Record turnout for Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week participants enjoyed a salmon barbecue this year.

This was the ninth year that Campbell River residents and businesses participated in Bike to Work Week (BTWW), which ran the week of May 30.

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.

“Our numbers are up, and the momentum is growing,” says Dave Brown, Bike to Work Week committee member.

“Bike to Work Week numbers have soared from previous years, with close to 150 teams in 2016 compared to 90 in 2015.

A total of 480 riders (104 first-time riders) in Campbell River logged more than 18,000 kilometres.”

Local sponsors that supported the community event enabled the committee to hold various events throughout the week, including four breakfast stations, a salmon barbecue, a movie night, 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.