Your Stories

Below are some feedback we've received from people accross BC. If you'd like to submit a testimonial about how Bike to Work Week or GoByBike Weeks has affected you, please send it to Terri-Lynn Gifford, Provincial Program Manager,

“I really appreciated the support that bike to work gave to commuters – from the encouragement and warm smiles on cold rainy days and even the breakfast items to keep us going. Patti and Simon [of Simon’s Cycles] were awesome motivators and I biked all 5 days even in the pouring rain!

Leslie Eaton, Production, Comox Valley Record

"The personnel at 19 Wing Comox always embrace Bike to Work Week and the administration is very supportive. The weather was awful, but 19 Wing kept on riding. We had some great draw prizes and snacks to keep up the enthusiasm!" 

Veronique Dion, Fitness Coordinator, Comox Valley

“I’d like to say thank you to those involved in organizing this great event. Parking the truck at home and riding to work was a lot of fun. My girlfriend and I rode to Tim Hortons with our travel mugs and when I got to work I enjoyed a warm beverage.”

Sky McKeown, Fire Prevention Officer, City of Merritt

"I wanted to say what a wonderful well organized event Bike to Work Week was! Also, the sponsors at the stations were great, the food and service offered was exceptional. Much appreciated!”

Teresa McGauley, Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna

“To Darrell and Lindsay, as a team leader I got to say once again thank you! You two keep making the annual Bike to Work Week better and better each year. Continually raising the bar and encouraging more of us to get out on our bikes. 2013 was no exception. It was a great week and you two made it that way. Thanks for all you do, we had a lot of fun.”

Jan Johnston, Confidential Secretary to the Mayor, Kelowna

"Bike to Work Week is by far the best event we have here every year. You do such an amazing job organizing the events and I see more and more people are riding each year. It's such a great group of healthy and active people, I'd rather hang out with this group than people my own age who just complain all the time!"

Adelheid, Grace Baptist Church, Central Okanagan

“Bike to Work Week provided me an opportunity to explore alternative forms of transportation. I was inspired to calculate the cost-benefit comparison of using a vehicle for errands vs. using a bike. Long live the bicycle!”

Amanda Wells, Environmental Educator, City of Kamloops

“This morning’s Bike to Work event was enjoyable and very encouraging. The corporate support was fantastic, we received exciting information on the expansion of Kelowna’s bicycle network, and it’s a win-win-win for many more people to reduce their carbon footprint, travelling costs, and get some good exercise.”

Robert Kleemaier, DNV Translations, Central Okanagan

“I loved hearing the birds and looking at the gardens as I cycled by during bike to work week. On the way home, biking gave me a chance to change gears and slow down before arriving home. I really enjoyed the outside air and the chance to both promote and practice healthy living and environmental responsibility.” 

Yvonne Lord, Teacher at Merritt Secondary School, Merritt

“Bike to Work Week is a great example of a "think globally, act locally" event. Many of us are concerned about our carbon footprint and how that's affecting the global climate and environment. Getting on bikes and cycling to work is a great way to reduce emissions and better our communities.”

Melissa Larkin, Camber College, Powell River


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