VanCycle at Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week: Monday, May 30 – Sunday, June 3

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Here are some photos from Monday’s commuter stations (Langara and Clark & Adanac). Rainy in the morning but sunny in the afternoon, freshly baked scones at Langara, funny Tony the Tiger prizes, lots of commuters at Clark & Adanac, the last few people who waited patiently for some mechanical advice after everyone else had packed up and left!

From VACC’s website:

Bike to Work Week has lots of external motivation to help you cycle through all seasons:

Hot coffee, free food, and mechanical help at our commuter stations!

Prizes!

Prizes can be won at commuter stations around Metro Vancouver, plus you can be entered for other prizes by logging your commute online. There is a brand new bike up for grabs, along with waterproof gear, clothing, and free tune-ups to make you visible, comfortable, safe, and stylish.

Apart from all the swag, cycling has great perks for your body, mind, wallet and world.

Commuting by bicycle is a proven mechanism for improving the health and wellness of both individuals and workplaces. It is a viable, cost effective form of transportation. Biking to work rather than driving a single occupant vehicle helps to contribute to a reduction in carbon emissions in our communities. It is also positively the most enjoyable means of traveling between work and home!

VanCycle will be at the following Commuter Stations. Come and say “hi”!

Monday May 30

Station #1

Time: 8:00-10:00am

Location: Main entrance to Building A of Langara College (near the corner of 49th Avenue and Ontario Street)

Sponsors: Langara College

Free refreshments provided!

Stop by the station for a chance to win a gift card from MEC, provided by Langara College

But wait, there’s more!

Station #2

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location:  Adanac & Clark, in Jim Koo parking area

Sponsored by: Strathcona Business Improvement Association

Free refreshments provided by: Member Businesses in Strathcona

Stop by this station for:  

  • A chance to win a bike tune-up from VanCycle!
  • Information about the SBIA, and a chance to win a prize pack from Strathcona businesses!

Thursday June 2

Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm

Location: Kingsway and Tyne

Sponsored by: Collingwood Business Improvement Association

Free refreshments provided by: Safeway Canada and Starbucks

Be sure to stop at the station to say hello to the friendly representatives from the Collingwood Business Improvement Association and fill in a ballot for a great prize from merchants of the area. The Collingwood fun continues after Bike to Work Week, with Collingwood Days, happening on Saturday June 4th!

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