Naked News

Posted by on Aug 2, 2014

The Naked Challenger begins August 3rd, 2014 and to follow Chris Culos please visit this link where you will find live info on the Naked Challenger, the PowerCranks Contender and the Tour of...

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i Can March 11th

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014

A lot has been happening at our offices for the past several months and the news we need to share has been piling up so in this edition you will find many links to follow up on the reports you want to read. To begin with we are very pleased to announce that all six Ride Canada events, Tour of BC, BC Explorer, PowerCranks Contender, Naked Challenger, Naked Pioneer and the Naked Rider’s Race have all been added to both the UMCA’s (Ultra Marathon Cycling Association) racing calendar, the UltraCycling Cup and World Cup of UltraCycling  Championship Series. Rider’s from all continents compete to win annual awards and recognition as the world’s best ultra-endurance  bicycle racers. While we actively seek more riders all races are a go this year and we have added an interesting incentive for this year’s racers.  While we cannot afford cash prizes we do have a distinguished honor for each winner in each division of each race. If you win your division, in 2015 the race will be named in your honor and you will receive a...

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Naked Racing

Naked Challenger

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014

The Naked Challenger is an ultra-cycling-race contested in British Columbia’s Vancouver & Coast Mountain region, the Thompson Okanagan and the Caribou Chilcotin where cyclists will experience an exceptional, ever-evolving landscape for their journey of personal discovery. To discover the Challenger that awaits simply click on the image...

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PowerCranks Contender

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014

At a distance of 1,617 kilometers and 27,200 meters of climbing the PowerCranks Contender is a multiday, mid-range ultra-endurance cycling event that is sure to challenge even the world’s toughest and seasoned riders. Contested in three of British Columbia’s major tourist regions; the Vancouver & Coast Mountains, the Thompson Okanagan and the Caribou Chilcotin cyclists will experience an exceptional, ever-evolving landscape for their journey of personal discovery. The PowerCranks Contender begins and ends near the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the small border town of White Rock, British Columbia. But, for the riders, the barriers are not the ones separating Canada and the U.S.A.; they are the 4 category 1 climbs they will encounter on their first day of riding. Riders, and their escort crews, travel through Manning Provincial Park and its rich diversity of landscapes, mammals and birds (269 different species in all). As cyclists leave the park behind, (but not the abundance of natural beauty and wildlife), they head up over Copper Mountain to the rugged terrain surrounding Princeton, BC, and into the endless orchards and vineyards of...

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The Naked Challenger

The Naked Challenger begins August 3rd, 2014 and to follow Chris Culos please visit this link where you will find live info on the Naked Challenger, the PowerCranks Contender and the Tour of BC.

Spring Sale – Rider Registrations

Spring Sale – Rider Registrations

Mar 21, 2014

All race registrations are on sale until 11.59 pm April 12th, 2014 please visit this page to obtain your discount coupon code. RideCanada.ca is Canada’s largest private organization engaged in the development and promotion of ultra-endurance and endurance adventure cycling in Canada. Ride Canada currently operates the Tour of BC, PowerCranks Contender, BC Explorer, Naked Challenger, Naked Pioneer and the Naked Rider’s Race. All events are open to amateur and professional athletes. Races travel through British Columbia and venture into Alberta’s national parks  and the Tour of BC and the Naked Rider’s Race also cross into the Yukon for a brief...

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

Mar 17, 2014

  In 2014 Ride Canada is presenting race ultra-endurance adventure cycling events ranging in distance from 1,600 kilometers to over 5,100 kilometers. There are unsupported races (Naked) and ultra-endurancerider fully supported events. There is a challenge for everyone willing and able. The above chart  gives a quick look at the challenges of each event. Please visit each even’t website for full details or register...

i Can March 11th

i Can March 11th

Mar 11, 2014

A lot has been happening at our offices for the past several months and the news we need to share has been piling up so in this edition you will find many links to follow up on the reports you want to read. To begin with we are very pleased to announce that all six Ride Canada events, Tour of BC, BC Explorer, PowerCranks Contender, Naked Challenger, Naked Pioneer and the Naked Rider’s Race have all been added to both the UMCA’s (Ultra Marathon Cycling Association) racing calendar, the UltraCycling Cup and World Cup of UltraCycling  Championship Series. Rider’s from all continents compete to win annual awards and recognition as the world’s best ultra-endurance  bicycle racers. While we actively seek more riders all races are a go this year and we have added an interesting incentive for this year’s racers.  While we cannot afford cash prizes we do have a distinguished honor for each winner in each division of each race. If you win your division, in 2015 the race will be named in your honor and you will receive a small royalty from each registration for 2015.  For example if Chris “Hoppo” Hopkinson  wins the men’s solo division of the Tour of BC, in 2015 the men’s solo race will be named the Chris Hopkinson Men’s Solo Invitational.  (A couple of minor restrictions apply) We believe that this will help rider’s with sponsorship and provide them with a unique peg to hang their helmet on. Want a race named in your honor (and who doesn’t) all you have to do is win! Simple right? All of our sites have gone through major overhauls, we have moved to more efficient hosts  and have not experienced a single minute of down time since the move. All sites allow easy navigation to all of our other sites. On the corporate side of things  the Tour of BC, the BC Explorer and the PowerCranks Contender are now managed by RideCanada.ca This was because we have decided to launch a new series of races we call “Naked” on our same race courses which do not let allow escort support crews. Naked Racing provides a practical alternative: a rider,...

i Can

i Can

Mar 9, 2014

I Can is the newsletter for people who are ambitious enough to pursue their goals, whether that goal is something incredible that borders on the impossible or just something that represents that all important ‘next step’.  All goals begin with a reason, each person’s reason is personal and could be considered to be like a snowflake; fragile, unique and all-encompassing in a perfect storm. In our premier edition we take a look at inspiration and motivation and the amazingly unique places people often encounter such encouragement. Constantly people find core motivation in deeply profound places – a parent might want to demonstrate to their children that anything is possible, someone might have fallen on hard times and want to turn a new leaf in their life, while these two sources might come from diametrically different areas of life experience they both can deliver immense levels of fuel for the ambition. Motivation is as important as physical ability and like those who will try to shortcut their training to improve their fitness through pharmaceuticals or other less devious options, only those that center on true motivations will benefit from the multiplying strength of its power. If you are in it to impress someone, forget about it, the only person you ever need to impress is the one you look in the mirror at. Motivation is nutrition for body and soul and you need to consume it on a regular basis. To develop your motivation make it a team effort, don’t rely on one source, identify it in as many sources as you can. Mix it up, make it a combination or serious, silly, real and fictitious.Ground it in reality but allow yourself indulgences. The greatest sources of motivation are love, ambition, faith, music and the pursuit of dreams. When we were children simple sleight of hand magicians thrilled us with what we perceived as magic. As adults, if we are fortunate, we understand that magic exists, not by a slight of hand but by hard work, focus, dedication and maybe with a little luck we are rewarded with the result we pursue and suddenly the impossible became possible. We become the magicians because we harness our...

PowerCranks Contender

PowerCranks Contender

Feb 22, 2014

At a distance of 1,617 kilometers and 27,200 meters of climbing the PowerCranks Contender is a multiday, mid-range ultra-endurance cycling event that is sure to challenge even the world’s toughest and seasoned riders. Contested in three of British Columbia’s major tourist regions; the Vancouver & Coast Mountains, the Thompson Okanagan and the Caribou Chilcotin cyclists will experience an exceptional, ever-evolving landscape for their journey of personal discovery. The PowerCranks Contender begins and ends near the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the small border town of White Rock, British Columbia. But, for the riders, the barriers are not the ones separating Canada and the U.S.A.; they are the 4 category 1 climbs they will encounter on their first day of riding. Riders, and their escort crews, travel through Manning Provincial Park and its rich diversity of landscapes, mammals and birds (269 different species in all). As cyclists leave the park behind, (but not the abundance of natural beauty and wildlife), they head up over Copper Mountain to the rugged terrain surrounding Princeton, BC, and into the endless orchards and vineyards of Peachland, BC. From there riders travel south on the shores of the 135 kilometer long Okanagan Lake past Summerland and into the vacation mecca of Penticton, BC. Still heading south, riders now pedal their way to Oliver and Osoyoos, then east for a short stint before heading almost directly north for 129km along Highway 33, the Rock Creek Highway to Kelowna. From Kelowna it is further north along the shores of Kalamalka Lake to the hotspot of Vernon. Now following Highway 97 riders get into a rhythm that will take them about 180 kilometers to Merritt, BC. Now about 1,000 kilometers into their journey riders continue north and then north east through Logan Lake, Ashcroft, Marble Canyon Provincial Park and onto Duffey Lake Road before the route finally turns south. To learn more please click on the image below ( link will open in new...