HUB Cycling to host second annual ‘Bike the Night’ ride
May 5, 2017
Councillor Heather Deal launches family-friendly 10km event
On May 2nd, Councillor Heather Deal became one of the first people to sign up for HUB Cycling’s Bike the Night event which will see more than 5,000 take to the streets of Vancouver on a fun dusk ride.
The ride, which takes place on Saturday, September 16, 2017, will feature music, bike decorating and refreshments. It is hoped that more than 5,000 people of all ages will take part and explore the city by night on bike.
"The aim of Bike the Night is to help people feel more comfortable and prepared to ride in the city while at the same time creating a unique and enjoyable experience,” says Tracy Wilkins, HUB Cycling’s Special Events Manager. “Fun and easy mass bike rides like this are important for motivating people to use active transportation while at the same time building a happier and healthier Vancouver community,” adds Wilkins.
This family-friendly event welcomes all ages and participants are encouraged decorate their bikes with lights or even come in costume. A pre-party will start at 6pm near Carrall and Pacific with bike decorating, hot chocolate, snacks, bike repairs from MEC, bike safety demonstrations, and music, before the easy 10-kilometre ride on traffic managed streets starts at 8pm. Bike the Night is modelled after Montreal’s ‘Tour La Nuit’, a hugely popular annual family-friendly night ride that now attracts nearly 20,000 riders annually.
“I’m thrilled to see Bike the Night return for another year in Vancouver,” says Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. “This is a great example of the thriving cycling culture we’re seeing in Vancouver, and a fun way to get out and explore the city on two wheels. The City is proud to support HUB in making Bike the Night happen this summer.”
Tickets for Bike the Night are free for youth and children aged 16 and under or $10 for the general public until June 15th. In addition to the ride, participants will also be entered to win a grand prize from MEC.
More details - and tickets - available at: www.bikethenight.ca