The developer of a series of condo towers integrated with Metropolis at Metrotown mall says it’s going all in on attracting cyclists to live there once construction is completed.
On Thursday, Concord Pacific in Burnaby unveiled what it calls the “world’s largest and most comprehensive bike amenity ever planned for a condo development.”
Once built, Concord Metrotown will be home to a more than 50,000-square-foot accessible facility that will house multiple areas just for cycling fans.
First off, it will have a dedicated elevator just for cyclists to transport their bikes.
There will also be a gear room stocked with enough tools to make Tony Stark proud so cyclists can repair and maintain their bikes.
There will also be an indoor bike loop so cyclists can pedal and get exercise if the weather is bad.
There will also be a Spin Studio and two Bike lounges. The area will also include a washing bay to clean the mud and dirt off your bike, plus change and shower facilities.
As well, the development will include secure storage for 1,500 bicycles and premium storage featuring closed partition walls for added privacy and security, interlocking wall panel system for efficient storage solutions and electrical outlet for E-bike charging.
The cycling amenity will take up nearly an entire floor. One floor above will be a 60,000-square-foot outdoor park with a running track, swimming pool and conservatory.
“From the top down our President and CEO, Terry Hui, is committed to cycling,” said Peter Webb, Senior Vice-President, Concord Pacific Developments Inc. “It’s truly the axis of where sustainability and wellness meet. Amenities like this not only support sustainable commuting they foster healthy micro communities within the development and encourage residents to get outside and take advantage of the outdoors together. Significant biking infrastructure and accessibility will be an important piece of all our next generation communities.”
To celebrate its commitment to cycling culture, Concord Pacific will be hosting the Concord Metrotown Bike Festival. It will be an afternoon festival on Aug. 22 in the parking lot on the north side of the mall. Beginning at 1 p.m., it will included an iRide youth cycling zone for kids, DJ entertainment, a community barbecue, prize draws, displays of rare bicycles, trek bike demos, free bike tune ups from Velofix, Metro Vancouver Transit Police bike registration, and vendors including EnRoute and stickers for kids from Jukebox Print and more.
The spectator-friendly Tour de Concord race will begin at 3 p.m. It will be on a closed course bordering the future home of Concord Metrotown where Cat 1 & 2 racers will contend for $5,000 in prizes. Prior to the race start, the public will be able to take turns on the course.
Registration for the event will help Concord safely plan the event. Registrants for the festival will receive a choice of concessions. Race details and event sign up will be made available on concordmetrotown.com.