Inspired by Portland’s Pedalpalooza and Vancouver’s Velopalooza, CyclePalooza, Calgary’s 10-day bike event will be holding it’s 7th Annual Bike Prom Celebration this coming Saturday, July 22nd.

Presented by Cyclepalooza and Good Life Community Bike Shop, starting at 6:30 pm, riders will be meeting at Eau Claire Plaza’s Olympic Rings (3 St and 2 Ave SW) to start the ride at 7 pm.

The route will pass by the inner city and stop at the Central Memorial Park Library for a group photo on the steps.

Bike Prom is a casual group ride for all cycling levels and abilities, welcoming anyone and everyone.

To wrap up, the ride will finish with a prom night at the Hillhurst-Sunnyside Community Association Building at 8:30 pm. There will be dancing, a photo booth, a best costume contest, and much more.

Live performances include local artists such as I am the Mountain, Mystic Funk Apple Stunk, and Dr. Space and Catfish the Wizard as a part of the DJ team.

Beverage partners including Dandy Brewing Company, Big Rock Brewery and Kaffeeklatsch Cold-Brewed Coffee, will also be present.

CyclePalooza is a 10 day community-based, volunteer-directed and of course, bicycle-themed festival that promotes not only cycling but also art, culture, events, and fun in the city.

The festival was created by local cyclists who wanted to improve the cycling community and promote the positive impact it has by bringing communities together through cycling.

Same as Pedalpalooza and Velopalooza, Cyclepalooza is operated by a small committee of volunteers who provide publicity and organizational support. However, it is also run by individuals, groups and even businesses who organize their own events.

Since Cyclepalooza wants to keep the bike fun all year round, people are more than welcome to add their own bicycle events to the calendar (you don’t need permission or approval to contribute an event to Cyclepalooza), and of course, join others.

For more information, make sure to visit the official website.

Photo by Max Lowe. HYPR Magazine does not own.
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