In the spirit of a great winter city the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society has put together the Brite Lite Winter Nite Bike Ride which takes participants through the river valley and along Mill Creek to the Flying Canoë Volant and Winterus Maximus fat bike Chariot Race. The ride has been designed to accommodate riders of all ages and abilities (families welcome!).
Thanks to support from Make Something Edmonton’s Project Accelerator grant, we’ll be giving away free bike lights before the ride, while supplies last!
The ride leaves the Victoria Park Pavilion at 6pm on Saturday, February 6, 2016.
Take a look at the whole route here.
Flying Canoë Volant is a creative, interactive, cultural event, designed to celebrate local history and everything that is great about a long winter’s night. Inspired by the legend of The Flying Canoe and French Canadian, First Nations and Métis traditions, this event brightens and enlivens Mill Creek Ravine and the newly-established French Quarter with light, music, legends and dance!
Think Roman Gladiator chariots meets chuckwagon racing meets dog sledding! As part of the Flying Canoë Volant Festival, MADE (Media Architecture Design Edmonton) is looking for teams to design, build and assemble their chariots and then harness them to two fat-bikes. The race will be held on an outdoor course in La Cité Francophone as part of the Flying Canoë Festival on Saturday, February 6 2016. Check out the chariot sneak preview at the Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival on January 10, 2016.
Light up your bike; Light up the night!
Make sure you brighten up for this ride – and be a real part of the event! The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society will have an assortment of lights for sale before and during the event. Look for EBC at Victoria Park Oval before the ride or meet up with us at the Muttart Conservatory during the ride to pick up some fun and bright bike lights for very reasonable prices (cash, credit, or debit).
If you’re really keen to be seen drop into either BikeWorks location during regular hours to trick out your bike with lights and accessories from our full selection including super- cool MonkeyLectric bike wheel light systems.
Visit the City of Edmonton WinterCity Strategy webpage for more information on how the city is celebrating winter in Edmonton, every day!
If you’re joining the ride make sure you dress for the weather and have a bike in good repair as the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters cannot be responsible for individuals safety or equipment. We remind participants that we will be riding on public, shared-use paths and to please be considerate of other trail users especially everyone who will be out enjoying Flying Canoë Volant.