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BC Superweek Cycling Races

BC Superweek is a series of pro-cycling races that includes the Tour de Delta, Gastown Grand Prix, Giro di Burnaby, PoCo Grand Prix and Tour de White Rock.

 

Cycling Races in Vancouver

Taking place in five Lower Mainland cities over the course of ten days, BC Superweek is one of the most prestigious cycling competitions in North America.

Professional cyclists race through city streets, climb challenging hills, travel at speeds of up to over 70 km an hour and compete for more than $120,000 in prize money.

 

Tour de Delta Women

 

BC Superweek

BC Superweek takes place each year in July (at in years without a pandemic) and includes the following races:

The BC Superweek of Cycling cancelled all its Lower Mainland races in 2022 due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. This included the Gastown Grand Prix in downtown Vancouver as well as races in Burnaby, Delta, Coquitlam, New Westminster, Port Coquitlam and White Rock.

Instead of taking place this year the series of cycling races will now only be happening in 2023 at the earliest.

 

Ride for Rescue Start Line
Rotary Ride for Rescue

 

Other Races

Other cycling events in the Lower Mainland include the following:

  • Rotary Ride for Rescue – road and mountain bike races up Cypress Mountain in June that raise funds for North Shore Search & Rescue and Rotarian humanitarian projects.
  • Whistler GrandFondo – a cycling race between Vancouver and Whistler in September.

 

GranFondo Whistler Race
GranFondo Whistler on Lions Gate Bridge

 

Rotary Ride for Rescue Video

Rotary Ride for Rescue isn’t one of BC Superweek of Cycling’s events. It’s not an overly competitive race either. It’s more of a fun, social event, and one where the most important prize is seeing who can raise the most money for charity. And the biggest winner of the event is North Shore Rescue which is the charitable beneficiary of the event!

Rotary Ride for Rescue is hosted by the Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise on a weekend in June. The video below shows what the race looks like. As you’ll see, cyclists have to ride from the bottom of Cypress Mountain to the top. At the end there is a celebratory party which usually includes a pancake breakfast.

To learn more about the event see our article about Rotary Ride for Rescue.

 

 

Other Information

Other articles that might be of interest include the following: