Giro di Burnaby

Giro di Burnaby

Thursday, July 13th, 2017 marks the 10th 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

3:30-9PM

Bike Valet Opens

Our bike valet service is open from 3:30pm until 9:30pm. Bike valet is located in the parking lot at Madison & Albert.

5:30PM

Boffo Breve Youth Race

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!

6PM

Beer Garden Opens

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!

6PM

Women's Pro Race

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!

7:15PM

Men's Pro Race

City Councillor Pietro Calendino will start the men’s pro race at approximately 7:15pm. The men will race for 50 laps.

8:30PM

Awards Presentation

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.

Road Closures and Parking Restrictions

» Hastings Street (between Boundary and Willingdon) will be closed to all traffic between the hours of 4pm and 10pm on Thursday, July 13. Traffic traveling east and west along Hastings Street during these hours will be re-routed to Lougheed Highway.

» Access for residents north of Hastings can only be made by going north bound on Boundary or Willingdon. The right hand turn for west bound traffic on Hastings at Willingdon will not be permitted.

» Buses will be re-routed to Pender Street between Gamma and Boundary Road. There will be “No Stopping Any Time from 2-10pm” on both sides of Pender Street to accommodate the buses between Willingdon and Boundary Road.

» NOTE: Hastings Street will be cleared of all vehicles by 2pm on the North side and 3pm on the south side to allow race set up. Race start time is 6pm.
Please refer to the back of this notice for race route, road closures and parking restrictions.

Any cars parked in areas that have restrictions PRIOR to 2pm will be ticketed and towed directly to Mundies.

Cars that are left in areas where parking has been restricted AT 2pm will be TICKETED and towed to thegravel parking lot at the north end of Beta Avenue in Confederation Park. After 7pm, any cars that are remaining in the gravel parking lot will be towed AT THE OWNER’S EXPENSE to Mundies lot at Griffiths and Kingsway. Mundies telephone number is 604-526-9677.

For more information on the event, please visit 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.'

SUPREMO LEVEL

Cobbett & Cotton Law Corporation

 

TD Canada Trust - Burnaby Hastings Branch

 

ACCELERATO LEVEL

Dentistry at the Heights

Eagle Creek Dental Centre

Pagnanini Edwards Lam

PRIMO LEVEL

Anton's Pasta Bar

Custom Mortgages

Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery

North Burnaby Podiatry

The Valley Bakery

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

Anton's Pasta Bar  |  Butcher's Block BBQ |  Double One Chinese Restaurant 

Jane's at the Heights | La Villetta Ristorante | Lotus Cafe |  Sfinaki Greek Taverna 

Sushi Bar Kilala | The Gray Olive CafeteriaThe Valley Bakery  |  Waves Coffee House

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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