Vancouver City Council has given the green light for two massive bike rides this summer.
It was a unanimous vote among council: $250,000 has been set aside to sponsor two “family- friendly” cycling events.
A staff report says ‘Our City Ride’ and ‘Bike the Night’ are expected to attract over 20,000 riders.
Bike routes will see riders through downtown and nearby neighbourhoods.
The report says sponsorship will cover off expenses related to traffic, planning, and policing the events.
A smaller version of Bike the Night was held last September along the Arbutus Greenway.