Vancouver Mayoral Candidate Rides with the Masses
On Friday the sun was out, Spring was in the air, and it was a great day for a bike ride. These April and May rides are my favourite of the year as the winter fades and we enter the warm summer months. Turn-out was, by my estimate, over 1,000 riders.
Vancouver-Fairview MLA Gregor Robertson (who appears very briefly in You Never Bike Alone) addressed the crowd before the ride. Robertson is running for mayor of Vancouver under the Vision Vancouver banner and hopes to get cyclists on his side, first to nominate him and then elect him in the municipal elections on 15 November 2008. Robertson co-founded Happy Planet juices in 1994.
I shot the clip below on a low-res stills camera, but it works fine here. I took some pictures too.