Greater Victoria

Fall Go By Bike Week Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2021

  • Riders 2,164
  • Teams 364
  • New Riders 880
  • Kms Biked 114,062
  • Total Trips 7,822
  • Calories Burned 3,421,860
  • Kgs of GHGs Saved 24,729

Greater Victoria Contact Information

Sarah Frumento

Event Coordinator
email: sarah.frumento@capitalbike.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 all enquiries, please contact:
Katie Macpherson,
Executive Director,
katie@gobybikebc.ca

GoByBike BC Society Mailing Address:
PO BOX 995
Nelson BC
V1L 6A5

About

The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society and Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and are excited to announce their merger and the creation of a new cycling Society, titled Capital Bike. Capital Bike’s vision is to serve the entire Capital region …

Prizes & Coupons

See below for a teaser of Fall GBBW prizes. Stay tuned for many more!

What's happening in Greater Victoria...

  • Oct 15, 2021

    Fall Go By Bike Week Prize Winners

    Congratulations to all our prize winners! Many thanks to our dozens of sponsors who make giving away great prizes possible every year. See below for a list of all our Go By Bike Week prize winners. We have notified prize winners directly via email. Please follow the directions sent to you... [Read More...]

  • Oct 11, 2021

    GBBW Thank Yous

    Thank You, 2021 Sponsors Thank you to all of the corporate and community sponsors whose support makes Go By Bike Week in Victoria possible. Please thank our 2021 sponsors by supporting their businesses. 10 Acres – Adrienne’s Restaurant and Tea Garden – A Kinder Cup – Alert First Aid – Alive MindBody – Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – Beach Access – Avenue Barber – Bean Around the... [Read More...]

  • Sep 27, 2021

    Media Release: A Car-Light Love Story

    Fall Go By Bike Week Event: A Car-Light Love Story — For Immediate Release    —  September 27, 2021 – It’s a love story about car-light living – Evo Car-Share joins Go By Bike Week as a Celebration Station sponsor – to amplify a shared message: living lightly is easy, good for... [Read More...]

  • Sep 25, 2021

    Presenting the Fall GBBW 2021 Passport

    We’re excited to reveal the passport for Fall Go By Bike Week 2021!These will be available at the celebration stations (while quantities last).You can also download the PDF file, and other resources, from the “Community Resources” section of the Greater Victoria page on GoByBikeBC.ca. Drop off your passport after collecting 5... [Read More...]

  • Sep 21, 2021

    Announcing Victoria’s First-Ever National Reconciliation Day Ride

    MEDIA RELEASE Announcing Victoria’s First-Ever National Reconciliation Day Ride — For Immediate Release    — September 21, 2021 –  Capital Bike and Victoria Orange Shirt Day are proud to announce the first-ever National Reconciliation Day Ride on September 30th in Victoria, BC, as part of Go By Bike Week, in recognition of... [Read More...]

  • Sep 21, 2021

    Tour de Victoria: Media Release

    New this year, Capital Bike has come on board as the title sponsor of the Kids Ride and will be offering additional support to help with the planning and logistics of putting on three cycling events for kids with a variety of cycling abilities. “We are excited to be part of... [Read More...]

  • Sep 21, 2021

    Celebration Station Schedule

    Here it is — the much-anticipated schedule of Celebration Stations for Fall Go By Bike Week 2021! We look forward to seeing you next week! Stay tuned for the Official Passport – coming soon! [Read More...]

  • Sep 14, 2021

    Fall Go By Bike Week Event: Special Webinar with Christof Spieler

    — For Immediate Release    —  September 14, 2021 – Capital Bike is excited to be partnering with the Better Transit Alliance and Island Press to co-host a free webinar, Having the Right Conversation About Transit, during Fall Go By Bike Week!  This free webinar will be taking place on September 28th... [Read More...]

