The climb up Cypress Mountain is one of the most popular bike climbs in Vancouver. The route on event day is a total distance of 12km uphill with a 723m elevation gain and an average grade of 5.9%. The start line begins on Cypress Bowl Road, Gate 6 — shortly after the turnoff for Mulgrave School and finishes at the Hollyburn Nordic Area. You can view the Cypress Challenge segment on Strava.
Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace. This is a community fundraising ride, not a race! However, if you would like to challenge yourself, all participants will receive a timing chip, and awards are presented for top fundraising and best time by age category.
During registration you have two options:
Participants can choose to join as an individual, team captain or team member.
Please note that all registered participants will receive a fundraising page. If you pay a registration fee, fundraising is optional!
It depends! See above question for more details about your registration options.
Whatever option you choose, we encourage you to set an attainable fundraising goal in support of BC Cancer Foundation’s mission of raising funds for vital pancreatic cancer research.
We will monitor the Air Quality Health Index to determine how the air quality may impact the event. Final decisions relating to the Capilano Volkswagen Cypress Challenge could be made as late as Sunday morning as the air quality changes daily, sometimes hourly. Please refer to our Air Quality Guidelines.
Although the process is a bit more involved, we do accept cash donations. Please deliver in person along with donation form to our Vancouver office located at 150 – 686 West Broadway.
Alternatively, if you've received cash donations from your friends, you can simply pay these online through your fundraising page using your credit card. Input your sponsors contact information for tax receipt.
Yes. Just mail in your cheque donation and completed donation form to the address provided below. Each donation must have a completed donation form that has the Participant Name (ID optional) that you are sponsoring. You can download a copy of the donation form here.
If you are a participant and are expecting a cash or cheque donation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can ensure that this donation is added to your fundraising page. We cannot accept cash through the mail, see note below.
Cheques can be mailed or dropped off to:
Attn: Cypress Challenge
BC Cancer Foundation
150-686 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1G1
Note: Although the process is a bit more involved, we do accept cash donations. Please deliver in person along with a donation form to our BC Cancer Foundation Vancouver office located at 150 – 686 West Broadway. Alternatively, if you've received cash donations from your friends, you can simply pay these online through your fundraising page using your credit card. Input your sponsors contact information for tax receipt.
Yes! Volunteering is a great way to be part of the experience. Positions include ridercheck-in, course marshal, parking, set-up, start line and more! Register Here.
Note: Volunteers must be 17 years of age or older. If under the age of 19, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for your entire shift, and your parent or legal guardian must also be registered as a volunteer.
Have a question or need assistance? Email us at email@example.com
To donate by phone or enquire about tax receipts call 778-653-0045.
To enquire about the event or login issues call 604-675-8241.