Vancouver’s 4th Annual Cargo Bike Championship

You are cordially invited to join Modacity at Vancouver’s 4th Annual Cargo Bike Championship. The event will take place during HUB’s ‘Bike to Shop Days’ Media Launch in Jack Poole Plaza from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, where they will be racing longjohns and longtails of all shapes and sizes, with a chance to win some great prizes.

Through the generous support of the Vancouver Convention Centre, they have secured a “closed” oval, with multiple cargo bikes racing at the same time, all with the Olympic Cauldron and North Shore Mountains as our backdrop.

They are asking entrants to register for the event, with a small fee to cover administrative and venue costs. Participants must complete the Release and Waiver form, and return to the organizers prior to the event date. They are also offering a number of limited edition T-shirts featuring the beautiful poster art.

For anyone simply wanting to observe the action, attendance is totally free and most welcome. There will even be a number of local bike shops and cargo bike manufacturers on hand to display and offer test drives of their products.

Deadline for registration is Monday, June 18th, 2018 at midnight.

BC Commuter Challenge

The 2018 BC Commuter Challenge will take place this year from June 3-9, 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. 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

On June 8-24, Velopalooza events will be rolling through your neighbourhood. It’s coming up fast and the 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

Car Free Day

A new year, a new festival season! The 14th annual Car Free Day is almost upon us. Once again the festivals will be taking place along Commercial Drive, Main Street, and Denman Street, with block parties in Kitsilano. The festivities are happening the Saturday, June 16 in the West End at Kitsilano, Saturday, June 17 on Main St, and Sunday, July 8 on Commercial.

Go here if you would like to get involved in this year’s festival or here to volunteer!