  • Sep 2, 2021

    Fall GBBW has Officially Launched

    On September 1st, we gathered at Centennial Square with local news outlets, City of Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Jeff Bray of the Downtown Victoria Business Association, and Eddy Charlie & Kristin Spray of Victoria Orange Shirt Day to announce the launch of Fall Go By Bike Week. Visit the Capital Bike Facebook page to see photos... [Read More...]

  • Aug 17, 2021

    Get Ready for Fall Go By Bike Week

    CELEBRATION STATIONS RETURN! It’s time to start thinking about Fall Go By Bike Week!  It begins precisely six weeks from today and runs from September 27th to October 3rd.  All of us at Capital Bike are thrilled to bring back our Celebration Stations across the region! Mark your calendars and get... [Read More...]

  • Jun 16, 2021

    Spring Go By Bike Week Prize Winners

    Congratulations to all our prize winners! Many thanks to our dozens of sponsors who make giving away great prizes possible every year. See below for a list of all our Go By Bike Week prize winners. If you see your name or your team’s name, feel free to stop by our... [Read More...]

  • May 31, 2021

    All Spring GBBW Activities Here:

    This is it, the big week. You can begin logging your rides for a chance to win prizes, including our grand prize e-bike. Even without our usual Celebration Stations there’s lots to do: Neighbourhood Rides, Sticker Challenge, Photo Challenges, All Aboard Family Cycling, and more. We’ve included a list of all... [Read More...]

  • May 28, 2021

    Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors

    This event would not be possible without the support we receive from the community. Please thank our 2021 sponsors by supporting their business. Beach Access – Six Mile Pub – Broad Street Cycles – JK’s Bicycleitis – Market on Yates – Crag X – Boulder House – Driftwood Brewery – Il Terrazzo – Horror Escape – A Kinder Cup – Russell Books – Alive MindBody – Patagonia – Pixel Art Computers – Camosun Athletic and Exercise Therapy Clinic – Fresh Cup Roastery Cafe – Float... [Read More...]

  • May 22, 2021

    Neighbourhood Rides and Activities Guide

    Neighbourhood Rides: Planning on logging those kms during Go By Bike Week but not sure where to go? We’ve got you covered! See these Discovery Rides, which are self-guided bike tours taking you to different points of interest in your community, and Scavenger Hunts, which challenge you to solve clues while... [Read More...]

  • May 19, 2021

    The Sticker Challenge

    Our most popular new challenge from the fall is back! We’ll be distributing 10 different sticker types for you to collect between May 31 and June 6. Visit bike shops, coffee shops, pubs, gyms, bookstores, and more to find these GBBW stickers. Collect at least 5 out of 10 stickers to... [Read More...]

  • May 9, 2021

    3 Weeks to go!

    The registration drive for Go By Bike Week is off to a great start. 1 week down, 3 to go! Today, we’re highlighting our supporters at BC Transit and the prize they’re offering for a lucky Go By Bike Week participant: a Marin Fairfax 2 bike! This bike comes with lights and a lock,... [Read More...]

Prizes & Coupons

GoByBike Provincial Prizes

Enter to WIN a GoByBike BC Society Provincial Prize!

To enter:
1. Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks.
2. Log your bike rides between September 27 and October 10, 2021

Grand Prize: A Cycling Adventure for 2 Cycling in France, Sponsored by Exodus Travels

This grand prize trip package sponsored by Exodus Travels includes hotel accommodations, a local leader and planned routes and itineraries with support vehicles to follow. Prize winner must be 19 years of age or older. Prize package does not include round trip airfare, To learn more CLICK HERE.

$250 eGift Card for Sugoi

Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks and, in a short video (max 20-30sec) tell us why you like participating in #GoByBikeBC. Please send your video to support@gobybikebc.ca and/or tag us (@gobybikebc) on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

The winner of the $250 e-gift card donated by SUGOI will be chosen randomly and will be contacted via email.

*Please include your name and the community you are from in the video, By sending us your video, you give us permission to use the video on our website and social channels.

