This was the tenth year that Campbell River residents, businesses and schools participated in Bike to Work and School Week (BTWW), which ran the week of May 29.
BTWW is an important, fun community initiative that aims to encourage individuals, businesses, schools and organizations to get in the habit of riding a bike as an alternative means of transportation, organizers say.
“We had an incredible turn-out this year,” says Dave Brown, Bike to Work Week committee member, “participation rates have risen exponentially in the past two years.”
Since 2015, the number of registered teams has grown from 90-187 which accounted for a total of 619 riders (217 which were first time riders).
Local sponsors that supported the community event enabled the committee to hold various events throughout the week, including four breakfast stations, a barbecue, a movie night, happy hour, and a bike skills workshop. Sponsorship also provided content for team leader packages, event t-shirts, and draw prizes that were distributed to participants at the many events throughout BTWW.