Thousands of Riders Will Join HUB Cycling at Second-annual Bike the Night Ride on September 16th

August 17, 2017

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Thousands of Riders Will Join HUB Cycling at Second-annual Bike the Night Ride on September 16th

City streets will be opened up for a night of music, lights and decorated bikes

Vancouver, BC / August 20 - Due to popular demand, HUB Cycling is organizing BC's only fully permitted, open streets night ride on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Bike the Night is presented by MEC and is modelled after Montreal's hugely popular Tour La Nuit, which is organized by Vélo Québec and now gets nearly 20,000 participants each year. 

"We're very excited to be celebrating cycling in such a unique way. Being fully permitted allows us to open the streets to riders of all ages who want to cycle in a fun and social environment." says Tracy Wilkins, HUB Cycling's Special Events Manager. 

Bike the Night will kick off at 6pm with a pre-party featuring music, games, food and giveaways for registered participants. The easy 10 kilometre route will start at Concord Pacific Place and wind through Vancouver's most iconic streets including a car-free Burrard Bridge. Over 5,000 people of all ages and abilities are expected to sign up for the ride and are encouraged to decorate their bikes with lights and come in costume. 

"The combination of music, costumes, bikes, glowing lights, and thousands of people creates a very unique community experience," says Wilkins. 

Registration is only $15 until September 1st and includes access to the ride, entry to win a MEC bike and other great prizes, and an admission to the kick-off party with live music, free bike tune-ups and decorating, relay races, giveaways and other entertainment. Youth 16 and under ride free. 

More details - and tickets - available at bikethenight.ca

Photos

Hi-res photos available for download here.

Media Contacts

Kim Konnert

Director of Marketing and Communications

kim@bikehub.ca

Tracy Wilkins

Special Events Manager

tracy@bikehub.ca

About HUB Cycling:

HUB Cycling's mission is to get more people cycling more often in order to build healthier, happier and more connected communities.

HUB is a charitable non­profit that has spent nearly two decades removing barriers to cycling in Metro Vancouver, while cultivating the health, environmental and economic benefits that active transportation can bring. HUB has educated thousands of people, motivated thousands more, and championed improvements to make cycling safer and more convenient. For more information, visit bikehub.ca.

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