Thursday April 28, 2022 | LANGFORD, BC
by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends
The inaugural Langford Bikefest will be held at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park, scheduled for July 2 and 3, 2022.
The Wheelhouse Cycling Society will host the event in partnership with the City of Langford.
The festival is comprised of a comprehensive range of events, with the UCI Red Bull Pump Track World Championships Qualifier as the main headliner. Men and women will compete in thrilling timed races for a chance to win a complimentary trip to the UCI Red Bull Pump Track World Championships located in Bogota, Chile.
The Langford event location is part of a series of international events held in Italy, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, and the USA.
The Langford Bikefest will also feature the new Live Like Jordie Enduro as part of the Island Cup Enduro Series.
Children and families will also take part in the new Hop On presented by iRide Expo, where free drop-in skills and games sessions will be offered during the weekend of the festival.
Children ages of 3 to 12 will be welcome to drop by the iRide biking zone to learn some new skills and fun cycling games.
Children will also have the option of borrowing a bicycle and helmet provided by Cycling BC.
Showcasing the park:
The City of Langford says it is all about recreation and sport, and that the new Langford Bikefest including the UCI Red Bull World Championships qualifier will showcase our world-class Jordie Lunn Bike Park and new trails to residents and visitors to Langford.
“We have more exciting announcements coming over the coming months and look forward to making Langford the go-to cycling destination in BC,” said Langford Mayor Stew Young in a news release today.
The 2022 Langford Bikefest Lineup Includes:
- July 2: Live Like Jordie Enduro – Island Cup Enduro #4
- July 3: UCI Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Qualifier
- July 2/3: Hop On Presented by iRide
- Food Trucks and Expo
The event is also supported by the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission (GVSTC), a not-for-profit entity dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of sport-related events and activities hosted in Greater Victoria.
“The Jordie Lunn Bike Park is an exceptional facility. Congratulations to the City of Langford. It will be great showing off the Park and the region to the Red Bull competitors,” says Keith Wells, Executive Director of the GVSTC.
Registration & volunteers:
Interested participants can register online: redbullpumptrackworldchampionships.com .
Volunteers can also sign up to be involved: https://www.langfordbikefest.com/volunteer
Wheelhouse Cycling Society:
The Langford Bikefest is owned and produced by the Wheelhouse Cycling Society and directed by Panache Cycling Sports. It is among several events scheduled for the 2022 year including the Agency Cycling Festival, Burnt Bridge Classic Gravel Fondo, and the Bear Crossing Grand Prix/Canadian Cyclocross Championships.
No pandemic restrictions:
Technically speaking, the COVID pandemic is now in its third year. But BC has lifted all restrictions for masks (though recommended for crowded indoor spaces), and all sporting events are allowed to proceed.
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Jordie Lunn Bike Park announced in February 2020 (February 26, 2020)
Langford rolls out multiple new amenities at party-style council meeting (February 26, 2020)
Langford announces significant new ‘forever greenspace’ within Westhills (February 16, 2021)