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June 6/03 2:05 am - Canada Cup #3 Downgraded to E2, Canada Cup #2 Photos, BC Provincial Road Champs Info, Stanley Park Festival

Posted by Editoress on 06/6/03

Mont Tremblant XC Downgraded to E2
Courtesy CCA

Please be advised that the event organization at Mont Tremblant has requested the downgrade of the Canada Cup cross-country event on June 7th. The event was originally sanctioned as E1 class, but will now offer points and prize list as an E2 class event.

Wachovia Liberty Classic National Squad - Women

Canada is sending four riders to the event: Julie Hutsebaut, Julie Belanger, Genevieve Gagnon and Caroline Leroux.

Photos from Canada Cup #2

Pictures taken by Spectrum Imaging at the Gears Racing Canada Cup are now available on their website and can be searched by Race and Plate Number.

Team Soliton's BC Provincial Road Race Champs and Brockton Criterium
Courtesy Jonathan Wornell

Midnight tonight is the deadline for the "early bird" pricing on the BC Provincial Road Race Championships and the Brockton Criterium!

The races are just over a week away and everything is coming together well! We've even added some more amazing draw prizes! Along with a weekend stay at Canada's #1 hotel, The Wedgewood, Team Soliton is also offering a prize of a night's accomodation at the Westin Grand Hotel and a $50 gift certificate to their restaurant. This will all be given away out in Mission on June 14th.

Check out the website for information and registration: For additional information, please contact Jonathan at 604-836-9993, or email

Stanley Park Bike Festival
Courtesy Jonathan Wornell

First annual Stanley Park Bike Festival answers call for more fun in Vancouver

On June 15, Vancouver will get the fun we've all been waiting for with the first annual Stanley Park Bike Festival, a day of cycling activities for all ages, fitness levels and backgrounds.

The Stanley Park Bike Festival celebrates cycling for sport, fun and fitness, while promoting cycling as an alternative transportation option, and addressing public concerns around pollution and global warming. The event is also home to the Brockton Criterium bike race.

"Vancouver has never had a festival devoted exclusively to cycling and people-powered transportation, and so we're delighted to be the first," said Alistair Barrett, event founder and co-organizer. "The Stanley Park Bike Festival brings athletes, cycling advocates and families together for some great two-wheeled fun."

Activities for kids include a Bike Safety Rodeo, Treasure Hunt, and Kids' Race for 4-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds. Also offered are bike maintenance and traffic skills workshops, a commuter challenge relay, road and trail rides, and on-site stunt riding entertainment.

"The Stanley Park Bike Festival will be an opportunity for everyone, regardless of their cycling abilities, to learn bike know-how and bike safety," said Vancouver City Councillor Raymond Louie. Louie is an avid cyclist who has long advocated for a cycling festival in Vancouver, and will be on-hand for the festival.

To support the festival's goal of promoting transportation alternatives, the Vancouver Parks Board has declared Brockton Point as a "car-free zone" between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. To reach the festival at the Totems at Brockton Point, visitors are encouraged to bike, ride transit, in-line skate, or walk. The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC) will be leading group rides from various locations in Greater Vancouver. Parking is available in other areas of Stanley Park and the West End for those who must drive.

"Choosing cycling as a transportation alternative goes hand-in-hand with our efforts to promote alternatives to single occupant auto use," said Helen Cook, program manager for TransLink, the festival's principal sponsor. "TransLink offers a range of services to accommodate cyclists, including bike racks on some buses, bike lockers at SkyTrain stations, and a pilot allowing bikes on SkyTrain weekdays during off-peak hours and all day weekends."

Free activities for families and cyclists of all ages are planned. Cyclists wishing to compete in the Brockton Criterium race must register and pay a registration fee. Details about festival events and race registration can be found at the festival web site. To plan a transit trip to the festival, visit the TransLink web site or call 604-953-3333.


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