Cheer Zones, Enduros, Trumpets and Trombones
BC Bike Race – Another resounding success for year seven. Participants from 26 countries all over the globe whooped and hollered through the sunshine and singletrack of this year’s BC Bike Race.
Smiles were the mainstay of the week. While the hot sun attempted to wear down the riders, nothing could stop the high flow of energy that filled the trails and base camps.
Finishing in Whistler after seven days of delirious singletrack and repeated enduro segments highlighting the flow that BC is known for, veteran racers pumped high fives and simultaneously cried.
Registration got off at an unprecedented rate, already at 75%. After the initial opening for registration July 7th at 12 pm, noon, the inbound server crashed due to the high volume of demand. Once back up, the server processed 170 registrants in 60 seconds. Within another hour old records had fallen and 415 racers of a possible 550 spots were sold.
BC Bike Race the top ‘Bucket List’ for mountain bikers around the world maintained the highest standards for courses, food, safety and fun over seven days as nearly 1000 people (staff, participants and support) travelled through six lower mainland communities: Cumberland, Campbell River, Powell River, Sechelt, Squamish and Whistler.
2014 already has 24 countries represented and less than 150 spots remaining, the chance to exceed 2012, 33 international countries is still a possibility.
Registered Countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Zambia
More Info; www.bcbikerace.com
Words: BC Bike Race
Photo: Dave Silver