The 2014 BC Randonneurs Pacific Populaire runs this Sunday April 6th. What is perhaps one of the most anticipated days in the early season Vancouver enthusiast cycling calendar, the Populaire runs for the 29th edition of the spring 25km/50km/100km classic. The introduction to randonneuring ride starts at 9:00am and be there early to register if you haven’t already.
Also running on April 6th is the Ronde Van Vlaandaren monument, which if it isn’t the best single day race in the pro calendar, it’s certainly one of them with all the cobbled climbs and early season drama in Flanders. Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara go head to head again for classics supremacy as the youngsters of Peter Sagan, Sep Vanmarke, and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck aim to push the elder statesmen off the podium.
You can catch the race on TV at Musette Caffe Burrard prior to the populaire and fill up on their great morning breakfasts if you need a little motivation to get up early and be prepped for the Populaire.
Spring riding and racing is in full swing, and if you haven’t been out, there’s no excuses now.