When we travel overseas we often choose bicycle riding to really get in touch with the area we are exploring and Vancouver is one of the most bicycle friendly cities we have visited. There were literally thousands of bikes riding around the Seawall in Stanley Park the day we set off on our biking adventure. We hired our bikes from Bicycle Sports Pacific or BSP, just one block from Davie Street. After a false start with a bike seat problem and a few adjustments we were on our way.
We knew Davie Street was in the middle of the gay district but we didn't realise just how gay this village really is. Most shops in this main thoroughfare proudly display a rainbow flag in the window to identify their pride and welcome their colourful community. Even the intersections are painted with rainbow colours and walking down the street you can't help but feel you're in friendly territory.