Posted by: Brandon Yan | May 18, 2011

Bike time! Upcoming two-wheeler events

East Van Bike Polo - Jason AdamsEast Van Bike Polo – Photo by Jason Adams

Alright folks, spring is upon us and it’s time to get outside and on to two wheels if you aren’t already. There’s a ton of ‘bike-things’ going on at the end of May, leading into June.

First off, is Bike to Work Week (May 30 to June 5), which is put on by the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC). Sign up and log your commutes or enroll your workplace and challenge your colleagues to try some active transportation in their lives.

On May 31, Carbon Talks is hosting a ‘brown-bag dialogue on Cycling in Vancouver’ at SFU Harbourfront. The City’s Director of Transportation, Jerry Dobrovolny, will be there to discuss bikes in the city. You need to pre-register for this.

Velopalooza (June 3 to June 19) is two weeks of bike fun with 68 bike rides and events. Check out their website for the calendar.

Commuter Challenge (June 5 to June 11) takes place during Canadian Environment Week and, much like Bike to Work Week, it encourages you to commute by other means like walking, biking and transit. Register yourself or your workplace and log your hours see where you stack up nationally.

Finally, a shout-out to the East Van bike polo crew(s) and the City’s Parks Board… for working together to produce what’s being billed as the “world’s first” purpose-built bike polo facility.  All part of the redesign of Grandview Park, just off Commercial Drive.

So now you don’t have any excuse not to be riding. Time to get out and use those beautiful new bike facilities!

If you’re on twitter use #bikeYVR to share with the community.

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