BC Superweek: Watch Pro Cycling in Vancouver

Racers at the 2017 Gastown Grand Prix. Photo via GlobalRelayGGP.org

If you want to catch some of North America’s best cyclists in action, check out BC Superweek. From July 5-14 the Vancouver area hosts nine different pro cycling races in six different communities. Each race has a slightly different format, but they all take place on local streets so they’re free to watch. The racing gets pretty exciting as the athletes can hit speeds of up to 70kph! Plus, many of the races have fun extras like kids events, live music, or beer gardens.

There are two main types of races in the series. A criterium is a race where riders do laps around the same short circuit, jockeying for position. There is a lot of sprinting. (Tip: If you want to sound like a pro, call it a “crit”.) The road race is more of an endurance event where the cyclists race a longer course. Both are pretty fun to watch. Here’s a full listing of all the races you can check out.

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BC Superweek: Watch Pro Cycling in Vancouver

Your July Guide to Health and Wellness Events in Vancouver

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Photo: Grouse Mountain

Summer is here and the time is right… for getting outside in Vancouver! Check out these wellness related events happening for the month of July. (And remember to slather on that sunscreen!)

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Your July Guide to Health and Wellness Events in Vancouver

Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver

A group of cyclists on the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Cycling on the Seawall in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Coast Mountain Photography

One of the best ways to see Vancouver is from the seat of a bike. Vancouver is a very bike-friendly city with kilometers of dedicated cycling paths and lanes. As a long-time Vancouver resident and cyclist, here are some of my favourite local bike routes. You can ride beside the ocean, through the forest or explore one of Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods.

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Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver

Crush Your 2019 Fitness Goals at these Vancouver Races

Is your 2019 fitness goal to push your limits to run a marathon? Or maybe cycle up a mountain, or compete in an Ironman event? Race season is coming up and you’re in luck because Vancouver’s mild climate paves the way for the city to host internationally attended running, cycling, and triathlon events. Which means that you could plan a holiday around your race goal – it’s a win-win situation.

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Crush Your 2019 Fitness Goals at these Vancouver Races

Our Cityride Festival is Coming to Vancouver This August (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

photo: facebook.com/ourcityride

On August 19, Vancouver’s Our Cityride mass participation ride and festival will launch. The event was created to bring together communities to promote cycling as a family friendly and fun activity to empower people. It’s a chance to showcase the benefits of cycling for all ages and abilities as a fun way to stay active. The event was founded by Charmaine Crooks and Mark Ernsting.

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Our Cityride Festival is Coming to Vancouver This August (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

Cycling Vancouver’s Side Streets

Spring is Just Around the Corner – Cycling Vancouver’s Side Streets Photo: Rob Weiss

Snow, snow and more snow. An unusual west coast winter to say the least!  One that has dramatically impacted the time I have spent on my bicycle.  Of course, the stoic, die-hard road warriors and passionate cycling commuters continue to bravely navigate our city streets, but I am more of a fair-weather cyclist.  Frequently, I find myself staring longingly at my bike, imagining spring blossoms and warm summer days.  Instead of riding, I have passionately dedicated myself to the spring tune-up.  Tires inflated, chain greased, brakes checked, I am ready to go! Vancouver’s extensive network of bike friendly paths, greenways, and separated bike lanes beckon!

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Cycling Vancouver’s Side Streets

Exploring Vancouver: The Stanley Park Seawall and Beyond

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Dima Sergiyenko visited Vancouver back in July and put together an awesome video showcasing what it’s like for visitors to make their way around Vancouver by bike and public transport.

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Exploring Vancouver: The Stanley Park Seawall and Beyond