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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Ultra Racing

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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BC Explorer

BC Explorer

Feb 22, 2014

The BC Explorer is a 2,807 kilometers long single-stage ultra-endurance road race that tests riders with a  monumental 29,950 meters (nearly 100,000 ft.) of climbing as it winds its way through the most stunning snow-capped mountains, rich green rainforests, World Heritage sites, national parks and wildlife protected areas that Canada has to offer. A spectacular journey that never stops challenging and enticing riders, the BC Explorer allows each cyclist to discover just exactly how far they can go. The BC Explorer starts and finishes near the shores of the Pacific Ocean in picturesque White Rock, British Columbia. But for the riders, the picture abruptly changes with 4 category 1 climbs to conquer the first day. Riders and their escort crews travel through Manning Provincial Park, up over Copper Mountain to Princeton, BC, onward to Peachland, BC and then south on the shores of the 135 kilometer long Okanagan Lake (said by some to be home to a giant serpent-like creature named Ogopogo) past Summerland and into Penticton, BC. While the glistening waters of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding orchards and vineyards might have produced a calming effect on rider’s outlook, leaving Penticton will assist them in dialing their focus back in on the task at hand. Because next up is a daunting collection of 8 category 1 climbs and 8,600 meters of total climbing over the next 515 km of riding on their way to Elko, BC. An area of the course that is guaranteed to thin out the field; most riders will need to rethink their race plan at this point as they gear up for more mountains. To visit the BC Explorrer website please click on the link below (site opens in new...

Naked Challenger

Naked Challenger

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...

Naked Pioneer

Naked Pioneer

Feb 20, 2014

  Our mid-distance unsupported or naked style race  the Naked Pioneer is the perfect combination of distance, challenge and beauty. To learn more about this incredible challenge please click on the image below.  ...

Naked Rider’s Race

Naked Rider’s Race

Feb 7, 2014

Quite possibly the greatest bicycle challenge you will ever face, over 5,000 kilometers and more climbing then seven times Mount Everest; unsupported and contested in a single stage. An ultra-endurance, unsupported, randonneur style cycling event of epic proportions, the Naked Rider’s Race is an opportunity for a wide range of cyclists to discover exactly how far they can go by competing in one of the world’s truly great challenges of physical and mental stamina: A single-stage ultra-endurance bicycle race over 5,100 kilometers long.  The Naked Rider’s Race starts and finishes near the shores of the North Pacific Ocean in White Rock, BC. While this may sound idyllic it is a long way from easy as riders encounter 4 category 1 climbs on their first day. In fact the first category 1 climb will significantly spread out the field; being 16 kilometers long, this is our way of saying, “Welcome to British Columbia”.  Time limits are divided into three levels of accomplishment, the slowest official time recognized is 670 hours or 28 days. However, if a racer misses the final cut-off time and completes the course they will be provided with “unofficial finisher’s status”.  The Naked Rider’s Race route map displayed has some interactive qualities and by simply moving your mouse around the course you will learn what they are.To read about this amazing event please click on the image...

TourdeBC

TourdeBC

Jan 29, 2014

The Tour of British Columbia or TourdeBC is contested on one of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful and challenging courses ever created. Please visit it’s home by clicking on the image below to discover a true cycling odyssey.  The simple numbers show that the TourdeBC is a challenge of truly epic proportion, but our numbers just tell part of our story. With approximately 5,145 kilometers (k) in length and over 64,000 meters of climbing (3,197 miles/210,000 feet) with a time limit of 16 days it is evident that the Tour of British Columbia is not an ordinary ultra-endurance bicycle race. But mere numbers don’t tell our whole story……… The Canadian Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta provide a race course that is every bit as spectacular as it is challenging. Ride through rain-forests over seemingly endless mountains past ancient glaciers, along pristine lakes and rapid running rivers which are all home to wildlife of the wildest kind. Visit small towns and rural communities in out of the way faraway places while facing a test of mettle that is guaranteed to separate fact from fiction. If you have ever dreamed of climbing to the top of Mount Everest but didn’t know a Sherpa or wanted to sail across an ocean but were afraid that you might end up swimming with sharks, the TourdeBC offers a world class challenge with one distinguishing aspect: with preparation and planning it can be accomplished by a wide range of people. Maybe even you!  ...

Team Racing

Team Racing

Jan 21, 2014

NAKED Team racing was developed to grasp the best of cycling; reduce the overhead and regulation while increasing enjoyment and simultaneously offering a style of racing that allows for and rewards strategic race planning. In essence NAKED Team racing is derived from ultra-endurance cycling, randonneuring and Grand Tour or Olympic Team Racing. We just stripped it down to its core and created a team sport that builds team spirit. To learn more please just follow this link...