BC Commuter Challenge

The 2016 BC Commuter Challenge will take place this year from June 5-11, during Canada’s National Environment Week. This popular event encourages Canadians to leave their cars at home and rewards walking, cycling, carpooling/ride-sharing, taking transit and telecommuting. It’s free to join, and ALL participants are eligible to win one of the great prizes donated by our generous sponsors!

If you’re interested in learning more, check out the Website, like the BEST Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter! You’re also welcome to send us a message.

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HUB’s Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week is a community event celebrating bike commuting across Metro Vancouver! Visit over 75 Celebration Stations offering free drinks, snacks, bike mechanic services and great prizes. The catch? Just get on your bike and ride.

Bike to work often? Help introduce it to your co-workers – start a team, or get your company to sign up for HUB workplace cycling workshops. After you register, spread the word with resources for your workplace, available at bikehub.ca/bike-to-work/resources. The Team Leader who recruits the most new bike commuters this spring will get a new bike!

Help us break another record and get even more people on bikes across Metro Vancouver.

Velopalooza!

The dates have been set! For June 10-26, Velopalooza events will be rolling through your neighbourhood. It’s coming up fast and our calendar is now open for rides to be added!  Anyone with an idea can add rides to the calendar and the sooner you do so, the more broadly they will be promoted.

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Velopalooza is a do-it-yourself festival. You are encouraged to create rides and events on the Veloplaooza calendar. And you are encouraged to promote the festival and invite your friends!

Here are ways you can promote the Velopalooza festival and make it a success:

Questions or other offers of support? Email us at volunteer@velopalooza.ca or sponsor@velopalooza.ca

Pink Floyd the Sea Wall

Velopalooza is proud to host their festival finale. The 5th annual Pink Floyd the Sea Wall.

For the latest information, start location, and route, click here.

On November 30th 1979 Pink Floyd released an album called “The Wall”. 36 years later on June 27th, 2015 a group of elevated individuals will bike the Sea Wall during the entirety of the album which is 1 hour and 21 minutes.

This ride will meet at Science World (Creekside Park) at 8:30 pm, ride at 9pm sharp and will end at Spanish Banks Park . At Spanish Banks we shall enjoy music and beverages until you feel like leaving. This is a leave no trace, be safe and ride at your own risk event.

This ride is part of the Velopalooza cycling festival, June 12 to June 28, 2015.

The ABCs of Family Biking

The workshops are aimed at families with kids 0-7ish (young kids who don’t ride on their own yet). Parents who may or may not already have experience biking but haven’t started riding with their little ones yet.

 

The ABCs of Family Biking Workshop includes (limited) on site childcare as well as prizes & snacks. All FREE thanks to funding from the Vancouver Foundation Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants program. 🙂