BC Bike Ride – powered by the world-renowned BC Bike Race – is expanding its operations and event style tours to include new adventures and new regions. The Ride will now include the Kootenays, the Coast, and – returning for year three – Northern British Columbia.
“The wonderful things in life are the things you do, not the things you have.”
~ Reinhold Messner.
Race and Ride both fall under the brand BCBR and with 12 years of experience executing a mobile stage race with 600 racers and over 200 staff, the BC Bike Race has become internationally recognized as ‘the best week on a bike.’ BCBR is now focusing that same level of service and attention to detail on event style tours. Groups of 12-24 can enjoy the same high-quality trails and entertainment that have become synonymous with BC Bike Race in more locations.
Working in harmony with local bike clubs, guides, and businesses BC Bike Ride offers world-class mobile mountain bike vacations while providing culturally immersive experiences with as much singletrack as possible. These packages are developed to alleviate the stress of planning logistically complex trips for folks with already busy schedules. Nearly everything is taken care of for the rider from the time they arrive until they depart.
Each tour has been designed to highlight the uniqueness of the region and therefore no one is exactly like the other. Depending on the trip, accommodations may include tenting, hotels, or hostels, the riding will vary from intermediate to advanced, and the opportunities for engaging in local culture will be as bountiful as the variety of terrain.
Ride North – The New Frontier
BC Bike Ride North explores 11 unique stashes of incredible purpose and hand-built singletrack throughout the communities of Prince George, Burns Lake, Smithers, Terrace, and Prince Rupert over six days. The tour also passes through the lands of numerous Nations including the Tsilhqot’in, Secwepemc, Nazco, Lheidli T’enneh, Carrier Sekani, Wet’suwet’en, Gitxsan, and Tsimshian.
The summer days are long up north, and BC Bike Ride maxes out each day with as much riding as possible, but at the end of the day riders can rest and relax around the campfire, share stories, and crawl into their tents dreaming about what the next day will bring.