A fun night for the BCBR team in support of a great cause

A fun night for the BCBR team in support of a great cause

This past Saturday a group of BC Bike Crew and friends headed into Vancouver to attend a concert put on by Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express at the Vogue Theatre.  It was a fun night filled with music, drinks and laughs in good company. The concert was a fundraiser for the Potluck Café Society with songs on the setlist being sponsored by local business.  Along with BC Bike Race, sponsors included Westjet, Windsor Plywood and Leith Wheeler among others. The Potluck Café Society is a registered charity working to transform lives by creating jobs for people with barriers to employment and providing healthy food for people living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).  Potluck is widely regarded as a social enterprise leader and has received a number of awards for their achievements.  We are proud to have participated in this event, not only to give back to the community but also supporting Canadian talent, while having a great time with our team. Barney Bentall is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is most well known for his 1990s-era band, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts. Their most successful Canadian singles included “Something to Live For”, “Life Could Be Worse”, “Crime Against Love” and “Come Back to Me”.  With the recent passing of John Mann of Spirit of the West – another great Canadian band - this week it was touching to see John’s memory honored on stage with a couple of covers that had the crowd on their...
BC Bike Ride: The Ultimate Road Trip Experience

BC Bike Ride: The Ultimate Road Trip Experience

Most mountain bikers have heard of the infamous BC Bike Race. The epic stage race through British Columbia is the western hemisphere’s largest mountain bike stage race by far and one of the most challenging. The seven-day race covers nearly 50 kilometers per day with courses that boast over 75% singletrack. Much of the race features technical trails, and due to its location on the west coast of BC, it’s often slippery, steep, and gnarly terrain. Read the full story...
Sistas of Strength and Endurance – BC Bike Race

Sistas of Strength and Endurance – BC Bike Race

I regretted that trip to Canada to ride bikes, on the raddest trails…….Said no one. EVER!! When you see an opportunity to buy a sold-out BC bike race ticket, you take the opportunity. I have to thank Bettina for injuring herself and Margaret for posting about it on social media (it is good for something J). This race has been on my ‘to race’ list for a long while. Did it live up to my expectations? Well…. I love stage racing for the simple fact that all you have to do is sleep, eat, ride, have a good time, repeat. There was so much excitement and anticipation in the lead up and so many awesome trails to ride everywhere, it was really hard not to get exhausted before the race started. Read the full story here: Lucky 13 - BC Bike...
Syd & Macky – Racing Together

Syd & Macky – Racing Together

Standing on a start line wasn’t new for the dynamic duo of Syd & Macky. They race professionally and have started hundreds of races. But this one was different. They were standing on the line together. And would be racing together for seven days in a row. It was the pair’s first time racing in a duo category. While Syd & Macky love riding and training together, they were both a little apprehensive about what racing together would mean for their relationship. Would they continuously bicker for seven days? Would one of them feel resentful? How would they cope with the inevitable setbacks and struggles of multi-day XC racing? Watch the video to see what the experience was like to find out if they kill each other or file for divorce! Just kidding. Racing together strengthened their relationship, was a ton of fun, and even landed on the...
ROAM BIKE FEST

ROAM BIKE FEST

BC Bike Race just returned home from the biggest women’s mountain bike festival on the planet in Sedona. Roam Bike Fest is a three day gathering (aka party) of female riders, influencers, and play makers all coming together for one purpose: to have a ridiculously fun weekend just shredding trail in a world-class riding destination. BCBR led some rides, fueled the ladies with trail snacks all weekend and featured the film “It’s Just like Riding a Bike” an inspiring short film by Markella Mildenberger. She overcame obstacles life to reach her goal of completing the BC Bike Race in 2019. The ROAM attendees were all pumped and so were we!! We are stoked to partner with ROAM Bike Fest and participate in events that are inclusive, encouraging and bring women together around the shared passion of riding...
SoloBici

SoloBici

The BC Bike Race was featured in the Spanish magazine, SoloBici! Read the article - pdf download cover Pages1-2 pages3-4 Pages5-6...