Take one scuba diver, add an ocean, a pumpkin, a knife and wait until dark… and what do you get?
All the ingredients necessary for an annual tradition in Vancouver – underwater pumpkin carving!
Now in its 18th year, the Turkey Trot has been described as a “run/walk/stroll.” In other words, if you don’t feel like doing sprints after a weekend of stuffing your face with pumpkin pie, then you don’t have to. The uniquely family friendly race is equal parts competition and community get-together. There’s even a special Tot Trot, where moms and dads can push junior in a stroller. Continue reading:
Work off Those Thanksgiving Calories at the Turkey Trot 10K in Vancouver, Oct 12
Attention Iron Men (and Women): A new triathlon may be coming to downtown Vancouver.
The Vancouver Park Board is considering bringing a version of the iconic Ironman triathlon to the heart of the city this July. The competition would see athletes complete an Olympic-distance triathlon consisting of a 1.5-kilometre swim in Coal Harbour, 40-kilometre bike ride and 10-kilometre run through Stanley Park. Events are completed back-to-back, with no break in-between. Continue reading:
New Ironman Triathlon May Be Coming to Stanley Park and Coal Harbour
Tournament passes for the 2016 HSBC Canada Sevens Men’s Rugby Sevens Tournament opened to the general public today at 10am PT. The tournament will be held on March 12 and 13, 2016 at BC Place.
Uber may not be welcome in Vancouver. But a new service that lets ordinary people rent out their bikes by the day is picking up speed.
Spinlister, a bike-sharing site based in California, is now up and running in Vancouver. The site allows anyone to upload a picture and description of their bike, as well as hourly, daily and weekly prices for rental. Users looking to rent a bike can then browse through the selection and find a ride that fits their needs – from rugged mountain bikes to carbon-fibre racers. A handy interactive map shows which bikes are available and where they can be picked up.
Currently, there are only about 50 bikes listed on the Vancouver site. But overall Spinlister, which started in 2012, features thousands of bikes in dozens of countries around the world. (The most popular city for bike-sharing so far is Brooklyn, with 3,500 bikes featured on the site.) Users of Spinlister are mainly travellers exploring a new city and looking for a fun way to get around on two wheels, according to an interview in the Vancouver Sun. Continue reading:
Need a Bike? Peer-to-Peer Bike-Sharing Comes to Vancouver