Greater Victoria

Capital Bike

  • Riders 7,164
  • Teams 558
  • New Riders 2,428
  • Kms Biked 472,478
  • Total Trips 80,490
  • Calories Burned 14,174,340
  • Kgs of GHGs Saved 102,433

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 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 all our great prizes, from an e-bike, to bike tune ups, to free groceries.

What's happening in Greater Victoria...

  • Jun 16, 2021

    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 Go By Bike Week 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...]

  • May 5, 2021

    T-Shirts Available Now

    Our limited edition Go By Bike Week 2021 T-shirts are now available for purchase. We hope you like them as much as we do! You can buy shirts online at the button below and pickup anytime from our office at 1034 Hillside Avenue. Made from organic cotton and printed locally, these... [Read More...]

  • May 2, 2021

    Pick up you Team Leader Kit!

    With 4 weeks to go until Go By Bike Week, it’s time to claim your Team Leader Kit from the Capital Bike Office. Each kit contains goodies to help you promote the event to your team including a poster, free t-shirt, bike lights, CRD bike maps, and much more! Supplies are... [Read More...]

  • Apr 29, 2021

    GBBW Launch: Announcing prizes, Team Leader Kits, and more!

    Today Adam and James of Capital Bike began the month long countdown to Go By Bike Week with a livestreamed launch. Featuring videos from some of our many sponsors we talked Team leader Kits, prizes, registration, the new t-shirts, and more! Watch the video below to get the inside scoop on... [Read More...]

  • Apr 22, 2021

    Announcing Capital Bike

    In April 2021 we launched Capital Bike, a new organization created by the merger of the Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society and the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition. Capital Bike is committed to serving the entire Capital Region with cycling education, advocacy, and celebration. We’re happy to continue Go By Bike... [Read More...]

  • Mar 31, 2021

    Announcing Go By Bike Week 2021: May 31-June 6

    Exactly two months from today it’ll be time to don your helmets, hop on your bikes, and log those kilometres for Greater Victoria’s biggest bike event. In 2020, we changed Bike to Work Week to Go By Bike Week in response to COVID. With a whole new group of families, recreational... [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 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...]

  • 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...]

  • 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 between May 31 and June 6, 2021

You have until Monday, June 14, 2021 to backlog all your KMs!

Grand Prize: A Cycling Adventure for 2 Cycling the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, 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.

$50 Visa Gift Card

Win 1 of 4 – $50 Visa Gift Cards.

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

$250 Sugoi Gift Card

Win a $250 Gift Card to go online-shopping at Sugoi.
Make sure to enter the contest on our Instagram or Facebook page.

#UnitedByCycling Hat / Buff

Win a #UnitedByCycling special edition hat or buff.

Winners will be drawn randomly and will be contacted via email. Hat or buff will be sent to each winner.

Greater Victoria Prizes

See below for all our great prizes, from an e-bike, to bike tune ups, to free groceries.

Norco Scene VLT E-Bike from Westshore Bicycles

Thanks to Westshore Bicycles for donating this year’s grand prize!

A description of the Norco Scene VLT from Norco’s website, which describes why this e-bike makes for such an awesome grand prize:

“The Scene VLT is an ultra-versatile, relaxed step-through electric hybrid that allows riders of all sorts to get around easily and replaces the need for a car in the city.:

A dozen pairs of Schwalbe Marathon Tires: various sizes

These 12 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.

Two Wheel Gear Garment Pannier

Thanks to our friends at Two Wheel Gear for this great prize! Think of how much you could get done on your bike with these panniers!

10x Free Bicycle Tune Ups -Cycles West

10 lucky Go By Bike Week participants can win a free tune up by the fine folks at Cycles West, $79.99 value each!

10 x 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 May 31-June 6 and maybe you’ll be a lucky winner 🙂

Tune Ups from JK's Bicycleitis

2 $50 value tune ups and 1 $90 value major tune up kindly donated by JK’s Bicycleitis!

7x $50 Gift Cards - The Market on Yates

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

Pannier Backpack Convertible - Two Wheel Gear

The top-rated convertible pannier and backpack for commuting, touring and bike packing!

Gift Bag - Serious Coffee

A coffee lover’s dream!

