If you have any questions or comments, or if you are interested in sponsoring an event or donating a prize, please contact your local GoByBike Week team:
Active Transportation Coordinator, City of Vernon
Transportation Manager, City of Vernon
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 for #WinterGoByBikeWeeks – almost 119,000 kilometers biked! 🚴 Thank you to all participants, volunteers, coordinators, communities and sponsors joining us for the ride this Winter! Riding with friends is always more fun! 🎉 .. and #AnyRideCounts! The last couple of days were big days... [Read More...]
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the ride during Winter GoByBike Week, February 6-12 2023! Thank you to all supporters, sponsors, and cycling enthusiasts! If you haven’t logged all your kilometers, you have until midnight Friday, February 17, to record all your trips in your GoByBike account. Those of... [Read More...]
Interested in riding in the winter, but not sure where to start? You love riding your bike – but you are not quite sure about cycling safety or the rules of the road? You’d like to learn more about how to prepare yourself and your bike for riding in the colder... [Read More...]
International Winter Bike Day is on Friday, February 10, 2023. Let’s celebrate together and experience the joy of winter riding. Join the movement, register now and commit to ride! There are lots of prizes in the forecast. We encourage British Columbians to ride their bike as much as possible from February 6... [Read More...]
GoByBike BC Society is proud to announce the winner of BC’s 2022 Fall GoByBike Weeks grand prize Exodus Travels Cycling Adventure in Italy: Brendan Wesley, from Kelowna, BC. Brendan works for Dawson International and participated as part of the Dawson International GoByBike Week Team, “it’s such a fun and competitive way... [Read More...]
Thank you to all the riders who participated in Fall 2022 Go By Bike Weeks. You helped to make it a success and we look forward to seeing you during Spring Go By Bike May 29 – June 5. The draws have been made for our local prize winners and each... [Read More...]
🎉 The final numbers are in for #FallGoByBikeWeeks – almost 1,000,000 kilometers biked! 🚴 Thank you to all participants, volunteers, coordinators, communities and sponsors joining us for the ride this fall! Riding with friends is always more fun! 🎉 .. and #AnyRideCounts! The last couple of days were big days... [Read More...]
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the ride during Fall GoByBike Weeks, October 3-16, 2022! Thank you to all supporters, coordinators, sponsors, and volunteers! If you haven’t logged all your kilometers, you have until midnight Sunday, October 23, to record all your trips in your GoByBike account. Those of... [Read More...]
Join Beach Radio, Neuron Mobility and the GoByBike team at Cycle Cycle for their Bike Drive on Saturday Oct 15 from 9 am – 2 pm. Donate a bike for Cycle Cycle to refurbish and sell or part out to help fix other bikes. They have bikes to buy as well... [Read More...]
The weather continues to be great for a bike ride. Be sure to get out and take advantage of the warmer/drier than normal weather conditions. The self-guided Story Book Ride has been moved to the multi-use pathway along Kalamalka Lake Road near the Browne Road intersection. Riders of all ages will... [Read More...]
Looking for something to do with your little ones? The City of Vernon is proud to partner with the Okanagan Regional Library to present a self-guided Storybook Ride in 2 locations during GoByBike Weeks (Oct 3 – 16, 2022). Riders of all ages who visit Marshall Field Trail or the multi-use... [Read More...]
See some of the pictures from our Celebration and Pop-up Info stations during the first week of Fall GoByBike Weeks in Vernon. Be sure to get your Fall Bike Challenge card (download link) and then complete as many of the challenges as you can on the card. Don’t forget to log... [Read More...]
Check out the “Try it Tuesday” video created by Beach Radio 107.5 for Go By Bike Week (video link). Brian Martin and Rebecca Barton take the new Neuron Mobility e-Bikes out for a test ride.. It’s true what they say “Everybody looks great in a bike helmet!“. [Read More...]
Fall GoByBike Weeks begins the week of October 3. Watch for the GoByBike Team out and about in the Community at the following locations: Monday Oct 3, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Ranger Park with the Vernon BMX Club. Practice night. 1900 – 47 Ave. Tuesday Oct 4, 11:00 am... [Read More...]
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...]
Be sure to either download the NEW Fall Ride Challenge Card from the Community Resources webpage section or stop by a sponsoring bike shop in Vernon to get your printed Challenge Card. Fall is a great time to explore Vernon by bike or other small wheels. Spend time outside, connect with... [Read More...]
Fall 2022 GoByBike Weeks are from Oct 3 to Oct 16. Be sure to keep on eye on the website as we announce some new activities and events as part of the Fall GoByBike Weeks. [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...]
