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Kids cycle the streets before the Port Coquitlam May Day parade

Port Coquitlam families can sign up for the May Day Kids’ Race as early as Tuesday, April 2.
Reese Murphy, 3, shows the effort of following the May Day Kids bike race prior to the Port Coquitlam centennial May Day parade on May 13, 2023.

On your mark, get ready, register.

Tuesday, April 2, is the day that Port Coquitlam families can sign up for the May Day Kids’ Race, a friendly “competition” that started during the PoCo Grand Prix, before the pandemic.

Children ages three to 12 can be part of the exciting event that takes place on May 11, 2024, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. — before the start of the 101st annual Rotary May Day parade.

Entry is free to ride around the downtown core, starting at Shaughnessy Street and McAllister Avenue. Last year’s race drew about 500 entries.

Here are the heats:

  • ages three to five years old
    • 10:10, 10:15 and 10:20 a.m.
      • racing 100 metres
        • barcode 94405, 94406, 94407
  • ages five to eight years old
    • 10:25 and 10:30 a.m.
      • racing 1 kilometre
        • barcode 94412, 94413
  • ages nine to 12 years old
    • 10:35 a.m.
      • racing 1.3 kilometre
        • barcode 94409

To take part, cyclists must supply their own bike and have a properly fitting bike helmet.

Registration for PoCo residents starts at 8 a.m. on April; for kids living outside of Port Coquitlam, the sign up is on April 5. Space is limited.

For more infromation, you can visit the city’s website.

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