A Sunset and City Lights Night Bike Tour takes place daily this summer in Vancouver and offers a brand-new outdoor adventure for locals and visitors.
Launched by Cycle City Vancouver, the evening excursion highlights the city’s best after-dark features. The tour leads groups of up to 15 people on a three-to-four hour journey through Vancouver’s distinctive neighbourhoods, with 95 percent of the route centred along car-less trails and bike lanes. As such, participants will get a chance to observe the lush forests of Stanley Park as well as the stunning seawall backdropped by the glittering city skyline.
The tour will also stop for photo opportunities in places like Stanley Park’s Beaver Lake, where guests might catch a glimpse of active beavers and other wildlife; Granville Street’s dazzling neon signs; and placid False Creek reflecting the sparkling lights adorning TELUS World of Science.
Afterwards, riders will embark on the sandy beaches of English Bay to soak in an awe-inspiring sunset over the ocean. Guests will also be able to snack on delectable ice cream sandwiches while they view the colourful alchemy.
Guides will also share fascinating stories about the city’s history, culture and evolution throughout the tour. Optional electric-assist bikes are also available, which transform steep inclines into easy breezes so riders can focus on the dramatic personalities of each neighbourhood.
Cycling enthusiasts who wish to see the city at their own pace are invited to drop by Cycle City Vancouver’s newly opened bike rental and retail shop, an expansive 4,000-square-foot space situated along a major downtown bike lane on Hornby Street. Cycle City Bike Shop is open between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. throughout summer, the longest hours of any bike shop in Vancouver.
“We are really excited to launch the Sunset and City Lights Night Bike Tour, which shows off a completely different perspective of the city,” said Josh Bloomfield, owner of Cycle City Vancouver. “Vancouver has earned global acclaim as a premiere bike destination, and we hope to support and strengthen that reputation with the variety of our tours, as well as the quality of our bikes and the knowledgeable and personalized service offered by our dedicated staff.
The tour runs daily, starting at 7 p.m., through June and August; admission costs $75 per person, plus tax.