Exhibitions

Velo-City: Vancouver & the Bicycle Revolution

Thursday, June 4, 2009 to Monday, September 7, 2009

Did you know that there are roadies, commuters, fixies and trackies, cruisers, couriers, cyclo-tourists, tall bike riders and the mini bike army, bike cops, choppers, pursuiters, randonneurs and critical massers, triathletes, freak-bikers, bmx'rs and downhillers in Vancouver? And that’s just to name a few… Vancouver is a city of cyclists, a Velo-City criss-crossed by tens of thousands of cyclists of different types who are united by their passion for the simple joy of pedaling and bicycling.

This 7500 square foot exhibit about contemporary and future cycling in Vancouver, designed and curated by Toby Barratt, Nik Rust, and Pamela Goddard from Propellor Design, challenges people to think differently about an everyday object. It redefines the bicycle as a vehicle for artistic self-expression, a provocative symbol of counter-culture and as a tool for social change.

Share a photo of you and your bike on our Flickr group page (www.flickr.com/groups/velo-city/). Submitted photos will be streamed onto the Velo-Love Wall within the exhibit.

July 13, 2009 / 9:00 PM
Bike-In Movie: MOV AT NIGHT

Celebrate cycling and ride, walk or bus it to this outdoor cinematic event on the lawn behind Museum of Vancouver in Vanier Park. We'll be screening, "The Triplets of Belleville" at this bike and family-friendly evening. Admission by donation.

August 29, 2009 / 5:30 PM
Bicycle Music Festival Tour 2009

A festival for two wheelin' music lovers presented by Momentum Magazine. Come enjoy the music at the Museum of Vancouver's stop on this multi-city tour, featuring a bike-haulable stage with a pedal-powered PA system. More info at www.momentumplanet.com

Festival goers receive 50% off admission to the Velo-City exhibit on August 29th upon showing their bike helmet at Visitor Services.

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Video (Posted: 15/06/09)

Hipster Vancouver at the Museum of Vancouver

Hipster Vancouver visits the Velo-City exhibit
Video (Posted: 15/06/09)
Hipster Vancouver at the Museum of Vancouver