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Wheel and get deals at these North Shore stores during Bike to Shop week

The event runs Aug. 13-21 and registration is free 🚲
North Shore resident Peter Scholefield stands with his bike in front of the bike repair station at Park Royal North. He says cycling is a great way to save money right now, when people are feeling the pinch.

Biking isn’t just a great way to stay fit and avoid hefty gas bills, it can also land you some steals at local businesses next week.

By riding your errands during Bike to Shop week, Aug. 13-21, you can claim a number of deals.

Those include:

  • at Bicycle Sports Pacific in North Van, a free bike safety inspection, a helmet trade-in (upgrade your current helmet with 20-per-cent off), as well as 20-per-cent off locks, lights and cycling clothing;
  • at Skinfolio in Park Royal, $79 first “skinvestment” liquid facials;
  • at My Foot in Park Royal, three foot or upper body massage vouchers for the first three participants each day, three 50-per-cent off vouchers for the next three participants and five water bottles for the next five participants;
  • at Zubu Ramen in Park Royal, $5 ebi mayo and Sapporo beer; and
  • at Thule in the Village at Park Royal, one free set of camp cups or cutlery.

Visit Bike Hub’s website for a map of participating businesses across Metro Vancouver.

To qualify for the deals, register for free online, bike to the business and show your Bike to Shop ticket.

As part of the event, organizer Hub Cycling will also share tips on how to carry your groceries home by bike, where to find secure bike parking, and how to find safe bike routes to shopping destinations.

Did you know there’s a bike stop at Park Royal North, with a tire pump and a map of North Shore bike routes? It's near the entrance to Loblaws City Market.

West Vancouver resident Peter Scholefield is one of 2,000 riders expected to participate in this year’s event. He says that running errands on his bike helps keep his living costs down at a time when many are feeling the pinch.

“It’s a pleasant two-kilometre bike ride from my home to Park Royal South, with most of my ride on the protected and scenic Spirit Trail,” he said in a statement. “Cycling this route is much more enjoyable and safer than driving to Park Royal along Marine Drive.

“I also avoid traffic congestion and don’t have to pay for expensive gas to run a car – plus I get some healthy exercise and don’t produce any greenhouse gas emissions. When I get to Park Royal, parking is never a problem as there are numerous bike racks.”