Tania Peters was the winner of Bike to Work Week grand prize – a cruiser bike from Specialized and Flowt Bikes (represented by Brendan MacIntosh).

Revelstoke enjoys best Bike to Work Week yet

Bike to Work Week 2012 was the most successful one to date in Revelstoke, with more than 425 cyclists taking part.

Bike to Work Week 2012 was the most successful one to date in Revelstoke, with more than 425 cyclists taking part over the course of the event.

427 total cyclists, representing a record 54 teams, took part in BTWW, which ran from May 28 to June 3. Those numbers are up from 390 cyclists and 48 teams in 2011.

The total number of kilometres biked was down to 11,693, from 12,377 last year. It took a collective 1,557 rider-days to reach that total.

Based on the consumption of 15kms a litre of gas, 780 litres of gas were not used during the week. Based on $1.25 a litre of gas,  $1,170 was not spent on gas.

Of the 427 participants, 260 were women and 59 were new cyclists. Just over half of all employees biked to work that week.

The top team this year was the BC Wildfire Management Branch, which cycled a collective 1,662 kilometres to and from work. They usurped the BC Hydro Megawatts for top spot; they cycled 1,135 kilometres – less than half their total of last year.

The city parks & recreation department, the Fellowship Baptist Church, Helios, Mountain Goodness all had perfect cycle-commuting records.

At the celebration stations, 73 people showed up in Grizzly Plaza and 42 at Queen Victoria Hospital.

 

Just Posted

Born and raised Revelstokian launching an NGO to help children in Kenya

Deanne Berarducci has been volunteering abroad since 2012

Liam’s Lowdown: it’s the little things that get you

At first, the name of my column was going to be Liam’s Lament

Despite brief shut downs Revelstoke’s Downie Timber weathering the storm

The forestry industry is taking a hit across the province

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 21

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Aug. 21

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. Lions fall to 1-9 after 13-10 loss to Ticats

Lowly Leos have dropped six straight CFL contests

Man shot near Coalmont airlifted to hospital

A man was shot near Coalmont B.C. Saturday afternoon. The victim was… Continue reading

VIDEO: B.C. woman meets biological mother, 38 years later

Mother never gave up hope of finding daughter, despite all the obstacles

B.C. man who died after rescuing swimmer was known for helping others

Shaun Nugent described as a dad, a coach, a hero and ‘stand-up guy’ at celebration of life

B.C. RCMP plane chases fleeing helicopter as part of major cross-border drug bust

The helicopter eventually landed at a rural property near Chilliwack

Renter of torched Okanagan home a British Army veteran, new Canadian

Owen Wilson was just beginning to settle into life in Canada when the blaze occurred

Thousands cycle to conquer cancer

The 11th annual Ride to Conquer Cancer took place Saturday morning, Aug. 24 in Surrey, B.C.

PHOTOS: Brazil military begins operations to fight Amazon fires

Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries

Most Read