The changes to the BC Bike Race course this year are both big and small, but regardless of size they all achieve the same goals; more singletrack. With the introduction of the Cowichan Valley as the new Day 1 Squamish will be the new Day 7 and the communities in between will flow in the […]
BC Bike Race 2015: Day 7 – Uhl and Nash bring it home
Words: Harlan Price Photos: Margus Riga, Dave Silver, Erik Peterson, Todd Weselake “It is a real mountain bikers course. A technical, bumpy, chunky course and not manicured at all. It required a ton of focus for the last day. By the end of the week you’re a better rider and this is a good test […]
BC Bike Race 2015 Day 6 – Getting it done!
We came for the trails and Squamish did not disappoint. With over 2000 metres of climbing in 50 kms, it also meant plenty of descending. Quite possibly the best descending yet. There was one trail that was just berm, berm, table top, berm, roller, berm, berm. It went on for a good few minutes and […]
BC Bike Race 2015: Stage 5 – Uhl storms the North Shore
Words: Harlan Price Photos: Margus Riga, Dave Silver, Erik Peterson, Todd Weselake “That was the best yet. Fantastic last trail, Expresso, just brilliant. I heard someone say everything is rollable so I just rolled everything. Rode it blind. It’s really what I came here for. If I have the energy I’ll do it again […]
BC Bike Race Day 3 – Good, better, best!
Photos: Margus Riga, Dave Silver, Erik Peterson, Todd Weselake Today is what I’ve been searching for. The trails today were why I came to BC. Techy but still a chance to get up some good speed and let it all hang out! For me I had a good day. Still lacking the climbing legs to […]
BC Bike Race Day 2 – Cooler weather, but still hot racing!
The weather this morning was a little cooler but that did not dampen the racing at the front. The pace was on up the first climb and the field only really broke up once we entered the first singletrack. I had a good day, maximising my strengths in the techy singletrack, while consolidating on the […]
BC Bike Race Day 1 – Roots, Dust & heat!
Today the pecking order was set. All those vascular legs you’ve been looking at over the past few days come out to play in the man on man battle around the British Columbia forests. Today was tough, two major climbs, oodles of singletrack but the main player today was the heat. In 35’+ temperatures there […]
BC Bike Race 2015: Paxson and Nash reign in Cumberland
Searing heat and dusty conditions in Cumberland, BC break the seal on the first day of the BC Bike Race. Paxson and Nash defeat the heat and their fields. Words: Harlan Price Photos: Margus Riga, Dave Silver, Erik Peterson, Todd Weselake Saturday Registration in North Vancouver saw over 600 racers meet for the first […]
BC Bike Race 2015: Day 0
Here we go! BC Bike Race has been one of the races on my bucket list for a long time and I’m finally here. The race really kicked off yesterday with all the racers registering and checking in their bikes for the week ahead. This morning we had quite an entertaining rider briefing before jumping […]