The Explorer Route

The Explorer Route

May 14, 2013

Cyclists be warned: The BC Explorer route has a pretty face as it travels around British Columbia and Alberta’s, Banff and Jasper but it is TOUGH! Be prepared. The map below provides a general overview only. Some of the communities visited are: White Rock, Hope, Princeton, Grand Forks, Salmo, Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Canmore, Banff, Jasper, Houston, Burns Lake, Fraser Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Quesnel, Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Clinton, Lillooet, Pemberton, Whistler, Squamish, Vancouver. To view a route map, please click...

The Explorer

The Explorer

Mar 27, 2013

The BC Explorer tests riders with 2,820 kilometers of racing over 39,116 meters (nearly 128,000 ft.) of climbing while winding its way through the most stunning snow-capped mountains, rich green rain forests, world heritage sites, national parks and wildlife protected areas that Canada has to offer. It is spectacular journey that never stops challenging and rewarding riders The race which starts and finishes in White Rock, British Columbia is rich with natural beauty and incredibly demanding. Along the way riders will experience the ever evolving landscapes of the Canadian Rockies, the lakes and orchards of the Okanagan Valley, World Heritage Sites, National Parks, glaciers and rain forest. Populating the course is over 450 different animal species that includes high-alpine mountain goats, bears, bison, eagles, deer and moose. Competition is open to soloists and relay teams with 2 or 4 riders who are over the age of 21 with the physical ability and bicycle handling skills required. To learn more please follow this...

World’s Longest . . . .

World’s Longest . . . .

Mar 27, 2013

The Tour of British Columbia is the longest ultra-endurance (or any genre of bicycle-racing) on earth. We also think it is the most demanding and beautiful, but we will let the rider’s decide. And in spite of all that we have created the Tour of British Columbia so that you don’t have to be a world champion to be successful, all you need is desire, excellent bike handling skills and a love of adventure. To discover exactly how far you can go please follow this link or explore our site as you wish. We also offer two shorter versions for those of you that want to earn your...

Tour of BC Map

Tour of BC Map

Mar 27, 2013

The route of the Tour of British Columbia travels 5,145 kilometers around the province of British Columbia and through some of neighboring Alberta’s National Parks, Banff and Jasper. Competitors in the ultra-endurance race will also pedal along the fabled Alaska Highway and into the Yukon before heading south through Smithers and Whistler, BC. This is a truly beautiful setting for a world class challenge. The map displayed here provides a general overview...

Welcome

Welcome

Jun 22, 2012

The inaugural Tour of British Columbia route captures the very best natural beauty that Canada has to offer. Cyclist will climb over 48,000 vertical meters (157,000 feet) as they make their way through several mountain ranges as they pass by glaciers and the fresh water lakes and rivers they feed. Wildlife is abundant, bears populate much of the course and huge bison are found in the northern regions, but everywhere wildlife provides a shy audience for the race with over 450 different species living along the course. National & Provincial Parks, World Heritage Sites, and the summer resorts of the Okanagan, Williams Lake, Whistler, and the remote northern hinterlands of the province all provide a spectacular back drop to the intensity of the cycling. To learn more about the course please visit this link and to learn more about British Columbia, Canada please visit this page. We have also displayed a couple of galleries of images that were all shot on course, you may them here: Route photos, Wildlife Images, and we selected a few YouTube videos that showcase the route here While we targeted producing a course that would challenge the world’s strongest ultra-endurance cyclists we were also very keen at making the course more rider-friendly to a wider scope of cyclists. We accomplished this by providing more generous official time limits for each established division. However to qualify for elite recognition you better bring your “A” race to the course. Set for August 3rd, 2014 the tour of BC allows riders all of spring and a generous portion of summer to prepare for their challenge. To truly be rider-friendly we have worked to reduce cost for competitors in any way we could, (including registration fees). By both starting and finishing in White Rock, BC participants will be able to book round trip tickets via either the Bellingham International Airport located in Washington State, USA and only 30 kilometers from White Rock or they may chose Vancouver International Airport on the Canadian side of the border (still within 30 kilometers of the start/ finish line). Support vehicles, SUV’s, other vehicles and motor-homes may also be rented and returned to the same location. Our registration fees, which may be viewed here, include even lower rates for those...