Bike to Work (+ School) Week

Want to get more out of your commute to UBC? How about enjoying more fresh air, improved health and a lower carbon footprint?

Get ready for Bike to Work (+ School) Week, Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2018

Here at UBC, biking year-round is easy to do. And there's no better time to start than Bike to Work Week! Join your cycling colleagues on the roads and start your day with a smile. Register and log your rides at btww.ca.

About Bike to Work Week
Bike to Work Week is a great way to get healthy, active and energized at work, and reduce your carbon footprint. You can also win prizes and help UBC defend its place as regional champion for Best Workplace 1000+ and Best in Higher Education!

Top five reasons to participate:

  • Feel great
  • Save money 
  • Get to where you're going faster
  • Enter to win prizes (including new bikes, and even a cycling tour in Italy)
  • Defend UBC’s Champion status 

Register Now

Participating is free, quick and easy:

  1. Register online with HUB (the sooner, the better)
  2. Choose your workplace – “University of British Columbia-UBC” – then join a team or create your own.
  3. Map your route to work.
  4. Log your route with HUB each day you ride

If you already registered in a previous Bike to Work Week, simply log in and log a trip to be considered a fall participant. Encourage your colleagues and friends to join your team! Logging trips is easy and will track your kilometres cycled, emissions saved and calories burned.

If you are a seasoned cyclist, perhaps it’s time to think about your bragging rights? We need competitive riders to help UBC defend our champion status.

UBC Celebration Stations

Tuesday, October 30, 4:00-6:00 pm
Lee Square, by the UBC Bookstore [map]

Stop by the our Celebration Station for bike-friendly fun and enter to win prizes.

Friday, November 2, 7:00-9:30 am
University Chapel, north side of University Blvd

Stop by on your morning ride for coffee, snacks, bike maintenance and the chance to win prizes.

Meet Your Cycling Colleagues

Leading up to Bike to Work Week (BTWW), we asked members of our campus community five questions about their experiences riding to UBC. Explore their stories, what it takes and what they’ve learned along the way!

Putting Your Bike on the Bus like a Pro

Have you ever struggled to get your bike on the bus? We're here to help! Watch this video to learn some helpful hints and tips to get your bike on the bus -- stress free!

Tips for Year-Round Riding

Riding year-round is possible at UBC, with a little preparation and thought. Here are five tips to make your commute enjoyable.

  1. Plan your route in advance
  2. Dress for the weather
  3. Be visible
  4. Use UBC’s secure bike lockers or bike cages
  5. Keep a change of clothes at work

For more suggestions and resources, click here.

UBC BTWW Results and Hall of Fame

During Spring 2018 Bike to Work Week, 497 UBC cyclists on 81 teams covered more than 36,000 kilometres on their commutes, saving 7,800 kg of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Congratulations to all of our participants! Read more.

Log your rides during Fall 2018 Bike to Work Week to keep up the momentum!

Help Promote BTWW

Help us spread the word about #UBC #BTWW!

  1. Download the poster and display in your unit
  2. Email your colleagues and encourage them to sign up
  3. Share the news about BTWW on your social channels! Use the sample tweets below or create your own.

Join your #UBC colleagues for fall Bike to Work Week #btww Oct 29 – Nov 4. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

#UBC Bike to Work Week is Oct 29 - Nov 4! Register. Ride safe. Ride often. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

Register now for #UBC Bike to Work Week, Oct 29 –Nov 4. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

Celebrate Bike to Work Week. Join a #UBC team. Log your rides. Oct 29 – Nov. 4 https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

Cycling to #UBC year-round is easy. Join your colleagues Oct 29 – Nov 4 https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

UBC & @WeAreHub Bike to Work Week Celebration Station on Oct 30, 4-6pm. Free tune-ups from @UBCbike, register your bike with @Project529, music by @CiTRradio, snacks by @UBCfoodie, prizes and more. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

Drop by the Bike to Work Week Celebration on Oct 30, 4-6pm. Presented by @WeAreHub with free tune-ups from @UBCbike, register your bike with @Project529, music by @CiTRradio, snacks by @UBCfoodie, prizes and more. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm