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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010

Bike the Blossoms in Vancouver, British Columbia

In the 1930s, Vancouver was gifted with 500 Cherry Blossom trees from the mayors of Kobe and Yokohama to honour soldiers who died in World War I. Since then, thousands more have been planted throughout the Lower Mainland creating an experience unmatched anywhere in Canada. Cyclists can grab a map and ride passport and cycle a route taking them through some of the most beautiful displays of cherry blossoms in Vancouver and along attractions such as the VanDusen gardens. An event for all ages, enjoy the splendor of this annual Spring event!

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival and the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition are hosting the Bike the Blossoms tour.On April 17th the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival bring the Bike the Blossoms tour to Vancouver to explore the City's 36,000 cherry blossoms. Cyclists can also enjoy several points of interest which offer stamps to document your trip on a Ride Passport which you receive along with your route map.

The Bike the Blossoms tour also takes visitors alongside the VanDusen Gardens which is offering half priced admission on the day of the ride. The Museum of Vancouver will also offer discounted admission as well, nearby Vanier Park will offer on-site bike mechanics, refreshments, entertainment and festivities.

  • Date: April 17th, 2010
  • Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (start between 10:00am - 12:30pm and end by 4:30pm)
  • Admission: Non-Members: $10; VACC/MOV/Cherry Blossom Members: $8; Free with purchase of VACC Membership (Individual: $40; Family: $50)
  • Location: This self-guided trail begins at the Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut Street) or the Britannia Community Centre (1661 Napier Street).
  • What to Bring: Bike, helmet (these are required by law in British Columbia), a camera and if you like, a drink and snack for the tour.

Museum of Vancouver and cherry blossoms.






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