Bike to Work Day 2018
Bike to Work Day's mission is to encourage people working in the downtown core and surrounding neighborhoods to try biking to work. This is in the hopes that they might enjoy the experience and continue to cycle to work all year long. Of course there are people in the outer reaches that also bike to work - once you get a taste of the freedom - you might too.
Gold & Silver & Bronze Bike Shop Sponsors
There are 9 Energy Pit Stop Stations strategically-placed throughout downtown, and our home base and festival location will be at Eau Claire Market in the North Plaza.
Our Generous Donors:
New for 2018!
Check back soon for some awesome anouncements.
Energy Pit-Stop Station Locations:2018 Updated locations to be announced
For 2017's Bike to Work Day on May 5th, 10 Energy Pit-Stop Stations will be located along Calgary's downtown bike commute routs to provide free beverages, snacks, and good cheer to cyclists. Use the links below for maps of our Energy Pit-Stop Stations and to see which bike shop will be at each location.
The links below are to the 2016 Energy Pit-Stop Station maps (but they'll still give you a great idea of where to find a station on your way to work!). Check back closer to spring for our 2017 maps.
See you in the bike lane!
Energy Pit-Stop Station Map
1. Bow River LRT Bridge – South side of the river, on the Bow River Pathway, near the 3rd Avenue SW entry 2. Prince’s Island- North side of the island, on the South side of the Bow River Pathway Bridge
3. Elbow Drive & 4th Street SW—North side of the Elbow River, along the El-bow River Walk, West side of 4th Street SW
4. Fort Calgary- West side of the Elbow River, along the River Walk Pathway, North of 9th Ave SE
5. Corner of 8th Avenue & 7th Street SW
6. 12th Avenue & 5th Street
7. River Walk-South side of the river, West of the 4th Street NE Bridge
8. Peace Bridge-North side of the river, on the Bow River Pathway
Free Pancake Breakfast and Prizes!
Each year we host a free pancake breakfast at Eau Claire Market where a number of different Calgary bike shops set up to give away free stuff, educate, and do tune-ups on your bikes. There are also lots of bike contests and giveaways, so come on down and try to win a bike!
Here are some of our 2016 bike winners:
Celebrating Our 12th Year!
Our Generous Sponsors:
Bike to Work Day will be held on Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Please be patient as we update our website. More and newer content will be added in the coming weeks. Thanks and enjoy the site!
This is a rain or shine event, and if we experience severe weather, the activities will be moved indoors at Eau Claire Market - inside the North entrance.
Bike to Work Day is celebrating its 12th year! On May 4, 2018 – BTWD will celebrate its twelfth annual event with even more enthusiasm, more participants, and more fun! As with previous years, we will have 10 different bicycle pit stops along the route, where you can receive tune-ups, (for you and your bike) and free giveaways. Everyone will then gather at Eau Claire Market for a free pancake breakfast, music and a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues. Did we mention that this is a great opportunity for vendors to promote their businesses, and for you to get your hands on some free swag? BTWD helps bring Calgarians together in sharing some common goals; promoting cycling as a viable means of transportation, reducing inner-city traffic, and of course reducing the pollution in the air we breathe. Cycling is a great addition to a healthy routine and it can be very cost-effective – not to mention, you look very socially responsible while reducing your carbon footprint.