The Ultimate Road-trip Experience

August 5 - 13, 2017

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The BC BIKE RIDE NORTH, will connect mountain bikers from all over the world on a tour of 6 Northern British Columbia communities exploring 14 distinct trail networks.

This full service, mobile, event-style tour will include transportation by plane, train, and coach bus covering more than 1800 kilometers in an action-packed road-trip of a lifetime. Our experienced BC BIKE RIDE crew will seamlessly orchestrate all the logistics just as we have become internationally famous for over the last decade at the BC Bike Race.

Meals will be prepared with fresh local ingredients and there will be unlimited local craft beer. You will enjoy the convenience of having your tent put up, your custom BCBR duffle transported, and all your daily travel between towns taken care of. Most importantly - access to the trails will be made easy.

BEAR ON BIKE

The globally recognized and iconic logo of the BC Bike Race is affectionately named B.O.B., which stands for 'Bear On Bike.' BOB has been the proud symbol for BC Bike Race for 10 years. In his 11th year, BOB is on the move and starting to roam... and he is heading way up North! You see BOB loves BC singletrack and his standards are extremely high for both trails and customer service. We're being cheeky here, but what you can expect at BCBR - RACE or RIDE - is endless BC singletrack and excellent service. That's what BOB represents to us and we adhere to his standards. Our Goal at BCBR is to provide a mountain bike event-style adventure that rivals or exceeds 'the best week of your life.'

ITINERARY

In early August, the days are long up North and our goal at BC Bike RIDE is to max out each day with as much fun as humanly possible, right until the last embers of the campfire burn out. Together, we will be a nomadic tribe of fun loving mountain bikers exploring the great Northern Corridor trails of Williams Lake, Prince George, Burns Lake, Smithers, and Terrace with a bonus ride on the famous North Shore of Vancouver to kick off your week.

Geographically, Northern British Columbia is larger than California, yet there are more bears than people! The people are hearty, warm and adventurous. The bears... they are wild and they roam free. The mountain bikers you will meet are proud of their handcrafted trails and they are excited to introduce you to their stashes of prime singletrack that relatively few people have ever ridden.
NORTHERN B.C. is the new frontier for destination mountain biking.

Day 0 - North Vancouver

Saturday August 5, 2017

North Vancouver Ride guided by Endless Biking

Registration & Mandatory Briefing at Host Hotel in North Vancouver

Bike Drop off

Social

Sleep in North Vancouver

This nights' accommodations is not included in package

Day 1 - Williams Lake

Sunday August 6, 2017

Transfer from Host Hotel in North Vancouver to Airport

Charter Flight from Airport to Williams Lake

Packed Lunch

Ride Williams Lake

Dinner

Campfire & Evening Entertainment

Sleep in Williams Lake

Day 2 - Prince George

Monday August 7, 2017

Breakfast

Transfer from Williams Lake to Prince George

Packed Lunch

Ride Prince George

Dinner

Campfire & Evening Entertainment

Sleep in Prince George

Day 3 - Burns Lake

Tuesday August 8, 2017

Breakfast

Transfer from Prince George to Burns Lake

Packed Lunch

Ride Burns Lake

Dinner

Campfire & Evening Entertainment

Sleep in Burns Lake

Day 4 - Smithers

Wednesday August 9, 2017

Breakfast

Transfer from Burns Lake to Smithers

Packed Lunch

Ride Smithers

Dinner

Campfire & Evening Entertainment

Sleep in Smithers

Day 5 - Smithers/Terrace

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Breakfast

Ride Smithers

Packed Lunch

Scenic VIA Rail Train Ride from Smithers to Terrace

Dinner

Campfire & Evening Entertainment

Sleep in Terrace

Day 6 - Terrace

Friday, August 11, 2017

Breakfast

Ride Terrace

Packed Lunch

Transfer from Terrace to Cassiar Cannery, Prince Rupert

Banquet

Campfire & Evening Entertainment

Sleep in Cassiar Cannery, Prince Rupert

Day 7

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Breakfast

Optional Nature Tours Upgrades such as: Jet Boating, Deep Sea Fishing, Canoe Adventure

Packed Lunch

Dinner

Campfire & Evening Entertainment

Sleep in Cassiar Cannery, Prince Rupert

Day 8

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Breakfast

Scenic VIA Rail Train Ride from Cassiar Cannery to Terrace

Flight back to Vancouver (YVR)

Photo Gallery

What's the difference between BC Bike RACE and BC Bike RIDE?

