We're Reducing Our Carbon Footprint at Bike The Night presented by MEC

August 30, 2019

Bike the Night presented by MEC returns for our fourth year to cruise the iconic streets of downtown Vancouver. This year, we have partnered with organizations such as the City of Vancouver, MEC, TransLink, and YVR to assist with reducing our carbon footprint. We are reducing our carbon emissions through:


Renewable Energy

  • Thanks to the City of Vancouver, Portable Electric will be supplying the energy to power the event’s lighting and sound equipment. Their lithium ion battery banks are charged from renewable energy sources. Food trucks at the event will also be able to plug into Portable Electric’s battery stacks and divert power away from gas-burning generators.


Zero-Emission Transportation

  • MODO’s hydrogen vehicle NEXO will be the task vehicle for the weekend, allowing HUB Cycling’s staff and volunteers to do short tasks around the city with zero emissions. 

  • HUB Cycling’s #BikeToTransit campaign encourages participants to bike and/or use transit to get to the Sunset Beach pre-party. You can test your skills at the HUB booth and enter to win one of hundreds of free transit tickets for participants at the event!


Waste Reduction 

  • Riders will receive wristbands made of biodegradable bamboo fabric, instead of the polyester fabric wristbands that you find at most festivals. 

  • Event-goers will have the opportunity to win one of thousands of MEC rechargeable bike lights from YVR’s booth by participating in games at Bike The Night’s Sunset Beach pre-party.

  • As our exclusive prize provider, MEC upholds a high environmental standard for their products. They believe a quality product has the smallest footprint, that it’s made carefully and with respect to people who produce it. You can read more about their environmental accountability here.

  • No plastic here! The City of Vancouver’s Water Wagon will be on-site allowing people to refill their own bottles and we’re ensuring all our food trucks use compostable containers only!

  • HUB is teaming up with the Binner’s Project to help educate riders and ensure recyclables stay out of the landfill and all the food trucks’ containers get composted.


We’re looking forward to being able to celebrate the bike with you in such a unique way and feeling good while we do it. 


See you on September 7th!