40+ Fun, Themed Rides Make up the 2017 Velopalooza Festival

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If you’re tired of those boring old bike rides that have you just going from one place to the other without lights, music, dancing, costumes, or beer, the Velopalooza Festival has some exciting news for you.

This cycling celebration spans two weeks from June 9 – June 25 and includes a wide array of fun, themed rides put on by the public. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new bike routes, and (most importantly) it’s a great excuse to spend more time on a bike.

The Vancouver Velopalooza Festival centres around daily themed rides that are organized by the general public. Anyone is invited to add a ride or a bike-related event to the Velopalooza calendar. At this moment, there are more than 40 hosted rides taking place in the month of June that offer something for everyone with rides for food, rides with silly costumes, and rides for kids.

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40+ Fun, Themed Rides Make up the 2017 Velopalooza Festival

#RiseUpRainCity: Vancouver Whitecaps Host the New York Red Bulls in the CONCACAF Champions League (Free Prize Giveaway!)

History is there for the taking. Play your part to support Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place this Thursday, March 2 as they look to advance to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals – the North American version of the same tournament in Europe, the UEFA Champions League.

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#RiseUpRainCity: Vancouver Whitecaps Host the New York Red Bulls in the CONCACAF Champions League (Free Prize Giveaway!)

633 More Steps to Go… The 2017 Urban Grind Comes Back to the Vancouver Lookout

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During the winter season it can be hard to stay in shape when your couch looks so inviting and your sweatpants feel so comfortable. It’s dark, cold, there’s snow on the trails… Millions of excuses not to get out and get in shape! However, the Vancouver Lookout at the Harbour Centre is bringing back a fun excuse to exercise starting in March with their Urban Grind series.

Similar to the infamous Grouse Grind, this Urban Grind features steps – lots and lots of steps! Actually 633 steps in total, to be exact. For this grind, you’ll be tackling 28 flights of stairs, but it’s worth it for what’s waiting at the top!

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633 More Steps to Go… The 2017 Urban Grind Comes Back to the Vancouver Lookout

10 Upcoming Vancouver Races You’ll Definitely Want to Run in

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If the cold is making it tough for you to get motivated, you’re not the only one! Though some dedicated runners are out there 365 days a year, rain or shine, that’s not the case for all of us. People come from far and wide to take part in these Vancouver races, so you’d be silly not to join in! Here are 10 upcoming Vancouver races you’ll definitely want to sign up for:

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10 Upcoming Vancouver Races You’ll Definitely Want to Run in

Limited Tickets Made Available for Sold Out Rugby Sevens Tournament

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Image courtesy of HSBC Canada Sevens

Nothing quite compares to the energy at a HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series tournament. This is the second year Vancouver will be hosting the two-day tournament that will bring 15 of the top rugby sevens teams in the world, including New Zealand, South Africa, England, Russia, USA, and more.

Limited tickets have just been released for the tournament that will be coming to town on Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12.

The format of the games is 7 on 7 (instead of 15 on 15) and the games are shorter than usual, so the action is much faster-paced and very high scoring. It’s perfect for those who love rugby and those who have no idea what the heck is going on! The tournament sold out last year with 33,000 seats filled each day.

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Limited Tickets Made Available for Sold Out Rugby Sevens Tournament

Vancouver to host 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

The 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championship will head to the west coast as Vancouver, B.C., will host the momentous championships at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre from January 8-14, 2018. The 2018 event will serve as a qualification event for the team that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea later that same year.

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Vancouver to host 2018 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships

Why Vancouver is a Runner’s Heaven

Photo: TrekEarth

Photo: TrekEarth

Running is something that many people swear by; it’s an incredible way to get exercise, no expensive membership is required, all you need is a good pair of shoes, and you can literally do it whenever you want! Now, for every person that’s crazy about running there’s someone else that just doesn’t get it. Here’s the thing, I was one of those people right up until recently when I came to call Vancouver home. I’ve spent countless hours in gyms and fitness studios, and though I really enjoy getting exercise as much as possible, it always felt like more of a chore. I had tried running in the past, but it never clicked for me, and I’m now beginning to think it had everything to do with location.
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Why Vancouver is a Runner’s Heaven