BC Bike Race adds three solo categories

Vancouver to Whistler in seven days

Now in its third year, BC Bike Race has added three Solo categories: Open Men, Men 40+ and Open Women. The race starts in Vancouver, British Columbia June 28 and finishes in Whistler July 4.

Solo category riders will experience the full seven days of racing and will be added to the competitive two-person team format and the recreational two-, three-, four- and five-person team formats that require two riders on the course at any given time.

“With this move to include solos in a traditionally team dominated discipline we will be stepping into unknown territory," said BC Bike Race Racer Relations Manager, Kathy Lilyholm. "We felt that many people were having difficulty locating team partners, especially those not from a large cycling center. We are addressing this problem by adding the solo categories and wish to make sure that everybody can participate in our event.”

The new route for 2009 includes a start in Vancouver, rolling over the Lions Gate Bridge, and onto the legendary North Shore trails in Day 1 alone.

For more information, visit www.bcbikerace.com.

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