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December 1/11 10:46 am - Lower BC Mainland Cycling News

Posted by Editoress on 12/1/11

News from Velolove on cycling events and ongoing activities in BC's Lower Mainland.

Surrey Cycling Plan & Greenways Plan Open House
Thursday, December 1, 2011

The City of Surrey is pleased to invite you for an evening of reviewing the draft of the Cycling Plan and the Greenways Plan!

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Surrey Sport and Leisure Complex, 110-16555 Fraser Highway

There will be a brief presentation and overview of the Plans at 6:30 pm.

We look forward to receiving your input! If you have any questions, please contact us at or visit


Winter Nationals
Sunday, December 4, 2011

Annual Winter Nationals Cruiser Ride!

Starts Noon at the Cambie Pub, 320 Cambie Street, Vancouver - Dress warm. The ride route will be based on the weather. No hills, just a slow paced bike ride. Rain or snow, we ride!

For more information, contact Cruiser Rod, 604-767-9079,
Or visit or


VBMG Christmas Get Together
Sunday, December 4, 2011

Some folks have been asking if the Vancouver Bicycle Meetup Group (VBMG) is having a Christmas get together this year. The answer is yes, but we're keeping it simple this year.

4:00 to 8:00pm
Paddlewheeler Pub, 126-810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster

VBMG Special: 10% off on regular priced food menu items (no drinks), please be aware that their appies are on special from 5pm to 10pm that night and will NOT be available for discount, along with any other specials.

Please RSVP, Guest is OK. If there is high demand, we will re-do the reservation and increase the guest list.

For more information or to RSVP, visit


VACC Holiday Open House
Monday, December 5

Join the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC) to celebrate a year of fabulous bicycle improvements! Friends, festive food, and holiday spirits (in liquid form too!) We'll have drinks and snacks and we hope you drop by to say hi. We'll also be awarding organizational Bike to Work Week awards!

5:00 to 8:00pm
VACC Headquarters, 3 West Third Ave at Ontario

For more information, visit or phone 604.558.2002


BEST Seasonal Party and Open House
Wednesday, December 7

Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) invites you to a Winter Open House. Join BEST in some light snacks & refreshments. There's also a rumour that a really cool Japanese commuter bike will be given away to some lucky person. Comes with basket, bell, kickstand, generator for headlight, 6 speeds, and cylinder rear brakes.

3:30pm to 6:00pm
BEST office, 209-175 East Broadway (in the Lee Building, on the corner of Main & Broadway. Buzz for access.)

Please come and let us know by December 2 if you can make it so we can be sure to have enough treats. To RSVP, please email Margaret Miller at or call 604-669-2860.

For more information, visit or email


Sunday, December 11, 2011

The British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) 2011 Annual General Meeting is coming up. Please join us to move cycling forward in BC.

12:00 Noon to 3:00pm
Fulford Hall, 2591 Fulford Ganges Road, Saltspring Island

The business meeting including the election of new directors will be Noon to 1:30pm. Please consider helping move cycling forward in BC by joining the BCCC Board of Directors. This will be followed by a discussion regarding building momentum for a Provincial Cycling Strategy and a province wide cycling touring network from 1:30 to 3:00pm.

Here are the ferry schedules:

The Fulford Spokespeople hold a ride every Sunday at 9:30am. BCCC members are invited to participate. On December 11th, Darcy Green will wait for BCCC members arriving on the 9:00am ferry from Swartz Bay before setting out.

Island Pathways is having their AGM on Saturday, December 10th and there will be a social afterwards.

If you are interested in making a weekend on the Island out of it, stay tuned for more details on the VACC email list at


Bikes, Beers and Babes Xmas Edition
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pretty self-explanatory ... you babes bring some beers and Gastown Sprints will supply bikes for grudge matches and general tomfoolery. Heckling optional. Having a good time encouraged.

8:00pm until 2:00am.
Kissing Crows Cyclery, 4562 Main Street, Vancouver

This will be a gear-up test run for a potential winter roller race circuit so you should probably come hang out and bring yo friends.

For more information, visit


Velo-City 2012
June 26 to 29

Velo-city Global is the world's premier international cycling planning conference. The four day event offers delegates from around the world a chance to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation. In 2012 this conference is being held in Vancouver.

Call for presentations:

For more information, phone 604.685.0450 or visit


Pedal Revolutionary Radio
Friday, December 30

10:30am to 12 Noon Pacifica time, last Friday of every month.

The revolution is advancing! We now proudly hoist the velorutionary banner from the People's radio station, Co-op (CFRO), as part of the Sound Resistance brigade. New bunker, same front. Contact us with thoughts, actions, news & declarations at our new email address of radio (at} pedalrevolutionary {d0t} org

~ Listen live at 102.7fm CFRO in Vancouver ~
~ Streaming via the Internet at ~

Radio for today's cyclist.
More info and show archives at our new address:

Pedal Revolutionary Radio: Igniting the airwaves since 2000


Critical Mass
Friday, December 30

Join fellow bicyclists, skaters, and bladers for this leisurely and spirited celebratory ride and roll through the streets of Vancouver. Meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery on the Georgia Street side between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. - and roll and ride at 6:00 p.m. The ride is on rain, shine, or snow! Costumes and decorated bicycles, trailers, signs, flags, noisemakers, gettoblasters, sound systems, drums, and wildly modified bicycles are all highly encouraged!

For more information:

Critical Mass on Facebook:


Velopalooza 2012
June 15 to July 2

The 2012 dates for Vancouver's Velopalooza have been set! Mark Friday, June 15 to Monday July 2 in our calendar for 18 days of bike event fun!

Brought to you by Velolove, Velopalooza celebrates biking that's fun, sociable, and inclusive. It's a grassroots festival, where anyone can host a bike ride. It's a showcase for the creativity of people in Vancouver, a way to bring people together, and a damn good time.

For more information, visit or email


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