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.
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