Bike To Work Week is again upon us. The momentum behind this initiative has been growing and as a result Vancouver BC has had not only a Bike to Work Week in June, but also a second event in November. Commuting is a 365 day a year possibility in many places worldwide and this proves it. October 31 – November 4th is Bike to Work Week in Vancouver. Not in Vancouver? go ahead and participate from anywhere. Vancouver residents can log their daily commutes at biketoworkmetrovan.ca but if you are not from Vancouver then I invite you to tell us about you commute by commenting on this article.
If you are in the Metro Vancouver Area and are participating in Bike To Work Week Norco, along with other shops, bike companies and volunteers will be taking it to the streets offering free tech support to all bike commuters. If you see a mechanic at any Bike To Work Week station, stop by with your bike for some free labour keeping your bike running through the winter commute.
In addition to free mechanical assistance, the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition will be set up around the city offering free snacks, beverages, literature and encouraging support to all participants. Besides supporting cyclists with daily commuter stations the VACC is also giving away 5 bikes and other awesome cycling prizes daily through the week long event.
So Vancouver has Bike To Work Week, but wherever you are, this is simply a reminder that you can and should ride a bike. Whether it is to school, work or even the coffee shop it is always a good time to ride a bike. Check with your local city or municipal website to get more information on bike routes, events and initiatives. There are programs everywhere that reward you for getting on a bike.