From Amanda Munro comes a reminder the big annual B.C. Bike Race gets underway this Saturday.
This is the seventh year for the seven-day race, which according to Munro, with Peak Communications in Vancouver, “will take 550 riders from 26 countries through 328 km of some of B.C.’s most beautiful rainforest trails on the Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, Squamish and Whistler.”
The B.C. Bike Race she said “is a remarkable eco-adventure tourism experience that many participants have called the best mountain bike stage race in the world and even, “the best experience of my life.” And when the bikers stop in each small community along the way, the whole town gets involved.”
The event’s leading sponsor is Harbour Air, whose founder and CEO Greg McDougall is a long-time B.C. Bike Race participant.
The riders all meet in North Vancouver on Saturday, then take the ferry over to Nanaimo and bused to Cumberland for Sunday’s start. The race ends July 6 in Whistler.
For more information go to bcbikerace.com.