Bike to Work Week
Since 1997 the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition has been involved with Bike to Work Week. The idea was started in Victoria in 1994 and has sprouted to 36 communities and regions throughout BC.
Bike to Work Week encourages avid cyclists and new riders alike to sign up, log their commutes, win prizes, and be a part of making Nanaimo a better place to live, work and play. Improving air quality, reducing road congestion, improving personal health, and connecting with their communities are a few of the benefits realized by Bike to Work participants.
The GNCC encourages all cyclists in the Nanaimo and area who commute to work to form teams in their workplaces and to challenge other workplaces to get on board by organizing teams. Every year since the event was first organized in Nanaimo, the GNCC has hosted one or more Celebration Stations along strategic cycling locations such as the E & N Trail, Bowen Road and in the downtown.
Drop by our Celebration Station or one of the many others being hosted by other participants during the week. It's a great way to meet other cyclists, renew your membership, get a quick tune-up on your bike, and enjoy some cyclist-friendly munchies provided by our sponsors. Cyclists can also fill out an entry form for one of the many cool prizes offered during the Wrap-Up Event. For more updates, check out Bike to Work Week 2015 at www.biketowork.ca/nanaimo/
Bike to Work Week Nanaimo Festivities
We want to make sure that everybody is ready for the 2016 Bike to Work Week. As such we have a few warmup rides to get you ready and in the mood for cycling, fun and lots of laughter. Did you know that bike commuters are full of fun, loaded with endorphins. Come and join us!
The Master Plan
GNCC together with the City of Nanaimo and other community groups are working diligently to make the 201 event bigger and better.
To accomplish this the group endorses the following goals:
- to raise the profile of cycling to work and expand commuter use of the bicycle by holding an annual Bike To Work Week;
- to promote cooperation and safety among all road users
- to improve the proficiency of cyclists and the safety of commuter cycling;
- to encourage the development of facilities that support commuter use of bicycles;
- to work cooperatively with the broader community and cycling advocates to advance the interest of transportational cycling.