Bike to Work Week is brought to you by HUB: Your Cycling Connection. HUB is a non-profit society that works to make cycling an attractive choice for everyone.
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Bike to Work Week FAQ
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VACC Bike to Work Week Overview
How can my company become a sponsor for Bike to Work Week?
Sponsorship is a powerful demonstration of your company’s support for cycling, better health, cleaner air, and strong workplace communities in Vancouver.
What is HUB?
HUB: Your Cycling Connection is a volunteer-run non-profit society whose members work to improve conditions for cycling in the Lower Mainland. HUB believes that increased bicycle use has the potential to reduce traffic congestion, improve our health, and enhance our urban environment. HUB is behind Bike to Work Week, Streetwise Cycling courses, and bike safety education programs for children. Since 1998, the organization has successfully worked to get things done for cyclists in the Lower Mainland. For information about HUB, click here.
What’s the story behind Bike to Work Week?
HUB: Your Cycling Connection organized the first Bike to Work Week program in 2007, after grassroots Bike to Work efforts that came from the North Shore.
Problems with registering or logging in to the site
Do I have to pay to register or be a part of the events?
No, Bike to Work Week is entirely free for you! Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to offer this community and workplace event free of charge to everyone in Metro Vancouver. Enjoy, and let our sponsors know you appreciate it – check out Our Sponsors page.
How do I register?
Simply click on the “Sign up here” button on the home page. It will take you to a page where you can either sign into an existing account or click the “Create new account” tab to register as a new user. You will be asked for your email address, a unique user name, and a few short questions regarding your biking habits and history.
You will also be asked a simple math question. It seems silly, but this feature prevents automatic web search programs from creating unwanted registrations in our system.I’m having trouble registering online. Who do I contact?
Working with the Commute Tracker
How do I change the Team Leader?
To change team leaders, the old team leader (or you, if you have their log-in details) should go to:
- View Results in the Commute Tracker
- Your team roster will appear.
- Select the name of the new team leader and then click Assign a New Team Leader in the left hand Team Administration menu.
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This is a internet connection issue. If you have a slow server provider, this may happen and the functions on your computer may be slower than normal.
When registering my team, I’m asked for the location of my company, as well as the address. Isn’t that the same?
The location category is meant to be a way for other team members to quickly recognize the right team location without looking at the full address. We also use the Location for our Results displays (along with Organization and Team Name), instead of listing the entire address. Although we need the team address to send posters and resources, teams may be easier for other participants to find when these broader location names are included.
Here is an example:
Organization: Simon Fraser University
Location: Harbour Centre campus
Address: 515 W. Hastings St.
Postal Code: V6B 5K3
Team Name: Urban Studies Cyclists
Questions about the rides
What is a commuter station?
Commuter stations are set up along bike routes every morning and evening of Bike to Work Week. There are free snacks, drinks and coffee, plus you can get your bike tuned up for free by our helpful onsite bike mechanics, and get your motivation primed with prizes and surprises. At the commuter stations, you can meet other cyclists, share successes, and pick up a bike map before you push off and pedal your way to the office or home. Commuter stations generally run from 6:30-8am and 4-6pm. Check the schedule and map to see where they are each day because they move around.
Do I need a special type of bike to ride to work?
You can use any type of bike to ride to work. The important things are that it is comfortable and safe. Make sure it is the right size for you. Your leg should be barely bent if you are sitting on the seat with the pedal at the bottom of its rotation. Check the brakes. Pump the tires to the recommended pressure which can be found written on the side of the tire. Make sure that you have lights for your bike, so you can be seen by others and you can see them, and fenders, to avoid water sprauying up.