Velopalooza 2017



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Friday June 9

BC Commuter Challenge

Friday, June 9, 2017, 6:00am - 6:00pm
Repeats: June 4 - 10

Meet At:

Through out

Contact Info:

604-669-2860
By: BESTThe 2017 BC Commuter Challenge will take place this year from June 4-10, 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.Read comments and more
Adults Only (19+)Bring Money

Kickstand's Annual FUNraiser Concert

Friday, June 9, 2017, 8:00pm - 1:00am

Meet At:

Kickstand
Notes: The Hall above Kickstand
By: Kickstand Community BikesJoin us on June 9th for Kickstand’s annual FUN-raising concert, featuring live music, DJs, mini-bike circus, games, cash bar, and prizes! Doors 8pm      $5-10 donation at the door (sliding scale, no one is turned away for lack of funds) Featuring the sounds of: The Spokespeople Parlour Panther Advanced Cyclotron Neighbour All proceeds go to supporting Kickstand, your volunteer-run community bike shop! Help us make 2017 our best year yet! Facebook Event Page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/292077131249661/Read comments and more

Saturday June 10

BC Commuter Challenge

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 6:00am - 6:00pm
Repeats: June 4 - 10

Meet At:

Through out

Contact Info:

604-669-2860
By: BESTThe 2017 BC Commuter Challenge will take place this year from June 4-10, 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.Read comments and more

Main Street Bike Expo

Saturday, June 10, 2017, 11:00am - 6:00pm
By: MSBEThe Main Street Bike Expo offers an exciting way to get you rolling into bike season with style. Offering first time access to multiple cycling and lifestyle brands under one roof, there will be plenty of activities and entertainment for all ages.Read comments and more

PUP Ride #1 Season 3

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 8:00pm. Will end in the vicinity of the evening's Bike Rave.
By: ThomNow on Saturdays for your viewing pleasure. An evening of Pop Up Performance and Biking through Vancouver. The ride will have 3 performers from a variety of disciplines showcase their artistic creations at unique pop up locations. The concept is simple; everyone gathers at a central location at 8pm, we’ll depart for our first pop up outdoor location at 8:30pm. After this we’ll all mount-up and ride to the second location and performance, repeat for the third. Expect to see; dancers, fire spinners, visual artists, musicians, burlesque or something similar. Routes will be chosen with intention to minimize interaction with [more...]Read comments and more

Bike Rave!

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9:00pm

Meet At:

Underneath the Cambie Street bridge, downtown side.
Notes: The secret starting location will be announced 24 hours before the event start, through: http://ow.ly/bkSB30bxxwF
By: Bike Rave*** Location Announced *** Like to party all night? Like riding your bike? Put the two together! With mobile sound systems and bumpin’ tunes, the bike rave returns to the Velopalooza festival and rides to Vancouver’s best party spots. Get your bike decorated up with every flashing, blinking, thing you can – and get ready for a super fun night. Got a bike that pumps out bumpin’ tunes – bring that! We’ll set an easy pace that stays on bike routes, with several stops to enjoy the tunes and allow stragglers to catch up.  Dress like you’re going to be [more...]Read comments and more

Sunday June 11

Velopalooza Bike Wash & BBQ

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 12:00pm
By: FarrbottBiking season is upon us! And, Velopalooza is at it again with our annual Bike Wash. After a hugly sucessful 2016 Bike Wash The Landyachtz Factory Store are kindly hosting our fundraising Bike Wash again this year.   We’ll have some of our loveliest volunteers on hand to clean away the winter mud and muck, while the Landyachtz mechanics take care of those squeaks and creaks and give away discounted tune-ups! The Landyachtz chefs will also be grilling up a storm, so enjoy a bite while you wait. Come on down, and get your bike ready to look and run [more...]Read comments and more

Soft Serve Sundays Bike Polo

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 1:00pm. Games usually wrap up in the late afternoon/early evening, depending on number and keenness of attendees.
Repeats: Every Sunday

Meet At:

Grandview Park
Notes: Polo court at the west side of the park
By: East Van Bike PoloSoft Serve Sundays is East Van Bike Polo’s program for newer and casual players, held at Grandview Park on Sundays from 1 PM onwards, weather permitting. Court time for new players is prioritized, although regulars will be on hand to provide loaner gear and nerd out about polo. You can play a few non-competitive games of pick-up, or just to say hi and check things out. Bring your friends, too! To start playing, you should be able to ride a bike with one hand. You can use your own bike, or borrow one at the court. Mallets will be provided [more...]Read comments and more

Monday June 12

Tuesday June 13

Ride to the Drum Circle on Third Beach (Stanley Park) from Crab Park

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Meet At:

Crab Park
Notes: on the water at da beach

Contact Info:

2368863697
By: Pillar HeightsMeet at 6 or sooner and depart at 6:15 from Crab Park Beach.  We’ll ride towards Stanley Park along W Waterfront Road under Canada Place and then on the bike path along Coal Harbour.  At the entrance of Stanley Park we’ll break into two groups the short cutters and the long haulers and all meet up at Third Beach, enjoy the sights and sounds, and snack and drink on what ever you bring for your self. Questions?   pillarheightsgmail.comRead comments and more
Family Friendly

Purple & Yellow Night

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Repeats: Every Tuesday

Contact Info:

604-822-2453
By: AMS Bike Co-op and Bike KitchenEvery Tuesday (except holidays – check our calendar for shop closures), we run Purple and Yellow Volunteer Night from 6pm to 9pm at the Bike Kitchen. Simply drop in (no registration required!) and help us fix up injured P&Y bikes, build new members of the fleet, and paint the bikes their signature hues.  No experience necessary – we have senior program leaders at every P&Y Volunteer Night to help you learn. People of all ages are welcome!Read comments and more

Wednesday June 14

Family Friendly

Kids Bike Library

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Repeats: Every Wednesday

Meet At:

The Bike Kitchen
By: Cynthia WilliamsOn Wednesdays, the Kids Bike Library (KBL) runs out of The Bike Kitchen on Wednesdays from 10am – 6pm with free tune-ups for kids bikes from 4pm – 6pm. The KBL is similar to a regular library, but with bikes! On Wednesdays from 10am – 6pm at The Bike Kitchen, kids and youth can come trade a bike they have outgrown for one their size (includes bikes with 20” wheels or smaller). Unlike a regular library, you can keep the bike for as long as you need it without having to worry about renewing. Access to the Kids Bike Library [more...]Read comments and more
Bring Money

Practical City Cycling

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
By: HUBThis is a fun, practical, and hands-on course for anyone who’d like to be more comfortable riding in traffic. Through 1 hour of classroom and 1 hour of on-road training, you’ll learn about the safest place on the road to ride, how to maneuver your bike effectively, communicate with other road users, handle riding at night and in the rain, and more. You’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to enjoy riding in the city!  Course suitable to those 16 and up. Cost (includes tax) is $10.00 To register, visit https://bikehub.ca/civicrm/event/register?id=521&reset=1Read comments and more

Women & Queer Night

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Repeats: every 2nd wednesday
By: CynthiaLearn how to tune up your bike in a positive space for trans women, cis women, queer and genderqueer folks in a relaxed environment led by female and/or LGBTQ2I identified mechanics and volunteers. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the wonderful world of bike mechanics while eating pizza and listening to some great tunes. Bring your bike and some questions! All experience levels welcome. //Location// Never been to The Bike Kitchen? We’ve moved and are now located at 1896 East Mall, in front of Brock Hall and IKB Library. Follow our signs to get there! This event [more...]Read comments and more

6th Annual Hammock Ride

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:30pm. Meet at 6:30, ride shortly after

Meet At:

Grandview Park
Notes: Look for the hammocks (SE corner of the park)
By: KeltieBike riding and hammocking go together like beer and chips! BYO-Hammock and come with us as we explore some of the best hanging spots in Vancouver. Snacks to share are welcome. Ride distance less than 10 km, easy pace. To be honest,  this ride is heavy on the hammock, light on the ridingRead comments and more
Bring Money

Outdoor Coached Workout

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Meet At:

Cyklus Vancouver
By: Cyklus VancouverDrop in outdoor ride workouts. $15 per session. Meet at Cyklus Vancouver.Read comments and more

Thursday June 15

CANCELED: Bicycle Beach Crawl

Moved to June 22 due to rain forcast
Was: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
By: Party4HealthGet ready for a highlight of Summer: The Beach Crawl ?, on bikes! Where there are no bouncers, except the beach lifeguards, and no cover. We’re cruising along the Spanish Banks with music and bikes ?, making pit stops at only the best beaches of Vancouver. Each stop, there’s a different happening. Volleyball, frisbee, botchi ball, horseshoes, slacklining. All the classic beach shindigs. This is the beach day you’ve been dreaming of. Mount your fine cruiser bike or road bike or unicycle or tandem, and get over to the Bicycle Beach Crawl ? #Spanisheast #Spanishwest #Locarno #Jericho #Kits RAIN PLAN [more...]Read comments and more
Adults Only (19+)

Bike Rides Society

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00pm. Meet at 8, Ride at 8:30.
Repeats: Every Thursday

Meet At:

Dude Chilling Park
Notes: Meet by the big tree near the garden. Look for the bike pack.
By: The PrigA weekly follow the leader adventure through all the streets you never knew existed. All levels welcome, all riders desired; no one gets left behind!  BYO-whatever you need for a night on two wheels.Read comments and more

Friday June 16

Family Friendly

Point Grey Fiesta Bike Decorating

Friday, June 16, 2017, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
By: Point Grey FiestaStep 1: Decorate your bike on Friday – it’s free! Date: Friday afternoon Time: 4:30-6:00 pm Where:  Jericho Hill Centre, 4196 West 4th Avenue How: Fiesta volunteers will help you decorate your bike for the big parade on Saturday. All  decorating materials are provided free of charge. Register at infopointgreyfiesta.org Step 2: Be part of the Saturday parade! Date: Saturday morning Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am Where: Meet at 9:30 am in the marshalling area on West 10th and Tolmie on the south side beside the BC Hydro sub station. How: The contest and awards will take place first and [more...]Read comments and more

Led Zeppelin Ride v2

Friday, June 16, 2017 at 7:45pm. ride at 8.15

Meet At:

Crab Park
Notes: by the gazebo
By: Farrbott… Bring ‘The Best of Led Zeppelin’ album (as pictured) on your player/speaker/system, big or small. It’s NOT compulsory to bring any kind of system to participate on the ride, come and ride and rock out as we ride into the sunset:-) Meet by the gazebo inf Crab Park for 7.45pm. We ride at 8.15 sharp. After we synchronize the music, we will head out under Canada Place for some early acoustical bliss in the tunnel for a track or two, then on round the Seawall towards Stanley park, stopping again for a track or two in the tunnel under [more...]Read comments and more

Saturday June 17

Family Friendly

Point Grey Fiesta Bike Parade

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:30am - 11:00am
By: Point Grey FiestaStep 1: Decorate your bike on Friday – it’s free! Date: Friday afternoon Time: 4:30-6:00 pm Where:  Jericho Hill Centre, 4196 West 4th Avenue How: Fiesta volunteers will help you decorate your bike for the big parade on Saturday. All  decorating materials are provided free of charge. Register at infopointgreyfiesta.org Step 2: Be part of the Saturday parade! Date: Saturday morning Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am Where: Meet at 9:30 am in the marshalling area on West 10th and Tolmie on the south side beside the BC Hydro sub station. How: The contest and awards will take place first and [more...]Read comments and more
Bring Money

Ride the Road Cycling Skills Course

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm. Please come 5 min early!

Meet At:

Kickstand Community Bike Shop
Notes: Entrance off Commercial St.

Contact Info:

604-558-2002
By: HUB CyclingHUB Cycling’s most popular adult course! Through classroom and on-road training, you’ll learn about the safest place on the road to ride, how to maneuver your bike effectively, how to communicate with other road users, safety tips, and more. When riding on the road our courses maintain a 1:6 instructor-to-participant ratio to ensure optimum safety and plenty of instructor attention. $20 per participant. Register at https://bikehub.ca/civicrm/event/register?id=520&reset=1Read comments and more

West End Car Free Day Festival

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 12:00pm - 7:00pm
By: Car Free DayVancouver’s West End is a densely populated area surrounded by beautiful parks and beaches. It welcomes residents of all ages, incomes, ethnicities and sexual orientations. The highly walkable area offers restaurants, cafes and places to get ice cream before walking the seawall. The West End brings together business owners, community organizations, artists and volunteers to seed the idea of building a better, more livable city. There are music stages and jam sessions to listen to, art being exhibited and created live on the street and plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or something to drink.Read comments and more

Ride to Outdoor Secret Party

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Meet At:

McSpadden Park
By: NathanEver wanted to go on a nice bike ride and end up at a hidden party surrounded by nature and water with DJs and great vibes? A local crew are hosting another awesome outdoor party by donation. We’ll bike there together starting from McSpadden Park (approx. 15km, 1hr). Bring lots of water for the ride, cash for party entry, and anything else you want for hanging out at the party. Nothing for sale on site. Party – 1PM-9PM Skytrain return is possible if wanted.Read comments and more

OCB Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Meet At:

Our Community Bikes
By: OCBPop along if you’re Interested in learning more about bikes and being a part of a really awesome space. No need to sign up, just rock up at 630pm. Learn much of what happens at Our Community Bikes (OCB) and how being a volunteer benefits you and the community. After your orientation, you can sign up for volunteer shifts Our Community Bikes Volunteer Sign-Up: http://signup.com/go/tK9rVRRead comments and more

That 90's Ride!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 8:00pm - 10:00pm. Meet at 7:30, Leave at 8pm sharp!
By: Birds Of CanadaThis is it you guys! So rad!! It’sThat 90’s Ride!! Hosted by Birds Of Canada! Jump into some neon and groove to all your favorite 90’s jams, starting and ending at Grandview Park, on Commercial Drive. Search up “90’s Fashion” in the google for inspiration! Post a comment with your favorite 90’s songs for the playlist! This will be a pretty chill and not too challenging ride with occasional dancing stops at Science World, David Lam Park, English Bay and 2nd Beach! Saturday, June 17th at 8pm sharp! RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1146571185448762Read comments and more

Sunday June 18

Bring Money

MEC North Vancouver Century Ride

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 8:00am. open start between 8am-9am

Meet At:

Seycove Secondary School
Notes: Meet in the parking lot
By: ShannonFor only $35 (early bird) you can choose between a 50K or 100K ride that will take you through lush forest, urban centres, and sparkling ocean through the heart of the North Shore municipalities!  Participants will experience a fun and welcoming atmosphere complete with complimentary coffee and light snacks.Read comments and more

Training 2 Train - Learn to Ride Series

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Repeats: June 18, July 16, August 13

Meet At:

Bicycle Sports Pacific
By: Escape Velocity Cycling ClubTake your race training skills to the next level with Escape Velocity’s Training 2 Train” ride sessions. In this course: Improve your fitness, your power on the bike with practice, and on the bike training with coach Barb Z Morris, on how to train for speed and stamina. This will be a moderate to hard session, for new and moderately skilled bike riders. If you have never ‘trained’ before, this is for you! Training 2 Train Clinic Dates: June 18, July 16, August 13 CLINIC NEED-TO-KNOWS – Each clinic in the Learn to Ride Series (Basics, Cornering, Hills, or Training) [more...]Read comments and more

Main Street Car Free Festival

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 12:00pm - 7:00pm
By: Car Free DayNamed one of North America’s coolest streets, Main Street is a hip, vibrant area featuring food, arts, music and nightlife. It is known for its’ small independent shops and youthful residents. The biggest of Vancouver’s Car Free Day festivals spanning 21 blocks, Main Street has 15 stages and mini festivals along the entire street. This is a fun, family-friendly event with kid-zones, skateboarders, funky artisan shops and popular food vendors. You can really taste the flavour of Main Street with extended patios from many restaurants.Read comments and more

Soft Serve Sundays Bike Polo

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 1:00pm. Games usually wrap up in the late afternoon/early evening, depending on number and keenness of attendees.
Repeats: Every Sunday

Meet At:

Grandview Park
Notes: Polo court at the west side of the park
By: East Van Bike PoloSoft Serve Sundays is East Van Bike Polo’s program for newer and casual players, held at Grandview Park on Sundays from 1 PM onwards, weather permitting. Court time for new players is prioritized, although regulars will be on hand to provide loaner gear and nerd out about polo. You can play a few non-competitive games of pick-up, or just to say hi and check things out. Bring your friends, too! To start playing, you should be able to ride a bike with one hand. You can use your own bike, or borrow one at the court. Mallets will be provided [more...]Read comments and more

Monday June 19

Tuesday June 20

Family Friendly

Purple & Yellow Night

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Repeats: Every Tuesday

Contact Info:

604-822-2453
By: AMS Bike Co-op and Bike KitchenEvery Tuesday (except holidays – check our calendar for shop closures), we run Purple and Yellow Volunteer Night from 6pm to 9pm at the Bike Kitchen. Simply drop in (no registration required!) and help us fix up injured P&Y bikes, build new members of the fleet, and paint the bikes their signature hues.  No experience necessary – we have senior program leaders at every P&Y Volunteer Night to help you learn. People of all ages are welcome!Read comments and more

Wednesday June 21

Family Friendly

Kids Bike Library

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Repeats: Every Wednesday

Meet At:

The Bike Kitchen
By: Cynthia WilliamsOn Wednesdays, the Kids Bike Library (KBL) runs out of The Bike Kitchen on Wednesdays from 10am – 6pm with free tune-ups for kids bikes from 4pm – 6pm. The KBL is similar to a regular library, but with bikes! On Wednesdays from 10am – 6pm at The Bike Kitchen, kids and youth can come trade a bike they have outgrown for one their size (includes bikes with 20” wheels or smaller). Unlike a regular library, you can keep the bike for as long as you need it without having to worry about renewing. Access to the Kids Bike Library [more...]Read comments and more
Bring Money

Outdoor Coached Workout

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Meet At:

Cyklus Vancouver
By: Cyklus VancouverDrop in outdoor ride workouts. $15 per session. Meet at Cyklus Vancouver.Read comments and more

Thursday June 22

Bicycle Beach Crawl

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 5:30pm - 9:30pm
By: Party4HealthGet ready for a highlight of Summer: The Beach Crawl ?, on bikes! Where there are no bouncers, except the beach lifeguards, and no cover. We’re cruising along the Spanish Banks with music and bikes ?, making pit stops at only the best beaches of Vancouver. Each stop, there’s a different happening. Volleyball, frisbee, botchi ball, horseshoes, slacklining. All the classic beach shindigs. This is the beach day you’ve been dreaming of. Mount your fine cruiser bike or road bike or unicycle or tandem, and get over to the Bicycle Beach Crawl ? #Spanisheast #Spanishwest #Locarno #Jericho #Kits RAIN PLAN [more...]Read comments and more
Adults Only (19+)

Bike Rides Society

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8:00pm. Meet at 8, Ride at 8:30.
Repeats: Every Thursday

Meet At:

Dude Chilling Park
Notes: Meet by the big tree near the garden. Look for the bike pack.
By: The PrigA weekly follow the leader adventure through all the streets you never knew existed. All levels welcome, all riders desired; no one gets left behind!  BYO-whatever you need for a night on two wheels.Read comments and more

Friday June 23

Hollywood North Bike Ride

Friday, June 23, 2017, 5:30pm - 8:30pm. Leave at 5:45 sharp

Meet At:

Library Square
Notes: Meet in front of “The Words Don’t Fit the Picture" art piece
By: MikeSee scenes from your favorite movies and TV shows while enjoying a casual urban bike ride in and around downtown Vancouver! Vancouver is known for its spectacular setting, livability, urban planning, and green transportation.  However, in the world of cinema, Vancouver has long been a stand-in for cities around the world: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Mumbai. Even future cities, cities on planets in far off galaxies and the paranormal have been portrayed in Vancouver.  Major film productions have turned the city into one of the largest film production centres in North America earning it the nickname [more...]Read comments and more
Adults Only (19+)Bring Money

7th Annual Pink Floyd the Sea Wall

Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:30pm - 3:30am. Meet at 8:30 pm and ride at 9 pm sharp

Meet At:

Science World
Notes: Meet in the Park
By: Jacs ApolloThe 7th annual Pink Floyd the Sea Wall! On November 30th 1979 Pink Floyd released an album called “The Wall”. 37 years later on June 23rd, 2015 a group of elevated individuals will ride the Sea Wall during the entirety of the album which is 1 hour and 21 minutes. We will ride under the moon this night but all sorts of trippy lights are appreciated to keep everyone comfortably numb. Is there anybody out there who wants to come? I will bring the boys back home or we will all be waiting for the worms. FYI if it’s your [more...]Read comments and more

Saturday June 24

Family Friendly

Kids Bike Tune Up Day

Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Meet At:

Clinton Park
Notes: (East 1st Ave @ Slocan Street)
By: Jesse Pilkington and Fenton FongDoes your kid ride a bike? Don’t have time to do a simple tune up? Need some help pumping the tires or getting the brakes adjusted? Don’t know where to start and don’t have time to bring it to the bike store? Bring your child’s bike THIS Saturday, June 24, 12 to 4pm, and we’ll do some minor adjustments to get your kids wheeling into the summer. We will be dealing with basics only. If unsafe bikes are found, we will refer them to the local bike shop. As local dads, we have been noticing a lot of kids in [more...]Read comments and more
Adults Only (19+)

Both Bridges Brewery Tour v5

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:30pm. we ride at 2

Meet At:

Crab Park
Notes: by the gazebo
By: Farrbott… Bikes and Beer, it’s just right isn’t it? This is a tour of the breweries on my ‘both bridges’ route. This will be a tastetastic afternoon of beer sampling. We will ride Lions Gate Bridge then hit Hearthstone, Black Kettle, Bridge and Deep Cove Brewing. Then ride 2nd Narrows to Storm and end at East Side Brewing. (Subject to change as 2 new breweries are opening soon). Only drink within your limit to ensure your safety on the road and the safety of the group. As always, it’s your decision, you ride at your own risk. I’m not your [more...]Read comments and more

The Summer Solstice Ride

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 5:00pm. Meet at 5PM, depart at 6:00 sharp!
By: Terminal City RidersThis is the big one kids! This ride dates back decades… Come join us on a big group ride with plenty of party stops heading out towards the far end of Spanish Banks. Celebrate the (nearly) longest day of the year!Read comments and more

Sunday June 25

Bring Money

Ride Don't Hide

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 7:00am - 12:00pm
By: CMHAA community bike ride to create awareness about the importance of mental health and to raise funds for programs helping those who are dealing with mental illness. The Greater Vancouver starts and finishes with celebration activities at Swangard Stadium, 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby (south east corner of Kingsway and Boundary). The ride has four different routes, it is suitable for riders of all ages and all skill levels. The routes start in Burnaby, travel through the streets of Vancouver and Richmond (60KM and 100KM) and return back to Burnaby. Your registration fees includes:  A 2017 technical Ride Don’t Hide t-shirt, [more...]Read comments and more

Riding Basics - Learn to Ride Series

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Repeats: June 25, and July 23

Meet At:

Bicycle Sports Pacific

Contact Info:

By: Escape Velocity Cycling ClubLearn the foundation of road riding with “Riding Basics” class passes, part of the “Learn to Ride” clinic series hosted by Escape Velocity Cycling Club. If you are brand new to road riding, we recommend you start with this clinic. Be confident on your ride with bike handling skills for the new rider. Know your gears, when and how to shift. Learn to brake and corner. Position yourself on the bike for best balance and pedaling, for climbing and descending. Enjoy riding with your friends or for participating in fondo’s with group riding know how. Coach Barb Z Morris shares [more...]Read comments and more
Family Friendly

Superheroes & Villains Ride

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 12:00pm - 3:00pm. Meet at Noon, ride at 1pm

Meet At:

Trout Lake Community Center, Playground.
By: VelopaloozaPSA: Please note the change of start location to Trout Lake Community Center. Move was necessary to accommodate the Dragon Boat Festival at False Creek. Calling all Superheroes, Villains, and not! Save the world. Rule the world. Just you… and your bike. And your friends. This is themed ride where you are encouraged to don a cape — or dress as a superhero or villain. Not required, but always more fun! Velopalooza will have a number of (bike-appropriate, half-length) capes to hand out at the beginning the ride, so come early to get your cape! We’ll ride around the city [more...]Read comments and more

Soft Serve Sundays Bike Polo

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 1:00pm. Games usually wrap up in the late afternoon/early evening, depending on number and keenness of attendees.
Repeats: Every Sunday

Meet At:

Grandview Park
Notes: Polo court at the west side of the park
By: East Van Bike PoloSoft Serve Sundays is East Van Bike Polo’s program for newer and casual players, held at Grandview Park on Sundays from 1 PM onwards, weather permitting. Court time for new players is prioritized, although regulars will be on hand to provide loaner gear and nerd out about polo. You can play a few non-competitive games of pick-up, or just to say hi and check things out. Bring your friends, too! To start playing, you should be able to ride a bike with one hand. You can use your own bike, or borrow one at the court. Mallets will be provided [more...]Read comments and more
Family Friendly

Velopalooza Wrap-up Picinic & BBQ

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00pm

Meet At:

Crab Park
Notes: Look for the Velopalooza banners
By: FarrbottAfter ‘two weeks of bike fun’ lets jump on our bikes and have a Wrap-up Picinic together at Crab Park with it’s beach and views of the mountains. A perfect finish to the festival, and the perfect destination for the end of the Super Hero Ride. We will have ‘bike bowling’ and ‘riding skills’ events there to entertain and amuse you. Bring your own picinic, blanket, seats, drinks, what ever you need. We also have a small BBQ grill available for you to cook on if that’s what you prefer. Thanks to all the sponsors and helpers that made Velopalooza [more...]Read comments and more
Family Friendly

Riding Skills

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:15pm
By: FarrbottAs part of the ‘Velopalooza Wrap-up Picinic & BBQ’ Mark will be running a Riding Skills event suitable for even the most novice rider. If you are an experience rider, let’s see how good you really are 😉 No exact time is planned so why not bring a picinic and join in ‘as-and-when’ the time is announced.Read comments and more