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Wondering what it’s all about? Together with communities all over B.C. GoByBike BC Society wants to encourage more people to #gobybike with events like these. Riding to and from work, getting groceries, dropping the kids off at school, recreational rides hitting the trails or exploring the region – or just getting... [Read More...]
Fall GoByBikeBC weeks were heralded by Cycling Salt Spring team taking part in an “On the Rise” Climate Parade on Saturday, September 24th through Ganges. It was fun. We walked slowly through carless streets, led by Indigenous dancers and costumed jellyfish and orcas, in a big sea of creatures. [Read More...]
THE FOLLOWING WEBINARS ARE PART OF FALL GOBYBIKE WEEKS . ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE FOR FREE AND DISCOVER HOW TO RIDE SAFELY, COMFORTABLY, AND ENJOYABLY THIS FALL. “Navigating by Bike“, Tuesday, September 27, 2022 @12pm, hosted by Capital Bike Whether you’re a novice or a long-time commuter, one of the most... [Read More...]
Here’s how it works: Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks and complete the FREE StreetWise Cycling Online Course, and log at least 1 bike ride (this can be a practice ride leading up to Fall GoByBike Weeks). Then email a screenshot of your StreetWise completion certificate (or attach it) to email@example.com. We... [Read More...]
Ride through Italy, from Pisa to Florence with National Geographic award winner Exodus Travels. As a thank you for going by bike, together with Exodus Travels, we are giving away a self-guided dream Cycling in Tuscany adventure for 2! Go beyond the guidebook as you spend magical days cycling from the... [Read More...]
We hope everybody is enjoying the summer and riding their bikes lots! 😎 After a successful Spring GoByBike Week with almost 40,000 riders we are looking forward to #gobybike with you during the upcoming Fall GoByBike Weeks. Mark you calendars: Fall GoByBike Weeks are OCTOBER 3 – 16, 2022. Register now,... [Read More...]
Here is a wonderful summary from Simon’s blog, titled the “Salish Sea Wheel” about some of the additional Spring GoByBikeBC events we organized in 2022, including a presentation to the local Rotary Club: https://thesalishseawheel.blogspot.com/2022/06/blog-post.html I am a lifelong bike commuter that loves touring on a bicycle, mountain biking to stay... [Read More...]
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...]
Weeks earlier on Mother’s Day, Carolyn, Jill and I scouted this route to Thetis Island. From the ferry, I spontaneously called Dave Steen based on his Tour de Thetis rides, and he offered to meet up. After a leisurely pub brunch at the Marina, we met him for the ride over... [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...]
Photos and descriptions by Bob MacKie, Robin Jenkinson, and Wendy Webb. [Read More...]
Yesterday, at the Mouats Park grassy area next to the Lions Bike Park on Saturday, May 28th, lots of preschool-aged kids and their families came to play on scoot bikes. The little tykes loved riding around the field together playing red-light, green-light and other games, colouring sheets of bike-riders, playing with... [Read More...]
To kick off GoByBikeBC Week and celebrate Walk&Wheel May, we’re planning a STREET PARTY in Ganges Village! Bicycle blenders are lined up for fruit smoothies, scoot bike courses for kids, plus music, great food, info tables and games. Should be a great afternoon celebrating green, active transport and community. Please contact... [Read More...]
Here it is folks, the final schedule for bike fun during the last week of May, first of June, 2022. Saturday, May 28th: Learn to convert your regular bike to an e-bike with Dave Elderton of Hill Eater Bikes. Saturday, May 28th: Bring your preschoolers to scoot bike and enjoy bike-related... [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...]
All kinds of school and community events are taking shape for the month of May, as part of “Walk&Wheel Month”. Our energetic Cycling Salt Spring committee is expanding upon “GoByBikeBC Week” — May 30-June 6, 2022 — to make it a month-long celebration of healthier ways to get around. Whether on... [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...]
