‘Host homes’ needed for cyclists here for Tour de Delta event in July

DELTA — "Host homes" are needed for cyclists competing in this year’s Tour de Delta race.

The annual event takes place on the weekend of July 10 to 12.

"We are madly looking for beds for (cyclists) to sleep in — Host Homes," Nancy Watson, host housing co-ordinator for Tour de Delta and also BC Superweek 2015, told the Now.

"Host families do not need to provide food or transportation," she added. "Host Homes provide a place to sleep, a safe place to store precious racing bikes, and access to a kitchen/loo/laundry."

Also, hosts do not necessarily have to live in Delta.

"We have secured Host Homes in Gastown, Surrey, Burnaby and White Rock, too," Watson wrote in an email.

"Hosts can host for those three nights, or can carry on and have the cyclist(s) stay till the end of BC Superweek, which ends with a White Rock race on July 18."

Tour de Delta-related events happen in North Delta on the evening of Friday, July 10, with the Ladner crit set for Saturday, July 11 and road race in Tsawwassen on Sunday, July 12. 

"We have a waiting list of about 40 cyclists," noted Watson, whose family has hosted cyclists for the past decade.

"Cyclists don’t mind sleeping in bunk houses, campers or RVs, mattresses on floors, etc. — anything to save the cost of a hotel."

Those who want to get involved as a home host can register at Tourdedelta.com.


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