Prizes, free tune-ups and a healthier lifestyle all play a part in Bike to Work and School Week.

People may register either as an individual or group by visiting biketowork.ca. Each trip counts as a chance to win one of the many grand prizes offered province-wide  including a Grand Prize cycling trip to Italy.

Creston Local and Summit Cycles Owner Daniel Secor is partnering up the Creston and District Community Complex and the local Bike Club to set up multiple Transportation Stations. According to Secor, these are the hubs that must be visited in order to enter to win local daily prizes and get a free mechanical check-up. Those who aren’t the daily winners are put into a draw for the end of the week to win a full bike tune-up ($65 value) + $25 gift certificate from Summit Cycles & Sports.

“You actually have to stop by the booth that day to put your name into a draw basket,” Explains Secor. “We’re also giving a gift certificate to the individual who logs the most trips.”

Transportation Stations will be at the following location

Across from DQ on Canyon Street
Monday/Wednesday 3 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday/Thursday 7:00 am – 9:30 am

At the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market
Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Secor says $5 gift cards will be handed out, redeemable at the Creston Valley Farmer’s Market, but it’s first come first serve.

Prizes aside, the purpose of the week is to get people into a different mind frame, using a greener means to get from your home to school or to work or even to run an errand.