Courses & Events

Advance Your Ride

Starts: August 26, 2017, 12:00 am
Ends: August 27, 2017, 5:00 pm
HUB office 828 W. 8th Ave
Vancouver
Unit 1
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The Advance Your Ride course teaches defensive cycling for commuters and recreational cyclists who already ride on city streets. It is designed for more experienced cyclists, age 16 and up, who already ride in traffic and would like to take their skills and safety training to the next level.

A combination of classroom and on-bike instruction will improve your confidence and skill at riding safely in challenging traffic situations. The course is also useful for people who use their bike in a professional capacity, or would like to do so in the future. The course includes an optional Bike Right certification exam and 1-on-1 road test. 

Beginner Bike Maintenance

August 26, 2017, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
14601 20 Ave
Surrey
South Surrey Rec Centre
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Participants bring their bikes and we show them how to do a basic inspection to make sure it’s in good running order.
They learn how to clean and oil their bike, check their brakes and gears, and a few other tricks to make their riding experience more enjoyable. We cover fixing the dreaded flat tire (not really such a big deal after all), and help participants decide when it's a good idea to take their bike to the shop. This course is free but registration is required! Registration is through Recreation Surrey using the course code 4555430. 

Bike The Night Presented by MEC

September 16, 2017, 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Vancouver
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On Saturday, September 16th join HUB Cycling and more than 5000 other riders for Vancouver’s only official night ride on city streets!

Experience the beauty and energy of nocturnal Vancouver at its best - by bike. Take in the city skyline as we cruise through car-free Vancouver streets and over the iconic Burrard Bridge. Join us for an unforgettable evening under the stars!

Tickets only $10 for HUB Members ($15 for non-members) until September 1st! Youth and children under 16 are free. 

 


Registration Includes: 

♦ Entry to win a grand prize from MEC

♦ Ride bib/sticker

♦ Invitation to our pre-party at 6pm including:

   • Free giveaways 

   • Free bike inspection & basic bike maintenance

   • Live DJ 

   • Bike decorating station 

♦ On-road support (mechanical and first aid volunteers)

 

This ride is a celebration but also a great cause! HUB Cycling is a registered non-profit charity that has been working for nearly two decades to remove barriers to cycling and improve our communities, our health and the environment - but there is more to be done! By participating in this ride you will be helping HUB Cycling do its work while having an awesome time. 

 


HUB's Tips for an Awesome Ride:  

 

♦ Decked out bikes: Find great lights at MEC and other local bike shops. There will also be free bike decorating for participants at the start location.

♦ Costumes: Need creative inspiration? HUB has been brainstorming for you. Find some HERE

♦ Music: Bring your favourite playlist along! Portable bluetooth speakers are great. 

 


Ticket Costs:

HUB Cycling Bike the Night Ticket Costs Launch Offer - Regular Rate * Last-Minute Rate +
Child aged 0 to 16 Free Free Free
HUB Cycling Member with valid card $8.00 $10.00 $15.00
Regular Ticket $10.00 $15.00 $20.00

Ticket combined with HUB Cycling yearly membership

Helps HUB Cycling have a stronger voice to make cycling infrastructure improvements and includes discounts at bike shops, on carsharing, invitations to HUB Cycling networking events & more!

Regular Ticket + Student/Senior Membership $23.00 $25.00 $30.00
Regular Ticket + Membership $38.00 $40.00 $45.00
- Launch Offer: Until June 15th
* Regular Rate: June 16th - September 1st
+ Last-Minute Rate: September 2nd - September 16th

Group Rates:

HUB Cycling wants to treat you and your friends, family or colleagues to a night out on the town! Groups of 10 or more will receive our special HUB member discount - only $10 per ticket until September 1st! Email Tracy@bikehub.ca for the group rate and more info! 

 

Check us out on Facebook

 


Pre-Party & Route:

Bike the Night Presented by MEC will start and end at the corner of Pacific Boulevard and Carrall Street (Lot 9) between BC Place and Science World at 6pm. The car-free 10 kilometre ride will be flat and easy and will start at 8pm. 

Pre-Party @ Start Location: 6pm-8pm

Ride: 8pm-9:30pm

After party: Stay tuned! 

 

*Please note that the ride route is subject to slight changes

 

Ways to get you (and your bike) to the start location: 

- Expo Line (Chinatown Station)

- Canada Line (Yaletown Station)

Aquabus Ferry (Edgewater Casino Station)

- Bike (Google Maps Cycling Directions can help you find the best bike routes)

 


Prizes:

HUB Cycling and MEC paired up this year to bring our riders lots of incredible prizes!