Dayliner Mini Handlebar Bag - Two Wheel Gear

The Dayliner Mini Handlebar Bag is your mini on-and-off bike carry system. It has just the right amount of room for the important stuff like (keys, wallet, phone and a few extra items). With the clever additional shoulder strap that clips into the main closure buckles, you can carry this bag anywhere with ease.

Commute Seat Pack - Two Wheel Gear

Sleek, weatherproof storage for small items and emergency tools. Ultra organized mesh interior with outer side zip pocket for credit cards and cash.

Commute Top Tube Stash Bag - Two Wheel Gear

Quick access to your phone or camera without getting off your bike. Made for items like keys, wallet, phone, or snacks you want close at hand. Waterproof zipper and materials protect your inner cargo while a quick access outer mesh pocket allows for fair weather storage.

2x Vouchers 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.

3 Bottles of Cider Gift Package - Sea Cider and Farmhouse

Sea Cider is a farm-based cidery located on the Saanich Peninsula just minutes from Victoria, on Vancouver Island. Their ten-acre farm is home to over 1,300 apple trees, made up of over 50 varieties of heritage apples.

Coffee Gift Bag - A Kinder Cup

Kind Cup features Drumroaster Coffee, which is roasted in small batches and delivered fresh to us every week from Cobble Hill. #supportlocal!

5x Family Passes - British Columbia Aviation Museum

If you would like to learn about aircraft and aviation history, then you will love to visit the BC Aviation Museum! For younger visitors and their families, they have hands-on activities that will help them learn more about aviation.

8x Free Flight Passes - Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park

Visit Flying Squirrel and enjoy unique bonding time with your bubble. It’s a fun, safe & memorable experience you will love.

5x $50 Gift Vouchers - Horror Escape Room

YOU HAVE 45 MINUTES TO UNCOVER A MYSTERY IN OUR DETAILED ESCAPE ROOM SETS, FINDING CLUES, SOLVING PUZZLES, TRIGGERING HIGH TECH PROPS AND UNLOCKING YOUR WAY INTO MULTIPLE ROOMS!

2x Tool Packs - Recyclistas

Multitool, tire levers, airpack, valve, and more!

2x Sentinel Rear Bike Lights - Recyclistas

Powerful lights! Be seen!

PEARL iZUMi Escape Softshell Lite gloves - Recyclistas

Easy slip-on gloves for cool riding days, the PEARL iZUMi Escape Softshell Lite gloves keep wind out and your hands warm with a lightly brushed interior that’s soft on skin.

Dajia Cycleworks Bike Rack - Recyclistas

This beautiful stainless steel rack can hold 55 lbs!

2x Gift Cards - Valhalla Pure Outfitters

There are twelve Valhalla Pure Outfitters stores across B.C. and Alberta, each individually owned and operated. You can browse our selection of products available in all the stores and purchase online at vpo.ca, or you can check the availability of an item you are interested in, then head to your local shop to try it on. The one in Victoria is located at Wharf and Chatham St!

10x Free Tune Ups - North Park Bike Shop

Valued at $90, the team at North Park will take your creaks and squeaks, and make your bike spin the way she used to!

2x Blackburn Rear Lights - North Park Bike Shop

Be seen!! Has your back, day or night!

3x Finish Line No Drip Chain Lube - North Park Bike Shop

No drip, no problem!

2x $25 Gift Cards - Milestones

Did someone say, Dinner for Two? Milestones has generously donated two $25 gift cards for anyone who dines with them!

15x Coupons for a Free Appetizer - Milestones

With all the money you saved on free appetizers, will you have room for dessert?

12x Marathon Tires - Schwalbe Tires

Win up to 12 pairs of Schwalbe tires!

3x $20 Gift Cards - Little June

Win one of these three gift cards and you can buy any coffee, with any muffin, cookie, breakfast sandwich, or sausage roll you can manage!

2x Minor Tune Ups - JK's Bicycleitis

Valued at $50, JK’s will make sure your bike is all ready for those summer trips!

Major Tune Up - JKs Bicycleitis

Valued at $90, the team at JK’s will take your creaks and squeaks, and make your bike spin the way she used to!

1 Month Free Virtual Pass - Alive Mind Body

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

4x $25 Gift Cards - Russell Books

Calling all bookworms! Win this prize and support your local family bookstore!

