New Westminster, BC – It took some veteran savvy, but Florenz Knauer defended his title as New West Grand Prix champion on Tuesday night at the second edition of BC Superweek’s newest race. Knauer, who’s from Germany but lives in Delta, BC, was inconspicuous throughout the race, but it turns out that was exactly what he had planned.
It might seem obvious for the only bike shop in town to support a bike race like the New West Grand Prix. But for Gord Hobbis, the owner of Cap’s The Original Bike Shop in Sapperton, becoming a sponsor of the Grand Prix is about building a community of cyclists.
If participating in the New West Kids Prix has alighted your child’s enthusiasm for racing their bicycle, there are lots of great ways to further develop their passion for cycling.
“Superweek is a big deal,” says Wilson-Roberts of his motivation to volunteer as one of coordinators of crossing marshals, the people with flags who ensure spectators can safely cross the course between laps.
The New West Grand Prix is returning to the historic streets of downtown New Westminster on July 10, 2018.