Community Bike Project


April, 2017


Sarah Thomas
Kat Slepian
Jolleen Dick


A YPAV initiative to connect people across the community – YPAV partnered with Cycle Alberni and with organizations across Port Alberni to bring 31 new bike racks to the Alberni Valley.

In 2016 YPAV won the Bike to Work Week award for the team with the “Most Kilometers Pedaled” and together the YPAV team is thrilled to help bring more bike infrastructure to the region.


Thank You! 

The project was made possible thanks to the City of Port Alberni generously undertaking the installation in-kind and thanks to the sponsorship of 21 businesses, organizations, and individuals who sponsored bike racks:

The City of Port Alberni
All Mex'd Up Taco Shop
Blue Marlin Inn
Chamber of Commerce
Gayle's Fashions
hupačasatḥ First Nation
Huuayaht First Nation
INEO Employment
John and Diane Mayba
Parker Financial Services
PI Financial
Shirley Whyte
Swale Rock Cafe
Teaz me Teas
The Alberni Athletic Hall
The Alberni Clayoquot Regional District
The Alberni Valley News
The Bread of Life
The Card Corner and Games
West Coast Aquatic
The Rotary Club of Port Alberni

A tremendous thank you to all of the staff at the City for their support with this project. 

 Guy Cicon, Tim Pley, Jake Martens, Wilf Takema, and the whole works crew. 

The project involved many iterations to come to the final design and approach. Each component and conversation helped shape the project. Thanks to these individuals for contributing to the process:

Ian Thomas
Jack Parsons
Kevin Wright
Staff at Catalyst Paper
Charles Thomas
Adam Huber and Creative Images