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.
“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.
Ross Arbo and his family paid special attention to last year’s Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. That’s because one of the cyclists competing as a sighted guide for blind riders had stayed in their New Westminster home during the 2016 BC Superweek.