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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7 Ways to Celebrate Biking in Vancouver This June

Sign up for Vancouver’s Bike To Work Week

(c) Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition

Earlier this month, Vancouver approved $25 million in spending on new bike paths.  Over the coming years, a total of 55 kilometers of new bike lanes will be added to the city’s 460-kilometer network.  Planners hope that by 2020, 10 percent of all trips in the city will be made by bicycle (A good outline of bike plans and routes is available on the City of Vancouver website).

For those interested in making an impact right now, there’s no better way to start than the city’s annual Bike to Work Week.   Held from May 31 to June 6 and organized by the nonprofit Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition, Bike to Work Week encourages residents to leave their cars at home and commute using only pedal power. It’s part of a range of events planned in June as part of Bike Month, including a unique two-wheeled treasure hunt on Jericho Beach.

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Sign up for Vancouver’s Bike To Work Week