hub cycling brings ‘bike to shop’ back to downtown van

We are partnering with HUB Cycling to bring Bike to Shop to downtown Vancouver!

To showcase the positive relationship between cycling, business, and the community, Hub cycling is encouraging participants to cycle to your businesses in exchange for a small free promotion. 

This is a great marketing opportunity to bring new customers to your business. 20 neighbourhoods are hosting Bike to Shop this year. 

All local businesses are invited to take part from [Week 1: Saturday August 7 – Friday August 13 | Week 2: Saturday August 14 – Friday August 20]. 

Partnership Request

HUB Cycling is looking for bike-friendly businesses to offer free promotions or services, such as:

  • Free coffee or snacks
  • Significant drink, meal, or retail specials (e.g. 2 for 1)
  • Quick bike fix-ups
  • Free item to the first 50 people who visit
  • Other ideas you might have!

You can offer a promotion on as many or as few days and hours during the week as make sense for your business. $100 grants are available to businesses who need financial support to participate. See their business how-to guide for more information on how the event will work.

Why take part?

  • Last year 800 people stopped by businesses in 3 neighbourhoods. With 15+ neighbourhoods planned this August, there is a huge potential to bring even more. 
  • Businesses that participated in 2020 found that people who stopped by for a free promotion would buy other things at the same time. 

Your business is a critical part of this event – the event doesn’t exist without you, so HUB Cycling will do everything they can to promote your business. Opportunities include:

  1. Publishing on the online event schedule
  2. Schedule mention on newsletter (40,000+ contacts)
  3. Facebook event listing businesses taking part
  4. Mention on HUB Cycling website
  5. Social media mentions
  6. Great prizes will encourage participants to visit participating businesses throughout the week.

For more information, visit www.bikehub.ca/biketoshop