Vancouver’s First Ever Cargo Bike Championship
We are happy to announce that we have entered our own cargo bike in Vancouver’s inaugural Cargo Bike Championship. This event has been spearheaded by the fine folks at Modacity and we are excited to support such a fun event. Currently we are one of twenty five entrants for this extravaganza and it will a main event at HUB’s free BBQ to bring Bike to Work Week to a close.
When – Friday, May 29, 2015 – 4 to 7 PM
Where – Creekside Park in Vancouver, 1455 Quebec St (just north of Science World)
Why? – To have some fun and enjoy the Bike to Work Week free BBQ.
A bit of cargo bike history from the Modacity website…
Originating from a time when cargo bikes formed the backbone of Copenhagen’s transportation system, the Cargo Bike Championship – or Svajerløb (named after the swaying motion of the bikes when fully loaded) – has a long and storied history. The first was held in 1942, when a priest named Kristian Skjerring decided to shine a spotlight on the (otherwise invisible) underclass of men and boys who broke their backs pedalling these machines day in and day out. They grew in size and stature, with thousands coming out to witness the spectacle, and see the new “King of Copenhagen” crowned for another year. And then – in 1960 – motor vehicles began dominating the city’s freight system, and the Svajerløb went on hiatus. It was revived again in 2009, having been held in Copenhagen every year since, and similar events popping up in Portland, Rio de Janeiro, Dublin, and Victoria.
For more information about the event visit www.modacitylife.com/blog/