RIDE A BIKE NOT AN ELEPHANT CAMPAIGN
HUB Cycling’s Bike the Night (presented by MEC)
Sat, September 16, 2017
6pm – 11pm
Concord Pacific Place – Cnr Pacific Blvd & Carrall St
Join 5,000 riders for a neon night bike ride on Vancouver’s city streets!
Elephanatics is teaming up with HUB Cycling and Mountain Equipment Co-op for their “Bike the Night” event. Over 5,000 riders will be decorating their bikes and themselves with fluorescent, neon colours and celebrating Vancouver’s only official night ride on city streets. Elephanatics will have a tent at the pre and post parties to promote their new campaign: “Ride A Bike – Not An Elephant”. The campaign raises awareness of how elephants are hurt physically and psychologically when tourists ride them. It also gives details of elephant sanctuaries in 13 countries, so travellers can interact with elephants ethically and guilt-free. The limited edition “Ride A Bike – Not An Elephant” t-shirts will be available for $30 each and donations can be made for fluorescent airbrush tattoos and body paint. All proceeds go towards rescuing an abused tourism elephant in Thailand to a local elephant sanctuary.
6pm Pre-Party – live DJ, bike decorating station, fluorescent airbrush tattoos and glitter body painting by donation, games, giveaways, win a new MEC bike, free bike inspection & basic bike maintenance.
9.30pm After-Party – details to be announced.
Saturday at 11 AM – 9 PM
West 4th Avenue from Burrard to Macdonald
Come join the fun at the annual Khatsahlano Street Party. Local bands, artisans, food trucks, give aways and more! Look for the Elephanatics tent where we will unveil the new “Ride A Bike Not An Elephant” campaign to protect elephants from the tourism industry. There will be new campaign T-shirts & elephant-themed items for sale, free temporary tattoos and lots of elephant information! Hope to see you there 🙂