Join our race week Challenge

Join our race week Challenge

We would have been welcoming our 2020 racers to British Columbia today at racer check-in. Sadly, there won’t be a gathering of international mountain bikers here this July, so we invite you to join our Challenge! BC Bike Race’s first 7 day Challenge is all about getting outside, setting a big goal and having a good time achieving that goal. The challenge is open to anyone and there is no charge to participate. Everyone who rides all 7 days will be entered into a draw for some prizing. Participation is a commitment to a week of mountain biking whether for that alpine adventure, an amazing road trip or hitting that seasonal goal like the BC Bike Race. It’s only through big blocks of training and stage racing that the body can reach its full potential. You can participate on Trailforks, Zwift or Strava. A few things to note: to get the Trailforks badge you have to do a 20km, 300m ride each day Zwift rides are at 9am PST Strava rides can be logged on your own schedule, but make sure you tag them so we know they’re part of the challenge and you have to belong to the BCBR Club on Strava More details on our Challenge...
2020 BC Bike Race Update

2020 BC Bike Race Update

Despite our most optimistic efforts to press forward with our September event, indications are that health regulations will not be eased sufficiently to allow us to proceed.  As a part of BC’s Restart plan, Phase 4 is when activities with  large gatherings of greater than 50 people will be permitted. The Phase 4 timeline is undetermined, and Phase 3 will be in place until late fall or when a vaccine is available. At this point, it is with great disappointment that we are forced to cancel our 2020 race. We are grateful to our racers for their patience and understanding as well as to our sponsors and partners for their continued support. We have communicated directly with our racers to let them know that their 2020 race entry can be deferred to 2021, 2022 and 2023 without requiring any additional purchase or transfer fees. For 2021 we are developing a fresh new course for the BC Bike Race as well as an exciting new event for September 2021. Details will be unveiled as the new event comes together. We are planning a series of virtual rides over what would have been race week.  We invite you to join us on our virtual race week next month so we can all ride together virtually – wherever you are. Watch for details on this coming in the next few weeks. All of us are so disappointed to have race week cancelled for 2020, but we’ll be back next year and look forward to putting on our best event yet.  Stay safe, stay healthy and keep...
Zwift Contest Winners Announced

Zwift Contest Winners Announced

Did you ride with Geoff Kabush last month to get entered into the Zwift contest*? We put up a BC Bike Race entry and Zwift covered all the expenses related to travel and accommodation for the Grand Prize, along with some Stages Power Meters for the grand prize winner and 2 other lucky winners. The Grand Prize winner is Harold T from St. Catharines, Canada.  Welcome to BC Bike Race 2021 Harold.  Harold also wins a Stages power meter and a Dash Headunit. Andrew R from South Africa and Sheri M. from Canada are the winners of the Stages Power Meters. Congratulations to the winners! If you participated in the Zwift contest, you would have unlocked the brand new 2020 BC Bike Race jersey. These jerseys are now available in our online store so you can wear your BCBR kit in real life as well as in the virtual world.  We also have some sweet casual plaids and baggy shorts/ jerseys if the tight lycra doesn’t suit your riding style.   *All Zwift contestants are eligible for a 20% discount code as are 2020 racers.  Email karen@bcbikerace.com for your...
Steed Cycles Podcast

Steed Cycles Podcast

Episode two of the Steed Cycles podcast features our own Director of Marketing, Dre! Dre is legendary in the in the mountain bike scene, growing up in Victoria, BC and moving to Vancouver in the early 90s he kick-started his XC racing career and was at the top of the XC field for many years. One of his biggest achievements was representing Canada in mountain biking the first time it was ever included in the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. Since then Dre was a mainstay at the races and was a household name for Canadian mountain bikers, riding for Rocky Mountain, one of the top teams at the time. Listen to the...
‘RIDE TO WIN’ Contest

‘RIDE TO WIN’ Contest

BC Bike Race (BCBR) and Zwift in cooperation with Geoff Kabush and Stages Cycling has announced the launch of an online Contest: The “Ride to Win” Series. This contest will be hosted by the two-time winner of BC Bike Race and all around MTB Legend Geoff Kabush. All contest participants will unlock the new official 2020 BC Bike Race Jersey within the virtual world of Zwift and be entered to win the Grand Prize, plus other cool shwag. “BC Bike Race is a ‘bucket list’ event for mountain bikers around the world and by joining up with Zwift, the world’s largest multiplayer online training and racing platform we have two amazing worlds coming together!” Andreas Hestler, BCBR Marketing Director and Co-Founder THE GRAND PRIZE The grand prize for the “Ride to Win” Series will be a fully paid trip to the BC Bike Race 2021 (flights included) plus a Stages Power meter crankset and Dash Head unit for one lucky Zwifter. If you manage to win the trip to BCBR, Geoff will even give you all of his top-secret race tips in person at the event. In addition to the grand prize, Stages Cycling is also offering up an additional two Stages MTB cranksets as “runner up” prizes. DETAILS The “Ride to Win” Series will consist of six (6) in-game events scheduled to take place between May 15- 17, 2020 (each event will be approx. 1hr/16miles or 25km) Friday May 15: 12pm PT and 5pm PT Saturday May 16: 7am PT and 1pm PT Sunday May 17: 9am PT and 3pm PT Geoff will join all six events and...
2020 Race Postponed

2020 Race Postponed

Thank you for your patience as we’ve been reading the play of this ever changing plot that has affected the entire world. At this time, we have made the difficult, but obvious choice to postpone the 2020 BC Bike Race until September. Many of you have been training for this for almost a year, and have made many sacrifices to come and do the BC Bike Race - we acknowledge how disappointed you must be. We are highly committed to seeing your dreams through and still delivering your “best week on a bike”. The BC Bike Race is a dynamic event to execute. Hosting racers from 33 countries and moving nearly 1000 people over 8 days through 8 ​communities using community recreation centers and schools in each town, with 4 ferry crossings, nearly 140 land manager agreements and a crew of nearly 275. In other words, we have many things to consider to make this date change. ​ Our leadership team is working on narrowing down dates and amended race details, and we will communicate regularly with you as plans evolve. It’s work we love to do and with our 15 years of experience and a dedicated team of event-professionals, we are up to the task, even in these extraordinary times. You’ve signed up for the Ultimate Singletrack Experience and we are committed to providing what you trusted us to do. Rescheduling this event to a different time of year will present unique challenges. We will adapt and implement stringent measures to ensure the health and wellness of our racers and crew which is of foremost importance. Where the...