Thursday, January 21, 2016

Bike Summit in Nanaimo

Join us on Saturday January 23rd for the 2016 Bike Summit at Beban Park Social Centre. A full afternoon of bike movies, presentations, information sessions and discussions. Bike stores from Qualicum, Parksville and Nanaimo will have displays with their latest merchandise and bike lines, and there is a host of information available. And we want to hear from you. Come help shape cycling infrastructure, bike education and tell us your ideas.

Below is a short description of what is on the program. The event runs from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Sponsored by Arrowsmith Bikes - Pedego  - Pacific Rim Bicycles - Rock City Cycles - Hub City Cycles - Staples - City of Nanaimo - Buzz Coffee House


  • City of Nanaimo Engineering Department
  • Nanaimo Regional Rail Trail Partnership
  • BC Cycling Coalition
  • E-bikes by Pedego
  • Updates from local bicycle groups
Information Sessions:
  • Update on changes to the Motor Vehicle Act
  • The Big Ask:  An investment of One Billion Dollars in cycling and pedestrian infrastructure from the BC Government
  • Safe Routes to School program
  • Traffic Education in the school system
  • Speeches by a number of individuals on the topics of cycling, infrastructure, active transportation, healthy living, and more.
  • Implementing the Nanaimo Master Transportation Plan
  • Making Nanaimo a cycling mecca, one bike event at a time
Discussion Sessions:
  • From Paper to Pavement
  • Equity in Motion
  • 6 Bike Stores from Qualicum, Parksville and Nanaimo
  • Bike To Work Week
  • and more

  • We will have a 15 minute AGM

I hope you can attend this event which will be a 'summ-it up' of what has been accomplished this past year and what GNCC and the cycling community wants to see developed in the near future. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or require any further information.


Leo Boon
Chair, Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition
Director, BC Cycling Coalition

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