike Week participants!

GRAND PRIZES: Two Norco Scene VLT e-bikes

The two e-bikes are each valued at $3,599, and are sponsored by MyBelmont.

There are two ways enter the grand prize draw to win one of these e-bikes. One way is to register for, and log one ride during, Go By Bike Week. The other way is to collect five different stickers as part of our upcoming Sticker Challenge and submit a photo of the stickers to the Bike to Work Society. One lucky winner will be randomly selected.

“The Scene VLT’s step-through aluminum frame offers riders ease of use and versatility combined with a Shimano STEPS E6100 electric assist. Its removable battery makes charging easy, and the thru-axle hubs ensure your bike and its wheels are securely locked when you park. The Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and Shimano drivetrain add reliable, effective performance, whether you’re stopping or going.”

Two-hundred $20 gift cards- Oak Bay Bikes

Cannondale Treadwell 3 Hybrid- Fort Street Cycles

This bike was donated to us by Fort Street Cycles! One lucky Go By Bike Week Participant will win this fantastic bike, with a value of $849.

Ten Free Bicycle Tune Ups- Cycles West

$79.99 value each

Twenty Two Schwalbe Marathon Tires

We have 22 Individual Tires, or 11 pairs, of Schwalbe’s best selling model of tire: the Marathon. We have all sorts of sizes of these puncture resistant bike tires.

Bike Locks from Fairfield Bikes

Nothing beats a good lock. That’s why we’re excited to offer the following bike locks as prizes for Go By Bike Week:

Kryptonite Evolution U-Lock

Kryptonite Cable Lock

Kryptonite Kryptolock

Kryptonite New York Lock

Goodies from Brentwood Cycles

x2 Finish Line  Super Bike Wash

x2 Exceeda Road Cap

24x Honey Stinger Gel Shots

Camelbak Water Bottle

2x Finishline Gear Floss

4x Xtract Gloves (Womans)

Bike Locks and Overshoes

7x 49N DIx Cork Bar Tape

Endura Freezing Point Overshoe

2xSerfas MB-3 Micro Blast With CO2

2x 49N Ultra Doppler Rear Tail Light

2x PRO- Compact Minipump Magnet Lock System

4x Norco Water Bottles

CrankBros F10 Multi Tool

Boxes of KronoBars and Fruit 3 energy bars

 

 

Goodies from North Park Bikes!

Eleven Blackburn Click front lights ($25 value each)

Two Evo E-tec USB front lights ($20 value each)

Ten Patch Kits ($6 value each)

Six Recyclistas t-shirts

Retro Cooler Prize Pack- Vancouver Island Brewing

$200 Value

Beginner Lessons for Two (x4) from Crag X

Five $50 Horror Escape Room Gift Certificates

Gift Cards for Tune ups (x3)- North Park Bike Shop

$85 value each!

Seven $50 Gift Cards to the Market on Yates

Garment Pannier- Classic 2.1 from Two Wheel Gear

Five $50 gift cards- Six Mile Pub

Ten One Hour Jump Passes for Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park

Two helmets from Brentwood Cycles

Atmos 2 Road Helmet ($50 value)

Serfas Kilowatt Helmet ($89 value)

Growler Fill a month for one year- Driftwood Brewery

Tune ups at JK's Bicycleitis!

Lucky GBBW participants can win either one major tune up ($90 value) or one of several minor tune ups ($50 value each) at JK’s Bicycleitis!

Sixty Schwalbe Tire Levers

Four $25 "R-Bucks" Gift Card for Recyclistas

Eight 1 Week Passes- Boulder House

Twenty Short Flight Cards- Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse

Six Schwalbe Saddle Bags with Tubes and Tire Levers

Three Brentwood Cycles T-Shirts!

One Month Unlimited Membership to Alive Mindbody

Five $50 Gift Cards- Six Mile Pub

Seven Bike Bags- Cycles West

$69.99 value each

Six $25 Patagonia Gift Cards

Comes with Stickers!

$25 at The Local Gift Certificate

Two $25 Gift Cards from Milestones Grill and Bar

Three "Little June Cafe" $20 Gift Cards

Commute Backpack Kit (3 bags) from Two Wheel Gear

Two Hour Double Kayak Rental- Victoria Kayak

Group Tasting for 4, including your choice of 1 package of coffee, at Level Ground

$100 value

Two $25 Valhalla Pure Outfitters Gift Cards

6 Class Card- Moksana Yoga Centre

Two $50 gift cards- The Boulders Climbing Gym

Six Handlebar Baskets- Cycles West

$39.99 value each

Four Complimentary Family Admissions to the BC Aviation Museum

Two "1 pound of beans" gift cards- Bean Around the World

Ten Gift Cards for $25 of rental time at Sports Rent

Pixel Art Computers: 2 Full Computer System Tune Ups, with One Year of Malwarebyte Protection

$150 Value Each

Twenty Five Complementary Passes to Saanich Recreation

Eligible at any drop in Saanich Recreation facility

Three $100 gift certificates- Modo

Lunch for Two in the Pacific Restaurant- Hotel Grand Pacific

$75 worth of gift cards from Frontrunners

Four $25 Gift Cards for the Level Ground Tasting Room

Three $20 Little June Cafe Gift Cards

$50 free drive time- Modo

Eight Schwalbe Airmax Pro Digital Air Pressure Gauges

Three OM Drop-In Passes from Iyengar Yoga

Blackburn Shopper Panniers from Fairfield Bike Shop

Twenty One Free Personal Pizza Gift Certificates- Panago

Fifteen Free Appetizers Gift Cards at Milestones Grill and Bar

Ten Adult Drop In Passes- City of Victoria

$50 gift certificate- Il Terrazzo

Three "5 free drink" gift cards- Bean Around the World

2 Vouchers for One Assessment/Follow Up- Camosun Athletic and Exercise Therapy Clinic

Level Ground Gift Bag

Coffee, Tea, dried fruit and cane sugar. $50 value.

Breakfast for Two- Spinnakers

Plus four gift cards for free beer and chocolate!

Classon Smart Bike Helmet

A helmet that alerts you when cars are in your blind spot and activates turn signals & brake lights based on your body movements.

x2 Personal Shopping Experience Vouchers- Lululemon

Lululemon will provide you with a top and bottom from their new On The Move collection!

Wet Sack (accessory dry bag) from Two Wheel Gear

Twenty Glueless Schwalbe Patchs

Prizes from Esquimalt Parks and Recreation

15 water bottles, a t-shirt, a tank top, 3 coil note books with pens, and 4 foldable towels.

12" Red Miele Kids' Bike- North Park Bike Shop

$75 Gift Card to Home Hardware

3x free 90 minute floats- Float House

Six Complimentary Admissions- Art Galley of Greater Victoria

Four $25 gift certificates- Il Terrazzo

Four $25 gift cards to Pagliacci's

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 CoalitionBike 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