Langara College has participated in Bike to Work Week since the event’s inception in 2007. This year, the Fall Bike to Work Week ran from October 29 to November 4.
Langara College hosted a Celebration Station where cyclists were treated to refreshments courtesy of Facilities, Nature’s Path and Roots Café; bike mechanic services courtesy of Erik Price & VanCycle Mobile Bicycle Shop; and prize draws courtesy of Communications & Marketing, Langara Bookstore, Facilities and Continuing Studies. The Station saw 119 cyclists in its two hours of operation on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.
Langara College also fielded a team of employees that cycled to work and logged their rides in a friendly competition against 628 other workplaces. During Bike to Work Week, the Langara College team of 33 cyclists made 200 one-way bicycle trips and cycled 1,826 kilometres. The team’s effort burnt 54,770 calories and kept 396 kilograms of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.
The Langara College team had the 2nd highest number of kilometres cycled among post-secondary institutions. It was behind only UBC’s team, which has 9 times the number of riders.
Two cyclists on Langara’s Bike to Work Week team won $50 Mountain Equipment Coop gift cards courtesy of Facilities for cycling to work.