Congratulations to UBC Copanagan, who logged 1,896 km from during this year’s Bike to Work Week (BTWW) from May 28 to June 3. They were one of six teams representing UBC Okanagan for BTWW.
A total of 44 faculty and staff participated from Student Services, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, the UBC Okanagan Library, the Provost’s Office, Okanagan Planning and Institutional Research, Student Housing & Hospitality Services, and Human Resources.
Team UBC Copanagan had 19 riders and its name is a combination of Okanagan and Copenhagen, the most urban-cycling friendly city in the world. It was organized by Equity Facilitator Jenica Frisque and Disability Resource Centre Exam Coordinator Stephen Atherton.
BTWW was a fantastic few days of exercise, bonding and community building for participants. UBC Copanagan collectively burned 56 870 calories — the equivalent of 187 cheeseburgers or 10 cheeseburgers each. English Foundation Program Manager Kirsten Bennett commuted from West Kelowna each day, cycling an impressive 224.8 km over the week.
The team members are looking to continue the activity and bonds created during this year’s BTWW, including group rides throughout the year. Anyone interested in joining in on group rides or simply trying out biking to campus with another cyclist can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.