Fall GoByBike Weeks September 27 - October 10, 2021

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Nanaimo Contact Information

GoByBikeBC Society Contact Information

For all enquiries, please contact:
Katie Macpherson,
Executive Director,

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

GoByBike News & Announcements

  • Saturday, November 27th, 2021

    Giving Tuesday

    This Giving Tuesday our hearts go out to all the communities across our province who have experienced loss and damages as a result of floods. GoByBike BC works in many of the impacted communities. We ask that you please keep these communities in your thoughts as you think about ways to... [Read More...]

  • Sunday, October 24th, 2021

    Congratulations to Kristy Gabelhouse, of Nanaimo, winner of the Exodus Travels #FallGoByBikeWeeks Grand Prize: A Cycling Adventure for two in France 🇫🇷

     Trois, deux, un, go! That’s exactly what Kristy Gabelhouse will do in France, as she sets out on her cycling adventure as the Grand prize winner of GoByBike BC Society’s Fall GoByBike Weeks draw, sponsored by Exodus Travels. Bonjours, baguettes, and bikes are all part of this dreamy trip that has... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, October 7th, 2021

    Front Street Cycle Track!

    Check out this new video on how to use the Front Street Cycle Track: [Read More...]

  • Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

    You can still win one of many Fall GoByBike Weeks prizes! Last day to [back]log your rides is Sunday, October 17, 2021.

    Did you #gobybike between September 27 and October 10, 2021? Did you log all your rides?! It’s not too late to register today and log at least one trip you chose to ride your bicycle instead of using a motorized vehicle between September 27 and October 10, 2021 – and enter... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, September 30th, 2021

    National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2021

    This year, the Government of Canada designated September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today, we recognize the tragic history of loss and the lasting effects of the residential school system. Today, we honour survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and... [Read More...]

  • Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

    Honouring our Children on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    On National Day for Truth and Reconciliation tomorrow, please consider riding your bike to this event taking place on September 30, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maffeo Sutton/ Swy-a-Lana Park in Nanaimo. More information on the event can be found here: [Read More...]

  • Monday, September 27th, 2021

    The Places Map/ Nanaimo Cycling Map App

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the Nanaimo Cycling Map App – your “one stop shop” for getting around Nanaimo on a bike! Here you will find the 2021 Places, but you can continue using the app after GoByBike to help plan your cycling trips around Nanaimo. (You’ll want... [Read More...]

  • Friday, September 24th, 2021

    Call for Board Members!

    2021 Call for GoByBike BC Board of Directors  Summary  GoByBike BC is a provincial non-profit society that promotes active transportation by using bicycles for everyday transportation across the province of British Columbia. We believe that regular bicycling can improve both physical and mental health and help to reduce our environmental impact on the planet.   Description ... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

    The Pedal to Places Challenge is Back!

    The Pedal to Places Challenge is a self-guided, touch-free scavenger hunt that gets people out on their bikes and exploring awesome places in our city during GoByBike (Sept 27—Oct 10, 2021). On the morning of the first day of GoByBike, a map of Places in Nanaimo will be released. Riders are... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

    Introducing…The Pack n Pedal Challenge!

    Where do you go on a typical day? How do you get there? What do you bring with you? September 27-Oct 10, we are challenging you to GoByBike and show us what you can pack around! Groceries, work supplies, recyclables, kids—if you’re packing it with your bike, we want to see... [Read More...]

  • Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

    FREE Digital Live Event: Cycling Adventures Across the World with Sean Conway – Recording Available

    LIVE EVENT: 10 Years. 60,000 Miles. 1 Dream. Many of us are dreaming about the days we can travel again, and what better way to experience new places and cultures, than by cycling! Cycling allows you to travel further than you can on foot, and enjoy the freedom to stop whenever... [Read More...]

  • Friday, September 17th, 2021

    Are you ready, Nanaimo?!

    Hey Nanaimo GoByBikers! The countdown is ON for Fall GoByBike and we have a few announcements to share: The Pedal to Places Challenge is back (and a little more high tech this time around) The Places will be announced the morning of September 27th, so stay tuned! New challenge alert: This... [Read More...]

  • Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

    Free Webinar: ‘Fall and Winter Cycling’ in Preparation for Fall GoByBike Weeks – Recording Available

    FREE WEBINAR: Fall & Winter Cycling; To help you get ready for Fall GoByBike Weeks In preparation for Fall GoByBike Weeks from September 27 to October 10, 2021, participants will learn about outfitting their bikes and themselves for fall and winter riding, advanced cycling safety, cold-weather care for their bike, and route planning considerations. This webinar is... [Read More...]

