Get into gear and spin your wheels at the 14th annual Island City, by Bike Tour on Sunday, June 8. Everyone is invited to take their bikes for a spin at this popular, free springtime tour of the city.
The annual bike tour is run by the city to promote recreation, fitness and transportation in Richmond, and is led by experienced and knowledgeable tour guides.
Bike riders have the option of cycling along one of two routes, both of which will travel along the new Railway Greenway.
The short route is a scenic 9-kilometre ride starting at 11 a.m., consisting of on- and off-street biking along Railway Greenway, Williams Road and part of the Crabapple Ridge neighbourhood bike route, and takes about one hour to explore.
The long route begins at 10 a.m. and consists of 24.5 kilometres of on- and off-street biking. This route will take you out to Sea Island along the new off-street path parallel to Russ Baker Way, down the Railway Greenway and back along the Crabapple Ridge neighbourhood bike route.
Both routes will start and finish at Thompson Community Centre, 5151 Granville Avenue.
Cyclists who would like a pre-ride bike and helmet safety check are encouraged to arrive at 9:30 a.m. After the bike tour, participants are invited back to the Thompson Community Centre for refreshments and a raffle prize draw.
Cyclists should register by quoting barcode #517858. 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.