Nelson

Spring GoByBike Week - May 31-June 6, 2021

  • Riders 185
  • Teams 29
  • New Riders 125
  • Kms Biked 7,547
  • Total Trips 468
  • Calories Burned 226,410
  • Kgs of GHGs Saved 1,636

Nelson Contact Information

Karen Redfern, West Kootenay Cycling Coalition, GoByBike Week Coordinator

Email: westkootenaycycling@gmail.com

Phone: 250-777-2145

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

Pump up your tires and ride! Join the fun and celebrate with us in our upcoming West Kootenay Cycling Coalition community event, Go by Bike Week Nelson, alongside other BC communities. The challenge begins on Sept. 28th – Oct. 4th, …

Prizes & Coupons

GoByBike News & Announcements

  • 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...]

  • 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 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...]

  • Friday, May 14th, 2021

    Go By Bike in the West Kootenays

    This spring, the West Kootenay Cycling Coalition is hosting Go By Bike Week. We have decided that while each community in our region should rally to ride during this week, we will be promoting the event region wide. For updates and the most recent information, visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Go-By-Bike-in-the-West-Kootenays-103143691889349 [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...]

  • Sunday, October 11th, 2020

    The West Kootenay Cycling Coalition Sends a Thundering Round of Applause to our Supportive Sponsors!

    Thank you for supporting our first GoByBike Week here in Nelson, not only did your support create smiles it helped us achieve so much more. We Rode! We Laughed! We had Fun in the Sun! 180 riders participated, 19 teams came together, legs spun for 4998 kms, the environment breathed in... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, October 8th, 2020

    And The Draw Prize Winners are…

    Please Pick Up Your Prize at the Designated Sponsors Location by Oct 15th. All prize winners will also be contacted via email for how to pick up their prize. So, make sure your address is correct in your GBBW account. Roger Yim; West Kootenay Cycling Coalition and BikeMaps.Org; Biking Accessory Gift... [Read More...]

  • Monday, October 5th, 2020

    GoByBike Nelson It’s a Wrap, Keep on Riding!

    How a community makes a difference. What a great week of riding Nelson! We exceeded our goal to bike ride 3000 km in the week and chose biking over a vehicle for 389 trips! 180 RIDERS 19 TEAMS 4998 KMS 392 TRIPS 149,940 CALORIES BURNED 1084 kgs GHGS SAVED Heavy Hitting... [Read More...]

  • Friday, October 2nd, 2020

    Weekend Madness! Scavenger Hunts, Contests, Workshops, Mural Madness and Vintage Style!

    We are turning the corner on a great week of riding Nelson, so gear up for our Weekend Madness, try all of our activities or choose a few. “Ride for Art, Lunch Break” Bike the Nelson and District Arts Council Mural tour today! Friday Night Movie, MotherLoad 7:00 pm, Q &... [Read More...]

  • Friday, October 2nd, 2020

    Build a Bike Pancake! Photo Contest

    We know nothing brings families together more than laughter! The West Kootenay Cycling Coalition, GoByBike Nelson invites you to join us in our FlapJack Photo Contest, here is how you play. First find some grilling and cooking Buddies Then, think about your bike, or maybe you on your bike Go ahead... [Read More...]

  • Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

    Bloomers Bowlers and Bianchi, GoByBikeNelson Vintage Ride!

    Get out your Bowlers, Bloomers and Bianchi, the Vintage ride is happening soon Oct 3 – Oct 4th. Ride at anytime but do it in STYLE! We are tipping our helmets to all things Vintage, gather your friends and teammates to dress up Vintage style then ride the route. Vintage Bikes... [Read More...]

  • Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

    Map Your Wiggle Challenge

    What’s the Wiggle??? The folks down in San Francisco, California know a few things about hills…does this sound familiar Nelson? “The Wiggle is a one-mile, zig-zagging bicycle route from Market Street to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, that minimizes hilly inclines for bicycle riders. Rising 120 feet, The Wiggle... [Read More...]

  • Monday, September 28th, 2020

    Mayor John Dooley Launches GoByBike Week!

    Let the riding Begin! Take off your hats and don your helmets it’s time to roll out our bikes and ride for GoByBike in Nelson. We have a great community of riders rolling out for Nelson’s inaugural GoByBike week and together with Mayor John Dooley and the Nelson City Team we... [Read More...]

