New Date | New Location for The BC Bike Race

New Date | New Location for The BC Bike Race

A word from the founders of the BC Bike Race Even with our best efforts and hopes to execute the 14th edition of the BC Bike Race this July, we are forced to postpone the race to the fall and are excited to introduce a stunning new location. New dates: 2021: October 2 to 8, 2021 - pending Provincial Health Orders2022: Fall dates to be announced later this year  New location for 2021 and 2022: South-Central Okanagan, Penticton and the surrounding area Planning and executing a multi-day mountain bike stage race is a significant endeavour in and of itself; a global pandemic that continues to evolve adds multiple layers of complexity. It takes a year to develop and produce the level of professional event we are accustomed to in pre-Covid times. You, the future BCBR racer, and our proud alumni of 13 years, from 65 different countries, have trusted us immensely to blow your minds with the best week of your life on a bike and with the ultimate singletrack experience. You count on us to deliver on that promise, and we take that task seriously.  We continue to navigate these crazy times as event organizers so that we can deliver on our unwavering promise to you. We always will. The foundation of our success as an organization is our commitment to executing the very best and most unique experience of its kind which you can’t find anywhere else in the world. While that is still our mission, it is time to evolve the BC Bike Race. We are laying out significant changes for BCBR going forward.  These changes are necessary so that we can not only survive, but thrive. As humans...
A new BCBR event coming this fall.

A new BCBR event coming this fall.

We are excited to unveil our newest offering: The Gravel Explorer aka BCBR Gravel. This new event will take place in British Columbia’s Okanagan region from September 26 - October 1, 2021. A new five (5) day stage-race classic is born!  “Savory, earthy, well balanced with loose gravel, single track and a hint of perspiration; pairs well with Pinot “  The Gravel Explorer race is about the spirit of adventure, a gravel grind with grit! In designing this route and picking this location the team at BCBR has set its sights on a brash and bold mix of everything a gravel bike is capable of. Your senses will tingle with excitement as you explore every nook and cranny available in this unique and special location.  Each stage will tell its own heroic story, something outside of the ordinary!  This newest gravel race incarnation will certainly take some cues from the BC Bike Race: first it is slated to be five (5) epic days, the BC Bike Race has always focused on multi-day excursions and will stay true to its fifteen-year history. Secondly the nature of the routes will aim to challenge the concept of what a gravel bike is capable of by situating in this region loaded with varied terrain – wineries, the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) and excellent off-road access – all these will guarantee a wide palate of cycling delights for all of the participants. “Adding another event to our roster bookends BC’s riding season with a race in the early summer and now a race in the fall. We now add Gravel to our roster along with BC...

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New Partnership with Whistler Brewing

New Partnership with Whistler Brewing

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with Whistler Brewing. While the relationship between beer and mountain biking is, to put it simply, “a given” – this partnership while satisfying the thirsty BC Bike Race enthusiast will go above and beyond in its scope of bringing two amazing British Columbian companies together. While BC Bike Race has become the definition of an amazing experience and a bucket list adventure for mountain bikers around the world, Whistler Brewing has defined the post ride celebration! Bringing these two amazing companies together will quench the daily thirst of mountain bikers at their finish line celebrations. Whether racing or simply out for a ride, every trailhead is the finish line for a high five and a relaxing beer. Not just any beer will do either! Beer drinkers, similar to bikers, hold some pretty high standards when it comes to what bike they choose to sit on & what beer they choose to crush after a day on the saddle.  That’s why we’ve partnered with Whistler Brewing, they’re malt-forward-thinkers who don’t rely on computers to tell them how to brew beer. Instead they rely on experience and their own hands. Along the way BCBR put their professional beer drinking team to the test sampling many fine brews from Whistler Brewing in the desire to create the perfect post-ride beer. What they arrived at is pure and simple; the Singletrack Citra Lager – this seasonal beer will find its way  into a unique can branded with art celebrating the mountain bike experience and that which mountain bikers seek the world over – singletrack.  “At Whistler Brewing, our passion...
The History & Future of the BC Bike Race with Dean Payne – Listen Now!

The History & Future of the BC Bike Race with Dean Payne – Listen Now!

Dean Payne, our President was a guest on the Bikes & Big Ideas podcast with Simon Stewart.  They talk about the BC Bike Race - of course - but share some good stories about the world’s largest hockey stick and even one about drinking with Russel Crowe. Have a listen as Dean talks about some of the history of the BC Bike Race, and soldiering on through the tough times.   Just like the race itself, so much of it is about keeping your focus on the end goal to get to the finish...