Featuring over 60,000 sq.ft. of exhibititors, displays and live activations, Velospoke connects exhibitors with RBC GranFondo participants and keen cycling enthusiasts for an energizing, informative and entertaining showcase of products and services from top lifestyle and cycling brands.
See the show – it’s free and open to the public!
VeloSpoke Bike Expo returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday September 6, 2019 and is free to the public.
Whether you are just picking up your event package for RBC GranFondo Whistler, or keen to discover the latest in bike gear, cycling technology, products and services from industry experts and lifestyle professionals, VeloSpoke has plenty to offer.
All participants in RBC GranFondo Whistler will attend the expo to pick up their rider number plate and swag bag. Plan to spend extra time at the expo talking to the experts, learn about available service and wellness options and enjoy the exciting exhibits and demonstrations.
What: Vancouver’s premier bike expo and package pickup for RBC GranFondo Whistler
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre East
When: Friday Sept 11th, 2020
Time: 11am – 8pm (PT)
A key part of the RBC GranFondo experience since 2011, VeloSpoke has offered RBC GranFondo Whistler participants and the public an opportunity to experience the latest in cycling gear and technology, sport nutrition and wellness, activity-based travel and more.
At VeloSpoke, exhibitors connect with thousands of cyclists, active lifestyle enthusiasts and industry colleagues
VeloSpoke Bike Expo welcomes ride participants and the public to the Vancouver Convention Centre in advance of the RBC GranFondo Whistler, the largest Gran Fondo in North America. We invite you to take part in the energy and excitement of the entire event by becoming an exhibitor at VeloSpoke 2019!
Over the past decade, VeloSpoke has connected distributors, retailers and service providers with thousands of visitors and cycling enthusiasts; in 2018, we welcomed over 8,000 visitors, including more than 4,000 dedicated road cyclists gearing up for the following day’s spectacular ride to Whistler.
In advance of 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships, VeloSpoke in 2019 will feature more programming elements and and even more exhibitors and displays.
We appreciate there are fewer bicycle exhibitions for industry professionals to attend and connect. In addition to fostering a strong and passionate cycling community, our objective is to continue developing VeloSpoke as a relaxed yet professional expo for retailers, distributors and the public, where industry colleagues connect, share, inspire and promote. And yes, selling gear, bikes and accessories is very much encouraged!
Why exhibit at VeloSpoke?
- 2019 will be UCI GranFondo World Tour Qualifying event and marks the event’s 10 Year Anniversary.
- 2020 will be the host event of UCI GranFondo World Championships attracting an additional 2000+ riders from the international cycling community.
- Ride participants are dedicated cyclists keen to discover new gear and services; short wait times to pick up registration packages affords plenty of time to visit vendors at VeloSpoke.
- Over 8000 people attended VeloSpoke in 2018 including 4000+ race participants.
Many of our participants are affluent professionals and executives who enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. September is a great time to reach our audience as they are planning gear purchases for fall and winter as well as next year’s prime riding season.
4034 cyclists registered
Average age: women 42, men 44
NEW! – 2019 vendors:
|6AM Workshirts||ABUS||Advance Concussion Clinic||BC Bike Fit||Beedie||Bici Gusti||Blonyx||Bucha Brew||Cirrus Cycles||CLIF|
|Diamond Head Sports||Ener C||EVO Car Share||Galileo Coffee||Great Explorations||Helpforme||Hotel Belvedere||Hydralyte||IV Health Centre||Jakroo|
|Kinetix Medicine||Landyachtz Bikes||Logica Sports||Nesters||nuun||Obsession Bikes||Ohm Cycles||Original Bike Shop||Patisserie Lebeau||Power2Max|
|Red Truck Beer||Ride Holidays||Rumble||Safetti||Spandex Panda||Sport BC||SportMedBC||SWAGMAN||TDA Global Cycling||Tutti Coffee|
|UCI Booth||Volvo||Wildwood Sunglasses||Xtreme Organics||Yana Motion|
We love new things, we do.
This year at VeloSpoke Bike Expo Sept 6, you’ll be able to enjoy the brand new SpokeTalks speaking element of the show, set up much like you’d see at a TED talk. Well, sort of.
We’ve assembled a crack lineup of speakers who will be covering a wide range of topics, including:
12.30 PM – Alex Steida / Steida Cycling – 10,000 hours on 2 wheels
1.30PM – Solveig Stoebe / soley-design – Commitment to your passions: the enthusiasm to go further
2.15PM – Christina Langan / nuun hydration – Hydration: Its importance and best practices
3.00PM – Dr. Cirelle Rosenblatt / Advanced Concussion Clinic – Treat.Recover.Return: concussions & how to manage them
3.30PM – Joel Zanatta / Helpforme – The importance of growing and strengthening the cycling community – and staying safe
4.15PM – Mahsa Ahmadi SportMedBC – Power of emotions – mind, body & acupuncture
4.45PM – Simon Richardson & Jeremy Powers / Global Cycling Network – All things GCN + Q&A
Open to the public, stop by and enjoy the occasion while 4500 excited riders are picking up rider packages for the following day.
SpokeTalks will run from 12:30pm to 5:30pm.
Package Pick-Up, including Bag Check and….swag!
Come pick-up your rider package, drop off your bag at the Bag Check Station and get your event swag bag (contents TBA), hosted at our dedicated VeloSpoke Bike Expo!
With so much to see and experience at VeloSpoke, you should plan to spend time learning from experts, discovering new gear, exploring and learning from the many health and wellness providers, and taking in the unique displays. There will also be opportunity to purchase apparel and other items from vendors as well as the RBC GranFondo on-site official store. Just saying…!
New! Carb-loading festivities
The pasta party is a beloved staple of athletic events – and as an event we’re delighted to be hosting our own delicious carbohydrate party with very special guests GCN.
Located just a few minutes’ walk from the Expo at the Sheraton Wall Centre hotel, pasta will be served from 18:30 – 20:30 and includes special guests, presentations, and much more. With 2020 UCI Gran Fondo World Championship qualification on the line the next day (or simply just the matter of biking your way to Whistler), there’s never a better way to fuel for the challenge. Tickets are on sale now for C$50.
Where: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday September 6, 2019
What: Pasta, pasta, pasta, plus very special guests
- Sold out
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Register in person, Sept 6
|Pricing||Aug 1 to
Sept 3 (9am)
|In person only (Sept 6, VeloSpoke)|
|Pasta Party||$50||SOLD OUT|
|Youth (Under 23)||$50||$50|
|Gran Fondo 122km||$310||$320|
|Forte 152km||SOLD OUT||SOLD OUT|
|St. Regis Cup 122km||$310||$320|
|Classic Bikes 122km||$310||$320|
|Medical CME||$350||SOLD OUT|
|Medical CME + Alta Classe||$799||SOLD OUT|
Prices are in CAD and change at 2pm PT unless stated