Biking to work is a great way to stay active in your day, save money on gas and parking, and help the environment by reducing toxins. Last week was Bike to Work week in Vancouver (May 28th to June 3rd).
Do you ride your bike to work? Here are some upcoming cycling events if you missed the last Bike to Work week:
Bike to Work Week May 28-June 3 – https://bikehub.ca/bike-to-school Many of us drive or take transit to work or school. It’s a great way to improve your activity by cycling to and from work.
Bike to Shop days June 22-24th – Support local businesses and get discounts at participating shops, visit celebration stations, and win prizes! https://bikehub.ca/biketoshop
Bike the Night September 15th – Be part of the largest night ride in BC, with 5,000 riders! Deck out your bike in LED lights –extra fun for the creative people, and join a steady 10km ride to help you feel more comfortable riding a bike by being in a group, and improve your community. https://bikehub.ca/bike-events/bike-the-night-presented-by-mec
Bike to Work Week Oct 29th-Nov 4th in the Fall https://bikehub.ca/bike-events/bike-to-work-week
Top 10 reasons to bike to work including making you smarter by preventing cognitive decline, sharpen memory and learning, and improving brain performance. As well as reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.
You also can get to your destination faster than a car, if you live in downtown Vancouver. The bike lanes in Vancouver are great! Your lane is often separated form the traffic. Here is a link to bike paths in Vancouver and the outskirts: https://bikehub.ca/maps-route-planning.
Ride to Conquer Cancer Aug 25 and 26, 200km ride in two days, raise money for cancer. Feel great for riding your bike all weekend and helping others in the process. https://bccancerfoundation.com/events/ride-conquer-cancer
These events are a great way to improve your fitness, meet new people, raise money for charity, and get outside your comfort zone.