In November 2019 Big Bear Software was awarded the contract to build a new platform for GoByBike BC Society, a province-wide initiative with events held annually encouraging as many people and as many communities as possible to enjoy their bicycles for everyday transportation.
Bike to Work Week and Bike to Work Society, now renamed Bike to Work & School Week and GoByBike BC Society due to both its growth over the years and an effort to be more inclusive of all cyclists. This event has grown from a single event in one community with 500 participants to over 55,000 riders across the province this past year. What started as a core group of commuter cyclists now includes groups big and small, children, families and seniors.
“We were searching for a creative, innovative and passionate company to help us develop a new website and provide online event registration and data collection (the “GoByBike App”). I am so impressed at how quickly Big Bear Software understood our vision for our website and GoByBike App, and just how critical the useability is to the overall success of our campaign. The App enables participants to register and report their results; it captures important data required by funders; and is used to engage participants, team leaders, coordinators, contracted staff, board members and sponsors.” -Terri-Lynn Gifford, Provincial Program Manager, GoByBike BC Society
Big Bear Software is proud to be a Provincial Sponsor of the 2020 GoByBike BC event series, “it’s exactly the type of project we like to attract, to have an opportunity to build software solutions for organizations that benefit many and serve a common purpose, in this case getting our communities thinking about transit by bike, and being more active throughout the year.”-Keith MacIntyre, CEO, Big Bear Software.
The Bike to Work & School Week events encourage all British Columbians to convert time spent sitting into time spent being active, getting healthy, decreasing their carbon footprint and getting involved in community activities.
Big Bear Software Awarded Province-Wide Contract By GoByBike BC Society
Terri-Lynn states “In 2020, We hope to motivate more than 60,000 British Columbians to register, log bike trips, and save more than 750,000 kilograms of greenhouse gases throughout the course of our events!”
Keith adds, “I’m thrilled that we have been chosen to develop GoByBike BC’s new platform that will be easy for riders and community coordinators to connect and use while providing great data to show how more British Columbians are riding their bikes than ever before. Bike to Work & School Week is one of my favourite events of the year, I love how it gets me on my bike early in the season and the community aspect of seeing friends at all the stations around the city is great”.
About Big Bear Software:
Big Bear Software is headquartered in Penticton, BC with offices throughout Western Canada including Calgary, Kelowna and Penticton. Big Bear Software has been providing custom software solutions for over 16 years. From custom web development and design to enterprise applications revolutionizing entire industries, our clients continue to work with us because of our commitment to quality, efficiency and great software. Our experience spans many industries including Medical, Logistics, Defense, IoT, Manufacturing and Smart Cities.
About GoByBike BC Society:
GoByBike BC Society (formerly Bike to Work BC Society) is a registered non-profit society, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The society exists to secure and share resources throughout British Columbia to help communities organize events and campaigns that encourage people to use their bicycles for everyday transportation.