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BC Bike Race News – New Solo Category and More

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February 18, 2009 (Vancouver, B.C.) – Imagine Your Ultimate Mountain Bike Holiday… spent swooping through the amazing world-renowned singletrack trails of Beautiful British Columbia. The sweet air of lush rainforests filling your lungs and the incredible mountain bike trails – built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers – beckoning you to come out and play. This is BC Bike Race and this is the Ultimate 7-Day Mountain Bike Experience!!

And the adventure just keeps getting better! With the new route changes for 2009, including a start that rolls over the iconic Lions Gate Bridge – the gateway to singletrack in BC – there will be no shortage of stunning scenery, sweet singletrack and serious smiles all around.

We may have really upped the singletrack ante by adding in a tour of the legendary North Shore for Stage 1, but rest assured that Stage 2 and Stage 3 are getting some attention and stepping up to take this year’s BC Bike Race to the next level. We’ve got more exciting route announcements on the way, so stay tuned! Yes, really! It CAN get more exciting than this!

Introducing BCBR 2009 – 7 Days Solo!!!
You read that right – we now have a SOLO category for the full seven days of BC Bike Race!

There is simply way too much singletrack not to share with everyone… so no restrictions…come as you wish! Whether you’re a team of 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, we want you to experience the BEST SINGLETRACK mountain biking that British Columbia has to offer. And you can get it all right here with the BC Bike Race.

Sometimes it’s tough to find a partner… and now you don’t have to! BCBR SOLO – get it here.

Get Stoked with our New Video!
If you really want to pump up your excitement about The Ultimate Singletrack Experience, check out the new BC Bike Race trailer! This tantilizing little video clip, compiled by our amazing friends at Ride Guide, serves up a real taste of the BCBR experience that is bound to have you yearning for an ultimate singletrack adventure of your own!

You can also get an insider’s peek at BCBR by checking out our story profiled in Issue 10 of Australian magazine ENDURO. A co-ed team shared their insights and experiences after last year’s race.

Don’t lose that feeling… registration is open and you can still secure your place in the 7-day holiday of a lifetime here in British Columbia!

Need MORE Reasons? Let’s Start with Travel Ease…
Travel Ease: With a new start location in the heart of Vancouver, travel arrangements couldn’t be easier. From Vancouver International Airport, you can catch a shuttle straight to the Host Hotel and then ride right out the front door to the start line for Day 1. And when you’re finished celebrating your accomplishments after Day 7 in Whistler, it’s a direct jaunt down the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to bring you back to Vancouver and/or your flight home.

Stage Format: This is your chance to throw away all the frustrations of one day racing and let the time, the patience and the distance work in your favour. This is your chance to know what it’s like to be a stage racer… walk in Lance’s shoes for 7 days. Lance tried the Ultra Leadville… so clearly he’s not afraid to get dirty!

Muchos Dineros: For our friends south of the border, the 20% exchange rate for your US dollar is seriously in your favour… it’s like getting a holiday for 20% off retail! Cha-ching!

Family Friendly: With the BCBR “Support Crew” program your family and friends can follow along the race – perhaps volunteering to get a first-hand peek at a day in your life on the trails. Or, maybe they’d like to check out all the wonderful sights and acitivities each of our host communities has to offer. Or, what about a bit of each? There is no shortage of things to see and do in this incredible province… we’re certain your family will love it!

BC Ferries: Aaah… cruising the coastal waterways of BC… now this is the life! What’s that over there? A whale? Cool! Although we can’t guarantee that you’ll see any whales during your ferry crossings during the BC Bike Race, we can guarantee that you will be treated to some incredibly scenic voyages that will quickly remind you that you’re on holidays and that you can relax and enjoy the ride.

Enjoy the Ride: Now that’s what it’s all about! Seven days of some of the sweetest riding you can experience… and all in one go! We’ll let you in on a little secret – once you’re out there dancing your bike through the trails, the idea of race will give way to the awe of the ride. Just ask Team Trek-VW’s Jeff Schalk, winner of BCBR 2007!

Until Next Time… keep the rubber side down and ENJOY THE RIDE!

For additional information, visit: www.bcbikerace.com

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