BC Bike Race Launches 5 Day Gravel Stage Race

The BCBR Gravel Race is a new 5-day gravel bike stage race produced by the BC Bike Race team.

The iconic BC Bike Race, known for its combination of fun and suffering over seven days on technical BC singletrack has launched a new event for riders who want a different adventure: The Gravel Explorer, or BCBR Gravel.

The new race will take place for the first time this year in BC’s Okanagan region from September 26-October 1.

“The Gravel Explorer race is about the spirit of adventure, a gravel grind with grit! In designing this route and picking this location the team at BCBR has set its sights on a brash and bold mix of everything a gravel bike is capable of.”

The race will lean on inspiration from the MTB race. The routes will “aim to challenge the concept of what a gravel bike is capable of by situating in this region loaded with varied terrain – wineries, the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) and excellent off-road access – all these will guarantee a wide palate of cycling delights for all of the participants.”

Categories will include Open Men and Women, 30+, 40+, 50+, and 60+, with categories for teams of 2. Registration is open as of Feb 9th. Pricing is in three tiers, with the first tier costing the lowest at $1,500 CAD, open to 50 spots. The 2nd and 3rd tiers cost $1,600 and $1,700.

For more details, see their website.


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