What’s better than getting a free coffee and cookie just by arriving by bike? HUB Cycling’s popular Bike to Shop event returns this summer from August 13-21!
Local businesses in 11 neighbourhoods across Metro Vancouver are offering amazing prizes, freebies and sweet deals for people biking to their businesses. The event is region-wide with businesses participating in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Surrey, West Vancouver and Coquitlam.
Some of this year’s freebies and sweet deals include a free double chocolate cookie with purchase of a drink at Doe Coffee in the East Village, a free yoga class for new customers at VNYSA Yoga Studio in Wesbrook Village at UBC, free coffee at Park Royal Shopping Centre, and a free laser cut bike coaster at MakerLabs in Strathcona. There’s even something for our furry friends, if their pawrents head over to The Granville Island Pet Treatery they can pick up a free bag of sardine treats suitable for both cats and dogs! Some terms and conditions apply, so check out the Bike to Shop schedule to view all offers. More businesses are being added regularly!
HUB Cycling will also be running six Knowledge HUB stations in participating neighborhoods during Bike to Shop. Participants can stop by these stations for free snacks, cycling maps, giveaways, to engage with their local community, and enter to win great prizes. Check out the schedule for locations.
With record-high gas prices, inflation and expensive vehicle parking, many people are looking for a more affordable way to do their shopping. Luckily, shopping by bike is easier than you think! In fact, HUB Cycling has summarized the ‘how-to’ in three easy steps here.
Bike to Shop returns to Metro Vancouver from August 13-21. Join the movement to show our businesses and local decision-makers how important cycling is for local business and our community. Register for free at bikehub.ca/biketoshop.