Cycle Chic Social Celebrates Vancouver’s Fashionable Cyclists, June 29

Photo credit: Flickr user Comrade Foot

With a nod of respect to Vancouver’s cycle commuters, racers, bmx’ers and dirt-jumpers, the folks behind Cycle Chic Social would like to call attention to the lesser known category of cyclists: the unhurried, fashionable set.

Copenhagen is known for its casual urban bikers who get around without 21 speeds or spandex. Vancouver too has a growing category of well-dressed “Slow Bicycle Movement” enthusiasts.

Meet and mingle with other design-savvy cyclists at Cycle Chic Social June 29, at 8pm, in the old Boneta Space. The event boasts a live fashion installation and bike demos by Fashionilla, Vancouver swimwear label Cuchè Bikinis, and Opus Bikes, among other local clothing and bike shops. Add nibbles by dessert ace Earnest Ice Cream, and the $12 tickets seem quite reasonable.

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Cycle Chic Social Celebrates Vancouver’s Fashionable Cyclists, June 29

Take a Wild Ride with Velopalooza Bike Fest, June 15-July 2

Velopalooza Bike Rave on the seawall. Photo credit: Flickr user Blue Mollusc

Velopalooza, Vancouver’s wacky pedal festival, is back June 15- July 2. If Bike to Work Week is the meat and potatoes of cycling events, Velopalooza is the ice cream sundae.

Tricked out night bike raves. Bicycle water gun wars. Bike polo. Vancouver Farmers’ Market rides. A Vintage Bike Swap.

Inspired by Portland’s Pedalpalooza, Velopalooza launched in 2010 bringing community-driven, creative bike fun to Vancouverites who commute on the city’s 400,000 kilometres (248,000 miles) of bike routes.

With over 127 Velopalooza events taking place over two weeks, it can be tricky choosing what to attend. Here’s a shortlist of Velopalooza 2012 favourites to help you narrow it down. Continue reading:
Take a Wild Ride with Velopalooza Bike Fest, June 15-July 2

20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in June 2012

Photo credit: Flickr user *Jer*

June escorts in the official start of summer and the packed line up of events, from concerts to street parties and festivals, reflects the city’s overwhelming urge to get out and have fun.

I’m particularly looking forward to the line-up for Italian Heritage Month, including the EuroCup Breakfast and Commercial’s Italian Day on the Drive – one of the largest community events of the year dedicated to celebrating la dolce vita with food, music, entertainment and more.

But the street parties don’t stop there. Expect mass community participation and entertainment during Car Free Days, Velopalooza bike fest and Make Music Vancouver – a remarkable, free concert where 200 musicians take to the historic Gastown and Yaletown streets.

The annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival (pictured above) puts Vancouver on the world map with its longstanding tradition of vibrant multicultural heritage and, of course, vigorous boat racing. Venus makes a rare trek across the heavens this month. Get out and watch; the next opportunity is 100 years away. Oh and Bryan Adams is bringing his old school, sexy-scratchy vocals to town.

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20 Unmissable Vancouver Events in June 2012

Velopalooza! : More Bike Fun During June Bike Month. June 4 -13, 2010

The non-profit organization, Velolove Society is hosting the bike festival, Velopalooza.  Velopalooza will be more cycling fun for 10 days, June 4 – 13, 2010 in Metro Vancouver.  There will be a broad range of  fun group bike rides, many based on a theme or ride area and some eating get-togethers.   Ride leaders are so enthused that they volunteer to create the themes and organize their rides. There are theme rides for cycling ‘super- heroes’,  folding bikes (becoming popular in past few years), fixed gear bikes, gelato bike ride and so on.  Please note that you must bring your own food  for refueling or money to buy food but most group rides are free.

Immediately after the VACC’s  barbecue celebration on June 4 , Velopalooza will kick off their festival at WISE Hall (1882 Adanac St.) 8 pm – 11 pm. on the same evening. Entry fee per person is $8.50 for food, music and fun.

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Velopalooza! : More Bike Fun During June Bike Month. June 4 -13, 2010