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E-scooter company donates to Kelowna charity during GoByBike Week

Lime is the world’s largest electric vehicles company and aims to boost mental health support in B.C.
Lime partners with cities to deploy electric bikes, scooters and mopeds to serve any trip under five miles (Lime Press Kit).

The summer season has begun and what better way to enjoy the weather than with the return of the annual GoByBike Week.

GoByBike Week is an event that aims to encourage British Columbians to ride their bikes to improve their health and help the environment. Riders register and track their biking mileage, having the chance to win prizes.

For those in the Central Okanagan region, Lime, the electronic vehicles company, is making this GoByBike Week special. It’s donating $1 from every rented e-scooter or e-bike ride to raise money for young adult mental health programs.

“We’re excited to partner with Third Space Charity and give something more back to the community by supporting young adult mental health and resilience,” said Vladana Zlatic, general manager of Canada at Lime.

GoByBike Week began May 29, and will go until June 4.

It first began in 1995 and had only 500 participants.

In 2022, 55,382 British Columbians logged 2,256,176 kilometres and saved 489,140 kilograms of greenhouse gases.

There are 9,560 riders registered for this Spring GoByBike Week.

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Lime’s promotion is limited to the Kelowna Landmark District, and the company will be placing more electronic bikes and scooters around Landmark properties. It is also offering riders ten free minutes on rented e-bikes or e-scooters all week with the code GBBW23.

In June, Lime will also set up a Satellite Event Station along the Tree of Hope Plaza in the Landmark District. There will be information on Third Space Charity and its mental health initiatives, along with refreshments provided by The Sandwich Shop and BLK Box.

“Transportation is the second leading contributor of global greenhouse gas emissions, largely due to driving,” said Zlatic.

“To address climate change, and make cities healthier and more liveable, we need to revolutionize urban transportation toward a shared, electric, and carbon free future.”