FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Participating under COVID-19 Guidelines


While participating in the BIKEnnale/WALKennale, please respect the current health guidelines for physical distancing by cycling and walking responsibly.

To minimize the risk of crowds, we suggest participating at the following times:
  • Those who fall under the vulnerable sector definition (elderly and/or immune-compromised): consider walking/riding between 8am-10:30am.
  • Those who fall outside of the vulnerable sector definition: consider starting your walk/ride before 10:30am
If a crowd of more than 10 people begins to form around a Point of Interest (POI) or Vancouver Biennale Installation, please disperse and return 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.




Riding Safety Tips


Accessibility All routes difficulties are annotated in the route start points. We have also categorized our most accesible route for you to enjoy. The majority of routes are suitable for all ages, abilities, and comfort levels. Tour de Biennale routes are best suited for our most dedicated riders. They are fantastic resources for those training for long distance rides, fondos, and competitions. For more information about selecting your route, please read our FAQ 'How do I access the route maps?' Bike Safety Please read the following safety tips created with by our partner HUB Cycling:

  • To safely pass other cyclists and/or walkers, use your bell and yell 'on your left.'
  • 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.
  • Stay hydrated! Bring a refillable water bottle.
  • Control your speed and ride at a leisurely pace – this is not a race. Be prepared to slow down or stop for congestion, road hazards, and/or to allow transit to cross through major arterial 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 when 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 your 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 route 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 the majority of start points. Still have Questions? Get in touch. info@vancouverbiennale.com Vancouver Biennale is not responsible for any route changes based on unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, including but not limited to city construction, weather, road closures due to COVID-19, etc. Please be prepared by doing your research and having the necessary equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience prior to heading out on your ride or walk.




How do I access the route maps?


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




How does the BIKEnnale/WALKennale work?


It’s easy to participate in the BIKEnnale/WALKennale. Here’s how it works:

  1. Register for the BIKEnnale/WALKennale on Eventbrite by clicking here.
  2. Once registered, read the confirmation email from Eventbrite. This email outlines how to access the route maps.
  3. We will send out weekly reminders when new routes are added.
  4. Enjoy your ride/walk any day, any time during the BIKEnnale/WALKennale event. You will have continuous access to routes once they are released!
  5. Using the hashtag #VBBike share your fun BIKEnnale/WALKennale photos and videos on social media!
Vancouver Biennale is not responsible for any route changes based on unforeseen circumstances outside of our control, including but not limited to city construction, weather, road closures due to COVID-19, etc. Please be prepared by doing your research and having the necessary equipment to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience prior to heading out on your ride or walk.




Volunteer and support


Sponsorship and Engagement
For more information on sponsorship and engagement opportunities please email: info@vancouverbiennale.com.
Volunteer for BIKEnnale/WALKennale 2021
For more information on volunteer opportunities please email: info@vancouverbiennale.com.
Share the event
Help make public art and active transportation even more visible! By signing up to ride or walk, you are helping show decision makers that community members want to bike, walk, and engage with public spaces and public art. Evidence like this can lead to improved bike infrastructure, more bike events, and MORE public art installations for you to enjoy.
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