Calendar of Events

Here’s What’s Coming Up…

(* means VanCycle will be in attendance)

Velopalooza Calendar

Date: Ongoing rides

Locations: various, throughout the lower mainland

Details: Check out the Velopalooza calendar of rides. While the Velopalooza Festival itself is finished for this year, the calendar of rides is still active! Their Facebook page is also updated on a regular basis so keep in touch!

Example ride:

Saturday, July 9th at 10:00am
Join us for a day of walking tours, and even a bicycle tour! Explore the history, people and events that have shaped Mountain View Cemetery as we celebrate our 125th birthday.Hear about the intrigue of our supposed first burial and what really happened to Simon Hirschberg…Bring a picnic and enjoy our 106 acres of green space and spectacular views of the city and mountains.

Event is from 10am to 2pm
Bike Tour is at 12:15pm

Mountain View Cemetery, mountain.view at

Here’s What You Missed…

Velopalooza…two weeks of bike fun!

Date: June 3-19, 2011

Locations: various, throughout the lower mainland

Details: Check out the Velopalooza calendar of rides

More information: E-mail

Example rides:

BACK TO THE 80’S RIDE Link 19+
Sunset Beach , 1204 Beach Ave (Meet in the parking lot)

7:00pm, Meet by 7pm we ride by 8 pm sharp!

Its back to the 80’s for round two of last years successful ride!! It is time to indulge in the most guilty of pleasures. Time to get out your stirrup pants and Wayfarers, Michael Jackson t’s and Ghetto Blasters. Let the wind blow through your new wave hair as you take to your Schwinn on the ride of your life. Let a wave of Neon glow take over the city to the legendary beats of Rick Astley. Leave the comfort of your Rob Lowe postered home and get out and ride.Its going to be totally tubular and awesome. If you can’t make it gag me with a spoon. Don’t forget your peach schnapps and neon glow s
Max Savage, themaxsavage at gmail daht comm, FaceBook Event page

10:30am, Meet @ 10:30, Depart at 11 AM

Join us for a family friendly bike ride through Mount Pleasant!
Meet at 10:30 AM at Robson Park for prizes, songs and fun. We’ll depart at 11 AM on a short ride (approx 30 minutes) and return to the park for a brown bag lunch (so be sure to pack one!).Donations will be accepted for the Mount Pleasant Family Place, so bring your toonies!
Heather B,

BIKE RAVE 2.0 Link 19+

Portside Park (AKA Crab Park), 101 E Waterfront Road (Meet at the Crab Mosaic in the middle of the park.)

9:00pm, Meet at 9pm, ride at 10pm

Cover your bike with lights and come on out to the second annual Bike Rave.
Staal, misterstaal at gmail daht comm


A Ride at the Opera invites you to a leisurely ramble through the east end to Hastings Park. Fun, frolic, picnic and classical favourites to follow.

Falstaff, Rigoletto and other surprise faces will appear. Popular aria karaoke with live accompaniment by the East Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and the New Brighton Singers. Musical program may be subject to change.

All ages and abilities welcome, a family friendly event. One or two small hills.
Post picnic ride to Bike Rave 2.0 or bus bailout available nearby. Fifteen minute ride to nearest skytrain station.
David, silentottotwo at

12:00pm – 6:00pm

Come on out to Car Free Day and celebrate bikes!
MAIN ST.: Velopalooza will be there with a pedal zoo (come try out some crazy bikes) and the Community Policing Office will have a bike rodeo for the kids. COMMERCIAL DR.: Velopalooza will be there with a pedal zoo (come try out some crazy bikes) and other bike fun TBA.
THANKS to our SPONSORS: The Wilder Snail The Bike Dr. Cambie Cycles VanCycle VanCity and

Velopalooza, info at,

Velopalooza Festival Launch: June 3*

Date: Thursday, June 2

Time: 7:00pm – 2:00am

Location: Waldorf Hotel (Hastings and Woodland)

Cost: Tickets $10 in advance or at the door

Details:  Velopalooza Kickoff Party at the Waldorf with the Gastown Sprints, and an amazing music line up to be announced. Arrive by bike and you will have the chance to win a prize!  Valet Bike Parking.

