MEC Bikefest Vancouver 2014

  • Date: Saturday, 14 June, 2014
  • Time: From 10:00 am to 03:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer: MEC Vancouver
  • Price: Free
We love bikes, and we’re throwing a party in their honour. Come join the fun at Athletes Village Plaza, False Creek and connect with your local cycling community. You can try out gear, test ride our range of bikes, browse exhibitors’ booths, score deals at the MEC Bikeswap, or learn a range of new skills at our clinics and talks. There’ll also be guided bike rides, entertainment, food vendors, and kids’ activities.
Bring your bike, your family, and your riding buddies, and embrace the awesomeness of the wheel. Make sure you save the date and check back for updates!
If you are hoping to exhibit at MEC Bikefest, become a volunteer, or just learn more, you may contact our Events Coordinator, Tom Barrie at vancouverbikefest@mec.ca -or- 604.872.7858

Clinics and Rides

Clinics and rides are now closed for registration. There are still spaces available on our Bike Maintenance, Strength & Conditioning, Physiology and Nutritional Clinics. You can join at the MEC Information tent at Bikefest from 10am on Saturday. 
 
We are excited to be hosting a number of great clinics and guided rides at this year's MEC Bikefest Vancouver. Come and take part and learn from experts in cycling, training, nutrition and more! Click here for our clinic schedule and to register.
Clinic & Ride participants will be invited to our Bikefest Clubnight. We will provide you with a 10% off discount card at the ride or clinic, to be used on Thursday 19 June, between 5-9pm at the West Broadway location. 

Win a MEC Attack Carbon Road Bike in the Cycling BC raffle

Cycling BC are holding a raffle where could win a MEC Attack, Carbon Road Bike. Raffle tickets will cost $5.00 each and will be available to purchase at the Cycling BC tent on the day of Bikefest or you can purchase online at www.cyclingbc.net/raffle. All money raised will go to the Cycling BC iRide schools program.

Exhibitors  

MEC Bikefest will be host to some of the leading brands in the cycling industry as well as community organizations promoting active and healthy lifestyles.
Click to view a full list of our Bikefest 2014 exhibitors.
If you are looking to become an exhibitor at MEC Bikefest, please contact our Events Coordinator, Tom Barrie at vancouverbikefest@mec.ca for more details.

Gold Sprints

Ever wondered how fast you are at a 200m sprint? well we'll have the Gold Sprints team running competitions throughout the day on their set of 4 fixed bicycles, including 200m sprints (for adults and children!) and 2000m team races.


MEC Gear Swap

MEC Bikefest will once again be home to our legendary MEC Gear Swap. MEC Gear Swap is the best place to find great deals on previously-loved cycling and hiking/camping gear.

Services

VPD Community Policing will be on hand to offer free engraving on all bicycles. Should you ever be the unfortunate victim of bicycle theft, this engraving can aide in the return of your lost bike
The Bicycle Valet will once again be on hand to make sure your ride is kept safe during MEC Bikefest. Simply leave your trusty steed with them and enjoy all the festival has to offer with no worries. This is a fantastic free service that these good folks have offered at many of our festivals. Please show them some love!

FREE Bike Maintenance

Our MEC Bike Mechanics will provide free basic inspections, advice, and adjustments. First come, first serve, so bring your bike to MEC Bikefest early and take advantage of this great offer! Unfortunately due to the length of time needed, we will not be able to replace any parts. If new parts are required, you'll be directed up to the MEC store on Broadway for further assistance.

Lead Sponsors

eProdigy Bikes is a Canadian brand founded and based out of beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. eProdigy are devoted to promoting the active and healthy lifestyles of their customers and share a commitment to support a sustainable environment through their line of eProdigy electric bicycles. Check out their booth at MEC Bikefest where you'll be able to demo their amazing range of bikes - http://www.eprodigybikes.com

 


Portland Design Works create beautiful, simple gear for everyday cycling. These guys are heading up from Portland to show you their top quality product range that includes lights, pumps, cargo racks, fenders and tools. Come check out their booth at MEC Bikefest. For more information on their product range go to https://www.ridepdw.com/ 
Orontas make products with the environment in mind. Their mission is to make fantastic bike care products with the smallest environmental impact possible has made them a favourite of our bike mechanics and members alike. Next time you're looking for grease, chain oil or any other care products, please consider Orontas - http://www.orontas.com
Whole Foods will be with us again this year offering a range of food samples and will be holding clinics on healthy eating and nutrition with their in house nutritionist, Chad. Find your local Whole Foods Market - http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com  
Vancouver based, Mio Global creates award-winning heart rate watches and wristbands that track heart rate continuously and accurately at performance speeds, without the need for a chest strap. With Mio's Continuous Heart Rate Technology, athletes can now train with heart in comfort - http://www.mioglobal.com
Modo started in Vancouver 17 years ago with two cars shared by 16 members. Modo now has 10,000+ members and 300 vehicles with the lowest rates in Vancouver. Come and visit them at Bikefest and find out more - http://modo.coop

Pace Sponsors

 


Pack Sponsors

 

  • Type: Clinic, Festival, Gear Swap
  • Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Audience: All
  • Activity: Cycling

Sponsors

Bullfrog PowerCatalyst KineticsCycling BCDunbar Cycles
eProdigy BikesExplore MagazineGhost BikesJust Yoga
Modo Car co-opNuunOrontasPortland Design Works
RidleyShift Urban Cargo SPUDStromer
whole foods
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Athlete's Village Plaza on False Creek 1 Athletes Way Vancouver, BC