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BC GoByBike Week pedals into TRU GoByBike Month – TRU Newsroom

BC GoByBike Week pedals into TRU GoByBike Month – TRU Newsroom

May 31, 2021 at 4:20 pm  Education, Kamloops, News

The name of the event may no longer beBike To Work Week, but BC’s newly dubbed GoByBike Week (GBBW) is very similar to the event TRU has loved for years. The biggest difference of the reinvented event—which runs May 31 to June 6— is that it now encompasses more than just commuting by bike. It now includes biking for any reason. Perhaps that reason is to access 10% off purchases at a variety of locations across Kamloops; an incentive through a partnership between the City of Kamloops and local businesses. Just show up at select businesses on your  bike to earn your daily 10% discount. Follow TRU’s GBBW/GBBM Facebook page for more information.

Whether you’re a hard-core rider or someone thinking about giving bike riding a try, this event has something for you.The key is to get on your bike for at least part of the week or month. You can ride one day or even one way on one day! TRU also has four electric bikes that you can reserve for free from two to three days. Click here to find out how you can reserve.

In order to participate in both GBBW and GBBM, you will need to follow COVID-19 . Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 safety concerns, in-person events have been cancelled this year.

About

GBBW is a BC province-wide event. This year, TRU is extending the week-long event to from May 31 to the end of June and calling it TRU GoByBike Month (GBBM).

The main point of both free events is to get on your bike and enjoy the wonder of riding on two wheels. The events are great opportunities for all TRU community members (students, staff and faculty) to get involved in being active, supporting sustainability and having some fun.

Prizes

If you ride your bike even once during the week or monthand input your kilometres on a websitethen you have a chance to win some great bike-related prizes, including the grand prize of up to $1,000 toward a new bike!

Click here for prize details from BC GoByBike Week.

For a chance to win TRU prizes, you must join the team TRU Folks on Spokes. Once you’ve registered with this team and logged your kilometres for at least one ride on the website, you will be eligible to win prizes like multi-tools, tire pumps, t-shirts, etc.

Prizes will be awarded:

  • Daily from May 31-June6 at the end of each five-day work week.
  • Weekly Draw Prizes every Friday for three weeks for GBBM from June 7-30.
  • For most kilometres ridden over the period of May 31-June 30
  • For the most elevation gain accumulated over the month from May 31-June 30.
  • For a grand prize. The more often you ride through the period from May 31-June 30, the better your chance of winning! For each ride you log—max of once per day—your name will go into the draw. So, if you log a ride for 15 days, your name will go into the draw 15 times. The winner gets $1,000 to go toward the purchase of a bike of their choice! Once you buy the bike, you will be reimbursed $1,000 off of the purchase price.

How

To participate in GBBW or GBBM you must first register on or log into—if you’re a past participant—the GoByBike Week website

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