  • Monday, September 28th, 2020

    GoByBike to WORK CHALLENGE

    Biking to Work; the best way to begin your day! Not ready for winter, take our Bike to Work Challenge and enjoy the Fall! Join your colleagues and ride!  Which challenge will you choose? Challenge 1: Bike to Work 1 day this week Challenge 2: Bike to Work 3 days this... [Read More...]

  • Monday, September 28th, 2020

    GoByBike, HOMEWORK CHALLENGE

    Are you working from home? Take your break and go for a bike ride! Enjoy the Fall weather and take your work break outside with our Work From Home challenge. Which challenge will you choose? Challenge 1: Bike 3 blocks from your home Challenge 2: Bike 7 blocks from your home... [Read More...]

  • Monday, September 28th, 2020

    GoByBike to School Challenge!

    Biking to School is is the best way to begin your day! Bike riding keeps you strong, reduces air pollution and is FUN. Join your friends and take our School Challenge!  Which challenge will you choose? Challenge 1: Ride to school 1 day this week Challenge 2: Ride to school 3... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, September 24th, 2020

    “Get Fit With Jane” Biking Boosters! Prize Giveaway

    GoByBike Nelson Tunes up – Enter our “GET FIT WITH JANE” Prize Giveaway!  WIN a personal coaching session with Jane, of JR Functional Health in Nelson!   Here’s what you need to do to enter our Prize Giveaway; “Get Fit With Jane” Prize Giveaway is for GoByBike Nelson registered participants only:)... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, September 24th, 2020

    GoByBike Nelson and Kootenay Mtn. Biking Partner for Safety!

    Free “Learn to Ride the Road” and “Bike Maintenance Plus Safe Riding for Families” Workshops #GoByBikeNelson partners with Kootenay Mountain Biking and the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce to offer free “Learn to Ride the Road” and “Bike Maintenance and Safe Riding for Families” workshops; available to GoByBikeNelson participating riders!... [Read More...]

  • Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

    “MotherLoad Movie” and Q and A Presenting Director Liz Canning

    GoByBikeBC.ca/nelson: MOTHERLOAD Movie Virtual Community Screening – Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2020 About info: Check out this inspiring and award-winning documentary that uses the cargo bike as a vehicle for exploring parenthood in this digital age of climate change! Filmmaker Liz Canning cycled everywhere until she had twins in 2008.... [Read More...]

  • Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

    Nelson’s Go By Bike Week is just around the corner! September 28 – October 4

    Announcement for Go By Bike Week Registration [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.

Nelson Prizes

Myers McKimm Ceramic Mug or Tumbler

https://www.myers-mckimm.com/

RailTown Coffee House Gift Crate

https://www.facebook.com/railtowncoffeehouse/

Kootenay co-op Gift Cards

2, $25 Gift Cards

3, $50.00 Gift Cards

https://www.kootenay.coop/

The Sacred Ride "Vintage Route Ride" Gift Crate

The Sacred Ride

Collection of great bike riding accessories and riding jersey!

 

Melafera Foods Tweet Bars

https://melaferafoods.com/

Package of yummy Tweets!

Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce

Sue Colman Collection ” The Bears” T-Shirt

https://www.discovernelson.com/

Shawn Morris Creative

Beautiful Shawn Morris Creative Poster print

https://www.shawnmorriscreative.ca/

About

Pump up your tires and ride!

Join the fun and celebrate with us in our upcoming West Kootenay Cycling Coalition community event, Go by Bike Week Nelson, alongside other BC communities. The challenge begins on Sept. 28th – Oct. 4th, 2020. Everyone is welcome; register yourself, family, business or team to record your rides.

After months of flattening the curve and riding our bikes we anticipate that Nelsonites will rise to the challenge of collectively choosing to ride a bike for transport in the week instead of using a motorized vehicle. Our goal is to ride 3000 km or more during the Go by Bike Week events.

The West Kootenay Cycling Coalition is an incorporated non-profit society whose purpose is to prioritize active transportation awareness, safety and infrastructure in Nelson and the surrounding area. Our mission is to further the needs of our cycling community through advocacy, guidance and education and to actualize our vision for the Kootenays of Safely Moving Together.

Learn about the GBBW and become a WKCC member:

Provincial Sponsors

Community Sponsors