Congrat’s to Bike-to-Work riders & teams!

2014/06/02

Check out how Salt Spring and the other Gulf Islands did this year: http://www.biketowork.ca/salt-spring-other-gulf-islands.

We’re down from last year, but some of the uber-cyclist commuters are working from home, saving a lot of GHGs by eliminating the commute.

Thanks to John Rowlandson for the following analysis!

Islanders Bike to Work & Back Again

Sunshine and warm temperatures motivated 120 Islanders on 14 teams to participate in Bike to Work Week this year. As in past years, the SD64 Springers (a veritable army of educational adminiSTRIVERS) logged 725 kilometers to take the Team title. But no doubt they’ll be looking over their shoulders next year. The eight members of TeamTelecommute logged 720 kms, nipping at their heels and unleashing Quadzilla-like determination.

Thetis Island in Motion took third place with 445 kms, Islands Trust was fourth at 292 kms, Books on Wheels (Library) placed fifth at 248 kms and the Driftwood Dragsters pedaled their way to sixth place with 220 kms. Rounding out the top ten are Island Savings, King’s Lane Medical Clinic, SIMS and the Skeena Queen Commuters. Provincially, more than 16,500 British Columbians cycled 425,000 kms, avoiding more than 92,000 kgs of carbon from being released into the atmosphere and burning almost 13 million calories in the process.