I want to ride a bicycle, I want to ride it now…

Posted on by Hampton Employee

The first sunny day in Vancouver in weeks and all bike lanes were riddled with people. Stanley Park, English Bay, and Kitsilano Beach are only a few places that are popular to go by bike.  By walking through Downtown Vancouver I had noticed that it is a very bike friendly city.  Coming from Europe where biking is like second nature, I was comforted in the fact that Vancouver has embraced this life style of people commuting to work, going to the store, or just out for a leisure ride. Biking would be a great alternative from spending money on bus tickets to go to work at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver every morning, and the new bike lanes would make this a safe way of transportation, not to mention the health benefits.

The decision was made: But, where can I get a bike?

After discovering that craigslist wasn’t that filled with used dependable bikes (ones that I wouldn’t be terrified riding on) I went to one of the many bikes shops in Vancouver and got a great deal for a bike with lights and a helmet. Now my daily commute to work is not only cheaper than taking the bus, but also much healthier. It is also a wonderful way to explore this city! I can’t wait until the weekend where I will go for a ride long the seawall. To experience this amazing ride yourself, plan a weekend at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver and rent one of our bikes for 3 hours complementary, and enjoy the Greater Downtown Vancouver area in a fun and healthy way.

Happy Riding!

~Elisabeth
Intern at the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Downtown Vancouver

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