Since 1997 the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition has been offering a variety of programs. Among these are the Bike To Work Week,
Bike to Work
Bike to Work Week is an event that uses friendly competition and online interactive tools to encourage people to ride to work.
We work with the City of Nanaimo, the Vancouver Island University, Vancouver Island Health Authority, local bicycle stores and many other stakeholders to offer bicycle commuters tips, great prizes, free food and bicycle maintenance at en route Celebration Stations.
Bike + Walk to School
Bike + Walk to School is a week long event that encourages elementary, secondary & post-secondary students, their parents, and staff to choose active transportation to get to and from school and university.
Organized for the past three years by the GNCC and the City, elementary & secondary schools participate in a friendly competition to see who can achieve the highest participation. Prizes, on-line interactive tools, and celebrations add to the excitement.
Bicycle maintenance and safety training courses are also offered to encourage students to ride their bikes safely, confidently and joyfully.
Business + Bicycling
Business + Bicycling recognizes businesses for being supportive of cycling through assessments & innovative resources. Bicycling is good for the bottom line of any business. More bicyclists in our cities means savings for & more money in the local economy.We offer:
- Bikeability Assessments
- Bikeability Awards
- Bike maps and promotions for the best shopping, art & entertainment, parks and recreation and attractions in the downtown areas
- Marketing to Cyclists Guide
Workplace Cycling Education
Workplace Cycling Education demystifies biking to work with on-site education and training for employees.
- Biking to Work: A Lunch Hour Primer
- Biking to Work: Fall & Winter Riding
- Demystifying your Bike: The Basics of Bike Maintenance
- Streetwise Commuter Skills
- Customized Training is also available