Giro di Burnaby

Giro di Burnaby

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 marks the 12th 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.

Event Schedule

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 its fourth 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 Mike Hurley 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.

Course Map

Temporary Road Closure and Parking Restrictions

For more information please visit Giro di Burnaby website at

Sponsors & Supporters 

A very special thanks to all of the merchants and businesses that are sponsoring this year’s Giro di Burnaby ‘Primes.’

Supremo Level

Reliance Insurance

“Protection beyond insurance. Reliance, your Burnaby community insurance provider.”

Pagnanini Edwards Lam

” voted the Best Accountants of Burnaby for four years in a row by readers of the Burnaby Now.”


Cobbett & Cotton Law Corporation

“winner of the Best Burnaby Law Firm for the 17th consecutive year by the readers of Burnaby Now.”


Accelerato Level

Cioffi’s Group

Sidesaddle Bike Shop

Thai Vancouver Wellness Spa

Primo Level

Anton’s Pasta Bar

Burnaby Heights Integrative Health Care

Dentistry at the Heights

Liberty Tax


A special thanks to the following merchants for providing delicious food for the volunteer dinner held at Confederation Community Center:

Anton’s Pasta Bar  | Socrates in the Heights|

 Double One Chinese Restaurant| Sopra Sotto | Green and Oak |

Lotus Cafe  |  Sfinaki Greek Taverna  |  Sushi Bar Kilala |

The Valley Bakery  |  La Fontana Caffe|Chad Thai | 

Butcher’s Block BBQThe Gray Olive | Noodle Paradise


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)  

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