HUB Cycling's Bike the Night lights up Vancouver roadways on September 15

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      More than 5,000 cyclists are expected to descend upon downtown Vancouver on September 15 for HUB Cycling’s annual Bike the Night.

      Billed as the “largest night ride in B.C.”, the 10-kilometre trek will see thousands of people taking to some of Vancouver’s most recognizable streets and bike lanes after dark. Participants are encouraged to ornament their two-wheelers with glow-in-the-dark and flashing tape, lights, and other accessories, ensuring they remain visible during the ride while spreading “good cycling vibes”.

      The event kicks off at 6 p.m. at Concord Pacific Place, where a festival with live music, games, food trucks, bike-decorating and tune-up stations, and giveaways. The actual bike ride, which will feature beats from local DJ Rennie Foster along the route, begins at 8 p.m.

      Tickets to Bike the Night start at $15 online, and include access to the pre-party, plus a 24-hour pass from Mobi by Shaw Go for the soiree. All participants will also be entered in a draw to win prizes like an MEC Origami LTD Folding Bicycle and a Two Wheel Gear Garment Pannier.

      Proceeds support HUB Cycling, a Vancouver-based nonprofit that works to remove barriers to cycling and improve the region’s communities, health, and environment. Bike the Night is presented by MEC.

      Bike the Night kicks off at Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Boulevard) on September 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. For details, see event listing.

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