Check out the online article in the Vernon Morning Star of last fall’s cycle tour winner in France! Biking enthusiast Kristy Gabelhouse wasn’t able to participate in Nanaimo’s GoByBike Week this spring, but she had a good excuse. As the Grand Prize winner of 2021’s #FallGoByBikeWeek, she spent Spring GoByBike Week... [Read More...]
Looking for a little biking inspiration? Somewhere new and exciting to ride with your bubble? Here are a couple of great sources of information that describe local bike trails that you are sure to enjoy. Downtown Vernon to Paddlewheel Park Okanagan Lake boasts multiple beaches that you can easily ride to.... [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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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...]
Thank you to all the riders who participated in Spring 2022 Go By Bike Week. You helped to make it a success and we look forward to seeing you during Fall Go By Bike Oct 3 – 16. The draws have been made for our local prize winners and each of... [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...]
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...]
Although the weather was a little damp, the spirts were high at the Friday morning Celebration Station hosted by Nature’s Fare Markets and Olympia Cycle and Ski. Rain gear was definitely the fashion attire for the day! Hot coffee and tasty muffins to fuel a wet morning bike ride were provided... [Read More...]
If you are familiar with the names Spicy Curry, Boda Boda or Xtracycle then you either own or have seen a cargo bike. Link to the newly created Okanagan Cargo Bike Group Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/534344508188742 Pictures of some of our local cargo bike families out enjoying their rides! [Read More...]
A lively crowd of passionate cargo bike enthusiasts attended the GoByBike Wednesday movie night at the Towne Theatre to watch the MOTHERLOAD documentary. A number of the movie goers rode into town on their cargo bikes in support of the movie. The audience saw that through a combination of need, adopting... [Read More...]
The Kick-off Celebration Station at Sun Country Cycle on the morning of Monday May 30 was well attended with cyclists traveling along the Kalamalka Lake Road multi-use pathway stopping in to snack on yummy cookies from GumTree Catering and sip some hot coffee from Rail Trail Cafe. The team from Sun... [Read More...]
On the weekend leading up to GoByBIke Week, the Okanagan Regional Library – Vernon Branch setup their Story Book Ride along the Marshall Field multi-use pathway. Young riders, plus those young at heart, enjoyed reading the story “If you give a Mouse an iPhone“, written by Ann Droyd. A cautionary tale... [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...]
The City of Vernon is busy building new bike lanes and pathways to make it quicker and easier to get around our community. Some of these exciting projects are currently under construction, including upgrades to the boardwalk and pathway through Polson Park. Check out our Road Construction page for updates, and... [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...]
Congratulations to the winners of our local prizes: Top Local Rider (Most KM): Shayne Wright of City of Vernon Velocity who pedalled 2880 KM! Shayne won $250 Downtown Dollars to spend at local businesses. School Team (random draw): Vernon Secondary School Staff. Ten school staff made 38 trips by bike, pedalling... [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...]
Last updated: June 8, 2021, at 10:00AM WOW! Vernon & North Okanagan Teams are killing it this GoByBike Week! Check in for a daily update of where your team stands. Please note: This report shows riders who have logged trips. If you have team members who haven’t logged a trip yet,... [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...]
View the long list of fabulous prizes. Local bike shop and business donated prizes are at the end of the list!
Riders who log at least three trips during the Fall GoByBike Weeks will be entered into a draw for the local grand prize, either an introductory wellness getaway at Sparkling Hill or $1,000 to spend at a local bike shop of their choice.
Each winner will receive an Ebike 2 hour rental certificate from Krafty Bikes in Vernon.
$500 Pedego gift card valid towards purchase of a bike, accessories or rental. Courtesy of Pedego Oyama.
Gift cards can be used towards purchase of a bike or accessories from Sun Country Cycle in Vernon.
Gift certificates can be used towards purchase of a bike or accessories from Olympia Cycle & Ski in Vernon.
Gift certificates can be used towards in store purchases.
Visit Olive Us for gifts, gourmet and an extraordinary taste experience in Downtown Vernon!
Gift certificates can be used towards purchase of a bike or accessories from Vernon E-Ride in Vernon.
Full Body Massage -75 min appointment per card from Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy in Downtown Vernon.
Gift cards can be used towards purchase of a bike or accessories from Electric Fat Bike Company or an e-Bike rental from the Oyama General Store.
Down Town Dollars can be used at any Down Town Vernon Association business location.
Reusable drink cup and gift card prize packs.
GoByBike Weeks Vernon & North Okanagan is organized locally by the City of Vernon with the generous support of our community. The City would like to thank the over 30 local businesses and organizations that support GoByBike Weeks through sponsorship, in-kind contributions, and prize donations and all of the Team Leaders who champion cycling in their workplaces, families, and social groups.