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
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.
Our 2018 Charity
There are 8 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!
Energy Pit-Stop Station Locations:
For 2018's Bike to Work Day on May 4th, 8 Energy Pit-Stop Stations will be located along Calgary's downtown bike commute routes to provide free snacks, and good cheer to cyclists. Click on the map below for enlarged maps of our Energy Pit-Stop Stations and to see which bike shop will be at each location.
See you in the bike lane!
Energy Pit-Stop Station Map
Energy Pit Stop Location #1
Bow River LRT Bridge – South side of the river, on the Bow River Pathway, near the 3rd Avenue SW entry
Energy Pit Stop Location #2
Peace Bridge-North side of the river, on the Bow River Pathway
Energy Pit Stop Location #3
12th Avenue & 5th Street
Energy Pit Stop Location #4
River Walk-South side of the river, west of the 4th Street NE Bridge
Energy Pit Stop Location #5
Fort Calgary- West side of the Elbow River, along the River Walk Pathway, North of 9th Ave SE
Energy Pit Stop Location #6
Princes Island- North side of the island, on the South side of the Bow River Pathway Bridge
Energy Pit Stop Location #7
Elbow Drive & 4th Street SW—North side of the Elbow River, along the El-bow River Walk, West side of 4th Street SW.
Energy Pit Stop Location #8
4623 Bow Trail SW – In front of Calgary Cycle
There will be some detours leading up to Eau Claire due to construction - but the bridges WILL be open on Bike to Work Day!!!
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.
For Updates on Current Construction
of Pathways and Bikeways visit:
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 a couple of our 2018 winners:
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.