MEC Vancouver Century Ride

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  • Date: Sunday, 15 May, 2016
  • Time: From 08:00 am to 03:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer: MEC Vancouver
  • Price: 50.00

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Building on the success of our Century Rides in 2014 & 2015, we invite you once more to ride with us in 2016.  For $50 you can choose between a 50km or 100km ride that will take you through the scenic country side of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows & Maple Ridge.  Complimentary coffee will be provided before the start of the ride and snacks will be provided after the ride.


Don't miss this great cycling event!  This will be the only Century Ride offered by MEC Vancouver in 2016.


NEW: GranFondo Canada will be on site where registered riders can enter to win a complimentary entry into the RBC GranFondo Whistler event on Saturday September 10th.


NEW: Enter for a chance to win a Garmin Forerunner 620 by picking up your bib at the store on Saturday (10am to 4pm).






Register online for only $50 before May 13, 2016.

In Store

Register in store (at MEC Vancouver only) for $50 up to May 14, 2016 at 4pm SHARP.

Event Day (***NOTE: only applicable if spots are remaining)

          Register on event day (at Pinetree Community Center) for $70 (CASH ONLY) from 7am - 7:45am.


Your $50 Century Ride entry fee will include:


  • Bike Racks for your bikes to rest their wheels.  Great Explorations is providing close to 100 spots to hang your bikes while you enjoy your own hang time at the event site before and after your ride.

  • Aid stations along the course with water, NUUN electrolyte, bananas and basic mechanical assistance from MEC bike mechanics at select aid stations.

  • Mobile first-aid attendants available along the route

  • Light snacks from Whole Foods Market and beverages at the end of the ride

  • MEC bike mechanics will be available prior to the start of each ride for any last minute tweaking

  • New & improved signage along both routes





In Store

Saturday May 14, 2016 from 10:00am - 4:00pm SHARP at MEC Vancouver.

Event Day

Sunday May 15, 2016 at event site form 7am to 7:45am.


The day you pick up your race package, you will receive an exclusive discount card that entitles you to a 10% discount as per the following exceptions:

  • Only valid on day of package pick up.
  • Only on regular priced items, does not apply to clearance items (available in stock at the Vancouver store).
  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts or on any previous purchases.
  • Not applicable on Blundstone items.


Event Start Times

Open Start Concept between 8am and 9am (at your convenience)

Start / Finish Location


The start / finish area is outside of the Pinetree Community Center (1260 Pinetree Way Coquitlam, BC)



The following parking options exist:

  • Surrounding street parking
  • Parking lot between Pinetree Way and Trevor Wingrove Way
  • There will be no parking available to ride participants in the main parking lots (front and back) of the Pinetree Commuity Centre.
  • This is a great opportunity to go green and carpool to our event!

Bag Storage


We do NOT have a secure bag storage process, however a tent will be available in which you are welcome to store your belongings.

  • MEC Vancouver staff members and volunteers are not responsible for any damaged, lost or stolen items.
  • MEC Vancouver staff members and volunteers will not be available to hold any of your personal items.




50K Course


  • Strongly advised for beginner riders.  This includes the use of any style of bike (mountain / hybrid) other than a performance road bicycle.
  • The 50km route will include aid stations at approximately the 12km, 25km and 40km.
  • Elevation gain will be around 615m.

  • To obtain the gpx file; click here and then click on "GPX" on the top right of the map.


100K Course Map


  • Strongly advised for intermediate to advanced riders. The use of a performance road bicycle is higly suggested.
  • The 100km route will include aid stations at approximately the 12km, 25km, 49km, 70km and 88km.
  • Elevation gain will be around 1731m.
  • To obtain the gpx file; click here and then click on "GPX" on the top right of the map.




  • Both the 50km and 100km rides are just that, RIDES, NOT RACES.
  • Riders will need to be self-sufficient along the ride: pack appropriate clothing for the day, spare tubes, pump, sunscreen, food, hydration etc  These are suggested in the event that you get a flat between aid stations, and / or you feel you'll need extra nourishment between aid stations.
  • All riders on both routes are asked to respect safety road rules at all times.  Both routes will be open to other users, including motor vehicles.  We advise that you use caution while out on the road.
  • ***NOTE:  There will be no portable toilets along either route.  Access to washrooms, air and additional nutritional needs can be found at the following gas stations along the respective routes:


  1. Petro Canada @ Harris Road & Lougheed Highway (approximately 29km)
  2. Shell @ Harris Road & 124th Avenue (approximately 30km)


  1. Petro Canada @ 228 Street & Lougheed Highway (approximately 34km)
  2. Petro Canada / 7-Eleven @ Kanaka Way & Lougheed Highway (approximately 68km)



If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the MEC Vancouver Events Team 604.872.785




We need your help to make MEC Vancouver Century Ride awesome!  Follow the link below to find out more on volunteering with the MEC Events team!




  • Type: Festival, Meet-up, Race
  • Proficiency: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Audience: All
  • Activity: Cycling


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Pinetree Community Center 1260 Pinetree way Coquitlam, BC