What to expect at our base camp:
Camping will be provided for each racer from the evening of Day Zero to the evening of Day Six at our base camps. Before and after these dates, racers will need to provide their own accommodations.
Racers will be issued a 4-person sized tent to share with another racer and a minimal foam pad. The tent will set up/taken down for you as we move through the event.
Our base camp locations are chosen for a variety of reasons including proximity and access to local amenities. We will also have a rotating selection of food vendors post race at each location.
Some other great features at our base camps include:
BC Bike Race and Obsession: Bikes have partnered together to serve all your bike tech needs during race week.
The crew at Obsession: Bikes is, as the name implies, obsessed with bikes. they ride them, race them, break them, fix them, dream about them, and even sometimes sleep with them.
Obsession: Bikes has run our Bike Tech program since 2007, and have a thorough understanding of the toll stage racing can take on your bike. And they pledge to do everything in their power to keep you bike running for the seven days of the BC Bike Race.
Over the last few years, we have developed a one-of-a-kind medical program to effectively manage the challenges of an epic race in our Coastal Mountain terrain. Comprised of paramedics, nurses, and doctors, our highly trained and professional Medical Team members are ready to respond to any incidents on or off the course. Staff attending include;
5 er nurses
1 er nurse/ wilderness first aid expert
1 nurse er/paramedics
1 nurse er/paramedics/coast guard
1 nurse practitioner, icu, sar
3 paramedics, primary care paramedic (pcp)
1 paramedic pcp, sar
1 paramedic, advanced care paramedic (acp)
2 fire fighters
1 medical director, ER Dr
1 director of safety, wilderness first aid expert, masters in disaster and emergency management, paramedic pcp
2 naturopathic dr
1 chiropractic dr
1 first aid (ski patrol,
1 first aid
You’ll be putting in long days and demanding a lot from your bodies. We will have top-notch sport massage therapy, physiotherapy, and Chiropractor treatments available to pamper you. We are able to offer you the highest standard of care, and utilize the most up-to-date techniques to treat injuries effectively. The qualified RMT’s, who understand your body can hurt for a variety of reasons, will develop the just the right treatment for you - it’s important to find the root cause and not just where the pain is. We also know that collaborating with you is key to your recovery-it strengthens your performance, helps you enjoy your experience and will keep you on your bike for the week for a strong finish in Whistler.
BC Bike Race is very pleased to have Lululemon ambassadors with us again for race week to offer a stretch and chill zone post race daily with mats, rollers, and bands for racers to use. The will also be offering yoga sessions most days when possible, please check the racer schedule to confirm times.