BIKEnnale/WALKennale

REGISTER NOW  for the BIKEnnale/WALKennale 2020

 

Vancouver Biennale invites Vancouverites of all ages and abilities to join us for our 2020 BIKEnnale/WALKennale “SIX SUNDAYS THIS SUMMER” virtual event! Head outside to enjoy our city’s outdoor public spaces in a healthy, memorable, and safe way.  

 

For SIX SUNDAYS between July 26 and August 30, enjoy inspiring tours through 18+ distinctly diverse neighbourhoods. Our easytouse navigation app provides clickable information about each neighbourhood’s historically rich, architecturally unique, and culturally profound highlights along the way. Take photos along the way and submit them for a chance to win weekly prize packs! 

 

REGISTER ONCE as an individual or COVID family (up to 6 people) to gain and keep access to each week’s easy-to-navigate online routes anchored by Biennale art installations. Cycle or walk any of the weekly routes; its up to you! Please see CHOOSING YOUR ROUTE below for more details.

 

No bike? No Worries!

 Our in-kind sponsor, Mobi by Shaw Go, will be generously offering FREE 24-hour bike share pass to all registered participants on ALL SIX SUNDAYS. This pass will allow participants to enjoy unlimited 30-min rides over a 24 hour period. To redeem this offer, please carefully read the instructions below under HOW TO ACCESS YOUR BIKE Presented by Mobi By Shaw Go.

 

REGISTER HERE 

Recieve a limited edition BIKEnnale/WALKennale button if you register before July 26th!

$5 minimum donation individual registration
$15 minimum donation for your COVID family registration* (max. 6 people)
*People living in the same home

All funds raised go towards Vancouver Biennale’s public art programs.

Are you a HUB Cycling Member? Get 50% off your $5 minimum donation. Get the promo code by logging in to your HUB Cycling membership account and clicking on Member Benefits.

 

Vancouver Biennale would like to remind all registrants that provincial health COVID-19 physicaldistancing rules remain in effect. Please stay up to date with the most recent guidelines by referring to British Colombia’s Centre for Disease Control. When participating in the BIKEnnale/WALKennale please respect the most current health guidelines by cycling and walking responsibly. Vancouver Biennale is not responsible for unforeseen road closures or circumstance that will impede our outlined routes. Participants are responsible for what occurs while completing BIKEnnale/WALKennale routes.  

 

Why Register?

  • Become actively engaged with beautiful public art all around your city by taking and submitting photos to answer our BIG IDEAS questionsSubmitting photos automatically enters you into the weekly raffle! Click on SUBMITTING YOUR RAFFLE ENTRY USING RIDE WITH GPS below to learn more.
  • Challenge your friends and family to get outside and create unforgettable memories!
  • Enter to win weekly prize packs that can include…

 

*Proof of registration: Eventbrite ticket, digital or printed, OR Limited edition BIKEnnale/WALKennale button

 

HOW TO ACCESS YOUR BIKE Presented by Mobi By Shaw Go

 

Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry! Mobi By Shaw Go has got you covered! 

Access to a bike will not be a barrier for anyone during “SIX SUNDAYS THIS SUMMER”. Mobi by Shaw Go generously offers FREE 24-hour bike share passes to registered participants on all SIX SUNDAYS. This pass will allow participants to enjoy unlimited 30-min rides over a 24 hour period. To redeem this offer, please carefully read the instructions below: 

  • If you do not have an account already with Mobi by Shaw Go, create an account by clicking ‘Sign Up’ on their website or by using the Mobi by Shaw Go app on your Apple or Android smartphone.  
  • Use the promo code (sent out each Saturday in our pre-event email) to redeem a free rental for the next immediate Sunday. Make sure to select the 24 Hour Pass when choosing your rental.
  • Pick up a bike on Sunday and enjoy the ride! Check out this detailed station map to plan your day. Many Bikennale/Walkennale stops are located near Mobi By Shaw Go docking stations. Be sure to keep each trip to 30 minutes or less to avoid overage fees. 
  • The 24 Hour Pass is subject to overage fees of $6 (plus tax) for each additional 30 minutes over the included time. When returning the bike to a docking station, wait for the bike to display “Return OK” and listen for a single beep. No refund will be issued for overage fees charged if bikes are not properly returned.

