BC Bike Race June News


The Countdown is On!

With just over two weeks until the 2011 BC Bike Race, the countdown is on and the competition is heating up!

Race Week will see plenty of battles out on the trails. Former champion Chris Sheppard will defend his title against top European riders like Thomas Dietsch and Marzio Daho while some of the world’s most acclaimed Gravity riders will duke it out on the downhills. New this year, select stages will feature the “Race Within the Race” where riders will be separately timed and ranked on some sweet descents!

Other riders will be out to support a cause. From the riders with Team Diabetes to Paul Chetwynd, raising awareness for Tsunami Relief in Japan, these riders will be out there making a difference.

No matter what story you’re following, check out bcbikerace.com for the latest reports, results, more photos, and more videos! Get ready to be blown away as you see Race Week unfold!

2012 Registration Opens July 10

Inspired to take on the BC Bike Race in 2012? Registration will open online at 09:00 Pacific Standard Time on July 10th. Make sure you register quickly, since last year our Uber Early Bird rate sold out in less than eight hours!

If you want to ensure you receive Uber Early Bird pricing, we’re offering a special on-site registration option at the Finish Line in Whistler Olympic Plaza on July 9th where you can register in person from 12:00 to 15:00.

More information of BC Bike Race 2012, including pricing, can be found here.

Call for Race Week Volunteers!

We still need a few more volunteers for a variety of different roles throughout Race Week.

July 1 & 2: Registration Volunteers (North Vancouver)
July 1 – 9: Full Week Volunteers (North Vancouver to Whistler)
Daily Volunteers: Daily positions in North Van, Cumberland, Campbell River, Powell River, Sechelt, Squamish, and Whistler

Come be part of North America’s largest mountain bike stage race! Email Lisa (lisa@bcbikerace.com) for more details on volunteering and what’s included in your experience. We can also offer discounts to the 2012 event for Full Week Volunteers!

Featured Videos and Photos

Packing for BC Bike Race – Andreas Hestler will show you how to pack for an epic stage race, fitting all his gear into the new 2011 Dakine Racer Bag. Find out what you need to bring to get the most out of your BC Bike Race experience!

BC Bike Ride – for those who haven’t heard, BC Bike Race is organizing mountain bike tours this summer. See what they’re all about in this video, then find out how to win a trip here.

June Desktop Wallpaper/Calendar – if you haven’t already downloaded it, check out our June Calendar featuring Cumberland, BC.

North Shore Bike Ride – June 17

For those of you in the Vancouver area, how would you feel like joining the BCBR team for a bike ride this Friday evening? Whether you’re in your final stages of preparing for this year’s race or if you just feel like an easy ride around the North Shore, we invite you to come out with us. There will also be a hiking option for those interested.

The ride/hike will start at 5:00pm from 735 West 15th Ave in North Vancouver, hit the trails for about an hour, then return for a rooftop barbeque. You can RSVP, get more information, and check out the video here. We’ll be giving out plenty of prizes, so make sure you don’t miss it!

Remember, this is also your last chance to win a Rocky Mountain Altitude in the Live West Coast My Story Contest!

Source: BC Bike Race

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