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

Advance Voting in Revelstoke a success

The municiple election season is well underway with advance voting held on Oct. 10 and Oct. 17

Revelstoke peewee Grizzlies lose to Vernon

The Revelstoke Grizzlies Peewee Tier 3 team played Vernon on Saturday, losing… Continue reading

Fred Penner is coming to Revelstoke

The iconic children’s entertainer will be at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre Oct. 20

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 14

125 Years Ago: Kootenay Star, October 21, 1893 Revelstoke Station is rapidly… Continue reading

Fashion Fridays: You can never have enough shoes

Kim XO, lets you know the best online shopping tips during Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Vancouver Island homeowners buy more earthquake insurance than the rest of B.C.

Insurance Bureau of Canada says that’s because the perception of risk is greater on the Island

Man shot to death while using Lower Mainland ATM

Police believe incident on Thursday night to be targeted

Jets score 3 late goals to beat Canucks 4-1

Winnipeg ends three-game Vancouver win streak

Okanagan water conference builds connections

Experts gathered to discuss water and fisherie sustainability objectives

Two B.C. cannabis dispensaries raided on legalization day

Port Alberni dispensaries ticketed for “unlawful sale” of cannabis

Canada not sending anyone to Saudi business summit

Sources insist Ottawa never intended to dispatch a delegation this time around

Earthquake early-warning sensors installed off coast of B.C.

The first-of-its kind warning sensors are developed by Ocean Networks Canada

VPD ordered to co-operate with B.C. police watchdog probe

According to the IIO, a court is ordering Vancouver police to co-operate with an investigation into a fatal shooting

Most Read