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BC Bike Race is Sold Out

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June 10, 2010 (Vancouver, B.C.) – BC Bike Race is happy to announce that the 2010 edition is ‘Sold Out’. Registration for 2011 will open July 4th one day after the completion of this year’s event. In only its fourth year BC Bike Race has once again reached 100% capacity, all 500 participants will start their ‘journey of a lifetime’ on June 27th in N. Vancouver BC.

BC Bike Race is a unique mountain bike stage race that boasts the ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’; by its very nature this means that capacity each year will be limited. “With singletrack and environmental issues to be considered we must be very careful of our footprint each year, said course designer Andreas Hestler. Each of the other events in this category has their own flavour and their own capacity, but we don’t foresee being able or interested in hosting more than 500 each year. It’s simply the most sustainable number for our area.”

BC Bike Race has always had an amazing field of athletes from top pros to everyday Joes; this year is no exception. But there is one unifying concept, the course, each and every one of the 2010 participants either Challenge or Epic will tackle an amazing course and revel in an awesome singletrack experience.

The registered racers list is now available here.

BC Bike Race is proud to announce that its women’s participation has climbed to 19% and believes that many of the past winners and participants have given great strength and voice to this category.

We would like to showcase some names that will be attending the 2010 edition of the BCBR;

Catharine Pendrel – Team Luna Chix Olympian, World Cup winner and National Team member, will be teaming up with Geoff Kabush in the mixed category. She recently chalked up her second World Cup win, congratulations Catharine.

Geoff Kabush – Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain – Olympian, World Cup winner and National Team member, Geoff is excited to do the full pull this year after tasting just a sample last year.

Melanie McQuaid – 3 time X-Terra World Champion has this to say ” I have been a secret admirer of BCBR since the first inception of the race when it began in Victoria. I am sure BCBR is not only an amazing training opportunity but will be a lifetime adventure from which I’ll take many amazing memories and new friends.”

Manny Prado – Team SHO-AIR – recent winner of La Ruta de los Conquistadores one of the World’s toughest races

Wendy Simms and Norm Thibault – Kona Factory Team – fresh off of maternity leave Wendy and Norm Thibault will defend their mixed title from 2008

Chris Sheppard – Rocky Mountain Factory Team – Winner of BCBR 2009 with team mate Seamus McGrath and Pan American Medalist, Chris will be competing in the Solo Category this year and is looking to win.

Barry Wicks and Kris Sneddon – Kona Factory Team – winners of BC Bike Race 2008, these boys are at the top of their game and looking for another title.

Jason Sager – Jamis Factory Team – BCBR leader for Stage 2, 2008. “The BC Bike Race has been, and still stands, as the coolest week I’ve spent on the bike. Returning this year is as much about personal competition as it is camaraderie with the other racers and a chance to see parts Canada in ways that otherwise we’d never experience. Its hands-down the best bike race on the planet.”

Colin Kerr – Rocky Mountain Factory Team – winner of BCBR Solo 2009 and feature up and comer, off to a great start this year with a couple local wins in BC

Marty Lazarski and Stephan Widmer – Rocky Mountain Factory Team – winners of Trans Rockies 2009

Best wishes and good luck to all the competitors as they put their final polish on what has surely been a focused training session leading up to BCBR 2010, June 27- July 3. See you on the start line.

For more information and upcoming results from BC Bike Race: www.bcbikerace.com

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BC Bike Race is SOLD OUT

March 11, 2008 – The BC Bike Race “the Ultimate Singletrack Experience” has sold out. In only its second year of operation this seven day mountain bike stage race, from Victoria to Whistler has joined the ranks of its peers, and sold out. Last year’s winner Chris Eatough said “BC Bike Race was amazing, best bike race in the World, no doubt” As a 6-time Solo 24 hour World Champion he should know.

June 28-July 4, 2008 this year’s event is ready to blast off. Situated in one of the Mecca’s of mountain biking, the BC Bike Race takes advantage of all the geographic features that the Coast of British Columbia has to offer; spectacular views, ocean crossings on the BC ferries and of course we can’t forget the amazing trails built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers.

It would seem that the demand for challenging cycling events is high. With only two events of this kind (7-day mountain bike stage races) in North America and both are sold out. Other events the world over are experiencing similar numbers. For the last few years La Ruta de los Conquistadores has also sold out and that event is located in Costa Rica.

What is it about these events that drives people, motivates them to undertake such a challenge? “It’s the sense of completion at the end that really makes the difference, when you set yourself a major goal for the year, you enable your training to have a purpose and then through the event your achievement is really about yourself overcoming a challenge,” said Dean Payne founder and president of BC Bike Race.

There is a wait list forming, as with all athletic events and especially ones of these magnitudes, things arise and spots move around. If you are still interested, please join the wait list and stay posted for updates.


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