          Find more info at Mobi by Shaw Go 

HOW IT WORKS

It’s easy to participate in the BIKEnnale/WALKennale.

 

Here’s how it works:

1. Register for The BIKEnnale/WALKennale “SIX SUNDAYS THIS SUMMER” on Eventbrite by clicking here

 

Register as an individual or as a COVID family (up to 6 people) with the people you live with. If you register before July 26th, each registrant will get a commentary registration button. Discounts apply for all registrants and their defined family’s (up to 6 people), COVID families must be traveling together in order to receive our outlined discounts with proof of registration*.

*Proof of registration = digital or printed Eventbrite ticket or button

 

2. Once registered, read the registration email sent to you from Eventbrite – outlining how to sign up and download your FREE navigation app, Ride with GPS, giving you access to all SIX SUNDAY routes as they are released. You will have continuous access to all SIX SUNDAY routes once registered. This information is also available below in HOW TO USE RIDE WITH GPS.

 

3. The Saturday before every Sunday ride, an email will be sent to the registration email used for the event registration. A link to that week’s route(s) and BIG IDEAS questions to be completed by taking defined photos and submitting them using your Ride with GPS app (details outlined below in SUBMITTING YOUR RAFFLE ENTRY USING RIDE WITH GPS) will be sent out. Choose your route based on the details below in CHOOSING YOUR ROUTE. Please follow all instructions outlined in the email.

 

4. With your downloaded route and BIG IDEAS questions, ride or walk anytime on Sunday.  The STOP SIGN icons on route indicate Biennale art Installations that anchor the route. A legend with all Ride with GPS icons included on each route are outlined below under POINTS OF INTEREST (POI) ON RIDE WITH GPS.

 

Remember, you must STOP at all the routes STOP SIGN icons in order to take your photo answers to our BIG IDEAS questions. These will be used as your weekly raffle submission. You must submit at least 2 photos (answers to our BIG IDEAS questions) to be entered into the weekly raffle. Submit your photos using the Ride with GPS app, details outlined below in SUBMITTING YOUR RAFFLE ENTRY USING RIDE WITH GPS

 

Winners of the raffle will be notified via email and announced on our social media pages every Wednesday following that Sunday ride/walk. Raffle submissions will be accepted up until 9 am on the Monday morning following that Sunday’s ride.

 

5. Click on the routes points of interest (POIs) highlighting each areas historically rich, architecturally unique and culturally profound areas along the way. You may have to use them to answer some of our BIG IDEAS questions! A legend with all Ride with GPS icons included on each route are outlined below under POINTS OF INTEREST (POI) ON RIDE WITH GPS.

 

Repeat steps 3-5 for SIX SUNDAYS this summer!

 

**Vancouver Biennale is  not responsible for any route changes based on unforseen circumstances outside of our control, including but not limited to city construction, weather, road clousres due to COVID-19 or other. Please be prepared by doing your research and having the nessisary equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience prior to heading out on your ride or walk.

PARTICIPATING UNDER COVID-19 GUIDELINES

  • When participating in the BIKEnnale/WALKennale please respect the most current health guidelines for physical distancing by cycling and walking responsibly.
  • If you feel symptoms please do not participate
  • Maintain 2m (6 ft) of physical distance between others at all times
  • Where Personal Protective Equipment, refrain from touching public infrastructure when possible and follow all prevention guidelines
  • To minimize the risk of crowds we suggest the following times to begin your ride on each of the SIX SUNDAYS
    • Those who fall under the vulnerable sector definition (elderly and immune-compromised) ride from 8 am-1030 am (if you do not finish you’re riding during this time that is fine, but proceed with caution)
    • Those who fall outside of the vulnerable sector definition, begin your ride at 1030 am continuing throughout the day until you are finished or choose to be finished
    • Raffle submissions will be accepted up until 10 pm on the Monday evening following that Sunday’s ride. This allowing participants to complete the ride on Monday if desired, providing a bigger window of time to complete the event at a safe distance.
  • If a crowd of more than 10 begins to form around a POI or Biennale Installation while you are there, please disperse and come back when it is safe to do so.

