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DB Summer Events!
Posted: May 27 2011
Different Bikes will be there!
Hopefully we'll see you there too...
Velospoke, September 8-9
Hosted at the Vancouver Convention Centre on the days leading up the the RBC GranFondo, Velospoke showcased the latest trends in cycling with several of the industry's leading players. It was great to see those who dropped by our booth for a quick chat before or after picking up Fondo registration packages. Alongside Giant Bicycles and Peak Centre for Human Performance, we had a ton of fun cheering on those brave souls who tried out Peak Centre's Computrainer race head-to-head. Who knew only 1km could be so painful! We hope that everyone had a great GrandFondo ride and we will see you next year!
Park Royal Block Party, September 8
Hosted by The Village at Park Royal in partnership with the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, this fun annual event is free for everyone to attend. Bring the family and take in the Live Music, Live Entertainment, Fashion Show, a Kids’ Corner, Sidewalk Sale plus the Chamber Business Fair.
Cypress Challenge, August 20
Hosted by Glotman Simpson Cycling, the Cypress Challenge was a huge success! The ride up Cypress Mountain was a perfect opportunity to get a great workout, train for the Granfondo and help raise money for Pancreatic Cancer research! The cost was $25 before August 10th and all proceeds went towards the cause. Get full event report here. Different Bikes took part in the ride and threw some goodies into the prize packages as well as the raffle.
Point Grey Triathalon, July 17
Different Bikes was onsite on race day to perform mandatory bike checks at the Point Grey Triathalon. The race took place at UBC on July 17th. We hope that the race went well for all participants!
Giro Di Burnaby, July 14
Part of BC Superweek, the Giro di Burnaby is a Criterium that was back on the schedule after a two year hiatus. Different Bikes was very excited to take part in this great community event. Read about how DB was involved. It was great to see familiar faces out at the event! Races started at 6pm and went through until about 9pm just before the skies opened up with rain. Thank you to all those who live in the community and your patience with road closures.
UBC Grandprix, July 12
Also Part of BC Superweek this year is the UBC Grandprix, a new Criterium race open to Pro/am male and female cyclists competing for over $10,000 in prize money. Pro-cyclsts raced a 1.5km circuit for 40-65 laps. Different Bikes was there to witness the action along with Peak Centre for Human Performance. Along with these races, there was Kid’s Race orgainized by Pedalheads complete with bike safety tips and prizes for all who participate, as well as a Corporate Team Challenge. It was great to see DB jerseys walking around the course cheering on the racers! Thank you to those who entered the draw for a free DB jersey or an performance test from Peak and congratulations to Larry Wilson, the draw winner!
Vancouver Bikefest, June 25
Different Bikes, Giant Bicycles and Pedalheads was also at the Vancouver Bikefest that took place at the Southeast end of the False Creek Plaza on Athletes’ Way, near the Creekside Community Centre. Despite the on and off rain, this was a great family event. Be sure to put it on your Calendar for next year!
Burnaby Community Bike Fair, June 17
This free community event took place at 5-8 at Second Street Community School (7502 1st Street). This was truly a great family event that included some riding obstacles for the kids, live music, minor bike mechanic services, food, tons of raffle prizes and a TRIALSTARS SHOW at 7:00 pm.
Burnaby Heights Hats Off Day, June 4
Different Bikes also be paraded down Hastings during Hats Off Day alongside the Giro Di Burnaby crew! The parade started at 9 am and ran along Hastings Street from Beta Avenue to Boundary Road. And it didn't stop there...the street festival kicked off at 11 am with lots of music, food, kids activities and more on Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue. It was a gorgeous day and TONS of people were out. What a great community event.
West Vancouver Community Day, June 4
Different Bikes proudly paraded down Marine Drive in the West Vancouver Community Day Parade! The annual parade started at Ambleside Park at approximately 10:00 am and travelled west along Marine Drive to the Community Centre Campus following the completion of the Masters' Mile Race. We hope that everyone who made it out had as much fun as we did! If you didn't get a chance to see our float, we had Rob from Peak Centre riding a trainer in the back of the truck, going nowhere really fast! Of course he was decked out in his beach gear as well! If anyone has any pictures, please send them along!
North Shore Bikefest, June 3-5
Different Bikes was be at this year's Bikefest that took place on June 3-5 at Inter River Park, North Vancouver. We were glad that some of you were able to stop by during the Market Place on Saturday and Sunday for some great deals on DB clothing! Check out the event schedule for all the other cool things taht took place. Some of our friends were also there: NS Ride, Pedalheads, Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Giant Bicycles, NSMBA and Clif Bar.
Bike to Work Week
On Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 - 9:30 am, Different Bikes took part in bike to work week. We were joined by Giant Bicycles at the following celebration station: Burnaby North Secondary School, North Burnaby at Hammarskjold Cul-de-Sac. DB and Giant were onsite to provide free mechanic services to our community commuters one of whom was a lucky winner of a prize pack from DB Burnaby! We were very pleased to see some of you out there!
After a busy month of May that included the University Highlands Elementary Spring Carnival (the event raised $6000 for their playground!) Nimby Fifty and the MOMAR, Different Bikes continued to ramp it up with lots of community events. We hope that you had a chance to stop by and see us with the whole family!
University Highlands (Burnaby Mountain) Elementary School Spring Carnival
MOMAR Mandatory Bike Checks