Vancouver Bike Show 2013 Rolls Into Town – March 2-3

Vancouver cycling events 2013 Vancouver Bike Show

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This one’s for Vancouver cyclists and aspiring cyclists. The Vancouver Bike Show, Western Canada’s largest biking event, is rolling back into town Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3.

B.C., particularly Vancouver, is swarming with avid cyclists across all disciplines: road cycling including bike commuting, mountain biking, touring and BMX. The annual Bike Show has something for everyone, whether you’re after new gear, new cycling destinations, new races or just the hook-up with more local bikers and community events. The event goes down at the waterfront situated Vancouver Convention Centre. Tickets for adults are $10 in advance via the web or $12 at the door.

Kids are not neglected. The Vancouver Bike Show has a pretty exciting Kranked Kids Zone – an interactive mountain biking learning area where kids ages 3 to 10 learn and test new bike skills. The Vancouver Bike Show is free for kids 12 and under.

Get more details on the fun after the jump.

The full Vancouver Bike Show event schedule will be live here shortly. Here’s a list of bike heroes/celebrity cyclists who will be attending. Yes, there wil be tons of bike parking on site. So ride on over with the family.

If you have a child with a passion for cycling, the Kranked Kids Zone at the Vancouver Bike Show is a great way to try out mountain biking and learn about safety before you commit to the equipment. It features interactive activities including:

  • Snail Race (target skill: balance)
  • Balance Beam (target skill: riding a line)
  • Stop on a Dime (target skill: emergency braking)
  • Zig-Zag Course (target skills: balance, sudden turning, avoiding)
  • Cedar Bridge Trail (riding on an uneven surface, riding on a raised cedar platform)

The annual Vancouver Bike Show is partners with the simultaneous Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show which is going down at the same time at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Your Bike Show ticket will get you in the door here too. This is a great place for sporty adventureres (interested in genres beyond cyling) to discover more about hiking, running, water, board or mountain sports. 200 exhibitors will inspire you with options for thrilling B.C. safaris, eco-holidays and camping trips.

The Vancouver Bike Show and Vancouver Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show take place at Vancouver Convention Centre West, March 2 & 3.

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