Vancouver Biennale wishes to stress that provincial health COVID-19 physical-distancing rules remain in effect. Please stay up to date with the most recent physical-distancing rules in effect by referring to British Colombia’s Centre for Disease Control.

HOW TO USE RIDE WITH GPS

The Ride with GPS app will offer you the ability to follow the BIKEnnale/WALKnnale routes with offline turn by turn voice navigation for free.

 

All you will need to do is click the RSVP link sent to your registration email, create a free account, and download the free app.

 

On the Ride with GPS app, you will be able to follow the route, see Points of Interest, and take photos of your own.

 

Learn more about using the Ride with GPS app for our event here: https://ridewithgps.com/help/event-participants/

 

  1. Upon ticket purchase, an email with an auto-approval link inviting you to become a member of the Vancouver Biennale Organization will be sent to you. This link will allow you to gain and keep access to all SIX SUNDAY’s routes. 
  2. Click this link, if you do not already have Ride with GPS, it will indicate that you must first install the Ride with GPS app on your phone and create an account. Follow the steps to do so. 
  3. A confirmation page indicating that you are now a member of Vancouver Biennale Organization will show upAs routes are released each week, they can be found from the More tab (on the bottom right corner of the tool bar) under “Organization” or “My Events”. 

You’re now a member of Vancouver Biennale Ride with GPS Organization!

Each Saturday before the event Sunday a pre-event email will be sent to your registration email with an event URL. Click this link to RSVP to that weeks event. YOU MUST RSVP TO EACH WEEKS EVENT in order to be eligible for that week’s raffle. 

Continue with steps 4-7 below once you recieve your pre-event email.

PLEASE NOTE

Each Sunday ride will have its own event page which will be displayed on your “My Events” tab under the More menu in the lower right corner. Each week will be named Week 1, Week 2, and so on.

 

IF YOU’VE REGISTERED BEFORE JULY 26TH: There will be NO ROUTE posted before July 25thEvents become available after you’ve received your pre-event email. You can find them under My Events on the More Menu.  Then, continue to follow steps 4- 7 below.

 

IF YOU’VE REGISTERED BEFORE OR AFTER JULY 26TH: You will have access to all event weeks routes before you signed up under “More” > Organization > Organization Routes after that weeks event is completed. 

 

4. Go into Ride with GPS ccount and click that weeks event, accessible from your home page or “Organization” > “Events” under the “More” tab. Here you can read about that weeks route(s) defined level of difficulty and details of location. Choose your route. Please see CHOOSING YOUR ROUTE at vbbike.ca for assistance. 

5. To download your chosen route and use offline, click the event, then click the three dots in the upper right-hand corner and click “download”. It is a good idea to do this so the notes can work offline (not using data). Make sure you are downloading the notes on WIFI so you do not use your data. 

6. You can now view the routes. They work similarly to Google Maps in the way that when you are at your cycling location, it will guide you.

NOTE: Make sure your volume is up to a suitable level so you can hear the turn-by-turn navigation call outs.To Finish your ride and stop navigation (whenever you please, you do not need to complete the full route to finish it) click the pause button at the bottom of the screen while in navigation and hold.

7. To begin click “navigate”, the route begins where the green play button is placed on the map. As all routes are round trip, you will have to zoom in to see it as it may be covered by the red end icon.  All routes start locations are outlined in the route(s) information table in the pre-event email.

8. Click “Finish Route” if you wish to stop navigation. You will be re-directed to a form in which you can save your route under the desired name and add pictures (see “SUBMITTING YOUR RAFFLE ENTRY USING RIDE WITH GPS for more details on how to do this).

 

YOU MUST SAVE YOUR RIDE in order to be entered into our raffle!

 

Important FAQs for Ride with GPS

  • Make sure your phone is fully charged or bring an external battery on your ride if you intend to keep your screen active the entire route. Your phone will die prematurely after a few hours (phone dependent). Be prepared.
  • Install a phone holder on your bicycle handle bars if you wish to see the routes while riding. Be mindful of your surroundings while riding.
  • DOWNLOAD YOUR ROUTE on WIFI before heading out, if you navigate using data it will be expensive.
  • You can download a PDF version of your route, follow the instructions under My Events in the Ride with GPS mobile application.
  • You MUST keep navigation on inorder for Ride with GPS to acknowledge your participation, allowing you to upload photos during or after the ride.

 

Repeat steps 4-7 each week to gain access to your BIKEnnale/WALKnnale routes of the (sun)day!

 

CHOOSING YOUR ROUTE

All BIKEnnale/WALKnnale Tours will bring participants through routes situated on the traditional, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Skxwú7mesh Nations. Some of these lands include and are currently known as Locarno Beach, Jerricho Beach, Vanier Park, Kitsilano beach, Spanish banks, Granville Island, Sunset Beach, and English Bay. We are privileged to be here and are committed to the ongoing care of these lands with our host nations.


Route Options

You can walk or cycle all weeks routes. Ride with GPS directions are tailored towards cyclists and easily adapted by walkers. Use the information below to decide which full or partial section of a route you would like to walk or cycle.

ART Venture Routes: Geared towards families and individuals of any age, between 5-15 km in distance, with cycle and walking infrastructure present along 95% of the routes. All ART Venture routes are walkable.

Tour de BIKEnnale Routes: Geared towards commuters, older families and experienced cyclists. Between 20-80 km in distance, with cycle and walking infrastrcture present along most portions of the routes. Due to distance and terrian, there are no Tour de BIKEnnale Routes that are defined as fully walkable. Portions of Tour de BIKEnnale Routes can be walked at the participants own risk.


Accessibility

Each route that is determined to be accessible will indicate this with an asterisk(*) on its defined level in order to meet a widely diverse populations needs, experiences, abilities and comfort levels. Make sure to read the “preamble” of each route before picking the best one for you!

 


Defined Activity Levels 

Each route is assigned a color based on its difficulty level defined based on its length (km), accessibility (walking and or cycling infrastructure present), and gradient of terrain (steepness/presence of hills). Please choose your routes based on you and or your COVID families comfort levels – ensuring a safe and happy experience for all.

All routes are round trip. The red line color on the Ride with GPS map indicates the portion of the ride that will take you back to the start point.

Remember these routes are only your guide, please tailor them to what you need and how you feel the day of the event. You are able to walk or cycle portions of any route without finishing the entire route. Abide by the most current orders, notice and guidance from the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control on physical distancing and safety protocols surrounding COVID-19.

 

**Vancouver Biennale is  not responsible for any route changes based on unforseen circumstances outside of our control, including but not limited to city construction, weather, road clousres due to COVID-19 or other. Please be prepared by doing your research and having the nessisary equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience prior to heading out on your ride or walk.

 

Brown: Flat terrain at and under 10 km – all portions are on designated bike streets, walking paths, or protected lanes. These routes are suggested for younger families, all abilities, and varying experience levels of any age.

Pink: Flat terrain between 10-20 km – all portions are on designated bike streets, walking paths, or protected lanes. These routes are suggested for families, all abilities, and varying experience levels of any age.

Blue: Undulating terrain with some small hills 20- 40 km – suggested for regular use riders or walkers who are comfortable with bridge crossing and navigating bike streets throughout residential neighbourhoods.

Black: Undulating terrain with some small hills, 40-60 km – suggested for experienced riders and walkers who are comfortable with longer distances, bridge crossing and navigating bike streets, portions of non-protected bike lanes, and major crossings throughout the route. Not suggested for young families or inexperienced riders of any age.

Double Black: Undulating terrain with some small hills, 60+ km – suggested for experienced riders and walkers who are comfortable with longer distances, bridge crossing and navigating bike streets, portions of non-protected bike lanes, and major crossings throughout the route. Not suggested for young families or inexperienced riders of any age.

THIS WEEKS ROUTES

All BIKEnnale/WALKnnale Tours will bring participants through routes situated on the traditional, unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Skxwú7mesh Nations. Some of these lands include and are currently known as Locarno Beach, Jerricho Beach, Vanier Park, Kitsilano beach, Spanish banks, Granville Island, Sunset Beach, and English Bay. We are privileged to be here and are committed to the ongoing care of these lands with our host nations.


Two route descriptions will be posted here each week…

ART Venture Routes: Family focused, based on shorter distance and adherence to bike infrastructure.

Tour de BIKEnnale Routes: Longer, geared towards older families, commuters and more experienced riders – those who are comfortable navigating portions of non-bike specific streets and crossings.

 

**Vancouver Biennale is  not responsible for any route changes based on unforseen circumstances outside of our control, including but not limited to city construction, weather, road clousres due to COVID-19 or other. Please be prepared by doing your research and having the nessisary equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience prior to heading out on your ride or walk.

SUBMITTING YOUR RAFFLE ENTRY USING RIDE WITH GPS

While on the route, take pictures and upload them to your Ride with GPS account – these will act as your weekly raffle ticket entry! You must answer at least 2 BIG IDEAS questions, submitting the 2 pictures to your account during or at the end of your ride.

 

Raffle submissions will be accepted up until 9 am on the Monday morning following that Sunday’s ride.

 

***Note that by submitting your photos to the Ride with GPS, you are automatically consenting to them being used on Vancouver Biennale digital media outlets***

 

HOW DO I ADD PHOTOS TO A RIDE?

Adding photos while on the Ride

  1. Take photos while on the ride by clicking on the photo icon in the bottom right-hand side of the screen while the app is open.
  2. At the end of your ride (if you don’t finish the whole route you will have to click and hold the pause button until the options “Resume Navigation” or “Finish Ride” appear) click “Finish Ride”.
  3. Under the “Save Your Ride” screen you can name your ride and see any photos you’ve taken while on the ride.
  4. You can upload photos from your phone library by clicking “Ride Photos” at the bottom of your “Save Ride” screen.
  5. Once you’ve uploaded your photos and see the number of photos selected appear under “Ride Photos”, click the orange “Save” button in the top right-hand corner.

YOU MUST SAVE YOUR RIDE in order to be entered into our raffle!

Uploading Photos to a Saved Ride

While viewing any ride or route, you can change the name, description, privacy, and add photos.

You can upload photos that were taken on the ride as well as any photos in your phone’s photo gallery.

  1. Select a Ride
  2. Menu > Edit
  3. Tap under the RIDE PHOTOS, it may say “X selected”, X being the number of photos found at the same time as the recorded ride.
  4. Tap to select or deselect photos to be uploaded. A blue check-mark for photos to be uploaded. An orange icon will appear in the corner for photos that have already been uploaded via Live Logging.
  5. Press ADD to finish your photo selection. The upper half will display all the photos that were found to be taken during the time of the ride. The bottom half is all the photos on your phone.
  6. Tap SAVE to finish adding the photos and save any changes you may have made to the ride/route name, details, privacy, or gear.
    The number of selected photos to be uploaded will be displayed at the bottom.
  7. As the photos upload, a status bar will appear.

Need more help? Visit Ride with GPS

Phone causing you difficulties? Can’t seem to upload your pictures? Email them to bikenale@vancouverbiennale with your full name and route name, ex: “Week 1” with pictures enclosed

POINTS OF INTEREST (POI) ON RIDE WITH GPS

There will be numerous POIs on each route each week, some will be the same and some will be new. Each will be highlighting the routes historically rich, architecturally unique, and culturally profound areas along the way.

How to access information on the POIs

  1. Directly click on the various icons highlighting each route historically rich, architecturally unique and culturally profound areas
  2. Use the legend below to know what each POI icon represents

 

Points of Interest Category  Icon 
Vancouver Biennale Installations   Red stop sign
Architectural  Brown Information “i 
Cultural   Purple open book 
Public Art  Purple Obelisk 
Landscape   Brown Tree 
Historical  Brown Circle with X in it 
Coffee and Treat Stops  Purple Fork and Knife Symbols 

 

*** Some POIs fall under more than one category but will be  represented by one icon

VOLUNTEER AND SUPPORT

1.Sponsorship and Engagement

For more information on sponsorship and engagement opportunities please email bikennale@vancouverbiennale.com

2. Volunteer for BIKEnnale/WALKnnale 2020

We would love to have you! We would love to have you! please email bikennale@vancouverbiennale.com for information on event day positions. 

3. Share the event!

Help Make Public Art and Active Transportation even more Visible! This is a celebration but also a cause! By signing up to ride or walk, you are helping us show decision-makers that community members want to bike, walk, and engage with their public spaces public art. Evidence like this can lead to improved bike infrastructure, more bike events, and MORE public art installations for you to enjoy!

F: @VancouverBiennale T: @Van_Biennale I: @van_biennale

Hashtags: #BIKEnnale2020 #WALKnnale2020 #VanBiennale

FAQ TO HAVE THE BEST AND SAFEST RIDE

Accessibility

Each route that is determined to be accessible will indicate this with an asterisk(*) on its defined level (See CHOOSING YOUR ROUTE) in order to meet the needs of a widely diverse populations needs, experiences, abilities and comfort levels. Make sure to read the “preamble” of each route before picking the best one for you!

**Vancouver Biennale wants to stress it is not responsible for any route changes based on unforseen circumstances outside of our control, including but not limited to city construction, weather, road clousres due to COVID-19 or other. Please be prepared by doing your research and having the nessisary equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience prior to heading out on your ride or walk.

 

Please read the below safety tips created by our in-kind presenting partner HUB Cycling!

Tips for a Safe Ride

  • Bring a bike lock in case you decide to explore by foot.
  • No alcoholic beverages are to be consumed while riding or at event sites
  • Leave no trace – dispose of your trash responsibly in the bins provided. We want to host this event again next year!
  • Stay hydrated! Bring a refillable water bottle, we will have a water station on site for you to fill up and reduce waste!
  • Control your speed and ride at a leisurely pace (this is not a race) and be prepared to slow down or stop for congestion, road hazards or to allow transit to cross through major arterials areas.
  • Please ensure your bike is equipped with at least one white front light and one red backlight as well as a back red reflector if you plan on riding close to sunrise or sunset.
  • Use hand signals to indicate that you are stopping or turning
  • Move completely off the road or path if stopping for any reason
  • Do not ride against the flow of people on bikes
  • Maintain adequate distance between yourself and other people on bikes
  • Keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times
  • Have fun!

Your bike is an important asset, and just like any other valuable personal property, it’s worth taking measures to protect its value in the event of damage or theft. Read CapriCMW’s resources here to better understand how to protect yourself.

Best way to get to routes start points

We suggest biking or walking when possible – transit is close to all start points as well. If this isn’t possible, parking is available in limited capacity near all start points.

Still, have Questions? Get in Touch!

bikennale@vancouverbiennnale.com

PURCHASE MERCHINDISE

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Date & Time

Thank you to our community partners!

 

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