5x $50 Gift Cards - Broad Street Cycles

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

Velocolour Cycling Musette - Broad Street Cycles

Nothing holds your cheese sandwich, magazine, phone and wallet better than a musette. It’s a super lightweight, water-resistant bag that you won’t even notice is on your back. Fold it and put it in your pocket so you can bring extra pastries home from your ride.

5x Water Bottles - Broad St Cycles

You’ll never be thirsty with these trusty bottles! Thanks BSC!

3x $10 Gift Cards and Water Bottles - Fort St Cycle

Go shopping and quench your thirst? Keep your eyes on this prize!

6x Free Admissions Passes - Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Open your mind but keep your wallet closed!

8x Two-Day Passes - Boulder House

Think you got what it takes? Try a climb for two days free at Boulder House!

2x Beginner Passes for Two - Crag X

Bring a friend to your first class at Crag X!

JAKROO FONDO custom cycling jersey - Driftwood Brewery

Perfect for getting out on the bike, or riding kegs around the brewery. Whatever floats your boat.

The JAKROO FONDO short sleeve custom cycling jersey is the perfect piece for clubs, charity groups and individual riders looking for an affordable bike jersey. 

DrinkTanks® 64 oz Insulated Growler + Free Refill Gift Card - Driftwood Brewery

The DrinkTanks® 64 oz Insulated Growler ensures your beer stays as cold and as fresh as the moment you filled it.
  • Cold 24+ hours / Hot 12 + hours
  • 18/8 Premium Stainless Steel / BPA Free
  • Durable and Leakproof
  • Easy Pour Handle
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Holds up to 60 PSI
  • Lifetime Warranty

3x Free Floats - Float House

TRANSCEND! Or just relax!

2x Coffee Tea Prize Packs - Level Ground

Valued at $35 each, these prizes will give you a much needed boost once you’ve come down from all the GBBW excitement!

Pizza Party for One Elementary School Class - Panago Pizza

THE BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK GRAND PRIZE!

2x Computer Tune Ups with Malware Protection - Pixel Art Computers

Valued at $150 each, 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!

5x $50 Gift Cards - Six Mile Pub

Regular feature menus, fresh ingredients, tasty meals, creative chefs, authentic cuisine, artisan breads and pastas; everything and more at Six Mile Pub!

Location:

494 Old Island Hwy at Six Mile Rd
Victoria, B.C. Canada V9B 1H5

$50 Gift Card - Spinnakers

Spinnakers has great seasonal beers available on tap only right now! FLIGHTS, Classics, Barrel Aged, Sours, IPAs, & Ciders

2x "Just Hang" Sessions - The Boulders Climbing Gym

The Boulders Climbing Gym is a not-for-profit society in Central Saanich, BC, with the mandate of making climbing accessible for everyone, regardless of ability or ability to pay. With over 13,000 square feet (1,208 square metres) of climbing space, The Boulders Climbing Gym is a community facility and a unique social enterprise, providing adaptive recreation and rehabilitation programs, youth recreational and competitive programs, as well as facilitating a climbing academy at Stelly’s Secondary School. All instructors are certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.

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 Hayes

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.

Goodie Pack - Esquimalt Rec

Water bottles, planners, pens and other great goodies!

NORCO KIDS BIKE - Oak Bay Bicycles

BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK GRAND PRIZE! An all-purpose mountain bikes are perfect for getting your 7 to 10-year-old youngster riding trails and having fun.

5x Kryptonite Keeper Locks - Oak Bay Bikes

Thank you OBB for donating these locks! U-Locks to keep your bike safe when your out having fun (without your bike).

10x Kryptonite Chain Combination Lock - Oak Bay Bicycles

Thank you OBB for donating these locks! Chain Combination Locks to keep your bike safe when your out having fun (without your bike).

Chain Lube Bottles - Oak Bay Bikes

Keep that chain nice and greasy!

10x Free Bicycle Tune Ups - Cycles West

Valued at $80 each, these prizes will keep your bike spinning freely on the streets, trails, gravels, where evers!

5x Bicycle Bags - Cycles West

Store snacks, maps, clothes and a water bottle in these great bags!

10x Bicycle Bells!

Be loud and be proud when passing folks on the Galloping Goose!

5x Bicycle Basket - Cycles West

Ideal for holding shopping bags and other personal items!

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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