It's all about
the Road Trip!
BC Bike Ride just concluded it's first tour of the year with six
lucky riders from Mountain Biking BC.
Mountain Biking BC wanted to showcase some of the diverse riding
around the province, so gave a few lucky contest winners from Utah
the chance to experience the best singletrack in the world!
The tour kicked off in Squamish, where the group started the
ride with some of the highlights from BC Bike Race's Day Six course
(Half Nelson, Psuedotsugas, etc). After a swim in the lake, they
hit up Whistler to watch the finals of Crankworx Slopestyle. An
awesome day - video.
Day Two was in Pemberton, where Johnny and Seb from the Bike Co
took the team out to shuttle Middle Earth. Wicked views and awesome
trails - video.
Day Three started
in Whistler, with the group splitting up to take advantage of all
the riding the area has to offer. Some hit the Bike Park, some the
Lost Lake Trails, and others rode Kill Me Thrill Me. After this,
Harbour Air flew the riders over to Victoria where they hopped on
some cruiser bikes and explored the city - video.
Day Four started in Victoria where the team explored Hartland,
had a quick swim in the lake, then drove up to Cowichan Bay to
enjoy a seafood feast and spend the night on the waterfront. It's
all about the road trip - video.
Day Five saw the
riders hooking up with Robin Dutton from Cowichan Cycles for a lap
of Mt Tzouhalem. More sweet riding, followed by some local
delicacies, then a drive up to Cumberland - video.
Day Six, the ride started from door of the Riding Fool Hostel and finished with lunch
at Tarbell's Bistro. The ride included Cumberland classics like
Teapot and Crafty Butcher, plus new favourites like Thirsty Beaver.
Later in the day, the group felt ambitious and shuttle Forbidden
Plateua, then barbequed up some dinner. Awesome riding with Martin
from Island Mountain Rides - video.
Day Seven, last
but least, was Hornby Island. After sailing with BC Ferries over to
Denman Island and dropping their bags at the cabin, the group rode
on to the ferry over to Hornby. Endless trails criss cross the
small island and the riders shredded up and down the mountain. A
stop at the beach, lunch in the village, then snacks at the pub and
a salmon barbeque at the cabin capped off the perfect week of
riding - video.
Gotta love mountain biking in BC!
Want to join us on our next trip? There's still space in our
August Coast Mountains and