VeloSpoke Bike Expo

Vancouver's premier Bike Expo and package pickup for RBC GranFondo Whistler, Sept 11

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 11, 2020 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)

History

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.  

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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 2020!

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 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?

 

  • 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 10,000 people attended VeloSpoke in 2019 including 4500+ race participants.*

Demographics

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.

2019 participants:

4931 cyclists registered

Average age: women 43, men 44

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

…Even more vendors to be announced soon!

New! SpokeTalks

SpokeTalks will be returning to VeloSpoke in 2020.

Hear from GCN and other speakers at SpokeTalks

This year at VeloSpoke Bike Expo Sept 11, you’ll be able to enjoy SpokeTalks speaking element of the show, set up much like you’d see at a TED talk. Well, sort of.

Here’s the 2019 program:

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 6000 excited riders are picking up rider packages for the following day.

SpokeTalks will run from 12:30pm to 5:30pm.

Exhibit at VeloSpoke

For more information and to book your booth for 2019, contact Michael Nathanson at 604 568 8648 ext 230 or email [email protected]

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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…!

Date: Friday Sept 11, 2020
Time: 11:00am to 8:00pm
Location: Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC

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 again in 2020.

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 road race competition 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.

Where: Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC
Date: Friday September 11, 2020
Time: 18:30-20:30
What: Pasta, pasta, pasta, plus special guests

  • Tickets can be purchased here

 

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