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...

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Oct 28, 2013

  Okay, here we are in a season that is very quickly becoming winter or is already winter, unless you are one of our lucky subscribers who live in tropical or sub-tropical regions. Here is White Rock, fall is boldly fighting off the approach of winter and today is a sun kissed golden day. It’s the kind of day that you want to celebrate and we will do just that as we are pleased to announce that PowerCranks has become the Title Sponsor for the BC Contender which will now be named the PowerCranks Contender. PowerCranks are a well-established training tool for cyclists, triathletes and competitors in any other athletic endeavour.  PowerCranks users have won such events as the Cyclocross World Cup, Ultraman World Championship, Olympic Games Men’s Road Race, Xterra World Championships, and the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, Paris Roubaix, and the Tour de France, the World Series and the Super Bowl (and countless other events). You can read the full news release here: http://goo.gl/VvdUjS As an added incentive people may purchase PowerCranks through us at www.powercranks.ca/home they work – it’s guaranteed! We offer “secret pricing” only available to racers, their crews and fans. To honor our new race sponsor we have a new website which we hope you visit at www.powercrankscontender.com http://powercrankscontender.com/race/register-today/are also on sale for 10 percent off the current rates published. Please email contact@tourdbc.com for your discount code! Not to scare anyone but gainst our better judgement we invited Lance Armstrong to compete in the Tour of British Columbia in an open letter to the co-author of “It’s Not about the Bike in a letter we called “Biking Bad” which was originally published by our friends at the Daily Peloton and can be read republished here on our own site There is no use in sending us any hate mail because we as expected, received no response. People cay they love cycling and challenges and then people can just say it. We know Mr. Lemond is no fan of L.A. and maybe he will give one of our races a go and show how it is done. If anyone knows Greg please let him know he is welcome. In...

October Newsletter

October Newsletter

Oct 2, 2013

Our latest newsletter can be viewed at this link It contains the gripes and groans of building a race, a bit of a review of what we have accomplished and our standard plea for racers which seems to be more effective than the Harvard Types “marketing plans”  We also include an interesting look at  Cyclistic: cyc·lis·tic [sahy-klist-tik] Adjective Psychiatry. Having a condition in which gratification depends on bicycle-induced physical pain and suffering A piece written by Steve Cochran from the Endurance Capital of the World (That’s what they tell me) which we hope you will enjoy!...

Latest Updates

Latest Updates

Aug 20, 2013

August 20th, 2013 Internally we have had a lot of developments within the Rider’s Race Series and now have 11 people on board assisting us with various logistical race matters and the business side of running our ultra-cycling races. We are very proud of this amazing group of individuals that have committed to make our races the best they can be. To read about our team members please visit http://tourdebc.com/our-team/ You can never have enough great people though and if you have a skill set that would benefit our racers we would like to hear from you. One of those people, Ron Penner has been busy re-mapping our race routes and improving them where possible by using alternate roads that he has knowledge of. One of the interesting results is that our climbing stats have risen dramatically. The mapping software that Ron uses is RidewithGPS which allows him to create the entire routes on a single map when previously we used another service which forced us to use many segments to create the routs. As a result the Tour of BC now has an estimated 64,285 meters of climbing or approximately 210,000 feet of ultra cycling. As a fun comparison that is almost exactly 7 times the height that Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped from in the Red Bull Stratos space diving project on 14 October 2012. As a result of this new data the time limits for each level of accomplishment has been adjusted and the new limits may be viewed here The BC Contender now has an estimated 27,200 meters or almost 90,000 feet of climbing and the BC Explorer is still being reworked but we anticipate total climbing to be around 36,000 meters or 120,000 feet. We have started a YouTube channel which contains a collection of video links to film footage of the actual race course. To date we have about 20 videos posted which you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVnH18lM5Mnq4LHqgezBwnQ Other updates on our website include the rider information downloadable pdfs which can be found at: Tour of British Columbia: http://tourdebc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Rider-Info-2014-Tour-of-BC-LQ.pdf BC Explorer: http://tourdebc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/BC-Explorer-Rider-Info-2014.pdf BC Contender: http://tourdebc.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/BC-Contender-Rider-Information-20142.pdf And finally each race now have their own promotional poster which can be viewed by clicking on each image below to enlarge....

Douglas Hoffman.

Douglas Hoffman.

Aug 2, 2013

August 1st, 2013  (White Rock, BC) Perry Stone, founder and Race Director, the Rider’s Race Series, the Tour of British Columbia, BC Explorer and BC Contender welcomes Douglas Hoffman to our board of advisors and special consultants. Mr. Hoffman will provide his expertise in the areas of race development and racer participation. Douglas Hoffman is a leadership trainer and coach working throughout the world with business and organizations committed to producing extraordinary results.  He has authored and delivered trainings on subjects ranging from leadership development, sales/sales management, sustainability, team building, strategic planning, and key employee retention.  According to Douglas, “Generating results beyond the ordinary demands clarity of vision and a willingness to take on what appears impossible. In our work, we distinguish both the intended outcomes and the barriers that appear to interfere with achieving these outcomes. This work produces results that are profound, visible and unprecedented.” He has long been involved with charitable organizations.  In the past few years this work has included developing and delivering programs for MDI, Fiver Children’s Foundation and PENCIL. SEED Infotech and others His work with the US Green Building Council in 2005-2007  was part of the process of clarifying the distinction “Green Building.” For 20 years Douglas Hoffman has served on the executive board of numerous companies and non-profit organizations. Currently an executive director and the President of the largest ultra-cycling organization in the world today, the Ultra-Marathon Cycling Association (UMCA). As a principal of ALS Consulting  Douglas Hoffman is a professional leadership development trainer and coach who works with clients internationally. Perry Stone and Douglas Hoffman both agree that by offering more racing opportunities in more locations, at reasonable costs, more riders will join the ranks of ultra-cycling and the sport will benefit from the growth in its popularity and participation. Mr. Hoffman states: “I see Ultracycling as a sport in its infancy. Though we do have a long history, in my opinion the world hasn’t really been ready for this until now. The evolution of social media, the new ways that sporting events are recorded and communicated globally and the International fascination with extreme sports make this an ideal time for this sport to take its place on the...