BC Bike Race announced their 2011 route today. The coming event marks BCBR’s 5th year of endurance racing on the legendary trails in and around British Columbia, Canada
2011 also marks the second year of the ‘Challenge’ course option, where racers will take on half distance stages.
The 2011 route adds Campbell River to the line up. The town is located on Northern Vancouver Island and will serve as the base for the second day of the race.
Campbell River, a small resource based town located on the East Coast, has never been included in the BCBR before.
Competitors’ camp together after each stage
The stage in Campbell River will start and finish on the waterfront, offering amazing Base Camp views and a true taste of the West Coast. Every year BCBR has offered something unique to the participants; every year celebrates its own flavor and 2011 promises to taste very good.
BCBR will start with registration in North Vancouver followed by day 1 in Cumberland and before moving to Campbell River. Both venues are on Vancouver Island. The race then moves to the Sunshine Coast, which holds a bevy of previously run routes.
The race is billed as the “Ultimate Single Track Experience”
Though days 3 through 7 (Powell River, Sechelt, Squamish and Whistler) will remain in the same towns as last year, each one will see a small tweak to their course — in one instance even a purpose built trail just for the BCBR.
“As you would expect, being included in the BCBR ‘The Ultimate Singletrack Experience’ is no easy task. Having enough singletrack of sufficient quality to even be considered worthy is difficult, but the fact that we got the nod - amazing,” said new course designer Martin Ready.
The event sold out early in 2010 and our registration numbers are already well ahead of last year.
This year as last year, the BCBR will have only 500 coveted spots available, so plan for the vacation of a lifetime and come join us for 2011.