The 14th annual Bike to Work Day will take place on Friday, May 7, 2021. BTWD brings together like-minded Calgarians to promote cycling as a viable means of transportation, reduce inner-city traffic congestion, and reduce pollution in the air. Cycling is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle and can be very cost effective – not to mention how much time is saved by not sitting in traffic. BTWD promotes a sense of community. With the effects of climate change weighing on our shoulders, biking to work is a simple way to reduce carbon emissions and our environmental impact.
Our event features Energy Pit Stops throughout downtown supported by Calgary’s bicycle retailers with free swag and bicycle tune-ups and a free pancake breakfast, prizes, and numerous vendors down at the hub of BTWD at Eau Claire Market*. Our hope is that by having our event early in the season that participants will enjoy the experience and it will inspire them to continue to ride their bicycles all year long. In order to inspire more participants, Lonny Balbi pledges to donate $1 for every participant to charity.
*Different location and event offerings in 2021 due to COVID. Click here for information on Bike to Work Day 2021.
Celebrating Our 14th Year!
Our Generous 2019 Sponsors:
Friday, May 7, 2021 from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Our 2021 Charity
Some of our Winners!
2019 Gold & Silver & Bronze
Bike Shop Sponsors
In addition to the Energy Pit Stop Stations throughout downtown, there will be a festival event at Eau Claire Market in the North Plaza. There will be a FREE pancake breakfast, music, demonstrations, and local bike shops will be there to tune-up your bike, answer questions, and give out free stuff. This event is a great way to highlight the benefits of cycling, while socializing and getting some fresh air*. Of course cycling is a healthy, efficient, convenient, low-cost and socially responsible means of transportation, and we know that it contributes to a reduction in inner-city traffic congestion and air pollution, but it's also a lot of fun!
*COVID restrictions will change event offerings in 2021
BIKE TO WORK DAY
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 hope 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.
*Note:This is a RAIN OR SHINE event*
For updates on current construction of pathways and bikeways please visit:
There will be Energy Pit Stop Stations strategically-placed throughout downtown, and our home base and festival location is usually at Eau Claire Market, but there is no festival this year, so we have another energy station at the Delta Garden in 2021.
Our Generous 2019 Donors:
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 contests and giveaways, so come on down and try to win a bike! This year our awesome Pancake breakfast will be served by none other than the Calgary Stampede Caravan!*
*Not offerered in 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions.