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Archive of posts tagged "bike"

HUB: Bikeability for Businesses

August 22nd, 2012 @ 1:09pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Biking to work could be a dream. Riding in the open air, avoiding bumper to bumper traffic, and arriving to work refreshed from morning exercise. In theory it’s ideal but in reality many businesses cannot accomodate cycling commuters on their workforce — and that’s where HUB comes in. Formerly the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, HUB […]

Gastown Grand Prix 2012 Prize Pack

July 2nd, 2012 @ 10:02am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix returns to the streets of Vancouver July 11, 2012. Coming off a 3-year hiatus, this race is one of the most famous in Canada and it attracts North America’s best cyclists. Gastown Grand Prix 2006 Photo by Greg Descantes For spectators, it’s a free festival where crowds can line […]

Velopalooza 2012

June 18th, 2012 @ 8:18am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s ultimate bike festival, Velopalooza, is on for the next two weeks with a packed schedule of over 125 events. Photo credit: {e u g e n e} on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Every morning begins with what they’re calling “Morning Mass” — a sunrise bike ride starting out from Devonian […]

Bike to Work Week 2012

May 26th, 2012 @ 11:24am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Bike to Work Week 2012 runs May 28th to June 1st as individuals are encouraged to leave their cars at home and pedal to the office. It’s an opportunity to start up a workplace team, get some exercise, explore new routes to work, and enjoy community bike events. With gas prices hitting extreme highs, it […]

Stanley Park Cycling Plan 2012

February 14th, 2012 @ 10:51am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Cycling all 8.9 kilometers of the Stanley Park Sea Wall is just the thing to do when you visit or live in Vancouver. Cyclists on one side, pedestrians on another, rotating in counter-clockwise fashion. Tandems, unicycles (we caught a few of these the other day), cruisers, mountain bikes, and rollerbladers who hover somewhere in the […]

Vancouver Cupcake Bike Ride

October 21st, 2011 @ 1:31pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Hot on the heels of my post about a poutine crawl around Vancouver, you can follow up with dessert at the Cupcake Bike Ride. What Join others as you cycle from one cupcake shop to another around Vancouver When Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 1:00pm Cost None for the ride itself but you can purchase […]

Archives Photos of the Day: Bikes

August 25th, 2011 @ 11:12am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Whether you take to the trails, the sea wall, or the specified road lanes, there’s no denying that Vancouver is a bicycle town. From heavy duty shock absorbers to fixies and colourful cruisers, bikes pepper our urban landscape and are a large part of life in this city. As such, this week’s theme from the […]

Kokanee Crankworx 2011

July 15th, 2011 @ 1:05pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Kokanee Crankworx starts today in Whistler and will run clear through next weekend. It’s the nation’s ultimate mountain biking event with the Whistler Mountain Bike Park taking centre stage for all the action. Be on the lookout for the Kokanee-stealing sasquatch Kokanee Crankworx has become the authoritative free ride festival, a supercharged magnet for the […]