Bike to Work next week in Greater Victoria

Cyclists win most Commuter Challenge matchups especially from West Shore

Victoria police Const. Mike Russell

More than 500 teams have registered for Bike to Work Week, happening May 28 to June 3. The annual challenge is in its 18th year in Greater Victoria.

The event encourages commuters to cycle rather than drive to work for at least a week and hopefully more.

Wednesday’s commuter challenge this week saw cyclists and drivers face off in a friendly race from mutually agreed upon points outside the City of Victoria to see who arrived downtown sooner.

Fifteen of the 20 cyclists entered beat their driving opponent to town, including one who reached the corner of Blanshard and Fort streets six minutes ahead, after starting in downtown Langford.

There are also $30,000 in prizes for participants and “celebration stations” set up throughout the region at designated times.

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