Go By Bike Week changes gears with solo and stationary bike challenges
Without the traditional celebration stations (canceled due to COVID), Go By Bike (formerly known as Bike to Work Week) will instead offer cyclists a series of solo and virtual challenge activities, from May 31st. to June 6.
The event has evolved from an event aimed primarily at commuters to an event more focused on individuals, families, friends and teams in the workplace.
Hosted by Capital Bike, the event now features an expanded sticker challenge and new neighborhood attractions.
As part of the Sticker Challenge, participants are invited to go to various locations to collect stickers. Cyclists who collect at least five of the 10 available can enter a competition to win an electric bike.
“The Sticker Challenge is really taking off. Last year we started with 42 locations, mostly in downtown Victoria. This year we are expanding it with more locations in Langford and Sidney, ”said James Coates, program coordinator.
“It’s also great that Monk Office and Abstract Developments are coming together to sponsor our two big challenges.”
Just over 2,000 people have already registered, including 362 teams and around 700 new runners.
“We are seeing an explosion of Go By Bike teams based on family and friends. We see that in the real world too, ”Coates said. “These are new habits that resulted from the pandemic.”
Entrants can win just over $ 15,000 in prizes. For the first time, people who use stationary bikes can also participate.
For more information, visit capitalbike.ca. To register, go to gobybikebc.ca.
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