New closed track, kid’s lap, free treats and kid zone as well as food trucks, a beer garden and thousands in prizes for those on site
Concord Pacific has announced that it will host the third annual Tour de Concord Criterium and Free Family Bike Festival on Saturday, June 10th at the Concord Pacific property on the north end of False Creek in Vancouver. Tour de Concord is part of Concord’s returning Summer Wellness Series which also includes “Own Your Run” and Yoga @ Concord Community Park with lululemon.
The 900-metre criterium racecourse has been revamped and will now be fully contained within the Concord Pacific private property at 88 Pacific Boulevard on the north shore of False Creek. This new configuration allows for a custom-designed route that eliminates the need for closures of surrounding city streets to minimize disruptions for surrounding residents.
“Cycling BC is excited to partner with Concord Pacific again this year for the third annual Tour de Concord. These races are fast-paced and exciting to watch,” said Erin Waugh, CEO of Cycling BC. “The riders in the elite categories can get up to really high speeds at very close proximity to each other as they jockey for position to win prize money, points, and bragging rights.” There is over $5,000 in race prize money to be won.
“The City of Vancouver is proud to once again welcome cyclists from across North America for this marquee race,” said Ken Sim, Mayor of the City of Vancouver. “Events like the Tour de Concord are an important part of creating a fun and vibrant atmosphere around our city – we look forward to seeing the positive impact of this year’s race.”
From 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., experience the exhilaration of amateur and pro cyclists’ racers close-up.
Over and above the production of the festival, Concord Pacific is supporting Cycling BC’s youth cycling and high-performance programs, the Vancouver Police Foundation and the Concord Charity Race for kids.
Similar to the first two editions of the Tour de Concord, Concord Pacific will be donating proceeds from race registrations back to Cycling BC’s programs youth cycling and athlete development programs.
New for this year’s Tour de Concord is a charity race where teams of three cyclists will complete eight laps around the race course and the fastest combined team time overall will win $5,000 for a local kids charity or charitable organization of the team’s choosing.
“We are committed to the communities in which we build and have been enabling healthy living for over 30 years with our support of citywide events, charities and our progressive masterplans. The Tour de Concord Festival and race embodies so much of what we represent,” says Terry Hui, President and CEO of Concord Pacific Developments. “We’re grateful for the city’s support, and the nimbleness of their event and engineering staff were key in making this year’s event happen.”
FREE FAMILY BIKE FESTIVAL
Everyone is invited to register online and revel at the free family bike festival attached to the Tour de Concord. Everyone who registers and checks in on-site will be entered to win various prizes, including a chance to win Trek gift cards and a stay at the Westin Bayshore with a VIDA Spa visit.
There will be free treats for kids including popcorn & ice cream and adults can enjoy a beverage at the beer garden or indulge in the various food trucks at the event.
Kids aged 6-12 are encouraged to bring their own bikes and see how it feels to take a lap on the closed course prior to the Tour de Concord Criterium.
There are also free bike safety checks and tune-ups provided by Trek Bicycle and displays of the latest e-bikes, road bikes, and mountain bikes.
Cycling BC will also be on site with the HopOn Kids Zone where kids will be led through various bike skills activities and games by Cycling BC’s HopOn instructors.
Concord Pacific is proud to support the growing wellness movement with initiatives like the Tour de Concord, and our Concord Pacific summer wellness series in partnership with lululemon, featuring “Own Your Run” which starts this Wednesday at Concord Community Park. It will be followed in July by our Thursday Yoga at Concord Community Park which attracts hundreds every week throughout the summer.
All information is on concordpacific.com.