BC Bike Ride: Smithers and Terrace

BC Bike Ride: Smithers and Terrace

Leaving Burns Lake behind and heading further north to Smithers and Terrace, we were grateful to camp and ride on the unceded territory of the Wet’suwet’en and the Tsimshian Nations.

Our caravan arrived at the exhibition grounds along the Bulkley River in Smithers on Wednesday in time for a full day of exploring. The community of Smithers celebrated its centennial in 2013. Originally founded at the turn of the century as a divisional point on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the town has become a thriving mecca for outdoor recreation, mountain culture, and community life.

BC Bike Ride: Burns Lake

BC Bike Ride: Burns Lake

Burns Lake was a much-anticipated stop on our road trip and did not disappoint. We are honoured to have ridden on the unceded territory of the Carrier Sekani Nation and with over 800 acres of land available to the Burns Lake Mountain Bike Association (BLMA) for legal mountain bike trails – it’s incredible to see what this community has created. The Boer Mountain trail network has been recognized as one of the most progressive, sanctioned, and sustainable trail networks anywhere – and all this was accessible from our tent doors at the beautiful Kager Lake campground.

BC Bike Ride: North Vancouver to Prince George

BC Bike Ride: North Vancouver to Prince George

This past Saturday BC Bike Ride kicked off as mountain bikers from ten different countries set out to stretch their legs and warm up on the world famous trails of North Vancouver. Perhaps a bit of an ambitious location to call a ‘warm up,’ but Olympian and all-around great guy, Adam Craig thought it was great – “Welcome to Canada, this is mountain biking here!” Led by seasoned guides from Endless Biking and BC Bike Race Bike Patrol, the riders rode a variety of laps on Mount Fromme that included classics like Expresso, Dream Weaver, Seventh Secret, and Crinkum Crankum.

BCBR Trail Day in Squamish

BCBR Trail Day in Squamish

Throughout the year at BCBR we have a series of different team building events. Since we only have one week a year for most of us to work together, we find it’s important to keep connected year round. The range of events over the years have included concerts, riding weekends away, movie premiers, camping, and trail building - and generally, it’s just simply a good time to catch up, make memories, and sometimes talk a little bit of business! On this past weekend, some of the BCBR crew met up early at our office in North Vancouver to be shuttled to Squamish for a trail day. Volunteering their time and their Sunday, 32 people arrived to put in some hours work on the iconic Psueda Psuega trail - which is also part of the Day 6 BC Bike Race course. With community support from Bean Around the World (who provided coffee and tasty muffins), Endless Biking (who provided our shuttle), Corsa Cycles (who hosted our post trail day BBQ), Red Truck Beer Company (who provided our refreshments) and SORCA (who provided a team of experienced trail builders to guide our efforts) the day was a huge success! As part of our continued support of the communities that we visit and work with, we were thrilled to not only work with SORCA but also to donate a variety of tools for their continued work on some of the most incredible trails that British Columbia has to offer. Hats off to everyone at SORCA for their dedication! While smoothing and reshaping a large portion of lower Psueda Psuega, we were thrilled to have the social...
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