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...
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.

VIDEO: The SHOWCASE – Episode 3, Squamish

VIDEO: The SHOWCASE – Episode 3, Squamish

This is The SHOWCASE Episode 3 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 2, North Vancouver

VIDEO: The SHOWCASE – Episode 2, North Vancouver

 This is The SHOWCASE Episode 2 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. In March, 2020 the world as we know it slowed to a grinding halt. BC Bike Race and many other events around the world were forced to delay and or cancel. BC Bike Race chose to delay until September, by the time that date rolled around things were once again different, maybe more hopeful, but the world was still in a flux and this event was not going to happen for 2020. BC Bike Race as an events company needs to practice its vocation – logistics, organization and capture - so BCBR decided to conduct a rehearsal of the 2021 course, and call it The SHOWCASE. The SHOWCASE is a five(5) part mini-series, that will offer up a preview of the 2021 route. This mini-series will share the experience and stories of six(6) athletes: Felix Burke, Katerina Nash, Florence Dostie-Menard, Sandra Walters, Karsten Madsen and Geoff Kabush and include a number of other amazing community personalities. The SHOWCASE is aimed to capture the bizarre and strange experience that 2020 delivered, to a lost season and then right back to the indomitable spirit of communities and athletes as they come together to look to the future, to focus on the positive and reflect back on...