Dykes on Bikes in the Pride Parade Sunday July 31 2016

Here’s the the Dykes on Bikes Vancouver group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/127010237338293/
The most up to date conversation is in there.

Here’s the nitty – gritty:

PRE-PARADE EAST SIDE GATHERING:

You don’t have to attend this part, but it’s fantastic to ride through Vancouver in a big group of bikes. And dykes.

Pre-gathering is at Continental Coffee on Commercial Drive.
(1806 Commercial, near 2nd Ave)

  • Come early – give yourself time for coffee and a chat
  • LEAVING approx 10:20am to be at the parade staging area on time.

PARADE INFO

From our friend Shawn Ewing, pride org’r:
“Dykes on Bikes need to arrive at Bute and Robson via Bute North
(between Georgia and Robson – usual spot) It is preferred to have you
arrive as a group – it is so much easier to part the sea of spectators
for the whole group. You will need to be in place for 11am – after
that there will be no access to start point. I know in years past, the
Dykes would meet someplace (usually EAst side) and all come together.
The other option is to meet on Bute between Georgia and Albernie and
when everyone is there, come through at Robson. How y’all get there is
up to you. Getting you all safely onto the parade route to start the
parade is my job. (…) I’ll make sure the volunteer looking after you is

prepared. (…)

HOW TO RIDE in the PARADE

Shawn says:
Basically, ride slow, try not to pass each other, and keep your distance from the rest of the parade.

Elaine adds:
Keep some distance from the spectators, too. Watch out for folks trying to get daring photos and errant toddlers spilling into your path. Someone has volunteered to drive a vehicle to hold your helmets and gear, so you may ride helmetless if you wish, so folks can see you grinning!

Have so much fun!

4 Comments

  1. LYN HART

    HELLO RIDERS! I’m proud to say I’ll be leading the Dykes on Bikes this year from Continental Coffee on Commercial Drive to our place in the parade.

    Try to meet at CC by 10:00 am as we’ll be departing as a group at 10:20 am to show our presence on Commercial Drive. It will be a hot day & we’ll have some waiting around to do at various times. Be sure to keep hydrated & have plenty of water, sunscreen, & head coverage with you!

    We’ll be riding city streets so please obey traffic laws & wear your helmets until we get to our place in the parade line-up. At that point, there will be a sweep car as our back up where you can put helmets in until we finish. It’s important to stay behind the Leader, in front of the sweep car, & ride as a group.

    Keep in mind this will be a very high-profile event this year with the Prime Minister marching with us & will be have national media coverage.

    Looking forward to seeing you all on Sunday!
    Lyn

  2. Peter Zajiczek

    Do you ladies mind if a gay man shows up on a crotch rocket and joins you?

    Totally understand if you don’t. If I don’t hear back I’ll be at continental tomorrow morning

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