Biking to Work – even if it means cycling from Chilliwack to Vancouver

Fraser Valley Regional District employee committed to biking to work, even when it takes five hours!

Bike to work week

Cyclists are gearing up for Bike to Work Week which runs May 25-31 throughout BC. Some are as keen as to cycle from their workplace in Chilliwack to their home in Vancouver, 110 kilometre bike ride in total.

Rebecca Abernethy, environmental services co-ordinator at the Fraser Valley Regional District has been an avid cyclist and bike to work week participant for many years. When she took a job in Chilliwack and personal circumstances required her to continue living in Vancouver, she thought of ways to continue cycling to/from work whenever possible. Last year, for Bike to Work Week, she brought her bike to work in Chilliwack by carpooling or taking the Greyhound bus, and cycled back to Vancouver using cycling routes, a journey that takes her about five hours.

“It is a very enjoyable ride,” she says. “Cycling makes me feel great, physically and mentally, and is good for the environment. I want to demonstrate that if I can do at least some cycling from a workplace very far from my home, I think many others can do shorter rides as well. You just need to start and it will get easier the more you do it.”

This year, Abernethy is excited that the Fraser Valley Express bus will enable her to take her bike to work on transit in the morning, and ride home in the evening.

If that isn’t enough to motivate you to try cycling to work, then maybe the chance to win a trip to Europe would? This year, all registered participants are entered into a prize draw for a Cycling Trip for 2 from Prague to Budapest as well as tonnes of other great prizes. For more information, visit www.biketowork.ca/fraser-valley.

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