MEC Bikefest
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MEC Bikefest Vancouver is back for its sixth year on June 14, at Athlete’s Village Plaza on False Creek.

Explore staff will be also be on hand — stop by and say hi, renew your subscription or pick up a copy of the brand-new Summer Issue.

As always, there will be a wide-range of bike-themed activities to get involved in, all running between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:

  • Gold Sprints: fixed bike races, including 200-metre sprints, two-kilometre team races and parent and child races. Hourly prizes will be given for quickest times!
  • Cycling BC raffle: Cycling BC will be selling raffle tickets for $5, giving you the chance of winning a MEC Attack Carbon road bike and a host of other prizes. All money raised from ticket sales will go directly back into Cycling BC programs.
  • Test your wattage output, pedal stroke and more at the Catalyst Kinetics booth.
  • Nutritional Clinics with Spud & Whole Foods.
  • Bike Maintenance clinics.
  • Expert hill-climbing clinic with MEC Envoy, Allan Prazky.
  • Demo area: demo new bikes from MEC, Ghost, Ridley, Dunbar Cycles, eProdigy and Stromer.
  • Kids obstacle course and introduction to road safety clinic with Pedalheads.
  • Vancouver Community Police will be providing free bicycle engraving.
  • Leave your bike in the capable hands of the Bike Valet, for a complimentary clean.
  • Our MEC bike mechanics will be on hand all day to provide free check ups and adjustments.
  • MEC Gear swap: the best place to find great deals on used cycling and hiking/camping gear.
  • Also — join MEC’s offsite cycling-specific yoga session at Just Yoga.

For full event information and clinic registration, please go to http://events.mec.ca/event/15508/mec-bikefest-vancouver-2014.

Don’t live in Vancouver? MEC runs bikefests right across the country (including one in Toronto on May 31). To find out more, visit: http://www.mec.ca/AST/ContentPrimary/Community/Events/Bikefest.jsp.

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