Bikes and Art: Neworld joins the Vancouver Tour de Biennale as an Official Charity Partner.

Photo: Josh Dunford from http://www.tourdebiennale.com/

Neworld is proud to announce that we are one of the official charity partners of The Tour de Biennale, the Vancouver Biennale’s charity bike ride. Experience the city’s public art installations by bicycle and half your registration fee is donated directly to Neworld Theatre.

When: August 19, 2012 7:00am

What: a 60km, 110km, or 125km ride, featuring public art installations

What is the Vancouver Biennale?

The Vancouver Biennale is a biennial public art exhibition that brings sculptures, new media and performance works by celebrated and emerging international artists to Vancouver area public parks, beaches and urban plazas, transforming the city into an open-air museum. Some popular works include: A-maze-ing Laughter by Yue Minjun at English Bay and Dennis Oppenheim’s Engagement rings at Sunset Beach.

What is the Tour de Biennale?

The Tour de Biennale is a unique, fundraising cycling event that brings Italian cycling culture to our beautiful city. Join pros and cycling enthusiasts on a 110km self-paced urban ride or a 125km challenge ride that will take you from Vancouver to Steveston, through parkland, seashore and glass towers, before a triumphant finish at the highest elevation in the city at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park. There’s also a non-competitive tour “medio” ½ route for those who’d like to ride at a more leisurely pace.

The ride takes place on Sunday, August 19, 2012.

Why register and ride?

The Tour de Biennale is all about connecting Vancouver’s outdoor lifestyle with its thriving arts and culture scene. The ride provides an amazing opportunity to see the city and the public art installations of the Vancouver Biennale – and to support Neworld!

Other perks and benefits include:

• Funds raised go to supporting community charities, including arts organizations such as Neworld.

• It’s the only ride that brings the arts together with Vancouver’s outdoor lifestyle – you get to cycle and see some amazing sights.

• There are special group registration rates (register a team of six riders and only pay for five).

• Charitable tax receipts for your registration fee will be issued post-event.

• And for all of you cycling enthusiasts, it’s the last great training ride before the Whistler GranFondo.

How is Neworld involved?

As an official charity partner of the Tour, we’re helping to sign up riders for this amazing event. To register, click here.

**Please use “NEWORLD” when you are prompted for a promo code! By registering with our unique promo code, you ensure that Neworld will receive 50% of the charitable proceeds of that registration. **

Thanks for supporting Neworld and the promotion and preservation of public art in our city.

For more information on the Vancouver Biennale and the Tour de Biennale, please visit www.vancouverbiennale.com.

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