Go By Bike with Grandma

There are many reasons to “GoByBike” in the Comox Valley.   We tend to talk about the health and environmental benefits but Grandma Marg shows the fun and social side of riding a bike.  

Margaret Harris, President of the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition, has been building a special relationship with her granddaughter Hannah by biking with her. They began by cycling in the neighbourhood.  However, as Hannah’s skills develop, they happily cycle together even further.

In the video below, Margaret and Hannah talk about their favourite place to ride together and the special bond they have built through cycling.  

GoByBikeBC is encouraging people to try to bike this Fall.  Their Event runs from October 15-29, 2018.  Bike to Work/School/Shop/Coffee or just bike somewhere and you can join in the fun.


Go By Bike - Can it Impact Your World?

GoByBikeBC, the organizing body for the annual Bike To Work and School Week, have posted a record year during the May 28 - June 3, 2018 BTWW Event. The numbers demonstrate just how impactful one week of choosing to ride a bike can be.

In the Comox Valley, participation was logged at 882 riders with beneficial results for the Valley as follows:

Can you imagine the health and environmental impacts of 52 weeks at this same rate of participation?

Choosing to go by bike can indeed make a difference by impacting your world for the better.


June Newsletter - Ride Right

Click on the picture below to download a copy of the June Newsletter.


A Bike Ride - The Campbell River Greenways Loop

The summer bicycle season is a great time to explore a neighbouring community by bicycle. So, we asked Laurel Cronk to take us on one of her favourite Campbell River bike rides.

Laurel Cronk is the owner of Island Joy Rides, a boutique bicycle touring company. She actually grew up in the Comox Valley, but as a young adult left the Island for a time. Eventually she returned to Vancouver Island, settling in Campbell River where she has lived for the past 25 years.

Laurel loves exploring city life and nature by bike. Cycling is something that "makes her come alive" and therefore was excited to show off a local bike route she feels is a Campbell River hidden gem: the Greenways Loop.

Cycling the Greenways Loop is truly a Campbell River Joy Ride. It skirts the perimeter of the city on nature trails, separated pathways, sea walk, bike lanes, and the road shoulder. The Greenways Loop is a 25 km journey from urban life into the peaceful world of a nature and back out again. The experience is rejuvenating.

Below are links about cycling in Campbell River and the Greenways Loop:




Bike to Work and School 2018

A fun week of riding your bike to celebration stations and entering contests including a chance to win the Exodus Travel Cycling Adventure Grand Prize to Portugal is arriving soon. Your part is to register and then Bike to Work or School for the week.

Bike to Work Event Qualification: Biking to Work includes cycling for shopping, meeting up with friends for coffee or any other time you use your bike for transportation in place of your car.

Portugal Cycling Adventure Grand Prize

To Qualify for the Exodus Travel Grand Prize:

"You must log kilometers for at least one trip that you choose to ride your bike instead of drive a motor vehicle to during Bike to Work & School Week, May 28 - June 3, 2018 (for example, if you choose to ride a bike instead of drive a motor vehicle to work, school, the gym, run errands, meet a friend for coffee, etc.)

Enter for the Exodus Prize here:

Note: if you enter, you will only qualify if you have logged a trip during May 28 - June 3, 2018"

Organizational Name Change

The Bike to Work BC Society has been rebranded to GoByBike BC. They are a registered non-profit society that secures and shares resources to help BC communities deliver successful events as a way to encourage people to use bicycles for everyday transportation. Their primary focus is Bike to Work and School Week, however they are also planning other BC events.

The GoByBike BC core mandate is to simply help people discover the joy of using their bikes for everyday transportation.

To help spread their bicycling message, the Society has a variety of T-shirts available with the GoByBike brand.

Ride Safe and Have Fun on your bike!