Vancouver on the Cheap: VGH Cycling Centre


If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled “cheap” and the other labeled “awesome”, the middle point where they cross over could be labeled “Vancouver on the Cheap”. In other words, this is a weekly series on things to do and places to go in Vancouver that fall into that magical category of being both cheap and awesome.

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With a Spring that starts as early as January, Vancouver’s cycling season starts early. That means it’s getting to be time for tune ups, flats, and all the other fun surprises that come from manual-powered transportation. If you have a bit of bike repair knowledge, but no tools to back it up, fear not. Vancouver General Hospital, of all places, has your back. Located right on the 10th Ave bike path, between Laurel and Willow Streets, find the VGH Cycling Centre, featuring a bike stand and a handful of standard tools, plus an air pump. So if you suddenly notice you’re running low on air or need to tighten up a bolt, just swing by and give yourself a lift!