It’s not that Vancouver’s active drug of choice (yes, it’s yoga) has become old news—quite the contrary—but just as a bevy of new juiceries have recently poured their way into our hearts and meal plans, so too has spin’s moment, and momentum, come.
From meticulously restored retro rides to stripped-down choppers to new, off-the-shelf uprights, the “anything goes” community of vintage beach cruiser bicycle enthusiasts prides itself on its inclusiveness and free-wheeling feel.
People have been taking advantage of the glorious West Coast weather in various ways—swimming, barbecuing, closing the drapes and watching stacks of Netflix. As for me, I have taken the opportunity to pedal around the Lower Mainland.
Having laid claim to the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship title in 2011, the East Van Bike Polo Club is at the centre of one of the strongest polo communities in North America and is at the apex of one of the fastest growing urban sports worldwide.