Cyclists travel down Serlkirk Trestle South. Next week is Victoria’s Bike to Work days on Oct. 22 to 28. (John Holland/submitted photo)

Victoria gets back on the bike for week-long commute competition

Second Bike to Work Week hits the pavement Oct. 22 to 28

Ready, set, pedal! The fall Bike to Work Week is off to the races in Victoria.

On Oct. 22, commuters will hop on their bikes for the first week-long fall ride. Previously, the fall Bike to Work ride has been for three days. This year, it’s been extended to encourage people to make cycling a habit rather than an exception.

READ MORE: Cyclists win Bike to Work Week’s Commuter Challenge kickoff

Earlier this year, more than 7,200 cyclists took to the streets of Greater Victoria in a dash to work, with more than 1,300 newbies.

Commuters can enjoy free refreshments, bike check-ups and prize giveaways along popular routes. A Victoria woman won a cycling trip to Portugal for clocking in her rides this past spring’s competition — now a trip to Sicily is up for grabs.

READ MORE: Victoria woman to cycle Portugal as winner of BC Bike to Work Week


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