2 Nights Stay in Panorama, BC

KEA Canada is donating a 2-night stay* at the Horsethief Getaway in Panorama, BC.

Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks and log at least one trip you choose to ride your bike instead of using a motor vehicle between September 27 and October 10, 2021.

The winner will be drawn randomly and will be notified via email.

* 2 nights based on availability. Excludes December 19, 2021 – January 3, 2022 and statutory holidays.

Set of 3 Cycling Art Greeting Cards by Mia Lulu Montague

Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks and make sure to follow us on Instagram for a chance to win original Cycling Art donated by Mia Lulu Montague.

Here’s how to play for a chance to win the set of 3 greeting cards:
– Watch for the contest post, like the post and follow both @gobybikebc and @mialulumontagueart.
– Tag a friend who loves to #gobybikebc in the comments.
– Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks.

* Bonus points if you share this post on your Instagram story, Make sure to tag us and Mia so that we can find your story!⁠

$30 e-Gift Card for Endur Apparel

Step up your sock game with this $30 e-gift card donated by Endur! Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks and log at least 1 trip you chose to ride your bike instead of using a motorized vehicle this fall between September 27 and October 10.

The winner will be drawn randomly and will be notified via email.

"Adventure Package" donated by Axiom Cycling Gear

Tag your friends and win an “adventure package” (Citypack & Framepack, value of $220). donated by Axiom Cycling Gear.⁠

Here’s how to play (please read carefully):
– Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks now (if you haven’t already) and commit to ride.
– Make sure to like this post and follow us on Instagram or Facebook (@gobybikebc).
⁠- Tag a friend in the comments of the post.⁠
– Ride your bike at least once between September 25 and October 10, and LOG your KMs in your account.⁠

#GoByBikeBC Phone Mounts

Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks until September 10th and you will be automatically entered into the draw for one of the original #GoByBikeBC phone mounts. If you already have an account, all you have to do is log back in and the timestamp created will provide the info needed for the draw.

 

$50 Visa Gift Card

Win 1 of 6 $50 Visa Gift Cards.

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

$25 Visa Gift Card for Students

Win 1 of 8 $25 Visa Gift Cards.

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

Greater Victoria Prizes

See below for a teaser of Fall GBBW prizes. Stay tuned for many more!

Evo Car Share - $100 worth of driving minutes

This year Evo Car Share who are new to Victoria but no strangers to bikes, are joining us. Did you know that all their cars are hybrid vehicles and come equipped with bike and ski racks? Check them out at Selkirk South Kick-off on Sept 27th or University of Victoria on Sept 29th to learn more. Sign up today and get free Membership and 30 driving minutes with promo code SHAREEVO. Plus, log any and all bike rides at GoByBikeBC.ca to enter to win $100 worth of Evo Car Share driving minutes in the prize draw!

PASSPORT Grand Prize

This year’s passport grand prize will get you glowing. We have a special, two-part, prize for a lucky GBBW participant who collects at least 5 stamps on their Passport including:
Part I: donated by Victoria Electric Bikes (valued at $500) “We will keep you Glowing” prize pack including:
  • Serfa 600-line light
  • Reflective Leg Bands (2)
  • Arrowhere Waterproof Reflective Jacket Value
  • Mirrycle Mirror
  • Specialized Air Tool Pro Pump
Part II: in the spirit of keeping you glowing, is a $500 gift card to a boutique spa and hotel in Victoria!
You can pick up a passport at any of our Celebration Stations or download a print-ready file from the resources section of our community page here: www.GoByBikeBC.ca/Greater-Victoria

Driftwood Brewery - $50 gift card + jersey

$50 gift card to their new tasting lounge (which will be opening in the coming months) as well as a Driftwood Brewery cycling jersey ($70 retail value)

Beehive Tote Bag - $85 value gift bag

  • A Beehive Tote Bag: made in Vancouver, has a pocket inside!
  • One skein of Leo & Roxy 80/20 sock yarn: hand-dyed in Ontario, perfect for socks or a shawl
  • A wooden key chain with the steps to do kitchener stitch: made in the USA
  • A $25 Beehive Gift Card, good for everything we sell, including classes

10 Acres Bistro - $75 gift certificate

One lucky winner will enjoy some delicious food at 10 Acres Bistro.

