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Bike to Work Week - Pedal Power at YVR

YVR employees are taking it to the streets next week to participate in the 2014 Bike to Work Week, and you should too! Bike to Work Week is an annual week-long celebration across Metro Vancouver organized by Hub: Your Cycling Coalition taking place from May 26-June 1.

Once again, YVR is a proud supporter of this environmental initiative which raises awareness about the benefits of cycling to work. Aside from the obvious health perks, it's good for the environment, and cheaper. It costs the average British Columbian $7,400 a year to own and maintain a car. Whether you're a die-hard cyclist, recreational bike lover or first-time rider, all are encouraged to hop on their bikes and join the many different events.

A few intrepid YVR employees recently participated in the Share the Road Challenge that sees three people race across the city using different forms of transportation. Starting at Larry Berg Flight Path Park (site of the YVR commuter station on Thursday), one person used public transit, one drove and another used her bike to get to the rallying point in Downtown Vancouver. Guess who won? You can see from the expressions on the faces in the picture below that our cyclist Jody finished well ahead of transit and automobile.

Thanks to HUB for organizing a great event that demonstrates that you might get there faster on two wheels!

And the fun is just getting started. Be sure to stop by Larry Berg Flight Path Park between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29 for bike tune-ups and refreshments. Flight Path Park is located at the end of the South Runway on Russ Baker Way, across from the BCIT Aerospace campus.

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