Media Release - October 28, 2010
North Shore Winter Bike to Work
Celebration Stations Offer Refreshments and Prizes
Vancouver, Canada – October 28, 2010 – The North Shore Committee of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC) announced today the kick off for Bike to Work week on the North Shore. Starting Monday, November 1, Bike to Work is a program that encourages workplaces and workers to champion cycling as a healthy mode of transportation to get to work. Teams from workplaces compete to log the most kilometers during the week and last year teams from over 50 North Shore companies logged a total of 11,349 km.
This year features four North Shore Bike to Work Commuter Celebration stations where cyclists can enjoy free refreshments, get route and gear advice, free repairs and enter prize draws
- Nov 1 from 6:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - Across from Phibbs Exchange - Sponsored by John Henry Bikes & Mount Royal Bagel Factory
- Nov 2 from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. - Capilano University - Sponsored by Capilano University
- Nov 2 from 6:15 a.m.to 8:45 a.m. - North West end of Lions Gate Bridge - Sponsored by SAP, Wholefoods, Steed Cycles and Giant Bicycles
- Nov 4 from 6:15 a.m.– 9:00 a.m. - Dollarton @ Amherst by the Iron Workers Memorial Bridge Sponsored by Arc'teryx, Cove Bikes, and Wholefoods
“The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition organized the first Bike to Work Week program in 2007, inspired by grassroots Bike to Work efforts that originated on the North Shore, so it is exciting that we are able to offer cyclists four support stations this year,” said chair, North Shore VACC, Jay MacDonald. “A lot of people think biking in the winter is not an option, but this is simply not true. Next week, we’ll see plenty of new riders trying cycle commuting for the first time.
Bike to Work Week has recorded a growth of 163% in the number of cyclists counted at commuter stations since 2007. To sign up, or to find a map of locations, visit http://www.biketoworkmetrovan.ca/
About the VACC
Formed in 1998, the VACC advocates for better conditions for cyclists and the removal of barriers to cycling in the Vancouver area. The VACC represents the basic community need for sustainable and appropriate urban transportation. The objectives of the VACC are consistent with the Livable Region Strategic Plan and consistent with cities that have aspirations to be the model for progressive urban development in the 21st Century. VACC achieves our objectives by meeting with governing agencies at all levels, writing well-researched, proactive letters and reports, working constructively with the media, and encouraging more people to cycle more often. For more information and to join, visit vacc.bc.ca. VACC welcomes new members. Please visit our website to find out about our many member benefits.