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Andreas Hestler, Co-Founder of the BC Bike Race.

Taking Canada to the Olympic debut of Mountain Biking in Atlanta (1996) ranks very high as an achievement, as does representing Canada as the National Champion (x5); but building the BC Bike Race from the ground up holds a special spot in Dre’s heart as it is sharing his passion for mountain biking with the world.

A sliver of Dre’s achievements:

1996 Atlanta Olympics (31st)
58 Stage Races (MTB and Road)
15 years as a PAID Professional Athlete
2 x Canadian National Champion (1 day, 95’,97’)
3x Canada Cup, National Champion overall series (93’, 95’, 00’)

Dre will be hosting Zooms calls and answer your questions, be it course or tech related. Shoot him an email or contact our Racers Relations Team for more general questions.



Coach Adam Walker, founder of The Cycling Co. brings a wealth of experience as a versatile athlete across cross country, road racing, and enduro MTB disciplines.

With a competitive career that began in 1988, Adam is a former Canadian National Team member, Canadian National Champion (100km Team Time Trial) and Canada Cup XC Champion.

Adam’s coaching journey encompasses riders at every level of experience, from grassroots to World Cup podiums.

Adam lives in the Cowichan Valley, at the base of Mt. Tzouhalem and a stone’s throw from Maple Mountain. He rides and hikes on these mountains regularly and knows just about every meter of trail.


With your registration you will have access to a professionally designed training plan on TrainingPeaks, at no additional cost. We have teamed up with MAD Endurance to offer you two eight-week programs. The plans can also be used on Zwift.

  • The first 8-week plan is about building base fitness and strength
  • The second 8-week plan is about working on top end fitness and getting you to the start line fit, fast, healthy and rested.
  • During the race Karsten will be available to answer athlete questions.

Karsten is a Professional Endurance Athlete and has raced the BC Bike Race in the past.