West Coast Refill - $50 gift certificate

Two lucky riders will be able to reduce their carbon footprint even further while shopping at this store that, among other things, aims to reduce single-use plastic packaging.

Big Wheel Burger - $25 Gift Card

Two lucky participants will be riding home with $25 to spend at Big Wheel Burger.

LURE Restaurant & Bar: $25 gift certificates

Two lucky riders will get to enjoy fantastic views while using these $25 gift cards at LURE.

Avenue Barber - $25 gift certificate

One winner will be looking great after a visit to this relatively new barber in Oak Bay, Avenue Barber.

Bishop's Family Cycle - $50 gift card

Two lucky winners will get to treat themselves at this new (as of spring 2021) bike shop in town, Bishop’s Family Cycles.

Coastal Cycles: Comprehensive Tune-Up

Win this prize from Coastal Cycles and treat your bike to a comprehensive tune-up (valued at $90). Two gift certificates are available!

7 pairs of Schwalbe Marathon Tires: various sizes

These pairs of tires, kindly donated by Schwalbe, include versions for touring, road biking, mountain biking, basically whatever type of riding you’re doing, we’ve got tires for it. Schwalbe Marathons offer a high degree of puncture protection for any lucky winner.

x4 Free Bicycle Tune Up -Cycles West

$79.99 value each!

x2 Free Tune Ups - North Park Bike Shop

Get your bike tuned up for free after Go By Bike Week by our friends at North park Bike Shop! Log your rides from Sept 27-Oct 3 and maybe you’ll be a lucky winner 🙂

$50 Gift Card - The Market on Yates

That’s a lot of free groceries for a lucky prize winners!

Voucher for one assessment and one follow up - Camosun Athletic and Exercise Therapy Clinic

The AET Clinic is an extension of the Centre for Sport & Exercise Education, offering both a state of the art applied learning environment for Camosun students, and exemplary services to their clientele.

1 Month Free Virtual Pass - Alive Mind Body

Sweat and smile, all in the comfort and safety of your own home!

x2 $50 Gift Cards - Broad Street Cycles

Oh me, oh my! Think of all things you can buy!

3x Free Floats - Float House

TRANSCEND! Or just relax!

Computer Tune Ups with Malware Protection - Pixel Art Computers

Valued at $150, the folks from Pixelart (right next door to the Capital Bike office on Hillside) will fix up your computer and protect you from digital viruses!

3x $10 Gift Cards - Adrienne's Restaurant and Tea Garden

Discover Adrienne’s daily changing special menu where we offer new culinary art trends with great pairing suggestions of high quality organic teas, fine wines, local beer, cider and cocktails.

They are open for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon High Tea and are wheelchair accessible!

Echelon 2 Bike Helmet (small) - Russ Hay's

Thanks Russ Hayes for donating this great helmet! With a sleek and fast look, the Echelon helmet presents a compact profile on a rider’s head. And with increased ventilation and an ergonomic design, you’re guaranteed an exceptional fit, tremendous comfort, and ample ventilation. Accordingly, it’s the ideal helmet for road cycling enthusiasts.

x3 BC Transit Bus Passes

Ride the bus for free!

Free admission for two: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Bean Around the World: x5 free drinks punch card

x2 Boulder House Climbing free passes

Crag X Beginner Climbing Lesson for Two

Cycles West $100 Gift Card

About

The Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society and Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and are excited to announce their merger and the creation of a new cycling Society, titled Capital Bike. Capital Bike’s vision is to serve the entire Capital region with cycling education, celebration, and advocacy.

You can find out more about our newly merged organization on our new website www.CapitalBike.ca.

 

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