Each year, it seems, the world of cycling in Vancouver gets more fun and interesting. What with DVBIA support, Mobi bike-sharing, Bike to Work Week and the 2016 Vancouver Cargo Bike Championship event (organized by Modacity).
The 2016 event will be held again in partnership with HUB’s BtWW wrap-up BBQ at Creekside Park. In 2015, 37 people competed (under pretty loose rules), carrying a load of cargo around a closed course — riding against the clock.
Learn more about cargo bikes HERE.
Look for it on Friday, June 3 from 4-7 pm.
Personally, I like these kind of events. I get to hang around and take pix (duh), but I’m with a cheerful, happy, energetic group and, dad-gummit, we just have fun.
HUB held it’s Commuter Challenge, the annual pre-Bike-to-Work-Week event, on Wednesday morning. Thirteen teams (2 from Norco), each member starting at the same time from a common point, timed their trips to Granville and Georgia. A first this year, the person riding a bike led the way for all teams — over distances from 10.4 to 2.4 km (average 5.4 km). Teams left their start point at around 8 a.m. and arrived at the finish line at around 8:30 to 9 am. The heart of rush hour.
Participating teams: Norco Bicycles, Lafarge, Translink, City of Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, Netherlands Consulate, VanCity, The Georgia Straight, Two Wheel Gear, Momentum Magazine, Roundhouse Radio, Bike Doctor.
Check out the results chart: the times and comments for each team are in the order of: bike, car, transit. Also check out a few team photos.
True to national form, the Netherlands Consul General rode in the challenge, and the team used two bikes — one an electric.