Rider Info

Everything You Need To Know


 

Package Pickup Details


Pick up your event package, check out special deals from our sponsors, visit the official Prospera Valley GranFondo Merchandise store and meet your fellow GranFondo riders at the Prospera Package Pickup Expo.

New this year – you can pick up rider packages for yourself and up to 3 other people!* However, you must bring a note, email or text from them to confirm they have given you permission to pick up their package. No confirmation – no rider package.

*They must have signed the liability waiver during online registration or via the link emailed to them from CCN, otherwise they must pick up their own package.

If you have any questions – email info@valleygranfondo.com

Vancouver Package Pickup -Thursday, July 19 

Time: 11:30am to 6:30pm

Location: The Roundhouse Community Arts & Rec Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews Vancouver

Please note: a limited expo available at this location (no children’s activities).

Langley Package Pickup -Saturday, July 21

Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm

Location: National Historic Site 23433 Mavis Ave. Fort Langley – 5 minutes off of Hwy 1

Please Note: a full sponsor expo and children’s activities will be available

You will be able to once again bring your kids out to our PVGF package pick up on Saturday July 21 for some good Free Fun! Bike Decorating, Face Painting, Bouncy Castle, and of course the Kids Bike Race!

Below is the schedule for the kids races;

9:30-10:30 is kids race registration
10:00 iRide practice
10:30-11:00 Run Bikes
Two Wheelers 6 and under
Two Wheelers 7-9

 

JOIN US AT THE PROSPERA PACKAGE PICKUP!

PROSPERA Package Pickup. Get your event package (bike plate, wrist band, rider bib and sponsor swag).

Here are just some of the things riders will receive in the 2018 Rider Bag;

Below are the 2018 rider bag gifts!

Participant ID. Your bike number, bib and wrist band will admit you to the Rest Stops and Finish area.
Sponsor Expo. See what our sponsors have in store for you.
Official Merchandise Store. Great deals and lots of 2018 Prospera Valley GranFondo merchandise to choose from at both Package Pick Ups and on Event Day.

FINISH AREA 
The Finish Area for the 2018 Prospera Valley GranFondo participants included:

  • Finishers Medal
  • Complimentary secure bike parking for all riders
  • Riders Garden – Where riders get their FREE post ride Trading Post beer!
  • Complimentary hydration and nutrition station (riders only)
  • London Drugs Photo Booth
  • Food trucks
  • Medical tent
  • Bag check
  • Massage services available from Twin Rinks Physiotherapy (riders only)
  • Sponsor activations

Post ride meals for 2018 riders are

Returning for 2018…because their burgers and smokies are the best!

 Burgers, Smoked Sausage and Smokies!

NEW for 2018!

 Burrito’s…Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian!

Parking

New parking locations this year! Due to limited capacity we have designated different parking locations for each category

GranFondo Riders – Fort Langley National Historic Site – 23433 Mavis Avenue

MedioFondo Riders – Fort Langley Elementary School – 8877 Bartlet Street

PrestoFondo Riders – Langley Fine Arts School  – 9096 Trattle Street

*DUE TO LIMITED PARKING WE ASK THAT YOU TRY TO ARRANGE CARPOOLING WITH YOUR FELLOW RIDERS OR GET DROPPED OFF AT THE DESIGNATED DROP OFF SPOT.


Event Overview

 Download our Rider Info Sheet here. It will also be in your rider package. 

New this year – you can pick up rider packages for yourself and up to 3 other people!* However, you must bring a note, email or text from them to confirm they have given you permission to pick up their package. No confirmation – no rider package.

*They must have signed the liability waiver during online registration or via the link emailed to them from CCN, otherwise they must pick up their own package.

If you have any questions – email info@valleygranfondo.com

If you would like to read the liability waiver again you can access it here:


Getting to the Start Line
Make your day with the Prospera Valley GranFondo a stress-free experience by following these tips for getting to the start line:

  1. Have a buddy drop you and your bike off at the pre-determined drop off location at the plaza parking lot at Glover and 96. See map above for details.
  2. Carpool where ever possible as parking is limited and access to that parking is restrictive. If you do need to park a vehicle for the day, allow a minimum of 30 minutes to drive into Fort Langley, find parking and make your way to the start line at Mavis & Royal Street. Obey all parking volunteers and do not park in restricted areas. Parking – see new parking locations on map above.

Start Location & Time
Cat 1, 2 and 3 GranFondo riders will start at 6:50am on Queen St. before the mass start. All other categories will start en-mass at 7:00am sharp on Mavis Street in front of the Fort Langley National Historic site in Fort Langley.

Licensed Rider Corral – 6:50AM START! (For GranFondo riders only)
This is a corral dedicated to GranFondo riders with a current UCI road race license in Category 1, 2 and 3. By creating this special corral for licensed riders, it allows those riders who are more experienced and competitive to ride with equally competitive and skilled riders. If riders would like to start in this special corral, please bring your current/valid UCI road racing license with you to show at the Solutions Desk at Package Pickup. If you have been a Cat 1, 2 or 3 rider in the past or you have a lot of racing experience as a Cat 4 then we will look at all of these on a case by case basis. You will be given a sticker for your bike plate that will then give you access to this corral on event morning. No sticker, no access! 

Self-Seeding for Corrals – 7:00AM START!
Riders are asked to seed themselves according to their estimated average speed during the ride. This ensures riders of similar ability and pace are starting together regardless of what distance they are doing. Please be realistic and seed yourself in the most accurate average speed you will be holding for the majority of the ride.

GranFondo CutOff  Time
We will be issuing a cutoff time to GranFondo riders of 10:40am at the MedioFondo turn off. For those that do not make it by 10:40 they will need to take the MedioFondo turn off. This comes down to purely a liability decision based on the time that we need to have riders off our controlled course dictated by the Ministry of Transport. This also means that riders who get turned onto the MedioFondo route will now get in earlier and be able to enjoy more of the festivities with their fellow riders.

Traffic Management
Please be aware this event is on a shared roadway course. Event cyclists will have the right-of-way at intersections controlled by a certified traffic control person. At all other times, cyclists must obey rules of the road. Use caution at all times and be prepared for the possibility of pedestrians, non-event vehicles, non-registered cyclists and even animals on the course.

On-Course Support
There are 6 Aid Stations out there, 5 on the GranFondo course, 3 on the MedioFondo, and 1 on the PrestoFondo. At each station, there will be water, Born Energy drink, ClifBars, fruit, pretzels, beef jerky and more provided by Buy Low Foods as well as washroom facilities.

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Post-Ride Festivities
After you finish, enjoy a post-ride meal from one of the food trucks in the finish area. Your meal tag on your wristband is all you need. No tag, no meal so make sure to put your wristband on in the morning.

On event day, you MUST have:

  1. A 2018 Prospera Valley GranFondo bike plate correctly mounted to your bike
  2. Event Bib pinned to your back so event staff can clearly identify you from behind
  3. Event wristband on your wrist

Failure to be wearing all three items WILL result in the rider being removed from the event.

*If you would like to have an official time of your ride then please put your rider plate on your bars the way that it is shown below. Hang freely, do not bend timing chip and do not allow timing chip to touch your metal bar.

Official Valley GranFondo Gear


Our online store is now closed but we will have merchandise for order at package pick ups and event day.


 

 

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