Are you ready for Bike to Work Week 2010?

Participants from the 2009 Commuter Challenge relax at Grizzly Plaza following the race. Can you do what they did? Sign up now for the 2010 Commuter Challenge. Photo courtesy of the Bike To Work Week Committee

Christina Romeo from Queen Victoria Hospital shows how to use her basket. Photo courtesy of the Bike To Work Week Committee

By Karen McColl

If you aren’t already registered with a workplace team it’s time to get on the bandwagon because this great event is only 10 days away!  Bike to Work week (BTWW) runs Monday May 31 to Sunday June 6.

Last year’s event was a huge success with over 50 workplaces participating and 157 new commuters biking to work for the first time. A total of 5,091 kilometres were cycled by almost 500 Revelstoke commuters, off-setting an estimated 1.41 tons of carbon dioxide!

There are many great activities going on this year. The commuter challenge participants are geared up and ready to go for Saturday May 29. Five pairs of cyclists and vehicle drivers will start from five locations around Revelstoke and race to Grizzly Plaza (following all rules of the road). People may be surprised at how close the results could be.

The IBike testimonials contest closes Friday May 28.  Tell the BTWW committee why you love biking or share your favourite bicycle memory or story for a chance to win a $75 gift certificate to Valhalla Pure in Revelstoke.  Submit your 100 word entry to The prize giveaway will take

Brendan MacIntosh and Laurie Booker pose with the stencil they used to paint bike images on Airport Road near the Illecillewaet Bridge. The stencils remind motorists that roadways are shared with bicyclists. Suzanne Grieve photo courtesy of the Bike To Work Week Committee

place Saturday May 29 at Grizzly Plaza, following the commuter challenge.

Bike to work week kicks off with two Celebrations stations taking place Monday May 31 at Grizzly Plaza and Queen Victoria Hospital between 6:45 and 9am.  Commuters are invited to stop by for morning goodies, bike mechanical support and a chance to win prizes!  A second celebration station will be held at the same time Thursday June 3 at Grizzly Plaza only.

If you are not already part of a workplace team, become a team leader by registering online at  It’s easy and fun and there are tons of great prizes this year. You are only eligible for prizes if you are registered…

Bike to Work Week 2010 is not to be missed!


Commuter Challenge: Saturday May 29, 10am at Grizzly Plaza.

Ibike testimonials contest: email stories (max 100 words) to sgrieve@cityofrevelstoke.comDeadline:  Friday May 28. Winners will be announced Saturday May 29 after the Commuter Challenge.

Celebrations Stations: Monday May 31 (QV Hospital and Grizzly Plaza) and Thursday June 3 (Grizzly Plaza only); 6:45am – 9am.

Steven Hui of the Revelstoke Pharmasave generously designates bike parking. Photo courtesy of the Bike To Work Week Committee

Registration for Team Leaders:

Revelstoke Bike to Work Week 2010


Suzanne Grieve, Bike to Work Coordinator: 250-837-9351

Karen McColl, Media Liaison: 250-837-2801

Brendan MacIntosh:  BTWW committee member and Flowt owner:  250-837-4044.