BC Transit Bus Lane
(Photo by Victoria Buzz)

If you’re one of the many people in Greater Victoria who ride your bike to work, you’ll be pleased to know that your bus ride will be on the house this week.

From September 27th to October 3rd, BC Transit are offering cyclists free rides within the Victoria Regional Transit System for cyclists during Go By Bike Week.

In order to hitch a free ride, Go By Bike Week participants  must use the bus bike racks or show their bike helmet when boarding the bus.

“BC Transit buses are equipped with bike racks on the front of the bus, making it easier for cyclists to combine two forms of sustainable transportation when travelling longer distances – or when the weather changes throughout the day and makes cycling less desirable than it was first thing in the morning,” BC Transit said in a media statement.

There will be BC Transit staff at the Saanich Municipal Hall on October 3rd from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., demonstrating how to use the bike racks on the front of BC Transit buses.

The bike racks on smaller on smaller fleet buses cannot be used after dark, since they obstruct the headlights.

Keep in mind masks are still mandatory aboard all BC Transit buses, and physical distancing and capacity limits are still in place.

Happy bus riding!

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