BC Bike Life
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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,...read more
Deb MacKillop is our 2017 Kazlaw Community Award winner. Her dedication to her local riding community in Nelson, her adventurous attitude, and never-ending smile are just a few of the things that contributed to her win. We caught up with Deb to talk about her race prep, chamois’, and how she’s been a BC Bike Race imposter since 2011!read more
Taking trail to new heights. Often imitated but never surpassed, the all-new Altitude pushes the envelope of what a modern trail bike is capable of.read more
BC Bike Race (BCBR) is honoured to have been awarded a grant from Destination BC through its new Event Co-op Marketing Partnership Program. With this funding BCBR, working alongside local Destination Management Organizations (DMO), will be producing a 7-part video series that will highlight the history, culture, local business, and dedicated trail builders in each of the communities we visit while also outlining the BCBR route.read more
Mountain bikers now have an even greater choice of how they want to experience British Columbia – RACE or RIDE!
The globally recognized logo of the BC Bike Race is affectionately named B.O.B., which stands for ‘Bear On Bike.’ B.O.B. has been the proud symbol for BC Bike Race for 10 years and after many years of celebrating a SOLD OUT status BOB is on the move and starting to roam north – introducing BC Bike Ride North, coming August 5-13, 2017. Registration is open!read more
It’s December and we are approaching a new year; this is a great time to set goals and begin a fresh page. But before we move forward, lets take an inventory; what did you do last summer? What have you been doing for the fall? And where are your strengths and weakness?read more
BC Bike Race the ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’ is ready to unveil their 2016 route that will take 600 racers from 36 countries along the West Coast of British Columbia from North Vancouver to Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, and finally to Whistler. The carefully crafted course has been honed over the last 9 years and is sure to challenge everyone from the technically gifted to the fittest sprinter.read more