Bike to Work Week sees record-breaking numbers

More than 700 teams registered for the week-long event encouraging people to get out and pedal to work.

  • May. 28, 2015 6:00 a.m.

A record number of teams registered for Bike to Work Week in Greater Victoria, organizers say.

More than 700 teams registered for the week-long event encouraging people to get out and pedal to work.

According to Theresa Gulliver, attendance is also up at the 18 celebration stations in Victoria.

On Monday, the Selkirk Trestle South station saw more than 550 people, while the station at Dockside Green saw more than 400 people.

There are $30,000 worth of prizes, including bikes, bike racks, custom orthotics, tours and hotel stays that teams can win this year. There is also an online auction that closes on June 12 ( and a 50/50 raffle.

Cyclist can end the week with a barbecue at the Switch Bridge from 3:30-5:30 p.m. today (Friday, May 30).

Bike to Work Week is in its 21st year. Full results should be tallied by June 12.


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