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Here’s how Victoria cyclists can ride the bus for free during Go By Bike Week


For those who do not ride their bicycle every day to work, it can be tough to commit to a whole week for bike commuting depending on the length of the commute.

During Go By Bike Week, BC Transit has committed to allowing free transit to anyone riding their bikes around the Greater Victoria area. 

Go By Bike Week is a week that commuters are meant to leave their vehicles at home and use pedal power to traverse the city’s vast bicycle network. 

The idea is to show people that active transportation, such as riding a bicycle around the city, can be fun and help with both people’s physical and mental well-being. 

This year, Go By Bike Week’s summer celebration will take place between May 29th and June 4th. 

Participants can win free bikes and collect free goodies along the way.


For people living in perimeter municipalities of Victoria who may have a hard time biking all the way from their home’s to their work, wherever that may be, will have the opportunity to expedite their journey with a free ride from BC Transit, so long as they have either their bike or their helmet with them as proof of their participation. 

All cyclists will need to do is load up their bike on the busses’ front facing bike rack or show their helmets to the bus driver in order to get on for free. That way, cyclists can lock up their bikes if the rack is full and they will still gain free access to the bus.

Free transit on Victoria’s buses will also help those who bit off a bit more than they could chew on their bike journey, or if the weather changes drastically, cyclists won’t have to ride home in the rain. 

Here is a video showing how to load a bicycle onto the front of any BC Transit bus:

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