BC Bike Race Newsletter – February 2011



January 28, 2011


LAST CHANCE TO WIN A ROCKY BIKE FRAME!We’re just days away from announcing the winners of our draw! Register for the 2011 BC Bike Race before midnight (PST) on January 31st and you could win one of the following:

  • Rocky Mountain Element MSL 70 frame
  • Rocky Mountain Altitude 70 frame
  • Shimano Prize Pack
  • Dakine Prize Pack

More details available here. We’ll be announcing the winners in our upcoming Registered Racer Newsletter, so check your inbox!

We’re also rewarding everyone that Follows Us via our newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. This month’s winner is Anne Mikse, one of our Newsletter Subscribers! Anne, please email us at info@bcbikerace.com to receive your prize package. Stay tuned in March for next month’s winner!

Powell River Profile

Powell River ProfileWe’re stoked to be returning to the awesome City of Powell River for Day Three! Accessible only by sea or air, this region of the Sunshine Coast is a hidden mountain biking gem. In addition to biking, there are endless opportunities for adventure and recreation, including canoe routes, world-class diving, and great hiking. Arts and Culture are also a way of life in Powell River, with many festivals and fantastic dining options featuring local ingredients.

Racers will be treated to some of the best XC trails the West Coast has to offer, such as the W8 Trail, the newest and loamiest piece of singletrack on the entire Sunshine Coast, which ends with a long sweet descent. After some mind-blowing singletrack, you’ll roll back through town to a Base Camp on the beach. To see what we’re talking about, check out our 2010 Powell River Video! Full course details and profiles here.

Powell River has great trails and a beautiful Base Camp, but we’re also excited to return due to the fantastic community support. BCBR Management recently visited Powell River to meet with City Council and the local BC Bike Race Committee (article), planning out ways to make this day even better! Read more about the trip here.

Featured Videos and Photos

Featured Videos and PhotosTech Tip Video - Tire Selection – check out this video, part of our new “Tech Tips” led by Olympian Andreas Hestler, to figure out what the best tires are for BC Bike Race.

You Gotta Be Here – Tourism BC – we know you’ll love the riding out on course, but BC Bike Race is so much more than just the trails here. Check out this video by Tourism BC to get an idea of what’s in store.

February Desktop Wallpaper/Calendar – each month we’re releasing some of our favourite, inspiring, singletrack shots as a desktop wallpaper for your computer. Want to see some of our other favourite shots? Check out our gallery.

Day Seven Finish Line Announced

Day Seven Finish Line AnnouncedAfter numerous meetings with Whistler, we’ve determined the best possible Finish Line for Day Seven of this year’s BC Bike Race!

The brand new Whistler Olympic Plaza will be the site of our Start and Finish Line for Day Seven. Shown to the right, this site is undergoing the final stages of construction and will be completed just before this year’s race. Don’t worry, the snow will be gone by July!

The Plaza features the Olympic Cauldron, the Olympic Rings, and a beautiful lawn – the perfect setting to celebrate seven days of epic singletrack. Make sure you’re there to be a part of it!

BC Bike Race – Around the World

BC Bike Race - Around the WorldThis week marks the departure of Julien Prenez, BC Bike Race’s Marketing Intern. After five months of living the dream here in BC, Julien is on his way back to France. But not to worry – he’ll be coming back to race in this summer’s BC Bike Race! Read about Julien’s adventures in BC here.

“Mountain biking is definitely the best way to discover a new country/region, learn about the culture, enjoy the nature and meet local people,” Julien Prenez.

BCBR’s Andreas Hestler is currently down in Chile for the Trans Andes Challenge!  You can read about his last trip, and hopefully catch some updates regarding his progress in the Trans Andes, by checking out his blog. Good luck, Dre!

For additional information, visit: www.bcbikerace.com

About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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