Our Cityride: Vancouver’s non-competitive bike ride launches August 19

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      There’s an upcoming event in Vancouver that will undoubtedly bring the city’s biking community closer than ever.

      Our Cityride—a non-competitive and all-inclusive mass participation ride that takes place in several global cities—will be launching in Vancouver for the first time on August 19 (3 to 9 p.m.).

      Founded by five-time Olympian 400- and 800-metre runner Charmaine Crooks and former elite cyclist Mark Ernsting, Our Cityride celebrates the spirit of local communities and aims to cater to people of all ages and abilities.

      The family-friendly biking activity will kick-off in David Lam Park (1300 Pacific Boulevard), with the actual bike ride taking place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thousands of participants will be riding through different communities and landmarks around the city (Stanley Park, Gastown, Chinatown, West End).  

      The Yaletown park will be transformed into a festival area, complete with an entertainment stage, kids’ zone with obstacle courses, an expo area, a beer garden, food trucks, as well as a bike valet.

      Besides encouraging active and healthy lifestyles, this inaugural bike ride will create a fun atmosphere for those who don’t usually get a chance to participate in large-scale sports events.

      Registration ($20 per person, plus taxes and fees) for participants 18 years and above can be found online. Participants who are under 18 years can register for free.

      A map of the Our Cityride route in Vancouver.
      Our Cityride