At our RACE things are a bit more structured. You are being timed on a set course that everyone follows and drives the ambitious goal of becoming an official BC Bike Race Finisher. In any race, you typically would not 'session' a feature or re-ride a trail that you really liked - time is of the essence and you must keep going! But at BC BIKE RIDE, you will have that freedom. It's about exploration on your own terms and about picking your own adventure each day. We get you there and show you the way, but YOU get to choose how, what, and how much you want to ride. There will be recommended routes, detailed maps, local guides, and shuttles to get to the trails. XC, Epic, DH, Enduro, freeride, dirt jumping - in BC, we just call it all 'mountain biking'. However you define your individual riding style, you will enjoy this adventure on your terms.

The end of your journey will be complete with a traditional salmon banquet at the historic Cassiar Cannery, where history and nature meet by the estuary of the mighty Skeena River within the Great Bear Rainforest Conservancy.

After you have ridden your ass off for 7 days with your new long-lost friends, relax and enjoy available nature tours including: canoe adventure, jet boat tours, or deep sea fishing that will be organized for you. The Cassiar Cannery, one of the "Top 10 Most Unique Places to Overnight in British Columbia", is your gateway to adventure on the North Coast and world famous Haida Gwaii.

Package Details

* Details Subject To Change

Riding

7-days of intermediate to advanced all-mountain singletrack riding

14 distinct trail networks to explore

7-8 hours of riding available daily

The best access to each trail network provided daily and may include:

  • Shuttles
  • Guided rides
  • Climbing and descending (all-mountain riding)
  • Detailed maps, signage, and local trail ambassadors

Meals

Three gourmet meals a day, including a packed lunch, prepared by local caterers.
Starting with lunch on August 6 and ending with breakfast on August 13

A traditional West Coast final banquet featuring fresh caught local sockeye salmon hosted by the historic Cassiar Cannery

Swag

BCBR Race Bag

Custom BCBR T-shirt

Further BC Bike Ride Swag TBA

Basecamp

Roomy 4-person sized tents for double occupancy

Solo tent upgrades available

On-site mobile washrooms and hot shower truck

On-site mechanical support

On-site medical support

Campfire every night

Varied nightly entertainment

Emersion into local culture and presentations on local history

Beer

Unlimited local craft beer

Travel

A total of 3000 kilometres traveled through the vast and scenic northern British Columbia by plane, coach bus, train, and bike:

  • Two flights; Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Northern British Columbia and return
  • A private train car between Smithers and Terrace AND Prince Rupert to Terrace
  • Coach buses will transport riders between basecamps
  • Average bus ride times are 2-2.5 hours

$3999.00 CAD/Per Person

Join the BCBR crew and other like-minded mountain bikers on the maiden voyage of the BC BIKE RIDE in Northern BC - coming August 5 - 13, 2017. Your ultimate road trip experience awaits! We only have 100 spots available for our inaugural tour and it will be a very special event. This new venture is the result of many years of dreaming and planning, so we are excited to finally launch it and start our next decade of adventure tourism in BC. Come make your own history with us this summer.

Registration

Open February 7, 2017 at 9am PST

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Northern BC lies within the territories of a stunning diversity of Indigenous Nations who have lived on and cared for the land since time immemorial. The BC Bike Ride will pass through the lands of numerous Nations including the Tsilhqot'in, Secwepemc, Nazco, Lheidli T'enneh, Carrier Sekani, Wet'suwet'en, Gitxsan, and Tsimshian. We strive to create experiences that are respectful and acknowledge the First Nations upon whose territories we ride. The BC Bike RIDE will include unique opportunities to experience and learn about Indigenous culture, heritage, and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of their history and spiritual connections to the land.

CONTACT

For more information please contact:
info@bcbikeride.com