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Bike to Work Week BC 2016 – May 30 – June 5

It’s that time of year again! We are really excited to be participating in a number of communities and extend an invitation for others to join us. Below are some details related to where we will be in a few of our great communities. Why are we so excited? Check out our blog post on what the opportunity to cycle to work means to us.

Bike to Work Week – Kelowna and the Central Okanagan

https://www.biketowork.ca/kelowna-central-okanagan

Monday May 30th – Join us as we ride from Kelowna City Hall to the Landmark Celebration Station. Everyone welcome, details of where we will be meeting are as follows:

We will meet at City Hall (IN FRONT of the City Hall main doors (along Water St.) at 7:20am sharp. The ride will start at about 7:25-7:30am and will head along Water St, Cawston Ave, Rails with Trails, Angel Way and over the bridge into the station at the Landmark buildings.

Urban-Systems-Jaime-Carla-4-postFriday June 5th – We will be hosting the final celebration station. We will be joined by some Graduate Students that we have partnered with at UBC Okanagan who are doing research on bike safety. This includes the design and development of an “instrumented bike” that collects all kinds of data related to movement of the bike, passing vehicles, and other features.  They are using this to predict the quality and safety of different cycling routes. They will be showcasing the bike at the celebration station. Come check it out!

Urban Systems Downtown Station
Waterfront Promenade beside Tree BrewingBeer Institute, 1346 Water St. Kelowna 

 

Bike to Work Week – Kamloops

https://www.biketowork.ca/kamloops

Urban-Systems-BikeRepair4PostWe are hosting a satellite celebration station all week at our office downtown, 286 St. Paul St. Stop by between 7-9am or 3:30-5:30pm for a tune-up at the newly installed Bike Repair Station and grab some snacks!

Curious about Bike Repair Stations?  Learn more about what lead us to have one installed outside our office!

Also check out the great initiative from our friends at TRU Sustainability!

The repair station has been recently featured in the Sustainable Kamloops newsletter.

 

Bike to Work Week – Vancouver

https://bikehub.ca/

Urban-Systems-Modacity-2nd-Poster“Vancouver bike culture is changing. Fast. And a big part of that shift can be seen in the type of bicycles people are choosing to ride. Freight bicycles, or as they are more commonly known – cargo bikes – come in all different shapes and sizes, but their function remains the same: to transport a load (sentient or otherwise) larger than is practical on an ordinary bicycle. While they have become increasingly common on our streets, we have every reason to believe this represents the tip of the iceberg, and that the conditions on the ground in Vancouver are ripe for a cargo bike revolution.” – excerpt from the Modacity website.

We are a proud sponsor of Vancouver’s 2nd Annual Cargo Bike Championship. This event was spear-headed by our great friends at Modacity. We are returning to better our performance from last year but we’ve made no new modifications to our cargo bike so we’ll just be happy to be involved in this wonderful celebration of cycling.

Watch the video from the 2015 championship.

Vancouver’s 1st Cargo Bike Championship from Iaco Rocher on Vimeo.

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