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North Shore to Host BC Bike Race 2014

The Shore is Back in 2014

November 24th, 2013

BC Bike Race is excited to announce that North Vancouver, home of the infamous North Shore trails, will host the opening stage for 2014.

Going into year eight BC Bike Race the “Ultimate Singletrack Experience” will make a slight change to its route by hosting stage one in North Vancouver. After three years away the trail conditions are right to bring the event back.

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This is why they come. Photo Margus Riga.

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Lots of switchbacks. Photo Dave Silver.

The iconic ladder bridges of the North Shore are some of the most recognizable trail features in adventure tourism today. Bike Magazine recently recognized North Vancouver as “one of the most influential bike destinations in the world”.

“The legendary North Shore has played a big part in the development of the global mountain biking history and connecting the circle route of this history from North Vancouver to Whistler just makes sense. “ said BC Bike Race president Dean Payne. “We want to offer our participants the ride of their lives!”

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Enduro stages for the descending-oriented. Photo Dave Silver.

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And the occasional wide open spaces. Photo Dave Silver.

The North Shore is changing – under the trail stewardship of Mark Wood and the North Shore Mountain Bike Association the building style is new school with lots of “pump and flow”. This has made the trail access much more universal and the riding experience that much better.

Stage 2 will take place in Cumberland, stage 3 in Powell River and from there the course will remain mostly the same as the previous editions: the Sunshine Coast and Sechelt, stage 4 and 5, Squamish, stage 6 and Whistler the final day, stage 7.

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An iconic start line. Photo Margus Riga.

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And some time to wind down on the BC coast. Photo Dave Silver.

BC Bike Race would like to thank Campbell River for being an amazing partner over the last three years. Their excellent handcrafted trails have provided thousands of riders from over 35 countries with a mind-blowing singletrack experience.

BC Bike Race will continue into it’s 3rd year with the Enduro special segments, 2 per day and the 4 Shimano kids races: North Vancouver, Cumberland, Sechelt and Squamish. The new course in North Vancouver will be announced in the early spring.

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Will you be visiting our fair city to enjoy a little BCBR?