More information: info at,

Bike To Work Week: May 30-June 5*

Date: Monday, May 30- Sunday, June 5

Time: Various times* (VanCycle will be at a number of commuter stations so come and say “hi”)

Location: Commuter Stations throughout the Lower Mainland

Cost: Free! They’ll give you stuff!

Details:  Various events and commuter stations will be set up to offer cyclists all sorts of goodies—draw prizes, hand-outs, snacks, free mechanical services, etc.. There is also a commuter challenge to encourage your co-workers and other businesses to see who can clock the most kms.

More information: Bike to Work Week website

Velopalooza Bike Wash: May 28*

Date: Saturday, May 28

Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Ontario St. and 10th Ave, 11 W10th Ave

Cost: By donation

Details: This is your last chance to get your bike nice and shiny and working well before Velopalooza 2011! We’ll wash and lube your bike, plus give it a thorough mechanical inspection. If you’re really feeling generous, we can take care of minor tune-ups as well. Service is by donation in support of Velopalooza.

More information: info at or

Spirit Fish Celebration/Bike Pilgrimage: May 7

Date: Saturday May 7th

Time: 12-4pm

Location: Check their website for details

Cost: None

Details: Bike pilgrimage along Still Creek and the Central Valley Greenway to Burnaby. Installations, art music, dance, tea and treats under the Kensington overpass just west of Sperling Skytrain station. Meet at Renfrew Skytrain Station at 11:00 (ride leaves at noon).

More information: or check out the website.

Riding4Ridings: May 2

Date: Monday, May 2 (Election Day!)

Time: All day

Location: Check their website for details

Cost: None

Details:  Riding4Ridings is looking to team up with local artists, citizen groups and environmental non-profits to develop a community-based project that transports people on election day to the appropriate polling station by a fleet of borrowed, lent, homemade, created and customized passenger and trailer BICYCLES!

More information:Adrian  Sinclair 778 837 8889 or Andrea Curtis 778 549 7874

Bike the Blossoms: April 16*

Date: Saturday, April 16

Time: Meet under the cherry trees at Devonian Park (Georgia at Denman) at 11am.

Location: Various locations throughout the city

Cost: Free. Fundraiser bike washes at Union Market and Wilder Snail starting at 11:00am.

Details: and The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival ( present BIKE the BLOSSOMS.

Join Velopalooza for a fun cherry blossom bike ride.

We’ll tour the blossoms and end at McLean Park (Keefer St. and Hawks Ave.) for a potluck picnic and BIKEWASH. VanCycle will be on hand to look at your bike and provide free mechanical services!

Can’t make the ride? Go to or to download maps for self-guided tours. (after March 23rd)

Bring some food to eat and share at McLean Park. The Wilder Snail and The Union Street Market are right there to pick up something too. We will also have the BBQ trike there.

More information: More details to come soon.,

Velopalooza Bike Wash: March 19*

Date: Saturday, March 19

Time: 11:00am-5:00pm

Location: 2065 East 7th Avenue (in the back lane)

Cost: By donation

Details: Is your bike covered in winter muck and mud? Got squeaks and creaks? Want someone else to deal with it? Come on out to the Velopalooza bike wash and let us give your velo some love.

We’ll wash and lube your bike, plus give it a thorough mechanical inspection. If you’re really feeling generous, we can take care of minor tune-ups as well.

This event is rain or shine (we’ll set up a tent!) and all work is done by donation in support of Velopalooza.

More information: or

VanCycle will be there to look at your bike, do some minor repairs and adjustments, and chat about your bike.

Velopalooza FUNraiser: March 26*

Date: Saturday, March 26th

Time: Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 9pm.

Location: WISE Hall 1882 Adanac

Cost: Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

VanCycle has a limited number of tickets available…give us a call or e-mail.

(Advance tickets available online until noon on the day of the show – see

Details: Come on out and support bike fun!

Here is the amazing line up:

LOUISE BURNS headlining




More information:

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