BIKE CHECK FROM CORY WALLACE

BIKE CHECK FROM CORY WALLACE

Cory Wallace - past winner of the BC Bike Race - is joining us for a fall double header racing both gravel and race! He is currently in the Okanagan exploring the terrain and you can follow his stories on Instagram at @wallacesworld. We asked him about his bike setup: For BC Bike Race I’ll be running the Kona Hei Hei with a 12 speed XTR Drivetrain, with a 36 T on the front, 10-51 in the rear. The wheels will be Astral Cycling Carbon Serpentines with Maxxis EXO tires on the mountain bike. Likely an Ardent race 2.25 on the front and an Aspen 2.25 on the rear. No dropper at the moment but I will be testing one out next week while pre riding. My bike will have a WTB Silverado Saddle. I use Squirt tire sealant with bead locks and Squirt Long Lasting Dry chain lube. If you’re curious about his gravel bike setup you can find it on our blog at...
THE BC BIKE RACE IS ON

THE BC BIKE RACE IS ON

THE BC BIKE RACE IS ON We know that everyone wants to get out and race and we are happy to say that we are still on for this fall. BCBR continues to work within Provincial Health Authority (PHA) Guidelines and in consultation with our host communities to deliver a great bike race and to give you the “Ultimate Singletrack Experience” this fall - with the highest ratio of singletrack of any BC Bike Race in our 14-year history! Implementing the systems and tools that we have learned over the past 18 months positions us well to execute a “Flow Through Event” that meets the current health guidelines of both the Province and the Interior Health Authority. Our plans have evolved through each stage of pandemic restrictions and for 2021, they have centred around the elimination of congregation and gatherings to keep our racers, crew and public safe. Bike races are outdoors and we saw the success of the ski industry last winter. A race is naturally spaced, and can be adjusted in many ways to increase safety. From small waves, to appointment-based start times (think golf tee-off times), paired with all racers required to be fully vaccinated to participate, we can manage and execute within the current context of PHA guidelines. As disappointed as we are to lose the communal experience we’ve enjoyed in the beer gardens and our finish line celebrations, we are doing what it takes to put on an amazing race course. Keep training and we look forward to seeing you in 5 1/2...
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 Gravel Bike Race is coming this fall.

A new BCBR Gravel Bike Race is 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...
VIDEO: The SHOWCASE – Episode 5

VIDEO: The SHOWCASE – Episode 5

This is The SHOWCASE Episode 5 of a five(5) part mini-series. We hope you enjoy the visuals, the dialogue and the small feeling of human interactions as much as we did. Even though the future still remains a bit grey we believe there is so much positivity and optimism in even the smallest of gestures. We hope this series keeps you inspired and motivated.

VIDEO: The SHOWCASE – Episode 4, Whistler

VIDEO: The SHOWCASE – Episode 4, Whistler

This is The SHOWCASE Episode 4 of a five(5) part mini-series. We hope you enjoy the visuals, the dialogue and the small feeling of human interactions as much as we did. Even though the future still remains a bit grey we believe there is so much positivity and optimism in even the smallest of gestures. We hope this series keeps you inspired and motivated.