Here's how to enter for the chance to win some big prizes for participating on May 5th, 2023:
-On your morning bike ride on BTWD, take a picture of you and/or your bike, of your view on your commute, something cool you see on the road, the sunrise, a screenshot of your route using an app like Strava or Map My Ride, or whatever you desire!
-Then, post it to Twitter, Instagram (post or story), or Facebook AND MAKE SURE TO TAG US (or else we will not see it, and if you are private, screenshot your story and DM us).
-Alternatively, you can send in your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org on May 5th.
Only submissions on May 5th, 2023 will be counted. Must be over 18 years of age and reside in the Calgary area. Winners will be randomly chosen and contacted on Monday, May 8th.
Get your bike ready for Friday, May 5th, 2023: the official Bike to Work Day in Calgary!
This year, we want to continue our 16th year tradition of hosting Calgary's Bike to Work Day. Our mission is to encourage cycling in the city to reduce our carbon footprint and promote a healthy lifestyle for all.
For our 16th year, we are planning an event that is a few steps closer to normal than last year's, so that we can continue to promote cycling in a city that has some of the best pathway systems in North America. We are hopeful we can go back to full swing this year.
What will Bike to Work Day look like in 2023?
The general format will be the following: from 6am-9am on Friday, May 5th, 2023, energy stations will be strategically placed throughout the downtown area (see image below) where cyclists that are passing by can receive encouragement and support from our amazing volunteers. There will also be some giveaways!
Our main hub will be at the Delta Garden, just south of the Peace Bridge, where you can receive a free pancake breakfast, more encouragement, and participate in contests and giveaways. Find the Energy Pit Stop that best suits your morning commute and look out for our volunteers. We are working hard to make this day enjoyable for everyone!
Bike to Work Day founder, Lonny Balbi, continues to pledge $1 for each cyclist to a local charity. This year, we have chosen Two Wheel View! A local charity that works to provide programs that use the bicycle as a vehicle for change in the lives of youth.
We ask that participants adhere to the COVID-19 guideline in place in Alberta at the time of the event. Click here for up to date information.