Are you feeling stuck indoors due to the cold winter weather? Check out The Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival - a free community-based event that brings people together to make and experience festival art in mid-winter. Whether you are an artist, a cyclist, or resident at large, get out and experience the magic, be a part of the festival.
FRIDAY | FEBRUARY 9th
Ride in the Polka Dot Dragon Lantern Festival Parade on Friday, February 9th. Decorate your bicycle with lights, lanterns and more, wear a costume and join the Deep Sea Dreamscape Parade floating down Baker Street. Meet at Hall Street Plaza at 6 pm.
SATURDAY | FEBRUARY 10th
Join our frosty yet fun group ride to Lakeside Park on Saturday, February 10th. Meet at the Nelson Visitor Centre, Railway Station at 4:30 pm, ride departs at 5:00 pm. Try winter riding during Go By Bike Week with your neighbours and be a part of the festival at Lakeside Park!
Let us know you're coming and sign up on our Facebook page.
Guided instruction to create anglerfish lanterns for the Deep Sea Dreamscape. $10 per person. All materials and guidance are provided. Appropriate for ages 7+. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring your creation to the Deep Sea Dreamscape Parade and Group Ride.
Santa Bicycle Ride & AGM
Saturday, December 16, 2023
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Annual General Meeting
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Nelson Visitor Centre
(Upstairs Meeting Room)
Santa Bicycle Ride
4:30 pm, rolling at 5:00 pm
Nelson Visitor Centre
Come in a Santa suit or holiday outﬁt, put Christmas lights on your bike and win prizes. Ride ends at Finley’s with complimentary snacks. Details here.
WINTER CYCLING EXPO
Sunday, November 26, 2023
Noon to 4 pm
A great lineup of presentations, a panel discussion, and a film screening of Bicicles, a documentary about cyciling in the winter, and a Q & A after.
Pop in to chat with experienced riders, bike shop mechanics, and active transportation enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome
CRITICAL MASS MOVIE & RIDE
Friday, October 27th
Followed by a Critical Mass Bicycle Ride on Nelson's city streets. It's Halloween weekend so come in costume. Bike lights mandatory.
Sign up on Facebook.
The Engine Inside: New Documentary Sheds Light on the Overlooked Potential of the Bicycle. Written by our own Nelsonite, Mitchell Scott!
Members of the West Kootenay Cycling Coalition are invited to attend the 7 pm premier at the Nelson Civic Theatre this Thursday, June 29th.
We'll meet up after the film and start building bicycle culture right here in the Kootenays.
GO BY BIKE WEEK
Winners to be announced shortly. Prizes to be picked up at the Nelson Vistor Centre.
Green Link Grind and Green Link Glide
A new challenge starting in 2022!
The Green Link Grind is a 10KM long fitness challenge that follows the South Kootenay Green Link route from Trail to Rossland. See how fast you can make it up, submit your time, and get your name on the leaderboard! Times can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org,
Click the image to view the leaderboard!
Biking uphill for 10KM isn't your thing? Then try the Green Link Glide! Bike from Rossland to Trail on the South Kootenay Green link route, and see how many times you need to pedal.
There's no leaderboard for this one, but if you submit your time and we'll add you to the Green Link Glide wall of fame! Times and number of pedal steps can be submitted to email@example.com