BC Bike Race Tire Selection

BC Bike Race Tire Selection

BC Bike Race is a unique event; it may possibly be the only definitively multi-day trail bike event in the world. What does this mean? While many other events are deemed cross-country, they are carried out on cross-country trails. BC Bike Race is held on a myriad of blue square and black diamond trails. And by its very nature, roots, rocks, and mud abound. As with any travel adventure, barring your own inherent knowledge, stick with what the locals know/do.

2019 Kazlaw Nominee: Kevin Brown (Nanaimo)

2019 Kazlaw Nominee: Kevin Brown (Nanaimo)

I would like to nominate Kevin Brown out of Nanaimo, BC for the 2019 Kazlaw Contest. Kevin Brown has been an integral part of making mountain biking happen in Nanaimo for over a decade. Known locally for developing some of the fastest and most sought-after trails the region has to offer, his attention to detail, commitment to maintenance, and outstanding trail design is appreciated by everyone on two wheels. Kevin served on the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club board from 2008 - 2018 as a trail director. Despite stepping down from the board in 2018, he’s as active as ever in helping to maintain our network. When the windstorm devastated Nanaimo in December, Kevin was out nearly every single day, torrential rain or shine, to safely remove fallen trees and debris. At trail builds, he’s always eager to share his knowledge and expertise with those who are keen to learn. Kevin has been an outstanding member of Nanaimo’s mountain biking community for years and deserves this opportunity. Thank-you Kevin for your many years of...
2019 Kazlaw Nominee: Jane Kaiser (Cowichan Valley)

2019 Kazlaw Nominee: Jane Kaiser (Cowichan Valley)

The Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society would like to nominate Jane Kaiser for the Kazlaw Community Award. Jane has been involved ever since the Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society was founded in 2013 and has been its backbone ever since.  Her tireless efforts working behind the scenes as our treasurer, municipal liaison, trail day organizer, and now executive director have culminated in a strong relationship and long-term agreements with our local Municipality guaranteeing trail access for everyone in the Cowichan Valley.  She was also instrumental in the construction of the well renowned Xylem/Maple Syrup loop on Maple Mountain which was the first authorized mountain bike trail constructed in the Municipality of North Cowichan.  This trail was prominently featured in the Day 1 of the 2018 BC Bike Race and will once again be delighting riders on Day 1 of the 2019 BC Bike Race. She is hard at work as the CTSS’s executive director on future trail projects including a Flow Trail coming to Maple Mountain and a beginner-friendly kid’s loop to allow more local riders to get into the sport.  We at the CTSS would like to express our appreciation for her years of hard work making the trails of the Cowichan Valley better for everyone.   Matt Grossnickle President Cowichan Trail Stewardship...
2019 Kazlaw Nominee: Trevor May

2019 Kazlaw Nominee: Trevor May

I’d like to nominate Trevor May for the Kazlaw Award this year. Trailforks is Trevor’s baby. As we all know and use this app, Trailforks has done many many amazing initiatives for trail users and associations around the world with one of its main purposes to make the user experience for people on trails everywhere better. Trailforks does not need any introductions anymore, but here is the ‘about’ section with some background: https://www.trailforks.com/about/ Trevor is an incredibly passionate rider himself. He’s a kind, soft-spoken person and modest about the work he has done. He loves riding in all different places and terrains and with all sorts of people. He is (or has been) for years a leader of the local group: North Shore Ride. This shows that he’s passionate about getting new people introduced to the sport, and sharing great experiences. Trevor works hard and truly deserves to take part in the BC Bike Race. The Kazlaw Award would be a very fitting way of giving back to him, the way he has giving back to the trails for years and...
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