Kamloops BC – The City of Kamloops is encouraging residents to park their car and grab their bike during GoByBike Week, May 31–June 6, 2021. This event encourages ridership for work, school, and daily errands and promotes a way to get active, stay healthy, lower stress, and improve mental health. GoByBike Week also encourages British Columbian’s to choose their bicycles for transportation rather than a motor vehicle—converting stationary time behind the steering wheel into time pedaling their bike for environmentally friendly, active transportation.
By taking part in GoByBike Week, participants across BC will have the chance to win a trip for two to Croatia, sponsored by Exodus Travels. Riders can register at GoByBikeBC.ca.
Kamloops is home to the 2019 GoByBike grand prize winner Randy Gregory. Watch his story here.
Students are encouraged to participate in GoByBike Week by shooting a short video (60–90 seconds in length) about why they bike and how this activity has helped them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grand prize is a $100 Visa gift card and $50 Visa gift cards for each level (preschool, kindergarten through grade 4, grades 5 through 8, and grades 9 through 12). Submission deadline is June 6, 2021. Full details on how to enter are available at GoByBikeBC.ca.
Tips on how you can have fun during GoByBike Week and every day:
- Catch a Ride with BC Transit - Not into biking the city’s rolling landscape? Ride your bike one way and use transit to get up the big hills. BC Transit buses are equipped with easy-to-use bike racks to secure your ride, and transit fare is complimentary to bike riders with a helmet during this week-long event. Simply roll up on your two wheels and the driver will waive the fee, no registration required.
- Discover dedicated bike routes - Use the Bike Map to easily find dedicated bike routes and handy bike repair stations throughout the city.
- Ride new trails - Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced cyclist, visit Kamloops.ca/ParksMaps to find a trail that is right for you, including the Rivers Trail, a nature park, or the Kamloops Bike Ranch.
If it has been harder to get your regular exercise in these days, participate in GoByBike Week—it’s easy and FUN!