May 27 - June 30


Discover the joy of biking

Bike Month kicks off with Bike to Work Day across the GTHA and Guelph on Monday, May 27, 2019. Get ready to roll!

Announcing the Bike to Work Day Contest Winners

Published June 29, 2017 13:32

More than 3,000 people registered in the Bike Month contest for a chance to win a MEC Midtown Bicycle and a $300 VIA Rail Voucher.

We selected three lucky winners! Read more about them below. Congrats Craig, Joseph and Kim, and thanks to everyone who entered and helped us celebrate Bike Month this year! 

Craig Hermanson,  Hamilton

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Gavin Hermanson, Rachel Johnson (Smart Commute Hamilton), Craig Hermanson (Contest Winner), Peter Topovalic (Smart Commute Hamilton), Dave (MEC Staff)

Tell us a bit about you and the area you live in

I’m a graphic designer / web developer and have lived in Hamilton and the Kirkendall neighbourhood for the past 21 years. It’s a great area for cycling because we have the Charlton, Herkimer, and Dundurn bike lanes for commuting around the city. For recreation we’re also next door to the multi-use Chedoke and Brantford rail trails and friendly roads for a quick exit out of the city for a country ride.

How often do you bike to work and why?

I’ve been working from a home office for most of the past 20 years so I usually commute just down the hall! I’m big fan of cycling though, so I’ve participated in Bike to Work Day almost every year in Hamilton. I’ve also used my bike to cycle to meetings and run errands. In fact, for the past four months I’ve been trying life without car ownership — relying instead on bike and car-sharing along with the occasional weekend rental and it’s working out pretty well.

How did you celebrate Bike Month this year?

Just this past weekend my daughter, her friend and I participated in the June group ride
organized by Hamilton Glow Riders. We went a couple of times last year too and it’s a great way to promote cycling — I think it reminds people who don’t cycle much of the fun they used to have on a bike. I also mountain and road bike with friends, and I’m more than half-way through my first #30daysofbiking. I’ve been out every ... Read more

Coming May 1, take the Bike Month pledge!

Pledge to ride to school or work on Bike to Work Day, Monday May 27 and/or throughout June for a chance to win one of three trips for two courtesy of VIA Rail (to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa) or a weekend getaway courtesy of Welcome Cyclists. Contest closes June 18.