Tag Archives: Cycling

Car Free Day On Commercial Drive Sunday July 7th

26 Jun

CarFreeDay2019GreenYou are invited to another great street party on The Drive. On Sunday, July 7th Car Free Day happens from Noon to 7:00 pm. The event stretches 15 blocks along Commercial Drive between Venables and The Grandview Cut.  Car Free Day will feature activities for all ages, great food, entertainment, local artisans and advocacy for car free and green spaces.  This is a free family friendly event which is very accessible by bus, Skytrain and cycling all of which are encouraged.

Main Street Bike Expo – Saturday, June 10, 2017

7 Jun

MainStreetBikeExpo2017You are invited to check out the inaugural Main Street Bike Expo happening this Saturday at the Ellis Building, 1024 Street.  The event is celebrating creativity in the cycling world.  They will be showcasing lifestyle brands, community networks, new technology, workshops, free tune ups and a bike valet. Exhibitors for the event include Mobi by Shaw Go, Landyachtz, Union Street Cycle, RAD Cycle, Paul Brodie book signing (of Brodie Bikes), Layback Co,  Bonavia Cycles, BC Lung Association’s Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath, XS Helmets and Two Wheel Gear to name a few.  Along with live music by Rodney Decroo, Nashlyn, James Green and Alex Little, food trucks will be on hand.  Some of the other events lined up for the day include:

11:00 AM

History Lesson + presentation by Gordon “The Bike Guy” Hobbis of
Cap’s Bicycle Shop & The Bike Museum

4:00 PM

Show & Shine Bicycle Beauty Pageant hosted by comedian Kathleen McGee

6:00 – 8:00 PM  

Mark Mills Bicycle Brewery Tour Meet at the Ellis Building at 6:00 pm sharp and follow Mark as he takes you on a musical bicycle journey sampling beers at four different breweries before you end up at the MSBE Landyachtz afterparty.

The Main Street Bike Expo runs from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission to the event is $3.00. To learn more about what’s planned for this first day out, visit Main Street Bike Expo.

Crow Roost Twilight Bike Ride February 25th

8 Feb

crowroostrideSo crows are an ever present part of life in East Van. Do you ever wonder where they go at dusk? On Saturday, February 25th, the Still Moon Arts Society invites you to ride along with them and the crows for the annual Crow Roost Twilight Bike Ride.  They will follow the crows on the Central Valley Greenway towards Burnaby which is approximately 5 km round trip. To ensure safety, organizers ask that you have lights and/or reflectors for the ride home.  This is a free family friendly event. Everyone is welcome. Come ride with the crows! NOTE: This is a rescheduled date from the February 18th proposed date, but due to rain was rescheduled to February 25th. Let’s hope for better weather this weekend.  The ride gets underway at approximately 4:45 pm at Renfrew Skytrain Station.

Crow Roost Twilight Bike Ride February 13th

4 Feb

CrowinLondonPedroCoboSo crows are an ever present part of life in East Van.  So fitting then that we should all be invited to ride with the crows on Saturday, February 13th.  This event is organized by the Still Moon Arts Society and the Windermere Bike Society.  They invite you to come down with the family, your friends and, of course, your bikes to begin the Crow Roost Twilight Bike Ride at 4:45 pm at the Renfrew Skytrain Station. They will follow the crows on the Central Valley Greenway which is approximately 5 km round trip. This is a rain or shine event, but to ensure safety you are reminded to have lights and/or reflectors for the ride home.   This is a free family friendly event and snacks to share are encouraged.  Come ride with the crows!

Photo Credit: Pedro Cobo

New In Town: BrewsNBikes – Free Cycling Brewery Tours

17 Aug

WireBikeMatthewTrowVancouver’s growing craft beer industry is certainly creating new businesses along side their beer. There are now options for behind the scene brewery tours like those offered by Vancouver Brewery Tours which does brewery tours on the weekends and has now added a Beer and Food Tour on Tuesday afternoons. Then there is Vine & Hops which also does brewery tours and on Thursdays, they do a “Hop & Sip And A Shuttle” service that travels between six East Van craft breweries on a set schedule.  Now there is a new tour in town and just in case you’ve been living in a bubble, Vancouver has a growing cycling population, so that’s where BrewsNBikes comes in. They are part of this cycling culture in Vancouver and they wish to take you on a tour of some of East Van’s local craft breweries on your bike. This is a passion project for those behind this idea. They love biking, biking, meeting new people and supporting local businesses. And yes, it really is free, but of course tips or rounds of beer are always appreciated. BrewsNBikes generally sticks to the East Vancouver area which includes heading up to Main Street where a number of local breweries are located as well. For more information or to set your cycling brewery tour, you can contact BrewNBikes by email at brewsnbike@gmail.com or you can you can follow them on Twitter @Brewsnbikestour or Instagram @brewsnbikes.  Cheers.

Photo Credit: Matthew Trow

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