Dr. Ensink is in British Columbia for meetings with the Veloworks Cycling Society, the organizing body for this summer’s Velo‐city 2012 Global conference in Vancouver. The conference, which runs from 26‐29 June, is the first time since 2000 that the ECF has held a Velo-city conference outside of Europe and the first time that such an event has been held within the Pacific rim region.
The European Cyclists’ Federation is comprised of 65 member organizations representing more than half a million individual citizens from almost 40 countries. ECF promotes cycling as a sustainable and healthy means of transportation and recreation in Europe and exports cycling expertise worldwide.
Leading up to Velo‐city 2012 Global, Velo Village, a celebration of rural cycling, will be held on Salt Spring Island from 21 to 23 June 2012. Its themes of safety, community and connectivity will be brought to life through local exhibits, a rural cycling think tank, guided rides, performances, and demonstrations of rural mobility solutions.