Ten: The BC Bike Race Movie

Celebrating 10 years of the famed British Columbia XC stage race

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Celebrating 10 Years of BC Bike Race

The globe is dotted with all manner of cross-country stage races. From South Africa’s Cape Epic, to Trans Pyrenees and Trans Alps in Europe, to the just completed Transylvania Epic in Pennsylvania. All bring something unique and challenging to the table, but for our money the absolute best of this bunch is the famed BC Bike Race, held annually for the last decade on the testing trails of British Columbia.

Celebrating 10 Years of BC Bike Race

Dubbed the ultimate singletrack experience, BCBR has made its name as a rider’s race. The winner has not always been the man or women with the highest lactate threshold. Instead the ability to handle a bike on techy terrain is paramount, for while this may be an XC race, it’s far from the fire road showdown that are hallmark of so many of these long distance affairs.

Celebrating 10 Years of BC Bike Race

To ride BC Bike Race is to sample some of BC’s (if not the world’s) best trails in places such as Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Squamish, and of course Whistler, traditional finish site for the race.

Celebrating 10 Years of BC Bike Race

In 2016, BC Bike Race celebrated its 10th running and made a film about it. This movie follows racers and crew alike through what’s arguably the best week of their year, and is a celebration of their dedication and hard work. Through it, BCBR shares its culture telling the story of the race both on the dirt and behind the scenes. Grab a beer, sit back, relax, and enjoy.

For more info head over to www.bcbikerace.com.

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Olympics, Tour de France, MTB world champs, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying life with his wife Lisa and kids Cora and Tommy in and around their home in the MTB Mecca of Crested Butte.

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