WCU 2011 Vancouver, BC May 27-30, 2011

The first annual West Coast Unvitational; a west coast bike messenger event in Vancouver, BC. This event is to commemorate the 10 year running of the Westside Invite held in Portland, OR from 2000-2010. We started the event in hopes that it can travel to a different West Coast city every year. Let's get this rolling.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Race write up

Hey guys, Thank you so much for all the love and support to make this event what it was. Everything went extremely smooth, despite the numerous venue changes, injuries, and a little bit a heat during the cambie sprints. Friday nights Cambie sprints saw two bails in its two locations that we had people competing. No permanent damage done, Nathan L took his third time win for the sprints and Elle Fox made it the farthest for gals. Saturday we had a decent amount of early risers out for the breakfast cat. Nathan L took a second win for the weekend while getting to eat bananas, bagels, eggs, cereal, and juice. The Vancouver Dead Babies had a great ride in the afternoon with a ride from Queen Elizabeth Park to Strathcona Park with Tall Bike Jousting, 6-pack relays, skids, and trackstands. On Sunday, local favorite Dylan Davies took the win for guys and Kati J took the win for the ladies (after showing up ten minutes late) for the main race. Finally on our workday alleycat on monday, out-of-towners got to compete by dropping of love letters from our local couriers to their favorite receptionists while picking up a poker hand from our favorite bike shops. Jabber Jeff from Montreal and Matty Face from Seattle tied and Matty Face took the poker hand.

Once again, I want to thank all the sponsors and everyone who offered up their help and support to make this happen.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Schedule Change, Awards Location

Due to a double booking problem, the Awards will not be at Pat's on Sunday. They are being moved to Pub 340 at 340 Cambie street.

oh yeah..... Buy your tickets. 8 more hours for cheap tickets!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

only 2 more days to get your cheap tickets!!!!!!!

I will be taking down the paypal registration at midnight on Thursday. If you know you are coming, buy your ticket, save $10. That $10 could buy you a burrito, or beer, or something else that you're into. It gets you entry into all events, and a tshirt.

See you Friday at THE CAMBIE SPRINTS!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Saturday Night Goat Sprints!

Here is the flyer for the Saturday night party and show!


Buy your tickets, this is coming up REAL soon. We are all getting super excited for the weekend and getting the final touches done for the event. Remember, tickets are $10 more when you get them at the door.

If you are coming to hang and not race the main race, we are in need of a few checkpoints, if you would like to volunteer just shoot us an email and we will get you put somewhere. The main race is from 2-6 on Sunday, May 29 with racers starting to register at 1 and checkpoints showing up for instructions at 1230.

Check the schedule in the schedule section of the blog, see you at The Cambie this Friday!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Places to stay

We have made a list of places to stay. Lots of floorspace and couches. A couple places you can put up a tent as well. You can let us know how many people you need to have in spot and we can sort you out accordingly.

If you want to plan something ahead of time you can email us at westcoastunvitational@gmail.com

Monday, May 2, 2011

Tickets for sale at your local bike shop

You can now pick up your $35 event tickets in person, as well as online.

They will be available at:

Super Champion, 254 Main Street

Mighty Riders, 10 East Broadway

On The Rivet, 8 East Broadway

Dreamcycle, 1010 Commercial

Sunday, May 1, 2011

On behalf of andrew and jesse.

Thanks for coming out to Day in the Life Vol. 2, Nate won. Watch out for him next month. He didn't take a free entry. But Kati J did, she came in third. Congrats. Here is a picture of Nate.


The Paypal button should be working now. Sorry about the technical difficulties some of you may have been having. I tested it and it worked for me so let me know if it works for you. I will even post a second button now. The deadline for discounted entry is now May 20th.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Sponsor

I guess I should mention our sponsor Cariboo beer for donating some flats to our cause. Lets hear it for planting one tree per 6-pack.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Day in the Life Vol. 2

The West Coast Warmup is coming this Saturday. Your last chance to get free entry into the Unvitational!!!!!!

You need a bike, a bag, a pen, a lock, and a brain.
Helmets, clipboards, and lots of coffee beforehand recommended.

Be at crab park at 2pm, Race starts at 3.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Uncle Arlo's A+ Tattoos and more.....

Our good friend Uncle Arlo will be sponsoring this here event with two prizes, 2 free hours of TATTOOing. This prize will be offered only to out-of-towners. He operates of the newly opened Gastown Tattoo Parlour.

He will also being offering discounted tattoos for racers and Unvitational enthusiasts. Check out
http://arlotattoos.blogspot.com/ for contact information and picturey things of tatooey things.

P.S. He also designed the flyer.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day in the life: Volume 2

Still 2 more months until the highly anticipated West Coast Unvitational. I know you can barely stand it. Until then, we have something to feed your fierce racing appetite. In exactly a month from today will be Volume 2 of Day in the life. The race is on April 30th at 3pm. Meet up at Crab park at 2pm. $10 entry, $5 if you're from out of town. This is an awesome chance for you out of towners to come see our city and learn the layout. More details and flyer to come soon.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

Friendly reminder

All of us up in Vancouver are getting more and more excited about the event. Its only a couple of months away. The deadline is approaching for passport applications, so if you Americans want to come, it's nearing your last chance. Also, alcohol and tobacco is expensive up here, make sure that you bring provisions, also I do not publicly condone drinking and racing.

Per person allowance:

1.14 litres of hard liquor


24 x 355ml beers, or anything adding to that amount


2 bottles of wine

one carton of smokes

The key word is OR, they will charge 155% duty on anything over.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thomas and Linnaea are going for FREE!

Thanks to everyone that came out to Super Champion for the sprints last week and to cheers to Jamie and Nick's new ownership of the shop. A very special thanks to Thomas for letting me get second place, it sure would have been embarassing to get free entry into my own event. Linnaea got the free ticket for the girls. Don't worry boys and girls, there are at least two more chances to get in for free. We have the Gastown Sprints at Malone's on Jan. 22 and Jeff Curry's Valentine's Day race on, well, Valentine's Day.

Photos courtesy of Jamie Hooper.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Another free entry oppurtunity

Come out to Super Champion on friday night for your second chance to get free entry into the Unvitational. The winner of the head to head goat sprints will get a free pass. Who wouldnt want to drink beers and ride there bikes in place? Super Champion, 245 Main street, 8pm. You can also visit the shop when its open from 11-6 and check its new layout.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Hot airfare deals from Atlanta

I am in the process of almalgamating airfare and travel deals: west coast buses, group airfare deals. I came upon this gem of an article. If you are in Atlanta and want to do a little hunting, there is rumor of $90 one-way airfare tickets.

Here is the link


Sunday, October 31, 2010


Thanks to everybody braving the rain last to come out for the race. We had to put 4 people on some checkpoints from the over-saturation of help. James from Vancouver was the winner for guys, and Carrie (Kerrie, Cari, Kerry, Kari, Keri, Karie, Karrie) from Minneapolis took it home for the girls. I should have probably got the spelling of her name last night.

To anyone who couldn't come out to win free entry for the Unvitational due to other Halloween festivities, there will be more throughout the winter!

Oh yeah, and.....

Happy Halloween