The BC Bike Race is happy to announce that North Vancouver, home of the infamous North Shore trails, will host the opening stage for 2014.
Race Start: 8am Argyle Secondary School, 1131 Fredrick Road North Vancouver Directions
The Legendary North Shore is back, with it's regular ladder bridges, roots and rocks but now with an all new flavor "pump flow". Yes it's been four years since BC Bike Race last visited the Shore and things have changed dramatically.
The course leaves Lynn Valley headed to Seymour via the Circuit 8, Fishermans and the watershed. Climbing up Hyannis to Blue Ridge we find our way to mid Bridal Path, then old Buck to Baden Powell onto the power lines. A new upper Severed awaits your tires as you bite into some serious new school flow. At the end we turn right and head into some old school rock and root heading down the Baden Powell, across old After Taste to the power lines, down briefly and left into Forever After. This trail represents a combination of natural and flow and countless hours of sweat equity have been poured into this gem to bring it up to the new standards of a modern trail, but it's not easy, or completely down, you have to work for this one. From the high point we continue to undulate cross the Bridal Path into High School, looping back up across to Greenland and exiting MT Seymour via Bottle Top.
The next leg of your journey will see some serious climbing as we head up to Fromme Mountain and the all new refashioned trail, Expresso. Expresso has recently been refurbished from top to bottom by the legendary trail builder Todd Fiander a.k.a Digger. This is the epitome of 'pump flow', enjoy yourself as you make your way back to Lynn Valley and the finish of Day 1.