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40th Gastown Grand Prix - Street Life in Vancouver!

  • Jul 10, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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This is another great free event happening this summer and is guaranteed to be a fun evening out with lots of interesting things to photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional cycling in Gastown is back for another year! Witness the pure adrenaline rush of North America’s best cyclists racing around a super-fast cobblestoned course in the heart of Vancouver’s most historic neighbourhood. The streets will be transformed into one of the fastest, best loved and most challenging cycling courses in North America.

The women' s race kicks off at 5:45....they will race a total of 30 laps, covering 36 km.......the men's race will start after they have completed the route....they race 60km, circling the route 50 times! For more race info...www.globalrelayggp.org...

What should I bring:

A camera, it doesn't matter if you have a cameraphone, a point and shoot camera or a digital SLR, any camera is fine....because of the large crowds maybe minimal gear.

Make sure you you are comfortable and dressed for whatever our unpredictable weather may be that day.....

What can I photograph:

This will be an excellent opportunity to practice photographing motion as well as in low-light conditions (if you stay long enough) and excellent street photography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where will we meet?

We will meet outside Brioche Urban Eatery....then head off....there is a walkway through La Magasin with quick access back to Water Street....this event is over 3 hours long...stay as long as you want.

How do I get there?

You can catch a bus, the seabus or skytrain. Check your route details on Google Map or at www.translink.ca. You can also drive.....for information on downtown parking lots.....www.bestparking.com/vancouver-parking

We are enthusiastic about photography and lovers of the City of Vancouver and the GVRD....however we are not qualified to answer any technical questions you may have...there may be more skilled members participating on the walk to answer your questions...if not Barry J. Brady has kindly offered to answer any questions by email.

AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW PHOTO WALKERS, YOUR PROPERTY AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!

AFTER THE MEET-UP DON'T FORGET TO UPLOAD UP TO EIGHT OF YOUR BEST IMAGES.  Any more than 8 per person will be removed.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tracy and and Kelly

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  • Steve M.

    Great fun at this one but turned up to late to "Meetup"! Next time :)
    Thanks for the tips, I did my best to try them all out.
    Cheers

    July 13, 2013

    • kelly

      Hi, Steve....the early race time was problematic for lots of people...next year...I think we will meet in between the two races....don't forget to post some pics!

      July 13, 2013

    • Steve M.

      Thanks Kelly, posted a few earlier :)

      July 13, 2013

  • Jenn M.

    My first Grand Prix and reminds me of a tiny Tour de France with our brick roads...and tracks.

    July 12, 2013

    • kelly

      very tiny and soooomuch shorter!

      July 13, 2013

  • Mark L.

    I had a great time, thanks so much to Kelly and Tracy for putting it all together.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Adam D.

    This weekend I'll find 7 more but I posted my favorite so far

    July 11, 2013

  • kelly

    I hope everyone had a great evening...pretty exciting I thought and such a nice evening for a bike race...thanks for coming out....I know there were a lot of latecomers....can't wait to see your pictures...feel free to upload your eight best

    2 · July 11, 2013

  • Julia

    I enjoyed the event, will definitely attend again next year. Thanks for the photography tips - very useful!

    July 11, 2013

  • Peter

    first timer to Gastown Grand Prix, late but I had a great time. should do better next time. Thanks Kelly.

    July 11, 2013

  • robert

    Need to bring Flash unit and larger lense and Tripod next Time !!!

    July 10, 2013

  • Julia

    I am running late, will probably end up doing this on my own as I'll be too late for the group meeting.

    July 10, 2013

  • Neely

    What's the route? I'm running a few mins behind.

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, I won't be able to make it. Something just came up!! Hope you guys have fun!! and looking forward to seeing your photos!

    July 10, 2013

    • kelly

      Okay Miryam...see you next time..

      July 10, 2013

  • kelly

    Just a friendly reminder...if you can't make this photo-walk, please remove yourself from the list.....I am looking forward to a great time tonight...see you all at 5:30

    July 10, 2013

  • Peter H.

    Won't make it for the first hour. If there are no plans to meet up after, I can make space for someone else and just attend on my own.

    July 1, 2013

    • kelly

      I think trying to meet up will be next to impossible...it is crazy once the race ends and the crowds start to disperse.It would mean perhaps driving away from the area to do so, but I for one won't have my car, I'm taking transit....if anyone else has any ideas or thoughts.....

      1 · July 2, 2013

    • tracy

      You are right Fred and at least that many bars and restaurants, but trying to get a group of 20+ in somewhere for a meet-up after the race would be very problematic, its just too busy....this coming from someone who waited in line last year for 45 minutes and then a long time to get near the skytrain. Enjoy your coffee!

      July 9, 2013

  • Geoff D.

    Darn!

    July 9, 2013

  • Tracy L.

    I've been looking forward to this meetup but was diagnosed with pneumonia on the weekend and I don't think I'll be well enough to attend so sadly, I have to bow out.

    July 9, 2013

    • kelly

      Sorry to hear that Tracy, rest up...and we'll see you next time

      July 9, 2013

  • kelly

    Adam Dymitruk....you are signed up to attend the race with another meet-up group as well, if you are not joining us, please remove your name...there is a wait list

    July 8, 2013

    • Adam D.

      Added the other one by mistake.. removed myself from that one. Thanks for noticing

      July 8, 2013

    • kelly

      Okay, Adam...thanks..look forward to seeing you on Wednesday

      July 9, 2013

  • MarshallK

    Sorry, work calls . . . Can't wait to see the results of the outing! Cheers

    July 7, 2013

  • Jan

    Sorry, but I have to back out. Other commitments that need attending to. I will be a Giro Burnaby the next day if anyone wants to join me.

    July 5, 2013

  • Jenn M.

    Maybe a bit late

    July 4, 2013

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