Sure, you could invest a pile of money into a state of the art road bike. And you could outfit yourself in the tightest, brightest, fastest spandex as you get ready for the race.
Or, you could cut out all that hassle and just show up at the annual Gastown Grand Prix in a t-shirt and shorts with a bikeshare bike like this guy.
The moment was captured and posted to Reddit by user ubernob.
While it may look like a misunderstanding of epic proportions, sadly the truth is altogether more mundane.
Indeed it looks like the rider is a well known member of the cycling community and was involved with the race, which took place on Wednesday evening.
While there’s no word yet on how he did in the race, one thing is for sure: If there is a more Vancouver-esque activity than showing up at a bike race on a bikeshare bike to race on streets that don’t have bike lanes, we don’t know what it is.