  • Monday, September 13th, 2021

    This week Mayors and Councillors will vote on a resolution in support of a Safe Passing Law in BC

    GoByBike BC Society supports BC Cycling Coalition‘s efforts in establishing safer passing laws to protect cyclists and pedestrians. This week, mayors and councillors across BC will vote on a resolution in support of a Safe Passing Law in BC. The motion will be ‘on the floor’ this Wednesday, September 15th at the... [Read More...]

  • Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

    2019 GoByBike Week Grand Prize Winner Randy Gregory tells his personal #GoByBikeStory – Tell Us Yours!

    Meet Randy Gregory from Kamloops, BC, who won the 2019 GoByBike BC Grand Prize, A Cycling Adventure for 2 in the Baltics, sponsored by Exodus Travels and learn about his personal #GoByBikeStory and how cycling has helped him recover from a work injury. Everyone has a different inspiration to ride. Why... [Read More...]

  • Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

    #FallGoByBikeWeeks – Win a Cycling Adventure for 2 in France – and more..

    Registration for Fall GoByBike Weeks is OPEN! Register FREE for your chance to WIN one of many great prizes. We are excited to announce that the grand prize is a Cycling Adventure for 2 in France, sponsored by Exodus Travels. Exodus Travels has been supporting GoByBike events over the last years... [Read More...]

  • Saturday, August 7th, 2021

    Mark Your Calendars! Fall GoByBike Weeks is Sept. 27 – Oct. 10, 2021!

    The countdown is on for #FallGoByBike Weeks which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 10, 2021. Register now, FREE, and when you ride your bike you can enter to win great prizes! This fall ANY bike ride counts: around the block, pump track laps, to and from work or school (from home), to get... [Read More...]

  • Monday, July 26th, 2021

    The virtual 20th anniversary tour of Bicycle Film Festival comes to Vancouver, July 30 – August 29, 2021.

    Bicycle Film Festival Select Shorts appeal to a wide audience from film connoisseurs to avid cyclists and everything in between. The curated collection of select short films will take you on a journey around the world, covering such topics as: The first BMX crew in Nigeria The struggle of a young... [Read More...]

  • Tuesday, June 29th, 2021

    Congratulations Dr. Sean Maurice, Prince George, winner of Exodus Travels Grand Prize Cycling Adventure in Croatia!

    GoByBike BC Society is proud to announce the winner of BC’s Spring GoByBike Week grand prize Exodus Travels Cycling Adventure in Croatia: Dr. Sean Maurice, of Prince George, BC. Maurice, an instructor in the Northern Medical Program at UNBC, has been a fair-weather commuter cyclist in Prince George for the past... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, June 17th, 2021

    Congratulations to the Winners of the Spring GoByBike BIKE REELS Video Student Contest!

    We received a ton of videos and it wasn’t an easy choice our judging panel had to make! So many creative submissions! Thank you to everybody who took the time to create and submit a video! The GRAND PRIZE of a $100 VISA gift card goes to Taycee-Belle Martin from Calyburn... [Read More...]

  • Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

    Congratulations to the Spring GoByBike Challenge winners!

    Congrats to Kimberley, Agnes, Judy, Brinley and Mackenzie! Our winners have been contacted and will be receiving their bike shop gift cards soon 🙂 [Read More...]

  • Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

    Log Your Bike Rides By Monday, June 14, 2021 To Win Great Prizes! How To: Backlog Your Rides

    Thanks to everyone who participated in Spring GoByBike May 31 – June 6, 2021. Please log your bike rides by Monday, June 14, 2021 to be entered into the prize draw. Click here to learn how to BACKLOG your bike rides. [Read More...]

  • Monday, May 31st, 2021

    E-Bike Demos!

    Ever wanted to try out an e-bike? Check out the demos happening this week, hosted by City of Nanaimo Parks and Recreation and our awesome local Ebike retailers! [Read More...]

  • Thursday, May 27th, 2021

    Spring GoByBike Challenge!

    Do you know of a hidden gem in Nanaimo that you want to show off? Is there a particular business that you love? What’s your very favourite cycling destination in Nanaimo? During GoByBike week, we wanna see what you’ve got! And yes, there are prizes to be won. We will be... [Read More...]

  • Monday, May 24th, 2021

    How to Win Prizes? Register for #SpringGoByBike Week and follow us on Social Media for a Chance to Win!

