John Asbacher Photography

Personal Photo Album

The Tour de Gastown was a fixture on the local race circuit, and a fun summer event in downtown Vancouver, for 21 years. Vancouver resident Roger Sumner, who represented Canada in the 1974 world cycling championships organized the first "Gastown Grand Prix" in 1973. The event soon developed into Canada's premier one-day bicycle race. However, due to lack of sponsorship, the race ceased in 1993.