Thursday, July 12th, 2018 marks the 11th anniversary of the Giro di Burnaby!
The sound of tires hissing, cowbells clanging, and crowds cheering only means one thing – the Giro di Burnaby! The Giro di Burnaby (pronounced GEE-ro) is part of BC Superweek, the richest event in Canadian cycling, drawing professional racers from around the world.
The Giro di Burnaby was named in honour of Italy’s most prestigious cycling race, the Giro d’Italia, and is a nod to Burnaby’s vibrant Italian community.
This City of Burnaby event is quickly drawing attention from athletic and promotional circuits around the world, doubling the number of spectators and drawing an impressive number of cyclist entries. The quality and safety of the course, the generous prizes and “primes” (short races with prize money) and the unique atmosphere of the Heights neighbourhood have all contributed to the event’s burgeoning reputation.
Bike Valet Opens (3:30 – 9 p.m.)
Our bike valet service is open from 3:30pm until 9:30pm. Bike valet is located on Madison Avenue at Hastings Street (parking area on the west side of Madison, south of Hastings).
Boffo Breve Youth Race (5:30 p.m.)
Kicking off the evening’s races, we’ve got the Boffo Breve Youth Race, presented by Boffo Developments starting at 5:30pm. The youth riders will compete in a 12 minute race + two final laps. Don’t miss your chance to cheer on the pros of tomorrow!
Beer Garden Opens (6 p.m.)
Back for it’s third year is the official Giro di Burnaby Beer Garden at the corner of Hastings & Madison. Visit the beer garden for prime viewing, bleacher seating, and enjoy a cold Steamworks beer and an Italian sausage on a bun from Rocky’s Meats! Must be 19+ to enter!
Women’s Pro Race (6 p.m.)
Our pro racing begins at 6pm with Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan starting the women’s race. The women will race for 40 laps on our 1.14km course!
Men’s Pro Race (7:15 p.m.)
City Councillor Pietro Calendino will start the men’s pro race at approximately 7:15pm. The men will race for 50 laps.
Awards Presentation (8:30 p.m.)
Podium presentation for the men’s and women’s pro races!
*Please note: All times are approximate and may be subject to change without notice.
Temporary Road Closure and Parking Restrictions
For more information please visit Giro di Burnaby website at http://www.girodiburnaby.com/
Sponsors & Supporters
A very special thanks to all of the merchants and businesses that are sponsoring this year’s Giro di Burnaby ‘Primes.’
” Protection beyond insurance. Reliance, your Burnaby community insurance provider.”
“winner of the Best Burnaby Law Firm for the 17th consecutive year by the readers of Burnaby Now.”
“In memory of Elizabeth “Betty” Peters (Wedel), a determined lady 1924-2016″
“The Burnaby Firefighters proudly serving our citizens since 1938. Good luck to all the athletes tonight.”
“This prime has been sponsored by Mike Hurley- 6th District Vice President of International Association of Firefighters.”
Ellis Timing Canada
A special thanks to the following merchants for providing delicious food for the volunteer dinner held at Confederation Community Center:
If you are a Heights Merchant and would like to sponsor a race prime (a cash-lap prize) or are interested in an in-kind sponsorship opportunity for the volunteer dinner, please inquire with the HMA office. (604-294-8899)