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

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.