Ch’illiwack biking guide has bike lane maps, suggested bike routes and more, which will help during Go By Bike BC Week 2021. (Tourism Chilliwack)

Ch’illiwack biking guide has bike lane maps, suggested bike routes and more, which will help during Go By Bike BC Week 2021. (Tourism Chilliwack)

Bike around Chilliwack to see some of the new cycling infrastructure

Cycle Chilliwack is organizing Go By Bike BC Week 2021 for Chilliwack May 31 to June 6

Cycle Chilliwack is preparing to host a celebratory week of cycling, May 31 to June 6, to mark Go By Bike BC Week.

Cycle Chilliwack co-chairs Janice Balakshin, Jennifer Douglas and David Swankey are encouraging cyclists of all ages and abilities to check out some of the bike lanes and trails around town this spring.

The idea is urging people to take their bikes to school, to work, or just to take a ride to get away from endless Zoom meetings.

“Go By Bike Week provides an opportunity to showcase new and improved bike infrastructure around town while also working to bring community together to promote health, wellness, sustainability and of course biking,” said Swankey.

There’s a new ‘Our Biking Guide’ that covers Ch’illiwack cycling routes with helpful hints, as well as maps of bike lanes and more.

“We had funds in place last year and plans were well underway but COVID prevented us from moving forward,” said Douglas. “We’re very excited to follow through on some of those intentions this year.”

There may be no events or gatherings planned to mark Go By Bike BC Week in Chilliwack f0r 2021 but there is still a way to ride around town, log the bike routes for a chance to win prizes.

This is the first time Cycle Chilliwack has stepped forward to organize something locally for bike week. They invented a Bike Bingo game advocating people try certain specific bike routes like the Broadway corridor, Vedder Rotary rail or the Valley Rail Trail for example, or ride to a food truck or bike shop.

“We’re encouraging cyclists to take part, register online and log their rides all week,” added Balakshin.

Previously known under the name ‘Bike to Work’ and ‘Bike to School Week’, the provincewide campaign Go By Bike continues to expand its footprint.

To play Chilliwack Bike Bingo, register at GoByBikeBC.ca, and then complete as many of the specific routes and bike rides as possible. Take a photo of the Bike Bingo sheet and email to cyclechilliwack@gmail.com

To participate or to learn more follow @CycleChilliwack on Facebook and Instagram, email cyclechilliwack@gmail.com, or visit www.gobybikebc.ca/chilliwack.

RELATED: Cycling projects creating crosstown links

RELATED: Signs and maps coming

Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
jfeinberg@theprogress.com


@CHWKjourno
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

bike to work weekCity of Chilliwack

Just Posted

Frauds and Scams: Don’t Be A Victim webinar May 19 will cover current scams and how to avoid them. (Chilliwack Financial Literacy Committee)
Avoiding scams and frauds in focus with interactive webinar

Chilliwack Financial Literacy Committee hopes to help people ID tops scams in circulation

The new emergency department at Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Conference Centre is slated to open June 8. (Screenshot from Province of BC video)
Expanded emergency department slated to open in June at Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Project cost $15 million with an additional $1.25 million donated for equipment

Abbotsford Christian Middle & Secondary School closed until May 25 after 10-day exposure. (File photo)
Entire population of Abbotsford Christian Middle & Secondary recommended for testing after COVID cluster

Several staff and students affected after continuous 10-day exposure; campuses closed until May 25

People take part in the Father’s Day Walk Run for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC in Chilliwack on June 21, 2015. This year’s event will still go ahead, but will not be an organized due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Progress file)
Awareness, funds for prostate cancer still needed in pandemic, says Chilliwack man

People to walk/run their own route for Father’s Day fundraiser event for prostate cancer

Jonathan Prest had to climb way up to the top of a dead red cedar tree to rescue a terrified cat, but he made it up and down successfully. (Facebook photos)
Rosedale tree cutter rescues cat stuck 100 feet up a dead and dried-out cedar

Jonathan Prest put himself in extreme peril to get a terrified cat out of a dangerous situation

Prince Rupert was one of the first B.C. communities targeted for mass vaccination after a steep rise in infections. Grey area marks community-wide vaccine distribution. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C. tracks big drop in COVID-19 infections after vaccination

Prince Rupert, Indigenous communities show improvement

Mike Farnworth, pre-pandemic. (File photo)
Surrey Police recruitment not distracting cops from shootings, Farnworth says

‘That’s simply not the case,’ Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth told the Now-Leader on Friday

Police are at Ecole Mount Prevost Elementary but the students have been evacuated. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Gardner finds buried explosives, sparking evacuation of Cowichan school

Students removed from school in an ‘abundance of caution’

RCMP officers stand near a body covered with a tarp in the parking lot of a shopping complex after one person was killed and two others were injured during a shooting in Burnaby, B.C., on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Man, 23, killed in latest Lower Mainland shooting had gang ties: IHIT

Jaskeert Kalkat was one of the three people hit by gunfire at Market Crossing mall at around 8:30 p.m.

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A COVID-19 patient receives oxygen outside a hospital in Jammu, India, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP/Channi Anand)
B.C. donates $500K to Red Cross COVID-19 relief efforts in India

The money will provide oxygen cylinders and ambulances for patients in communities grappling with the virus

Superintendent Aaron Paradis, community services officer with the Surrey RCMP, during a media availability about a recent drug bust in Port Coquitlam. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Police seize 13 million ‘potentially fatal doses’ of pure fentanyl at B.C. drug lab

The evidence was seized at large, illicit drug manufacturing site in Port Coquitlam

Police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect who allegedly hurled anti-Asian slurs at a family in a Richmond drive-through on May 1. (Benjamin Wong/Screen grab)
Suspect at large in racist tirade at Richmond drive-thru, says RCMP

The Caucasian man was recorded May 1 yelling anti-Asian slurs at a Richmond family in the lineup

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth debates the province’s latest measure to control crime, March 10, 2021. The legislation allows police to impound vehicles used to transport weapons and further restricts sale of vehicle and body armour. (B.C. legislature video)
B.C. seeking ways to ‘name and shame’ gangsters, minister says

Mike Farnworth appeals to family members to talk to police

Most Read