“What time is it?” echoed through the alpine basin. “It’s the time of your life!” we reply, ripping singletrack amongst snowcapped peaks, quickly descending into a broad valley in the midst of its autumn transformation, grass turning from its lush summer green into a wild display of yellows, oranges and reds. This descent in the […]
Eagles soar overhead, and I fixate on countless coves I wish to build my dream cabin in as we sail across the scenic Strait of Georgia to the isolated northern Sunshine Coast on the BC Ferries Queen of Burnaby. Powell River is a town that has ridden the tumultuous wave of boom and bust for […]
I should preface this piece by stating that I am no experienced Enduro racer, rather one that has participated in several races, and likes the idea of a race that is like a ride with friends, but against the clock in the fun sections. The burgeoning excitement over this new style of racing is contagious, […]
I am not a cross country racer. It had been a long time since I had been herded, cattle like, into a start corral, nervously listening to the PA count down the seconds until the whole mass of spandex and bicycle pour out onto the course and into the suffer zone.
I guess that […]
A race, in its most basic form, breeds heroes. These heroes usually take the form of the champions, the athletes that rise above to conquer his or her field, besting all contenders.
The demanding format of the BC Bike Race allows for new heroes to emerge. These are the folks that may not be […]
Have you ever pictured heaven for mountain bikers? If you have, it probably involved smooth, rolling singletrack, lush green shrubbery, perhaps a vista or two. And it never ended, just kept on going and going and going…..
Day 2 of the BC Bike Race in Campbell River had singletrack sections that probably could rival […]
Enduro bike races bring out a different breed of mountain cyclists. Lean, wiry racers are commonplace at an event that demands endurance and perseverance day in and day out.
The BC Bike Race is no exception. This multi day epic through some of the West Coast’s wildest terrain tests the mettle of some of […]