7 Ways to Celebrate Biking in Vancouver This June

Cyclists on the Seawall at English Bay in Vancouver

Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Cycle City Tours

Did you know that June is Bike Month and June 3rd is United Nations World Bicycle Day? Grab your bike and head out for a ride to mark the occasion. Here are some ideas for celebrating all things cycling in Vancouver.

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Register for Go By Bike Week

HUB’s annual Spring Go By Bike Week is from May 31 to June 6 in 2021. The event encourages you to commute and run errands by bike. This year, Go By Bike Week is fully digital within online webinars on bike maintenance, yoga classes for cyclists, and lots more. To participate, register online, then log all your bike trips that week for a chance to win great prizes. Kids can also participate in Bike to School Week from May 31 to June 4.

Go By Bike Week Banner

 

Go For an Easy Bike Ride

If it’s been a long time since your last ride, ease back into it. Vancouver has lots of flat bike paths where you won’t have to contend with traffic. Use our list of easy bike rides around Vancouver to get started.

 

Take a Family Bike Ride

Kids love zooming around on their bikes, so plan a family bike ride to celebrate World Bicycle Day. Vancouver has lots of flat, car-free cycling paths that are perfect for a family outing. Our guide to the best kid-friendly bike rides around Vancouver includes pitstops along the way that little cyclists will love. (Think playgrounds, picnic areas, and places to get treats.)

 

Try Mountain Biking

The Vancouver area is known around the world as a mountain biking destination. That means Vancouver has lots of gnarly trails for expert riders. But if you’re just starting, don’t be intimidated: there are tons of beginner-friendly trails in the Vancouver area too. Use our guide to explore Vancouver’s mountain bike zones.

 

Take a Bike Tour

Even if you’re a local, seeing Vancouver from the seat of a bike will give you a new perspective on the city. Book an outing with a local bike tour company to explore Stanley Park, cruise around Gastown, and learn insider info from your knowledgeable guide.

Cyclists on a tour in Vancouver

Cyclists on Cycle City Tours’ Hidden Gems Tour. Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Cycle City Tours

 

Rent a Bike

If you don’t already own a bike, renting one is easy. There are lots of bike rental shops in Vancouver. With locations near Stanley Park and False Creek, it’s easy to rent a bike and head out for a ride around the seawall.

 

Try E-Biking

Also known as electric bikes, e-bikes are regular bicycles that have an electric motor and a battery so you can go faster with less effort. They have exploded in popularity over the last few years since they make cycling easy and accessible. Use our guide to e-biking in Vancouver to find out where to rent an e-bike or take an e-bike tour.

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