    This spring ANY ride counts to enter for a chance to win some great prizes! All you have to do is register for Spring GoByBike Week (May 29 – June 6, 2021) HERE and log all your rides. ALL rides count: trail rides, pump track laps, gravel adventures, to get away... [Read More...]

  • Monday, April 19th, 2021

    #SpringGoByBike – Win a Cycling Adventure for 2 “Cycling the Dalmatian Coast” in Croatia – and more..

    Registration for Spring GoByBike is now open, register FREE for your chance to WIN one of many great prizes, including a cycling adventure for 2 along the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia sponsored by Exodus Travels! Click here to learn what’s included and more about the Grand Prize Trip. For a chance to win this amazing... [Read More...]

  • Friday, April 16th, 2021

    GoByBike May 31 – June 6, Are YOU ready? Is your TEAM ready?

    Now is the time to rally all your team members and get ready to pedal some KM between May 31 and June 6 for a chance to win great prizes, including an Exodus Travels Cycling Adventure in Croatia, Cycling the Dalmatian Coast. Being part of a team does not mean, you... [Read More...]

  • Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

    Calling all students! The BIKE REELS Student Video Contest is back!

    Calling all students! Shoot a short video (60-90 seconds) about why you like riding your bike and how it has helped you during this pandemic. Up for grabs is a $100 VISA gift card for the grand prize and $50 VISA gift cards for each level (Pre-School, Kindergarden – Grade 4,... [Read More...]

  • Friday, October 9th, 2020

    Prize Announcements!

    Hello again Nanaimo cyclists, It’s the moment we have all been waiting for – Prize announcement time!! Everyone who registered for GoByBike was entered into a draw for some awesome prizes donated by generous local supporters. Here’s the list of winners: Prize Winner Generously donated by Where to pick up* U... [Read More...]

  • Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

    GoByBike and Pedal to Places Wrap Up

    Hello everyone, The numbers are in and it’s safe to say Nanaimo cyclists really rocked out last week! We had 380 people registered, and logged 26,444 kilometres – an average of 70 kilometres per person. That is pretty impressive! We also had excellent participation in the Pedal to Places Challenge –... [Read More...]

  • Friday, October 2nd, 2020

    Well done so far!

    Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had fun cycling this past week! So far Nanaimo cyclists have logged 22,295 kilometres, burned 668,850 calories and prevented 4,834 kgs of greenhouse gas emissions. Please give yourself a big pat on the back! Just a reminder to log your kms to make sure you are... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, October 1st, 2020

    529 Garage #endbiketheft

    Worried about your bike being stolen? Check out 529 Garage! The Nanaimo RCMP in partnership with the City of Nanaimo hosts the local 529 Garage database which is also connected to a global platform. 529 Garage helps to prevent bike theft by registering bikes on the local database, providing shields as... [Read More...]

  • Monday, September 28th, 2020

    Pedal to Places Challenge Grand Reveal!

    Good morning and happy GoByBike week 🙂 The Pedal to Places Challenge has officially launched! You have from now until October 4 to pedal to as many Places as you can, and collect the code words at each. You just need to check out: The Places map The Places list How... [Read More...]

  • Saturday, September 26th, 2020

    GoByBike is Next Week!

    GoByBike is just around the corner, and it looks like we are going to have some nice weather for the occasion! Thank you to everyone who has signed up. It’s not too late to register, so please spread the word. The more the merrier, as this is a physical distancing friendly... [Read More...]

  • Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

    Call for Places!

    Do you have a favourite place in Nanaimo that you’d love to share?Are you part of a business that welcomes customers on bikes?It’s not too late to enter a special place or business in the Pedal to Places Challenge! What is the Pedal to Places Challenge? It’s a self-guided, touch-free scavenger... [Read More...]

  • Tuesday, September 8th, 2020


    Have you heard of REIMAGINE NANAIMO yet? The City of Nanaimo is asking residents “what do you want Nanaimo to be like in 20 years?” REIMAGINE NANAIMO is looking at a wide range of topics that affect Nanaimo, but this week, the focus is “How we Move”. The question at hand... [Read More...]

  • Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

    Nanaimo GoByBike Fall 2020

    Hello Nanaimo Cyclists! It’s almost that time of year again – Fall GoByBike Week, which runs from September 28-October 4th. As the Spring GoByBike event was cancelled this year, we have even more reason to look forward to getting into the saddle this fall! *Registration is now open* GoByBike week will... [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 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.

Nanaimo Prizes

Provincial Sponsors