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?

May 28 - June 3, 2018 is Bike to Work (+ School) 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

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 Portugal)
  • Defend UBC’s Champion status 

If you already registered in a previous Bike to Work Week, simply log in and log a trip to be considered a spring 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.

Lunch Hour Cycling Workshop

Tuesday, May 15 | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), 2260 West Mall, Policy Labs (map)

To help you get ready to ride for Bike to Work Week, UBC and HUB are offering a free lunch hour workshop!

This fun and interactive workshop covers important things you need to know about biking to work in one hour. It provides tips and guidance for newer riders as well as useful info for those who already bike to work. Certified instructors will discuss bike safety scenarios, taking bikes on transit, route planning, what to wear/carry, making your workplace bike friendly and much more. Bike maps and other resources will be provided to all participants.

Lunch is provided. Space is limited, so please register in advance to reserve your space. 

Celebration Station

Thursday, May 31, 4:00-6:00 pm

Lee Square, by the UBC Bookstore [map]

Stop by the Celebration Station for bike-friendly fun!

  • 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
  • Cycling route maps
  • Free coffee and snacks from UBC Food Services
  • Enter to win great prizes
  • CiTR providing music 

UBC Results and Top 2017 Teams

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Bike to Work Week last year! During last Spring Bike to Work Week, 520 UBC cyclists on 76 teams covered more than 26,000 kilometres on their commutes, saving 5,700 kg of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Read more about the results here.

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

Additional resources

Learn about bike share programs on campus and UBC discounted memberships with Mobi by Shaw Go bike share.

Check out our map with bike storage, end-of-trip facilities and bike routes to help you start planning your trip today. 

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