The streets will come alive Wednesday May 25 as teams race to the finish line for the annual Commuter Challenge.
With 20 teams registered, including a number of high profile competitors, this year’s event will surely be exciting!
The Commuter Challenge is a friendly competition where driver-versus-cyclist teams face off to see who can reach their shared destination faster. The teams each start from a location of their choice and race to the finish line – while driving safely and following the rules of the road. Teams finish at Starbucks at the intersection of Fort and Blanshard Streets between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.
We are happy to announce the registration of several high profile members of our community including media personalities, senior police officers, councilors as well as event sponsors.
Year after year results consistently dispel the myth that driving is faster – with around 80% of cyclists crossing the finish line first.
Kicking off on Monday following the Commuter Challenge, the 22nd annual Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week runs from May 30th – June 5st, 2016.
Bike to Work Week began in Greater Victoria as an incentive to implement fitness and commuter cycling in the workplace; and we have succeeded! Bike to Work Week is credited with introducing over 13,500 new cyclists to the roads since its inception. Focusing on commuter cycling and team formation in the workplace as the organizing principle, the annual Bike to Work event has brought communities together contributing to improved mental and physical health, decreased commuting costs, and reduced greenhouse gases around Greater Victoria.
Full Commuter Challenge results will be submitted to media Wednesday afternoon. Click here for a full schedule and map of 2016 Celebration Stations.