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May 1/12 9:47 am - Velo-city Opens with Velo Village on Salt Spring Island

Posted by Editoress on 05/1/12

Velo Village is celebrating rural cycling on June 21-23. Salt Spring Island, located in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, will be bicycle heaven on earth - the most welcoming place on the planet to be on a bike.

There will be fun, games and a knowledge exchange. In addition to bicycle-themed performances, art exhibits, workshops, and a specially chartered bicycle-only ferry on June 23rd, Velo Village will host a one-day conference focused on cycling and rural mobility.

As an official Velo-City 2012 Global pre-conference event, Velo Village will be bending over backwards to welcome the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF), and other Velo-city conference delegates. Come early, and enjoy the natural beauty Vancouver and British Columbia has to offer. ECF Secretary General Dr. Bernhard Ensink is already familiar with Salt Spring Island.

For more information, and help with planning your travel, visit the Velo Village website.

About Velo-city Global 2012

Velo-city Global is the world's premier international cycling planning conference. The four day event offers delegates from around the world a chance to share best practices for creating and sustaining cycling-friendly cities, where bicycles are valued as part of daily transport and recreation.

The Velo-city Global conference unites politicians, engineers, planners, architects, social marketers, academics, researchers, environmentalists, advocates, educators and industry representatives. Delegates join forces and foster trans-national collaboration. The event also draws experts from related areas such as health, economics and the environment.

Velo-city Global 2012 in Vancouver is expected to host over 1,000 delegates from around the world. The conference will be held on June 26 - 29, 2012 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center Hotel, accessible by the new Hornby Street separated bike lane.


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