There’s a beer garden and championship cycling racecourse coming to Mount Pleasant this summer


The fastest day of the year is back!

Photo: TLB Velo

The Vancouver Is Awesome Grand Prix (VIAGP) will for its second year on June 15th in Jonathan Rogers Park.

Awesome? Grand? Prix!? Yes, three words that have undoubtedly sparked your interest. This year’s event will serve as both a phenomenal park party and the Provincial Criterium cycling Championship for 2019. The event is free and open to all-ages. 

Featuring the best riders in the province, the Vancouver Is Awesome Grand Prix gives attendees the opportunity to witness elite competitors race for Provincial glory in Jonathan Rogers Park while enjoying food and beer courtesy of the on-site vendors.

Photo: TLB Velo

In addition to professional cycling, Cycling BC’s iRide team will be testing out young riders with stunts and obstacle courses throughout the day. There will also be a bicycle show ‘n shine, featuring rare and totally awesome bikes from local collectors and cycling enthusiasts.

Taking place in Mount Pleasant, the Vancouver Is Awesome Grand Prix is all about experiencing British Columbian criterium racing alongside a day of awesome food, beer, kids activities and more. Be sure to explore the neighbourhood while you’re there, Mount Pleasant is home to fantastic public art, independent boutiques and more.

Photo: TLB Velo


When: June 15, 2019
Where: Jonathan Rogers Park in Mount Pleasant

The Vancouver Is Awesome Grand Prix is presented by Vancouver is Awesome in partnership with Bicicletta. For more info on the event, or participating in the race, visit


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Adam Nanji is the Content Manager at Vancouver Is Awesome. When he’s not scouring the city for awesome news, he performs as ¼ of local band, Belle Game. Adam grew up in Vancouver and earned a degree in Cultural Studies with a double minor in Communication and Gender Studies from McGill University. He’s passionate about Vancouver’s social issues and local art. You’ll typically find him standing on a corner, contemplating where to eat next. Tell him what you think is awesome: