RACE 2012 ROUTE and NEW GRAVITY ENDURO STAGES
The Ultimate Singletrack Experience is proud to celebrate its sixth year and announce the 2012 route
with the exciting addition of twelve individually chip-timed sections.
route offers the same smorgasbord of great venues as last year, but will see an
all new Day 7 in Whistler and some additions and tweaks to the other six days.
"We never rest on our laurels, having
our course designers who are core mountain bikers and trail builders means new
trails are added every year”, said president Dean Payne. In addition to Whistler, participants will experience
amazing singletrack in the communities of Cumberland, Campbell River, Powell
River, Sechelt, and Squamish.
the addition of two timed sections for the first six days, BCBR boasts twelve
Enduro-style sections. Last year, in a continual pursuit to evolve the event,
BC Bike Race included two days with two separate timed sections per day. The
"Race within the Race” was launched, tried and true to ensure that the expanded
timed sections in 2012 would be a success.
legend Brian Lopes rode the BC Bike Race 2011 edition, won a couple of the
Enduro timed sections and capped of his amazing week with an awesome athletic
performance by hitting the podium on the final day in Whistler. Lopes shared
his perspective post-race:
"BC Bike Race was one of the most fun events
I have ever done. Every day we were treated to some of the best trails in
the world, trails I would have never experienced if it weren't for the BC Bike
Race. The race was really one against myself most of the time, but with a
few timed downhill sections thrown in I knew I had a chance of actually getting
some results there. Like all top road stage races, there are categories
for those with different skills and it was great to see the BC Bike race
organizers throw in some contests for those with exceptional DH skills."
Race organizers’ goal is for everyone to have the best time possible shredding
the amazing singletrack that is on offer. "People have different styles, so we want to ensure that everyone has a
chance to showcase their unique skill sets” said course director Andreas
Hestler. "Enduro racing essentially
means that riders instead of pinning it all day will be able to ride around the
body of the course and really focus in on a few very fast moments”.
‘Challenge’ course is also undergoing some changes, and with a growing number
of participants the BCBR team is working hard to make all events as rider
friendly as possible. Both courses will see adjustment to ensure less merging
of the Challenge and Epic groups, keeping the rider’s experience in mind.
has only 20 spots remaining and will shortly be ‘Sold Out’. This year as last year BCBR will have only
500 coveted spots available, so plan for the vacation of a life, come join us