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CycleHack brings global biking design challenge to Vancouver

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DH Vancouver Staff Jun 22, 2016 12:11 am

Have you got an idea that could help improve cycling for everyone? You may want to join CycleHack, a global event coming to Vancouver this weekend.

CycleHack organizers aim to reduce barriers to cycling and make our city more cycle friendly, by taking a proactive, DIY approach to design and innovation.

Cyclists, developers, designers, enthusiasts, makers and anyone interested in biking is invited to listen to speakers and get ideas, then design, build and test their prototypes.

The event kicks off on Friday night with Show & Tell speeches from experts, including Laura Jane of HUB Cycling, and Lisa Corriveau, who founded biking blog Spokesmama.com. It finishes up on Sunday with an Afternoon Showcase of the ideas developed over the weekend.

Tickets are now on sale, and are $20 if you want to spend the whole weekend developing ideas or $15 for just the Show & Tell and Sunday Afternoon Showcase.

CycleHack is happening simultaneously in more than 30 cities worldwide; all ideas will be shared on the CycleHack Open Source Catalogue for the world to use in their own cities.

Since it launched in 2014, the Global CycleHack Event has prototyped nearly 200 ideas and in 2015, won the Core77 Design award for Social Impact.

CycleHack Vancouver 2016

  • Where: The HiVE – 128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: From Friday, 24 June, at 6:30 pm to Sunday, 26 June at 6 pm
  • Tickets: From Eventbrite, priced $20 for the whole weekend or $15 for Friday Night Show & Tell and the Sunday Afternoon Showcase.

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DH Vancouver Staff
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