Celebrate this sustainable and healthy option for commuting on Bike to Work Day – Monday, May 30, 2016 – and throughout the month of June!
Bike to Work Day is celebrated across the GTHA to encourage people to trade in their four wheels for two and cycle more often! The event kicks off Bike Month, which runs from May 30 – June 30, 2016.
Bike to Work Day Prize Draw
Here’s how to enter to win: 1 of 3 VIA Rail $500 vouchers
Visit the Smart Commute tool from Monday May 16 to Thursday, June 30, 2016 and log at least one cycle trip for a chance to win a $500 VIA Rail travel voucher, courtesy of VIA Rail. Winners have up to 12 months to use the vouchers.
- Contest closes at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016.
- You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible for the prize.
- For full contest details, click here.
Get a New Perspective on Your Commute!
A recent survey confirmed what we suspected – out of all commute choices, cyclists reported the highest satisfaction. That alone is a great reason to hop on your bike!
Statistics show that almost half of all trips made in Toronto are less than 5 km and of these short trips, 65% were made by private automobile. This distance could be covered in 20 minutes by bike (source)!
Many of our daily trips are well within cycling distance (0-5km). Trips taken by bike save you the cost of transit, gas, parking, have zero impact on air quality and burn calories with every pedal forward.
Can’t cycle the whole trip? Try a mix-and-match approach, combining bikes and transit. All GO Transit buses are equipped with bike racks and most stations have bike shelters on site, discover the facilities at your stop and learn more about cycling to GO.
New to biking? Check out our Cycling Tips, Resources for Cycling to Work or download Cycle Toronto’s Toronto Cyclist’s Handbook, which includes safety tips, road etiquette and more. Also, Toronto and Hamilton both have extensive bike share networks that are easy to access.