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Vancouver’s BC Bike Show at the Convention Centre

BC Bike Show

One of the biggest cycling exhibitions in Canada, the BC Bike Show provides the chance to learn about new tech, watch pros perform and go for a ride yourself.

The event is primarily about mountain bikes and e-bikes and it’s part of the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show which takes place at the same time.

 

The BC Bike Show

The BC Bike Show is a can’t-miss event for biking enthusiasts. There are dozens of exhibitors at the trade show each year. There is also the opportunity to have hands-on experiences with some of the many rides and equipment on site.

Along with learning about the bikes and biking equipment, there are fun activities for all ages at the event. There’s the chance to meet professional bikers. There are also BMX shows with stunts, an on-site bar, a kid’s zone and more.

The 2022 BC Bike Show took place on the weekend of March 5th and 6th at the Canada Place part of the Vancouver Convention Centre.

 

Vancouver Mysteries

 


ADVENTURE GAMES IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER

While in the area, consider playing an outdoor adventure game with Vancouver Mysteries. Their games are like escape rooms, except they are played outdoors in the streets of downtown Vancouver (including around the outside of the Convention Centre). They have a detective/murder-themed game, a secret agent-themed game and a superheroes one.

See our article about Vancouver Mysteries for more details or visit the website vancouvermysteries.com.


 

Location and Admission

The BC Bike Show happens at the Vancouver Convention Centre. It occurs in Canada Place, not the newer convention centre building. Located at 999 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver, the venue provides a massive interior space. There is also room outdoors along the waterfront for different exhibitions and features.

The 2022 event ran on Saturday, March 5th, and Sunday, March 6th. The hours of operation were 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on the Saturday and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the Sunday.

2022 Admission prices are listed below.

  • Adults (18 to 59): $14
  • Seniors (60+): $12
  • Youth (12 to 17): $12
  • Children (11 and under): Free

The prices were for a ticket for one of the two days. If you wanted to go to the show on both days you could buy a weekend pass for $18 (which was the same price regardless of your age).

Note: Admission to the BC Bike Show also gives attendees access to Vancouver’s Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show which takes place at the same time. It too is at the Convention Centre. If you have tickets for one of these two events you don’t have to buy separate tickets for the other.

 

Tour de Cure at the Adventure Show

 

What to Expect

The BC Bike Show has a wide range of exhibits and vendor booths to explore. There are of course a large number of bike manufacturers and retailers on hand. This includes local bike manufacturers like OHM Bikes, Rize and Volt. For those looking to buy a new bike there are different sales on offer and the chance to peruse the latest cycling technology on display.

There’s nothing like being able to experience the ride yourself, which is why there is an outdoor demo track at the show. This gives attendees the chance to take some of the bikes for a spin outside Canada Place and learn what suits them best. It’s not quite the same as test riding a bike on the road or up a hill. It does though give you an idea of the feel of different bikes.

For the younger ones, there’s the Little Riderz Kids Zone which is an introduction to mountain biking in an indoor, controlled environment. Staff are on hand to guide young riders over a teeter totter and teach them some basic pointers about taking to the road or the hills.

 

Rize Bikes at the Bike Show

 

Bike Shows and Seminars

On top of the interactive fun, there are different shows and presentations to enjoy at the BC Bike Show. The biggest is the BC BMX Freestyle Jam Sessions. A number of BMX riders from around the province perform tricks and stunts for everyone to enjoy throughout the weekend. They do jumps and show off their balancing skills.

As well, at the Cycle Stage there are seminars and other presentations from various cycling experts. They cover a range of topics including different styles of biking, health and fitness tips, and more.

Finally, there’s also the chance to meet professional mountain bikers! In 2022, BC natives Seth Sherlock and Reece Wallace did signings on both afternoons of the convention. Sherlock finished 4th at the Mountain Bike World Cup junior downhill event. Wallace, meanwhile, has taken part in the Red Bull Rampage event a number of times.

 

Other Information

For more information about the cycling-themed trade show visit the BC Bike Show website. To learn about what else is happening in the same room on the same days, see our article about the Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show.

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