BC Bike Race News – October 2011


Welcome to Fall

BCBR hopes you had a great summer of awesome singletrack riding.  There’s still a little sun in some parts of the world but here in BC we have hit rainy season….. that’s ok, we’re use to it.

We want to be a helpful resource and inspiration for all singletrack enthusiasts; following you will find news from the BCBR team, fall training tips, promotions and a rider profile.  If you have any suggestions of things you would like to read about in our future newsletters please let us know info@bcbikerace.com

Chance to WIN a Shimano XTR Wheel Set

I’m sure you would all like to get your hands on a pair of Shimano XTR WH988 Trail XR/15mm wheel set worth approximately $1500…….good thing is, one of you can!

More then just another flashy wheel design, XTR marries the traditional aspect of a hand built wheel laced with Swedish steel spokes to the cutting edge technology of a dent-resistant scandium UST rim precision-welded with T-Nut anchors.

Log on and check out our race week videoshere.  Answer the question below and you will be entered into a draw to win the wheels.  Email your answer tokaren@bcbikerace.com

Who was the trail builder in Squamish, Day 6?

Meet Aimee Dunn

Age: 38

Kids: 1 (15 months)

Favorite Trail to ride: I like a good all mountain lap – Seventh Secret down to the base of Fromme after a good pedal up. Plus, it is close to home. Also a big fan of epic loops in Squamish!

Favorite Bike: Right now my Giant XO is great for all mountain riding which is in my back door. For racing something lighter – my Giant Anthem

Other passions besides riding: My kid, hubby and dog. Trail running, cake decorating.

2011 was Aimee’s first year of cross country bike racing and she loves it!

We asked Aimee why she chose to do the BC Bike Race in 2011 and she said she wanted an event that showcased real mountain biking trails with technical features and beautiful scenery; which BC offers and she didn’t want simply a sufferfest. Also it meant she could take her son with her.

Talk about epic, Aimee not only completed the 7 day challenge course she did it all on a lot less sleep then most. Aimee was travelling with her son Cooper and her parents who took care of him while she rode. When she was done riding for the day, she didn’t get to sneak in a snooze before dinner, she was busy playing with her lively little one and when others were sleeping in till 6:30 she was up at 5am being “mommy” again before she set off for the day.

A training tip that Aimee thought was quite effective was to use interval training and not ride the same speed all the time. It was important for her to get long rides in but the super high quality shorter workouts really boosted her fitness…although they hurt alot more.

BCBR is sponsoring Aimee’s calendar page for the upcoming 2012 Muddbunnies Calendar. It is the riding club she belongs to and is a non-profit club that has great camaraderie and opportunities for women.

Don’t Miss Out!

Registration for the 2012 BC Bike Race is filling up quickly with close to 87% sold.  All the early bird dates have come and gone but your not too late to still get in on the “BEST WEEK OF YOUR LIFE” and enjoy the ” Ultimate Singletrack Experience”.  Act fast though, because with this reputation, there won’t be many spots left for long!  Register Here

Andreas (aka) Dre’s Fall Training Tip

Fall is a time to rest the body and recover from a summer of activity. many of our muscles have been neglected and the gym along along with yoga are calling. Consider the linear path of the cycling pedal stroke, it’s not very dynamic and can lead to muscle imbalances. We have a lengthy period of time between the end of the season and spring when the miles begin to pick up again.

Make a plan starting with a solid period of rest. Will I do weights this year, is strength going to be part of my program? This question will lead you into the right area of thinging- do i need a coach? If you are heading out onto skis there is still time to think about what sports are complimentary and what areas are being neglected. Training can be described as 3 parts; 2 what I don’t like and 1 that i do, meaning repeating all of your favorites doesn’t always net a faster, better you. A little planning can strengthen and improve your overall conditioning and increase your resistance to injury.

Have a great fall and enjoy the change of the seasons.

Facebook Promo

BC Bike Race wants to see you and your BCBR jersey in action. We will be giving away a sweet piece of Nativo concept clothing and a wicked pair of Ryders eyewear to the best photograph each month. To win just post your picture to the BCBR Facebook Page and you will be automatically entered.

Pictured here is a rider in Provence, France.

Source: BC Bike Race

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