Bike to Work (+ School) Week

Enjoy the fresh air, improved health, and a lower carbon footprint on your commute to UBC!

Each year, UBC joins HUB for Metro Vancouver’s Spring and Fall Bike to Work (and School) Week. The next celebration week is in spring 2020.

About Bike to Work (and School) Week

Here at UBC, biking year-round is easy to do. And there's no better time to start than Bike to Work (and School) Week! Join your cycling colleagues on the roads and start your day with a smile. You can also win prizes and help UBC defend its place as regional champion for Best Workplace 1000+ and Best in Higher Education!

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 (and School) Week, simply log in and log a trip during the celebration dates to be considered a 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.

Great reasons to participate:

  • Feel great
  • Save money
  • Get to where you're going faster
  • Enter to win prizes 

Compete for the UBC Bike to Work Week Trophy: 

Win a trophy for the team with the highest number of total kilometres per team, with teams over 10 riders. Congratulations to our 2019 winning teams:

  • Michael Smith Labs (Spring 2019)
  • SHHS Road Warriors (Fall 2019)

Celebration Station

Every Bike To Work Week has a Celebration Station so you can celebrate with your fellow cyclists. It's a great event to treat your bike to a free tune-up, pick up some bike resources, and enter for the chance to win cool prizes like a bike lock. Plus, you can register your bike with Project 529, making it easier to recover if it goes missing.

Tales on Two Wheels: Meet Your Cycling Colleagues

Leading up to Bike to Work Week, we asked members of our campus community questions about their experiences riding to UBC. Explore their stories.

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!

UBC BTWW Results and Hall of Fame

During the Fall 2019 Bike to Work (and School) Week, 426 UBC cyclists on 75 teams covered more than 27,600 kilometres on their commutes, saving nearly 6,000 kg of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Congratulations to all of our participants! Read about the Fall 2019 Bike to Work (and School) Week.