CALLING ALL CYCLING ENTHUSIASTS! Island Pathways’ Cycling Salt Spring team is looking for committed individuals who are passionate about the environment, share a love for biking, and who wish to promote active transportation to join our MAY WALK&WHEEL PLANNING TEAM. There are many roles available:– Committee Member– Event Volunteer– Sponsor/Partner Our... [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...]
For the first time, GoByBikeBC added a winter cycling campaign (in addition to their regular spring and fall weeks) to encourage rides the week of February 7-13, 2022. Simultaneously, Southern Gulf Islands were promoting inter-island travel via their Love-Local Bingo game from Feb 1-13. We celebrated both with a Pender Island... [Read More...]
START: Ferry depart 7:15am from Long Harbour to Otter Bay (arrive 7:55am) FINISH: Ferry Otter Bay 1:30pm (arrive Long Harbour 2:10pm). SELF-GUIDED. We will hand out a map with stops and contact numbers to cyclists on the ferry. ROUTE: Head north, stop at Renaissance Gallery (antiques & jewelry), stop by Hope... [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...]
I just found out that WORLD BICYCLE DAY, declared by the UN in 2018, is my birthday : June 3rd! No wonder I love biking so much. It’s a great way to kick off 2022, which promised much bicycle-related fun. For example, Salt Spring Island schools have some funding and support... [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...]
Seven members of the Island Pathways Bike Committee (Kipp, Michi, Bob, Jason, Simon, Carolyn, and Robin) met around the campfire on October 18th to reminisce about all the great events and projects associated with this year’s Fall GoByBikeBC Weeks (Sept 27-Oct 10, 2021). We depend upon these twice-per-year, autumn-and-spring milestones 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...]
Hi Salt Spring Cyclists! If any of you have been wanting to join a fun group of people who love bikes and who organize events and ways to make cycling safer and more accessible for all, you’re invited this evening from 5:30-6:30pm for an outdoor yard meeting at 184 Park Drive... [Read More...]
Kipp, with support from Robin and Carolyn made the magic happen, by sharing AMAZING silk-screened tshirts and bike info in front of the Fire Hall on two Tuesday Market afternoons. [Read More...]
Thanks to Michi, Natasha, Sean, Dexter, and Next Level Riding for making these happen for the kids at Mouats Bike Park & Maple Mountain this past weekend! [Read More...]
On a beautiful morning at Salt Spring Elementary, just after sunrise, Simon repaired kids bikes, while Keely and family handed out bike swag. Mick and Noah set up a great bike track around the field. Happy bike week! Next up Phoenix School & Centre School! [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...]
The weeks of September 27 through October 10th are for encouraging all ages to ride bikes as transport and fun, and the Island Pathways Bike Committee is planning some great bike activities for kids on Salt Spring Island. There will be Bike Park Workshops (Next Level Riding), before-school bike mechanic assistance... [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...]
Raindrops smacked our windshield, as we drove down to Fulford to begin a day-long bike ride. Spirits were high, we were finally doing this! It just happened to coincide with the one rainy day in weeks. Cyclist, Gary Gagne and others had previewed the ride last year, to make sure we... [Read More...]
Join us at the Fulford Ferry at 9:30am tomorrow to catch the 9:50 to Swartz Bay. Here are the maps and route info, for your self-guided ride. Bring wings! See you there for a social day riding the three faeries! [Read More...]
Thanks to volunteers Michi Main, Dexter Robson, Robin Jenkinson, along with Next Level Riding for organizing these mountain biking skills workshops for ages 8-14 on Friday, June 4th. Thanks, too, to Island Pathways for funding them, to Bob MacKie for photos, and to Country Grocer for snax! [Read More...]
Good chats, good coffee, good friends at the Cycling Celebration station this morning by the Fire Hall (photo by Gail Sjuberg). Thursday is the final morning to stop by, between 8am and 10am. See you there! And Salt Spring Elementary students continued logging their walks & bikes to school with stickers... [Read More...]
Carolyn & I wo-manned the bike info table in front of the Fire Hall again today, where there was lots of activity due to the tragic Windsor Plywood fire. Highlights included a spontaneous ukelele serenade, a new member for Island Pathways, great complimentary Salt Spring Coffee drinks, and just spending time... [Read More...]
Bike Week launched today with a celebration station in front of the Fire Hall, our beautiful organic canvas banner by Chris Ortlepp hung, and Bike-to-School ride tracking at Salt Spring Elementary to win prizes. Come on by the Fire Hall this week (Tues, Wed, or Thurs between 8-10am) for bike maps,... [Read More...]
On Friday, June 4th, Island Pathways is excited to offer four youth mountain biking skills workshops at the Mouat Park Bike Park, taught by Next Level Riding, as part of 2021 GoByBike week! Each hour-long workshop will guide eight participants through expanding their mountain bike skills and safe riding practices. Ages... [Read More...]
With fine weather, it’s time to dust off your bike and pump up your tires. More cyclists than ever are out riding these days, partly due to a slower pace of life during Covid, or to reduce carbon emissions, and mostly to get from one place to another in a fun... [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...]
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...]
Island Pathways Bike Committee invited Gulf Islanders to grab their bikes and log a ride during the semi-annual GoByBike week, formerly Bike-to-Work Week. This Fall’s event kicked off on 28 September. Organizers Robin Jenkinson and Carolyn Hopp were pleased with this years’ visibility. Each morning during GobyBike week, we hosted an... [Read More...]
Part of making the best of these changing times is riding our bicycles every day. Time spent outdoors in fresh air, getting exercise, and waving to others as we go, makes each day better. This year’s SSI GoByBike Week is all about pedaling instead of driving. Let’s ride and celebrate the... [Read More...]
Enter to WIN a GoByBike BC Society Provincial Prize!
1. Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks.
2. Log your bike rides between October 3 -16, 2022. If you are on STRAVA you can connect your Strava to your GoByBike account - see our FAQs.
*HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
The first 100 people to register for Fall GoByBike Weeks, completing StreetWise Online and logging ONE ride will be sent an email with further instructions how to redeem their prize.
Check out our FAQ section for help how to register and how to log rides here >>
Go beyond the guidebook as you spend magical days cycling from the leaning tower of Pisa to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, cycling under the Tuscan sun through the beautiful countryside that inspired artists and composers such as Leonardo da Vinci and Puccini. Gently cycle along riverside paths, sample some of Italy’s finest wine and taste authentic local cuisine. Enjoy a day in the romantic city of Florence and visit the sights on two wheels in one of the world’s most stunning cities!
Prize winner must be 19 years of age or older. Prize package does not include round trip airfare.
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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 Fall GoByBike Weeks, 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!
Colleen MacDonald is the author of the popular biking blog Let’s Go Biking. She has written books about local history, as well as children’s stories. Colleen has cycled all over the world and still thinks British Columbia is one of the best places to cycle. She spends her time in Belcarra and Whistler, BC and has is generously donating 3 of her guide books.
#FallGoByBikeWeeks Social Media Contest Alert on FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM. Find this post and make sure to read the rules carefully for a chance to win the UNIOR Bike tools Home Tool Kit donated by NRG Enterprises.
The HOME TOOL KIT: 34 carefully selected high-quality Unior tools are enough for much more than just basic maintenance on just about any bike. Foam trays with cutouts will keep tools organized, while the dust and waterproof case will make sure tools will be always securely stored. Included additional blank foam tray gives room for tool case personalization, it can be cut to include some of your favourite tools or removed for extra storage space.
Socks are how we inspire and express ourselves. But while apparel shifted towards ‘active wear’ to compliment active lifestyles, we noticed that socks were left behind. To solve this problem, OUTWAY set out to create a pair of socks that meet the technical demands of professional athletes, paired with premium design and comfort for any occasion.