BC Bike Race Final Day in Whistler July 5 2014
The Race So Far Has Been Incredible
Follow us as we share with you a few photos of the BC Bike Race. As the Host Hotel, we're proud to support BC mountain bikers as they race across our beautiful province. And tomorrow, July 5th, the race will culminate in Whistler. Join us for the exciting finish.
Racers enter Cumberland, a 48 kilometre trek with an 1137 metre elevation gain. This section of the BC Bike Race is presented by Rocky Mountain Bicycles. Once called Dodge City, this town which once relied on mining has now turned into a mountain biking powerhouse. The race heated up in this section, and no one is an obvious choice for the podium. The excitement began on Day 1, continued on this day, and as you will see as you scroll down, continues on to the finish of this exciting race. Stay tuned.
The isolated town of Powell River hosted Day 3 of the BC Bike Race presented by Lululemon Athletica. Racers Lea Davison (Specialized Bikes) and Wendy Simms (Kona Racing) went hard, each exchanging victories but Davison ended up dropping Simms on the gravel and singletrack climbs. Either racer could have come out on top. Both felt as though they had a worthy opponent. Wendy Simms now has a slight lead over Davison. Sonya Looney (Topeak Ergon) secured a third place with Kim Hurst within a minute of third place.
The men have seen three different racers take the podium in as many days.Jason Sager (BackCountry Bikes), Spencer Paxson (Kona Racing) were racing well. Currently Kona is nesting on the top three podium spots for the overall. Sneddon, Wicks, and Paxson with 32 seconds separating Wicks and Paxson and another 1:53 back.
Powell River hosts Day 3 of the BC Bike Race
Day four of the BC Bike Race took racers from Earls Cove to Sechelt, with this section of the race presented by Ryders Eyewear. Racers rode 59 kilometres, with an elevation gain of 1375 metres.
The fifth day of the BC Bike Race sent racers from Sechelt to Langdale, a 41 kilometre day with an elevation gain of 1365 metres. At the end of the day, Davison and Sneddon each took their third stage win.
And Finally, the BC Bike Race Comes to Whistler
Racers will ride into Whistler between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm and we hope you'll come out and join us to encourage them and cheer for our beautiful province whose natural landscape made this race possible. What an utterly grounded way to realize that we live in paradise. So come on out and let's cheer for British Columbia!
And Did You Know? Aava Whistler is the Host Hotel for the BC Bike Race
We're honoured to be the HOST hotel for the BC Bike Race The Aava Whistler Hotel is located just steps from the centre of Whistler Village, and only moments away from the two majestic mountains, Whistler and Blackcomb. We are not just a "bike friendly" hotel - We love our mountain biking guests. Come see for yourself! Contact us to learn more about the BC Bike Race and how we work hard to make you and your bike feel welcome while in Whistler.
Posted by Aava Whistler Hotel on Friday, July 04, 2014