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Bike to Work Week spring 2019 wrap-up

Langara College has participated in Bike to Work Week since the event’s inception in 2007. This year, Bike to Work Week ran from May 27 to June 2.

 As always, Langara College hosted a Celebration Station where cyclists were treated to refreshments courtesy of Facilities, bike mechanic services courtesy of Erik Price at VanCycle Mobile Bicycle Shop, bike lights courtesy of Communications & Marketing and prize draws. The Station with the help of VOLT volunteers saw 179 cyclists in its two hours of operation on a sunny Wednesday May 29th afternoon.

Langara College also fielded a team of employees that cycled to work and logged their rides in a friendly competition against nearly 950 other workplaces. During Bike to Work Week, 41 cyclists on the Langara College team made 257 one-way bicycle trips and cycled 2,041 kilometres. The team’s effort burnt 61,234 calories and kept 433 kilograms of greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

The Langara College team had the 37th  highest number of kilometres cycled among the nearly 950 organizations participating and was 4th behind UBC, BCIT and SFU in the post-secondary institution category.

Benjamin Hui and Kevin Lyon, two of the newest members of Langara’s team, won $50 Mountain Equipment Coop gift cards courtesy of Facilities for cycling to work. Thanks to everyone who participated this year.

Fulton Tom,
Instructor, Economics &
Langara College Bike to Work Week coordinator

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