Bike to Work (+ School) Week

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

Get ready for Bike to Work (+ School) Week, May 27 to June 2, 2019

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!

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.

NEW THIS YEAR: Win a trophy for the team with the highest number of trips/rider, with teams over 10 riders.

Great 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)

Read below about related activities including free workshops, bike repair clinics and the Celebration Station on May 29.

Free workshops


Bikes 101 Lunch & Learn

Thursday, May 23, 2019
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
CIRS BC Hydro Theatre (2260 West Mall)
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to reserve your space.

Join us for a lunch and learn to help get you ready to Bike to Work! Presented in a classroom type format, the workshop will cover cycling laws in Vancouver, best practice for cycling in traffic, tips for getting around campus, resources, tips and techniques to make you a confident bike commuter. Led by Sunny Nestler, Programs Manager at the Bike Kitchen, the workshop with provide tips and guidance for newer riders as well as useful info for those who already bike to work. 
 

Safe Cycling Skills Ride & Learn

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
Meet outside the UBC Bookstore at noon
Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to reserve your space.

New to commuting to UBC by bike?  Join for a social ride-n-learn during Bike to Work Week on May 28th.  Learn tips and tricks to commute safely while participating in a group ride through priority routes on campus.  Bring your own bike (or Dropbike)!

The workshop will be facilitated by Sunny Nestler, Programs Manager at the AMS Bike Kitchen, and Alex Taciuk, Bike Share & Active Transportation Coordinator, UBC Campus + Community Planning.

May 29: Celebration Station


Wednesday, May 29, 4:00-6:00 pm
Money and Raymond M.C. Lee Square, by the UBC Bookstore [map]

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

  • Free tune-ups by The Bike Kitchen
  • TransLink bike racks to practice putting your bike on the bus
  • Register your bike for free with Project 529, an anti-theft bike program and recovery service
  • Bike lock demos by UBC Campus Security
  • Cycling route maps
  • Free coffee and snacks from UBC Food Services and HUB
  • Enter to win great prizes including a bike lock from UBC Bookstore and a "365 Day Plus" Mobi membership (valued at $129)
  • CiTR providing music 

May Community Bike Clinics


Get your wheels in tip-top shape for spring at a UBC Bike Kitchen clinic. Volunteers from Bike Kitchen will be on hand to get you (and your family) ready to ride just in time for Bike to Work Week with free tune-ups, tips on bike maintenance and cycling skills. For more information, visit the Bike Kitchen website

May 2, 12-4 PM, UBC Bookstore  
May 16, 4-6 PM, Acadia Park Residence 
May 23, 4-6 PM, Old Barn Community Centre, 6308 Thunderbird Blvd
May 27, 11:15-12:15 PM Norma Rose Point School 
May 29, 4-6 PM, UBC Bookstore (Bike to Work Week)
May 30, 12-1 PM, U Hill Elementary School 

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 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 Spring 2019 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 May 27 - June 2. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

#UBC Bike to Work Week is May 27 - June 2! Register. Ride safe. Ride often. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

Register now for #UBC Bike to Work Week, May 27 - June 2. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

Celebrate Bike to Work Week. Join a #UBC team. Log your rides. May 27 - June 2. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

Cycling to #UBC year-round is easy. Join your colleagues May 27 - June 2. https://bit.ly/2xSetVm

UBC & @WeAreHub Bike to Work Week Celebration Station on May 29, 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 May 29, 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