 

Grand Prize

Register for Bike the Night Presented by MEC and be entered to win this MEC Silhouette Unisex Bicycle (Medium). More details.

 

 

Regular Rate Prize

Register before September 1st and will also be in the running to win a gift basket from MEC. In the basket you'll find MEC's Audax Roll up 28L Pannier, the Audax Handlebar Bag and more! 

 

 

Follow HUB Cycling on social media to find out about many other great contests and social media prizes! 

F: @WeAreHUB
T: @WeAreHUB
I: HUB Cycling
#BiketheNight

 


Volunteer:

Looking to gain event experience? Volunteer for Bike the Night Presented by MEC and be part of one of the most exciting bike events this year! Join an awesome community and celebrate with us at the volunteer appreciation party. Email us at events@bikehub.ca if you're interested in helping out. 

 


Join HUB:

Not a HUB Member yet? You are missing out on discounted Bike the Night tickets and more!

Join HUB as a member and help make Metro Vancouver a safer and better place to cycle. As a member you also get great benefits including discounts at over 40 bike and gear shops, deals on car and bike sharing and invites to fun events throughout the year including Launch Parties, the Fall Fashion Show and the HUB Holiday Party. Join us! 


FAQs:

1. What about the weather?

If it’s nice out, we bike the night. If it’s sprinkling, we bike the night, if it’s raining… we bike the night! MEC has got you covered for whatever Vancouver throws at you.  

2. Where is registration package pickup?

On September 14th and September 15th you can pickup your package at the Creekside Community Centre (1 Athletes Way, Vancouver BC, V5Y 1B1) from 4pm-8pm. If you purchased multiple tickets please ask your guest to fill out the wavier ahead of time!

You may also pick up your registration package on the evening of the event (September 16th) from 6pm-7:30pm but we strongly recommend grabbing your package prior to the night of the event to save yourself the line-up! Plus, all participants who pick up their package early at Creekside Community Centre will be entered to win a Men's Drencher Jacket from MEC! 

3. Can I pick up a ride package for someone else?

Yes, just ask them to fill out the online waiver ahead of time if you purchased tickets for them.

4. Can I buy tickets on the day of the event?

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event with any major credit card. We strongly recommend buying tickets online to save yourself a line up (and to get the best ticket prices)! Tickets are only $8 for members ($10 for non-members) until June 15th! 
 

5. Is this an event for families?

Definitely! It is an easy and fairly flat 10 km route, which should take approximately an hour to an hour and a half. Plus children and youth under 16 are free!

6. Tell me more about what my ticket is supporting.

HUB Cycling makes biking better in Metro Vancouver through education, action and events. More cycling means healthier, happier, more connected communities. We're leading the way in making cycling an attractive choice for everyone. You can also find out more about us on our website

 

Still have questions? Get in touch! 

Contact us at 604-558-2002 or events@bikehub.ca

 

 

A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors! 

 

Family Streetwise cycling course

September 17, 2017, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Trout Lake Community Centre - 3360 Victoria Drive
Vancouver
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This fun, family orientated course is for parents who would like to be more comfortable riding on city streets with their children, and ensures that they learn the right skills from the beginning. Through classroom and on-road training your kids can learn about the basics of safe road riding, gain confidence with bike handling skills, and about the importance of respecting the rules of the road! Suitable for children 8 and up.

Registration opens on August 16th at 9am. Register your family on the Vancouver Parks Board website at: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/vancouver/Activity_Search/family-streetwise-cycling/123405

Fall Bike to Work Week 2017

Starts: October 23, 2017, 7:00 am
Ends: October 29, 2017, 6:00 pm
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Tired of commuting in traffic? Looking for a way to save money? Want to get fit while having fun? Join thousands across Metro Vancouver and sign up for HUB Bike to Work Week (October 23 - 29) to track your commutes and win great prizes.

This fall, Bike to Work Week encourages both new and experienced riders to try cycling the daily commute. Throughout the week you can stop by celebration stations on popular bike paths for free bike repairs, snacks, drinks, maps and information - and be entered to win new bikes and cycling gear.   

We guarantee that you will feel healthier, happier and more energized after cycling to the office.  Log your commutes, win prizes, and be part of making Metro Vancouver a better place to live, work and play.  

New or returning to cycling? No worries!  Learn everything you need to know for a safe and convenient bike commute by hosting a HUB Workplace Cycling Workshop at your office or signing up for an upcoming HUB Streetwise Cycling Course!

Register FREE today at btww.ca!