2019 STAGES OVERVIEW
BC Bike Race is far more than a race. While it may be the best seven days you’ve ever had on a mountain bike, that’s only part of the story. BC Bike Race is an adventure and an experience. It’s a tour of British Columbia’s West Coast - the trails,
the towns, the lifestyle. There’s something different about BC, even how we get around.
This is a permitted race course, not all trails can be ridden 365 days a year. Please respect Land Managers and Ride at Your Own Risk. BCBR endeavors to collect the most accurate GPS data for the profiles. However, there are many known discrepancies between today's GPS units and their own data collection process, compared data may vary.
On the morning of Day 0, July 5th, you will and check the following with us: your red racer (race week) bag onto the bag transport truck. Your bike box (if applicable) and the luggage you arrived with will go onto another truck. Please note that you will not have access to your non-race week luggage or bike box until after you race on Day 7.
Your bike will have to be ready to race and you have to be warmed up and ready to ride, lined up in the corral 15 minutes before your allocated start time.
Please allow ample time to complete the entire Day 0 process and ensure that you have brought with you everything required to complete registration (your luggage, bike, bike box, etc.)
Information on the Prologue will be available shortly.
The race route will encompass local favourites on Mount Tzouhalem and Maple Mountain with a one-timed course on each mountain separated by a transition that will allow you to spin out your legs. The route will mix it up with everything from undulating singletrack to fast and flowy berms and whoops, and some sections that will put your technical skills to the test.
Welcome to an amazing tour of the best singletrack riding in the Cumberland /Comox Valley Area! You’ll start by heading through the centre of the historic Village of Cumberland before hitting the trails for an unbelievable ride. This is truly a rider’s course. The diverse trails range from high speed, compact, mature trails to higher elevation rocky outcrops, dark and lush valley floor trails, and refined singletrack.
Once again, we’re camping beside the Pacific Ocean! After your race in Powell River you can relax and enjoy the beach, the ocean & the fact that you don’t have to pick up and move until the morning. While the rest of the world has been building ever more challenging gravity-inspired trails, the Powell River course, inspired by locally grown and brewed Timewarp, will keep your tires on the ground while you flow through mossy old growth forests on a new generational network of XC trails.
Start your day with a beautiful BC Ferries ride from Saltery Bay to Earl’s Cove. Today’s route is a Point-to-Point classic that will connect the new-school singletrack with the traditional style of distance racing. Pace yourself through the first half of this day as you pass the lake/cottage country of the Sunshine Coast on your way to some amazing handcrafted, purpose-built singletrack near the Village of Sechelt.
Day 6 will take you from Sechelt to Langdale - a 50 km day where the hoots and hollers will come from the last 7 km… all downhill thru swoopy, loamy singletrack.
This has been the racers’ favourite course for the last 5 years. It’s also the final big day to make your GC move, so if you’ve got ambition and jam in the legs, then this will be a great day to ride your mountain bike.