Pedal your ass from door to door
The Architectual Institute of British Columbia is testing new waters with an inaugural bicycle tour of Vancouver’s architectual highlights.
The AIBC, which has offered walking tours of Vancouver and Victoria’s historic and modern downtowns and various residential neighbourhoods for several years, will host a guided bicycle tour of Vancouver on Saturday, September 14.
Spots for the outing—which costs $15 and is expected to cover 24 kilometres and last three hours, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.—are limited to 30 people, so act quickly if you have a yen to learn more about those buildings and houses you’ve been noticing (or overlooking) for years.
The ride covers parts of False Creek (from where the tour both begins and ends at the Vancouver Salt Company building, 181 West 1st Avenue, by the Olympic Village), Shaughnessy, Grandview, Strathcona, Mount Pleasant, and East Vancouver.
The walking tours proceed rain or shine, so expect that the same will apply here. Organizers note that participants are expected to supply their own bike, helmet, water, snacks, and appropriate clothing.
Most of the itinerary will make use of what the AIBC calls "established cycling routes".
Suggestion for musical accompaniment while riding and snacking? The Talking Heads' More Songs About Buildings and Food.
We're waiting for the unicycle tour so we can eat and drink at the same time.
(And maybe Joe Keithley can lead a future tour of historic Vancouver punk hotspots--on pogo sticks.)
Call 604-683-8588, ext. 325, to book your reservation, or email email@example.com.