(This story is sponsored by HUB Cycling.)
HUB Cycling’s popular Bike to Shop event returns this summer from August 7 to 20 and it’s the biggest one yet. More than 100 local businesses in 20 neighbourhoods across Metro Vancouver are offering amazing freebies and sweet deals to people biking to their businesses. Companies from Downtown Vancouver to West Vancouver, Steveston to Port Moody, Langley City to UBC, and in between, are taking part.
Select promotions include: JJ Bean is offering free coffee at select locations, Bon Macaron Patisserie on Granville Island is giving away free macarons, and Strathcona Brewing is giving a free order of garlic bread bites when you buy a pint.
Cyclists can view the participating businesses in each neighbourhood and register for free at bikehub.ca/biketoshop. Half of the communities are taking part from August 7 to 13 and the other half from August 14 to 20. There are plenty of exciting opportunities to explore on two wheels.
After more than a year of no in-person events, HUB Cycling is ecstatic to be running 11 in-person Knowledge HUB stations in participating neighbourhoods during Bike to Shop. Participants can stop by for free basic bike maintenance, snacks, cycling information, giveaways, the opportunity to engage with their local community, and enter to win great prizes. Check out the schedule for location details.
If you’re entirely new to biking to shop, don’t fret. Instead, follow HUB Cycling on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for tips and tricks on how to make cycling to shops a part of your routine or check out the Commuter Bike Shopper’s Checklist.
To get warmed-up for Bike to Shop, try challenging yourself this week by doing one errand, trip, or activity by bike that you'd normally do by vehicle or transit.
Bike to Shop returns to 20 neighbourhoods in Metro Vancouver from August 7 to 20. Join the movement to show local decision-makers how important cycling is for local business and our community. Register for free at bikehub.ca/biketoshop.
HUB Cycling makes cycling better through education, action, research, and events. More people cycling means happier, healthier, more connected communities. Learn more about our work at bikehub.ca