The British Columbia Classic Cycling Race is heading south of the border in 2022. In a move they call historic for the Canadian mountain bike event, BCBR is ditching its cute compact format for its Unique unique experience where each leg leads to the next, opting instead for the warmth and variety of iconic American mountain biking destinations with land and air transfers between Sedona, Moab and Bentonville…
BC Bike Race is moving to the United States for 2022
BC Bike Race is proud to announce that its 16th edition and the 2022 race will be held jointly between Sedona, Moab and Bentonville, yes in the United States, from September 16-22, 2022. The three stops will host 2 separate stages, with the les 5, 6 and 7th final stages will take place in Bentonville.
“I participated in the race a few years ago and was thrilled with what they were doing up there, we’ve been talking ever since about bringing the event down south. We’ll add some Sedona Festival Vibe and maybe take the Hangover Trail to bring out the wild side of the runners.– Mike Raney – Sedona MTB Festival and Thunder Mountain Bikes
The move to the United States coincides with a growth in the migration of Snowbirds (Canadians who head south 6 months of the year). BC Bike Race wants to make sure to provide a mountain biking experience for these Canadians abroad and these destinations are like sister cities to British Columbia, offering a ton of fun and exciting singletrack.
“Moab is set to host its first ever BC Bike Race – I’ve done 2 editions myself – and we’re importing a ton of dirt from BC to make the experience as authentic as possible, just imagine Captain Ahab with BC Loam the whole way down.” – Mark Sevenoff – Outerbike and Western Spirit Adventures
By combining the experience of air travel with mountain biking, we hope to keep the logistics of all participants very challenging and add an extra layer of fatigue between stops, this will truly be an EPIC event.
“Nobody has ever organized an event like this, maybe the Tour de France, but we think now is the time to blow the doors of the mountain bike world, I have to think big and crazy. We want to think bigger, maybe next year the last stage will be in Vermont, expand to a four stage 12 stage race!– Dean Payne – President of BC Bike Race
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