BC BIKE RACE visits JAMAICA
Written by: Andreas Hestler
Video by: Connor Macleod
Jamaica is an amazing place to escape to while the rain and
snow hammer Vancouver and the trails at home in BC. In the spring of 2012 a
posse of riders: Dean Payne, Andreas Hestler, Darren Butler and Connor Macleod
signed up for the Jamaica Fat Tire Festival, a guided tour that would take them
deep into the lesser known parts of an amazing destination.
This crew of riders collected under the BC Bike Race banner
rolled out for an amazing bike adventure. It was as much about camaraderie and
experiencing another culture as it was about escaping the foul weather of our
dark BC winters.
The chance to be guided on the ground by locals and explore
off the beaten path in a destination like Jamaica was simply too much of a good
offer, so while the weather did it’s thing at home we journeyed south and east
to the amazing island of Jamaica.
Mountain biking is an amazing connector – it brings people
together and unites different cultures under one experience. We all share the
same passion for exploration whether our backyard or abroad, mountain bikes are
our vehicle of choice to take us into the wild and beyond.