Corporate Teams Can Race Like The Pros at PoCo Grand Prix

Corporate Teams Can Race Like The Pros at PoCo Grand Prix

Is your business up for the challenge? Companies can now register their teams for the PoCo Grand Prix Corporate Challenge, part of the BC Superweek cycling event taking place in downtown Port Coquitlam on Friday, July 15.

Participating corporate teams of four will compete in recreational or competitive races along the same 1.3-kilometre course as the pros. As part of Canada’s largest professional road cycling series, the PoCo Grand Prix is expected to attract thousands of spectators and cycling enthusiasts to downtown Port Coquitlam for a day of sport, live entertainment, family activities and more.

“The Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses to raise their profile and get involved at a deeper level in this exciting event,” Mayor Greg Moore said. “It’s also a great team-building exercise as you race at your pace around the closed streets of downtown Port Coquitlam.”

The Corporate Challenge will take place from 2-4:30 p.m., with businesses entering teams of four riders in either the recreational, competitive or women’s divisions. All participants will receive a jersey branded with their company logo, and be hosted in the exclusive Mahony & Sons VIP area featuring food, refreshments and prime viewing of the professional race.

· Recreational: Teams of four (co-ed) will race in a relay format, with five laps per rider. Teams submit their predicted team time in advance, and the team closest to its predicted time will be crowned champion.

· Competitive: Teams of four (co-ed) will race in a relay format, with six laps per rider. The fourth rider will be dropped in lap four, the third rider dropped in lap five, and the final two riders must cross the finish line together to mark their time.

· Women’s: Teams of four women will race in the recreational and competitive divisions but be scored separately. The teams that rank highest in their respective categories will be crowned champions in the Women’s Only category.

More details about the Corporate Challenge are posted at www.pocograndprix.ca. Registration is $1,000 per team plus tax, through www.experienceit.ca (registration number 15532), by calling 604.927.7946 or in person at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre, Port Coquitlam Recreation Centre or the Outlet or Gathering Place in Leigh Square. Those who wish to register a team under a corporate account may contact 604.927.7900 or recreation@portcoquitlam.ca.

Businesses wanting to align themselves with the PoCo Grand Prix can also take advantage of a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities, including sponsorship of the Corporate Challenge.

Based on the sponsorship level, rewards may include advance promotions, on-site signage and banners, display space, PA announcements, private viewing space, and passes to the exclusive Mahony & Sons VIP tent featuring prime viewing, complimentary food and beverages, viewing screens and more. Sponsorship information is available at www.pocograndprix.ca.

More information about the event and opportunities to be involved can be found atwww.pocograndprix.ca.

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PHOTOS:

High-resolution photos of past BC Superweek events may be downloaded from www.portcoquitlam.ca/pocogp. Photo credit: Greg Descantes.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Pardeep Purewal
Manager of Communications & Admin Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5335 Cel 604.218.0533
Email purewalp@portcoquitlam.ca

Brian Wiebe
Media Relations Manager
BC Superweek
Tel 604.916.8448
Email brian.wiebe@bcsuperweek.ca

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