Take a two-wheeled tour of Richmond
30 May 2016
Roll your way around Richmond at the 16th annual Island City, by Bike Tour on Sunday, June 12. Everyone is invited to take their bikes for a spin at this popular springtime tour of the city. The tour is free and perfect for the whole family.
Bike riders have the option of cycling along one of two routes, both of which will explore the east Cambie and Bridgeport neighbourhoods.
The short route is a scenic, 6.5-kilometre ride starting at 11 a.m. It will take about one hour and consists of on- and off-street biking along local roads and up the Bath Slough Trail to Bridgeport Industrial Park to see the pollinator pasture.
The long route begins at 10 a.m. and consists of 23-kilometres of on- and off-street biking. This route will head east to No. 7 Road, west along River Road to No. 4 Road, back along the Bridgeport and Bath Slough Trails with a final loop out to Westminster Highway.
Both routes will start and finish at Cambie Community Centre, 12800 Cambie Road. This annual bike tour promotes recreation, fitness and transportation in Richmond, and is led by experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.
In addition to their bike and helmet, participants should also bring their enthusiasm in the off-chance it rains. Arrive early at 9:30 a.m. to register your bike with Richmond RCMP as part of their anti-theft initiative, try out the demonstration bus bike rack and have a pre-ride bike and helmet safety check. After an invigorating morning bike tour, participants will reconvene at Cambie Community Centre to enjoy refreshments and a raffle prize draw.
Cyclists are encouraged to register by quoting course number #1302869. To register, visit www.richmond.ca/register; call the City’s registration call centre from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 604-276-4300 (press 2 at the prompt), or visit any community centre during business hours.
The bike tour supports one of Council’s Term Goals— to implement the Community Wellness Strategy, which enhances social connectedness, positive lifestyle traits and physical health of the community. The tour is presented by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Active Transportation Committee.