Go by Bike Week

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Go By Bike Week

Participate in the Spring 2024 Go by Bike Week from Jun 3-9!

This year's event will have a variety of Celebration Stations across the Lower Mainland where participants can ride by for free snacks, basic bike maintenance, cycling maps, prizes, and more! Register solo or as a team with your co-workers, roommates, family or friends. 

Whether you’re a regular cyclist or a novice, Go by Bike Week (formerly known as Bike to Work Week) is a great way to get healthy while reducing your carbon footprint. This event takes place twice every year, once in the spring and once in the fall. 

Go by Bike Week aims to get more people to cycle more often. During the week-long event, HUB Cycling encourages people to get out and ride their bikes anywhere and everywhere, and shares resources like maps to equip them with the knowledge they need to cycle for transportation.  

Go by Bike Week is also known for its Celebration and Community Stations! At Celebration Stations, participants can win awesome prizes, get free bike checks from local mechanics, and pick up free snacks! These stations are hosted by bike-friendly businesses and organizations and can be found across Metro Vancouver. Get biking and visit them all! 

Registration 

Visit the HUB Cycling website to register yourself or your team. Need help registering? See this step-by-step guide on how to register.

Awards

To encourage friendly competition and recognize our cycling champions at UBC. The top teams with five or more team members will be recognized based on the following categories:

  • Most New Riders
  • Most Kilometres Cycled
  • Highest Average Kilometres Cycled

So grab some friends and enjoy the ride!

Thank you for participating in Fall Go by Bike Week from Oct 16 - 29 This Fall, 3,093 participants across Metro Vancouver took their bike for a spin. Participants took over 26,520 trips, cycled 305,065 kilometres and saved the equivalent of 66,114 kilograms of greenhouse gases! 

Once again, our UBC community showed up and showed out during this season’s edition of Go by Bike Week!  

An astonishing 52 teams from the UBC community logged over 23,800 kilometres from 1,987 trips between Oct 16th to 29th. As a result, the UBC community saved 5,178 kg of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere!

As part of Go by Bike Week, UBC Campus + Community Planning organizes a friendly competition between teams in three major categories: longest distance cycled, most new participants, and highest average distance cycled. This season, the top teams across the three categories were:

  • Gaia, from Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, for the longest distance cycled at 6,391 kilometres.
  • Gaia, from Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, for most new participants at 7.
  • AMPEL - SBQMI, from the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory and Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, for the highest average distance cycled at 249 km per rider.

Thank you to all participants and congratulations to the winning teams. We look forward to seeing you all at the next Go by Bike Week, happening June 3rd-9th, 2024! 

Thank you for taking part in Spring Go by Bike Week from May 29-June 4! This Spring, 5,744 participants across Metro Vancouver took their bike for a spin. Participants took over 26,965 trips, cycled 310,805 kilometres and saved the equivalent of 67,364 kilograms of greenhouse gases! 

Once again, our UBC community showed up and showed out during this season’s edition of Go by Bike Week!  

A record 342 riders from the UBC community logged an astonishing 30,500 kilometres over 2488 trips between May 29 and June 4, 2023 – that's a 10,000 kilometer increase over previous iterations of Go by Bike week! As a result, the UBC community saved 6,616 kg of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. 

As part of Go by Bike Week, UBC Campus + Community Planning organizes a friendly competition between teams in three major categories: longest distance cycled, most new participants, and highest average distance cycled. This season, the top teams across the three categories were: 

  • Gaia, from Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, for longest distance cycled at 4,897 kilometres and most new participants at 11 

  • SHCS Road Warriors, from UBC Student Housing and Community Services, for highest average distance cycled at 103.3 kilometres per rider 

Thank you to all participants and congratulations to the winning teams. We look forward to seeing you all at the next Go by Bike Week, happening October 16-28, 2023! 

The UBC community once again led among all organizations in Metro Vancouver during the Fall 2022 Go by Bike Week, with nearly 270 riders logging over 20,000 kilometres in the span of a week between October 3 and 9, 2022.

Go by Bike Week is a biyearly initiative of HUB Cycling that aims both to celebrate cycling and to encourage everyone in Metro Vancouver to give cycling a try. As part of the weeklong event, Campus and Community Planning organizes a friendly competition between UBC teams.

This year, two teams took top marks across three categories. They are:

  • Gaia from Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, for longest distance cycled at 4,927 kilometres and most new participants at 19
  • MSL Site-Directed Commutagenesis from Michael Smith Laboratories, for highest average distance cycled at 117.6 kilometres per rider

Thank you once again to all the participants, and congratulations to the winning teams. See you in Spring 2023 for the next Go by Bike Week!

UBC came out in force for Go by Bike Week which ran from May 30 – June 5, 2022. With over 330 riders from the UBC community signing up to participate in the latest edition of the cycling celebration. Go by Bike Week is a bi-annual event organized by HUB Cycling to encourage people to get on their bikes and make healthy, sustainable trips for themselves and for the planet.

UBC cyclists logged an astounding 20,500 kilometres over 1,700 trips—by far the highest total of any Metro Vancouver organization. This resulted in saving 4,894 kg of greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere!

With over 60 UBC teams, made up of students, staff and faculty alike we had a spectacular turnout. Three teams took the top honours this year through their passion for active transportation and their commitment to bringing more people into the fold. Together the top three teams made up almost 50% of the total kilometers cycled for UBC during the event. The top three teams include:

  • Gaia from Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, for the longest distance cycled at an impressive 4,625 kilometres.
  • SHCS Road Warriors from UBC Student Housing and Community Services, for the highest average distance cycled at 85.6 kilometres per rider.
  • AMPEL – SBQMI from the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory and Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, for bringing in 14 new participants to Go by Bike Week—of which seven were new to biking.

Congratulations to all participants, and see you in October for the next Go by Bike Week!

Check out these great cycling resources available for the UBC community:

HOPR Bike Share has over 100 bikes available for public use around campus. Use HOPR bikes for getting around campus, running errands, and riding for fun.

Get $5 of Pay Per Ride credit. Use promo code: GOBYBIKE5

How to redeem:

1.    Download the HOPR Transit app and create an account
2.    Select Promos from the menu
3.    Enter and verify the promo 
 

Bike Kitchen provides students and the wider community with an accessible environment where they can learn to fix bicycles, share resources, and work together. Visit the BIke Kitchen website to learn more. 

To tackle bike theft on campus, we have partnered with Project 529, a community-based bike registration and recovery service. Join us to help end bike theft at UBC. Visit the Project 529 webpage to learn more.