Bicycle Camp Out on Salt Spring Island

UPDATE: Our camp out is now a sponsored camp out. Our good friends at Salt Spring Air (our local seaplane airline) have donated 6 Rocky Mountain bikes for use by any of our guests while visiting the island for those that don’t have bikes. And, we’re being sponsored by our good friends at People Powered Productions with bike powered smoothie makers and solar power in the camping field.

There is something special happening on Salt Spring Island and I don’t want you to miss it. The whole island is hosting a gathering of cycling enthusiasts to attend a weekend long cycling love-in with music, food, bike art, fun and you’re all invited to camp at my place! Yes, all of you!

The event is called Velo Village and runs from Friday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 24th. This is your special invitation to all of the Social Venture Institute community who might want to come and camp on our land here on the island to be part of the fun, rain or shine. This is a great chance to get out on your bike, enjoy the summer, have fun at a bike festival, visit the gulf islands and hang out with some of our social venture community. Salt Spring Island is home to a number of SVI entrepreneurs, come find out why!

We have 20-30 tent spots around here at our place, and can make arrangements for more nearby if more of you happen to want to come. We have 10 or so people already planning to attend.

Here are the details:

Who: Social Venture Institute community and friends
Where: Christopher’s place on Salt Spring Island, BC
When: Friday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 24th
Why: Velo Village Bike Festival
How: Ferry to Salt Spring by Bike, Walk On or Car

  • 20-30’ish spots for tents available
  • Bring your own food and drink
  • Running water (cold) available, but no showers
  • Outdoor power, high-speed data and good cell/data service
  • Fire pits with wood (As long as there isn’t a burn ban in effect)
  • Makeshift outhouse for the good business
  • Plenty of bike parking
  • Plenty of car parking on the road
  • Kids and friends are welcome
  • Please no pets or dogs

Most importantly, let me know if you’re coming by registering so that I can send you all the additional location, parking and travel details and so that we know who might be coming.

All the festival details can be found on the Velo Village website.

If you can’t make it, have a great summer!


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