Bike to Work and School Week is May 31 to June 6!
We are excited to have you join us once again and there are lots of ways you can participate in Bike to Work and School Week. You can challenge yourself, or join as part of your workplace or school. Everyone is eligible for prizes, so sign up here for the Individual, School or Workplace challenge to win!
- Participate as an individual.
- Join a workplace or school team.
- Get your workplace or school involved in cycling for the week.
- Log your commute online to track our shared success, and to be entered to win great prizes.
- Learn about bringing your bike on Whitehorse Transit.
- Participate in the Youth Bike Bingo and Scavenger Hunt by Bike.
- Visit one our of nutrition stations from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 2 at:
- Lewes Boulevard on the Riverdale side of Robert Campbell Bridge.
- Airport Trail near the Alaska Highway.
- Riverfront Trail by Shipyards Park.
The City of Whitehorse strives for a healthy, low-carbon community where people use a variety of active transportation methods in their daily lives. Yukon Bike to Work and School Week is an excellent way to challenge ourselves to experience the community from the saddle instead of the car seat.
Between May 31 and June 6, log your daily kilometres cycled to work or school to be eligible for the following great prizes:
- School trophy and $200 for library books to the school with the highest participation.
- Workplace trophy to the workplace with the highest participation.
Randomly drawn prizes for all eligible participants as follows:
- 2 x $50 gift card to Cadence Cycle or Icycle Sports if you biked to work/school for 5 days.
- 2 x $30 gift card to Coast Mountain Sports if you biked to work/school for 2 to 3 days.
- 5 x $10 iTunes or 10 x $10 coffee card for logging at least 1 commute.
- 1 x $25 Bullet Hole Bagels gift card for submitting a completed Scavenger Hunt by Bike card.
- 1 X $25 Mac's Fireweed Books gift card for submitting a completed Bike Bingo card.
Cycle to as many locations as possible and answer the question next to the clue number. You don’t need to get them all – answer five correctly and you’re entered for a draw prize! Snap a photo of your completed sheet and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure we can see your name (and read your writing)!
Deadline to submit is June 8.
The City of Whitehorse Commuter Map shows you which roads have bike lanes or wide shoulders and where the off-road multi-use paths can take you. The map also has information on the rules of the road.
Record any cycling crashes, near misses, hazards or thefts on BikeMaps.org. The data collected can be used to identify hotspots and plan improvements.
Whitehorse bike lockers are free to use – you just have to supply the lock (normal padlock style). There are also many bike racks around Whitehorse, so make sure that your bike frame and quick-release wheels are properly secured. If you would like to see a bike rack in a certain location, make sure to submit an application for Request-a-Rack, the City’s new summer program supporting cycling infrastructure!
Whitehorse Transit can make commuting by bike easy. Every bus can carry two bikes on its front rack and during non-peak hours you can request permission to bring your bike on the bus.
Follow the Quick ABC’s of bike maintenance to make sure your bike is ready to ride.
Cycling Association of Yukon
Cycling Association of Yukon (CAY) is the non-profit, volunteer-run sport governing body for cycling in Yukon. Check out their extensive list of upcoming events, programs and resources.