While being defined as the longest ultra-endurance bicycle race on earth would be a pretty significant calling card for most; for the Tour of British Columbia it is just the beginning. We don’t claim to be the toughest race, the most spectacular or the most fascinating ultra-endurance bicycle race on earth, but we aim to be!
The route is everything and we hope you will find it to be spectacular! The Tour of British Columbia’s 5,100 kilometers visit some of Canada’s most spectacular natural locations. The Canadian Rockies, the Alaska Highway, British Columbia’s remote north, the Okanagan Valley, Banff and Jasper National Parks, the Columbia Icefields and some of the world’s largest rain-forests. In addition, the route is home to over 100 different animal species.
All the images (except 2) on our site were photographed during our route surveys. In addition you will find additional links to Tourism BC, YouTube and other content describing British Columbia. We urge you to search on your own about British Columbia as there are endless resources providing details, images, video and reviews available.
As there is over 47,000 meters of climbing, roughly equal to 5 treks up Mt. Everest, we do expect that there will be much of argument against the route being tough. Toughness must be measured by more than mere climbing; weather, wind and road conditions must all be considered. The Tour of British Columbia does not claim to be the toughest ultra-endurance race on earth, but it just might be. We will let the riders decide.
Starting and finishing in White Rock, BC on August 4th, 2013 the Tour of British Columbia is designed to discover exactly how far you can go. Participation is open to most people with the necessary bike riding and handling skills required. Cyclists may compete as solo riders or in relay teams of 2, 4 or 8 riders. Participants vie for overall placement in their division and to earn recognition as an Elite Racer, Competitor or Official finisher. For more information on racer guidelines please visit our information on time-limits or download this file.
• August start date which allows for more seasonal preparation
• Simplified travel arrangements
• Rental vehicles can be returned to point of rental
• Two int’l airports; Bellingham, WA & Vancouver, BC are within 1 hour of start/finish line
• Low Early Bird registration fees
Do you have what it takes? Are you ready?
Registration is now open! Participants may purchase a racer reservation now For full details please visit our registration pages
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