White Rock, BC (December 3rd, 2012)
Perry Stone, President of Ultraletic Sports Ltd, announces the end of rider registrations on December 7th, 2012 5 PM Pacific Standard Time.
Stone states: I draw inspiration by observing, interpreting and understanding the actions of others. These actions that impact me are derived from a wide range of individuals and fields of endeavours; from athletics and adventure to the grander stage of human bravery and compassion.
This inspiration is supplied by both famous and everyday people whose actions defy all odds; if not logic. They sometimes place themselves in the line of personal peril and even death to fulfill their objectives and they do so expecting nothing in return but the simple personal reward of knowing that they did the best they could at a time of great decision. They do not seek fame; but for some it is thrust upon them as their actions give us hope, inspiration and courage.
People all over the world want to believe that when the chips are down they can rely on themselves to do the right thing, not only for themselves but for others. It is a tall order and often we need help.
The Tour of British Columbia was designed, developed to offer people a testing and training ground removed from critical life situations and circumstances. It offers the everyday man or woman the opportunity to attempt to accomplish something that is comparable to crossing an ocean in a small boat, climbing Mt. Everest or jumping from the edge of space with only a parachute. The difference is that few among us will ever have the time, ability or financial resources to do any of those things, but almost everyone can ride a bicycle.
The Tour of British Columbia was designed to simultaneously challenge the world’s very best ultra-endurance cyclists while making the challenge approachable to weekend warriors and all ages. It accomplishes this by recognizing three different levels of accomplishment and three different routes of varying lengths.
While soloists face the greatest challenge, members of relay teams encounter challenges and rewards of dynamic team interaction. The Tour of British Columbia molds leaders from beginners. It is an event where all leaders do not finish first, where team members pick up the slack for other riders who become stricken from fulfilling their roles in an effort to accomplish their collective goal.
The longest ultra-endurance bicycle race in the world travels over 47,700 meters of mountain passes as it weaves its way along a 5,100 kilometer long course which visits some of the most spectacular natural beauty on earth along. There are free range bison, bears, mountain goat, elk and eagles and glaciers and Northern lights in the sky for the riders and their crews. Along the way riders will pedal one of National Geographic’s 50 of the world’s most beautiful drives, a stretch of the fabled Alaska Highway and remote northern locations that few people will every have the opportunity to enjoy.
The course was designed to be as safe as possible; we took into account low traffic roads, secondary roads and routed the courses around cities as much as the current roads will allow.
The Tour of British Columbia was developed with rider costs also at the forefront of consideration.
The race starts and finishes in a White Rock, BC, just 40 kilometers from both an American and a Canadian International Airport. We introduced entry fees that are well below other long-distance ultra-cycling events and with the gracious support of the Canadian Cancer Society we even instituted a system where riders can even obtain free registration by raising money for Canadian Cancer Society.
For more information about rider participation please visit http://tourdebc.com/rider-information/
The Tour of British Columbia in 2013 will be held as a demonstration event only, therefore we will limit the number of riders by ending rider registration on December 7th, 2013 at 5 PM Pacific Standard Time. Anyone wishing to participate must have registered by then.
Please register at http://tourdebc.com/registration-info/
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Ride safe, dream big.