Karen Redfern, West Kootenay Cycling Coalition, GoByBike Week Coordinator
For GoByBike Week program enquiries, please contact:
Provincial Program Manager
For all other enquiries, please contact:
GoByBike BC Society Mailing Address:
PO BOX 995
The final numbers are in and we are excited to announce the winners of the Spring GoByBike Week Provincial Prizes! GRAND PRIZE: “Pearls of Holland” – A Self-Guided Cycling Adventure for 2 in The Netherlands sponsored by Exodus Travels– Jennifer McGowan, Campbell River, read the full story HERE AXIOM CYCLING GEAR–... [Read More...]
GoByBike BC Society is excited to announce the winner of BC’s Spring GoByBike Week grand prize Exodus Travels Self-Guided Cycling Adventure in the Netherlands: Jennifer McGowan, of Campbell River, BC. Jennifer McGowan, born and raised in Campbell River, was motivated to register for this year’s Spring GoByBike Week by the chance... [Read More...]
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a ride – or two, or more… – during Spring GoByBike Week 2022! Thank you to all supporters, coordinators, sponsors, and volunteers! If you haven’t logged all your kilometers, you have until midnight Monday, June 13, to record all your trips in your... [Read More...]
Spring GoByBike Week is just around the corner – have you registered yet? #AnyRideCounts this spring: to and from work or school, to get groceries, to get some fresh air or meet up for a coffee with friends, trail rides, pump track laps, recreational rides to explore your region. Taking the bus... [Read More...]
Canada has dropped all testing for travelers, and we are thrilled to partner with National Geographic Award Winning Company, Exodus Travels, as our grand prize sponsor again for Spring GoByBike Week! Uncover the Pearls of Holland on this leisurely circular SELF-GUIDED cycling trip, starting and ending in the enchanting city of... [Read More...]
With the official Spring Equinox this past Sunday (March 20), what better time to announce #SpringGoByBikeWeek 2022! Get your calendars!SPRING GOBYBIKE WEEK is May 30 – June 5, 2022!Register now, and start tracking your kilometers biked to see how many kilograms of greenhouse gases you save. Participation is FREE, fun, helps... [Read More...]
2022 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...]
Thank you to everyone who joined us for a ride – or two or more.. – during Winter GoByBike Week 2022! We had quite the mix of weather conditions across British Columbia. If you haven’t logged all your kilometers, you have until midnight Friday, February 18, to record all your trips... [Read More...]
You can still register for #WinterGoByBikeWeek! Head over to https://logmyride.gobybikebc.ca/, log your KMs biked between Monday, Feb 7, and Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 and enter for a chance to win one of many great price such as online tickets for the Bicycle Film Festival, a prize pack from our friends at... [Read More...]
Did you know that biking in the wintertime is not only possible, but can be fun, too?! You love riding your bike – in spring and summer, and maybe fall, but you are not quite sure about winter riding? You’d like to learn more about how to prepare yourself and your... [Read More...]
Ride as little or as much as you feel comfortable during Winter GoByBike Week February 7-13, 2022 – and make sure to log all your rides for a chance to win some great prizes. ANY RIDE COUNTS: to get some fresh air, to get groceries, riding to school or to work, a ride around... [Read More...]
This year’s International Winter Bike Day is on Friday, February 11, 2022. What better occasion to celebrate year-round cycling for a WHOLE WEEK: February 7-13, 2022! Join the movement, register now and commit to ride! We encourage British Columbians to ride their bike as much as possible from February 7 -13,... [Read More...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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Enter to WIN a GoByBike BC Society Provincial Prize!
1. Register for Spring GoByBike Week.
2. Log your bike rides between May 30 - June 5, 2022. If you are on STRAVA you can connect your Strava to your GoByBike account - see our FAQs.
Uncover the Pearls of Holland on this leisurely circular SELF-GUIDED cycling trip, starting and ending in the enchanting city of Amsterdam with its UNESCO World Heritage canal ring area, bustling plazas, and cultural hotspots. Cycle through the wide-reaching countryside of Holland’s estates, wild gardens, traditional villages, past whirling windmills, and on to the renowned flower fields near Haarlem. Explore the cities of Haarlem, Leiden, Delft, and Gouda, all with their own histories.
Prize winner must be 19 years of age or older. Prize package does not include round trip airfare.
Each and every Axiom bag is made from Axiom’s proprietary Oceanweave fabric, constructed with recycled, reclaimed fishnets – the world’s first cycling bags to do so. The entire product line is sustainable, made from reclaimed and recycled materials. Axiom ensures their products are ethically produced by trusted partners who are like family. Quality products with a lifetime warranty, because product made to last means less waste. At Axiom, thoughtfully designed bicycle accessories for all types of riders are being created. Together with their partners, Axiom prioritizes people and planet with products made to last.
Keep your eyes peeled on our social channels to find out how to enter into the prize draw for the $250 E-GIFT-CARD donated by SUGOI.
Since 1987, Sugoi has focused on quality, comfort, design, and durability to create purpose-built apparel for cycling, training and triathlon. A commitment to sourcing the best materials in the world has always been at core of our DNA, with the first Sugoi garments listing the ground-breaking fabrics of their time. Bred in Vancouver Sugoi’s designs have always been shaped by our environment. The wildly diverse climate has forged a culture of relentless refinement to deliver apparel for every climate. Over the years, Sugoi has enjoyed a rich collaboration with some of the world’s most esteemed cyclists and triathletes. The goal has been to test on elite athletes in extreme conditions to ensure quality and performance for all.
PRIZE PACKS & E-GIFT CARDS DONATED BY MEC – Mountain Equipment Company. Stay tuned for details.
Backpack or pannier? With the versatile and innovative Vario PS, that question is answered. Both. Ortlieb’s Quick-Lock attachment systems on one side and a padded carrying system with chest strap and ergonomic shoulder straps on the other, The Vario PS transforms from backpack to pannier faster than ever before. It features the practical and proven roll closure, and your laptop can sit in a padded compartment to keep safe and organized. This hybrid bag is PVC-free and sustainably manufactured in Germany.
OneUp Components is a passionate team of riders dedicated to bringing genuine value to mountain bikers around the world. We design, engineer, ride and ship the products we want on our bikes from Squamish, BC, Canada.
OneUp started in 2013, when three friends and mountain bike engineers launched a unique product to solve a problem they had on their bikes. At the time, they wanted a wider gear ratio without having to replace their whole drivetrain. This led to OneUp’s first product: the 42T Expander Sprocket. They quickly found out that riders everywhere wanted to improve their rides, for less, too. OneUp has been expanding its product line ever since.
Registered participants receive 15% off store wide at OUTWAY.COM donated by Outway. Make sure to allow us to send you emails in your account settings so you don’t miss the promo code sent out in one of our eNews.
Registered participants logging at least one trip can win a $25 E-Gift Card for OUTWAY.COM donated by Outway.
Registered participants logging at least one trip can win one of three LET’S GO BIKING e-books donated by Colleen MacDonald. To be entered into the draw and in addition to riding your bike during SpringGoByBike Week, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of your bike (or the view when riding your bike) and a short description of your favourite ride and why it’s your favourite. #AnyRideCounts!
2, $25 Gift Cards
3, $50.00 Gift Cards
Collection of great bike riding accessories and riding jersey!
Package of yummy Tweets!
Sue Colman Collection ” The Bears” T-Shirt
Beautiful Shawn Morris Creative Poster print
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: