VELOPALOOZA: EVERYTHING FROM NAKED BIKE RIDES TO BIKING KARAOKE
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Image via Velopalooza.ca.

Over the next two weeks, you can get on your bike and take part in dozens of different community events through Velopalooza.

Events Coordinator Jennifer Brayden says their society promotes a calendar of user-submitted events for Velopalooza; They consult people who put on these events on how to create a safe route that people would be inclined to attend, keeping the rides accessible for all skill levels and generally helping to get the word out about all of the events cycling around the city.

"[We'll] tell people that they should boost their attendance by posting their rides in various other community event calendars, like the Georgia Straight, making Facebook events, then we do a little bit of Facebook advertising, we put it out there to the ride leader community if they would like their rides boosted, and then we might put a little bit of money into advertising for their specific rides," she says.

Sunday's event, Bicycle Karaoke, is one not to miss, "Because it's not something I would have ever considered," Brayden says. "I imagine it would be rather difficult to ride a bike while trying to sing effectively, but I think it will be a lot of fun and just a neat way to show that you can do almost anything on a bike if you really want to."

Image via Velopalooza.ca

Bicycle Karaoke starts at 4pm on Clark Drive at North Grandview Highway.

Saturday's event saw numerous bike riders hit the streets in the buff as part of the "World Naked Bike Ride" downtown.

Velapoalooza is on until June 26th.

You can find out more at Velopalooza.ca.

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