BC Bike Race announced the opening of registration for its 2008 event on its website. In its second year, the BC Bike Race will run from June 28 to July 4, 2008 and will see up to 400 riders, in teams of two and four, challenge the seven stages from Victoria to Whistler, British Columbia. Organizers have also said they will increase the amount of singletrack for next year.
The 2008 stages are listed below.
Stage 1: Shawnigan Lake - Lake Cowichan, 90 km
Stage 2: Lake Cowichan - Port Alberni, 110 km
Stage 3: Port Alberni - Cumberland, 80 km
Stage 4: Cumberland - Sechelt, 60 km
Stage 5: Sechelt - Squamish, 58 km
Stage 6: Squamish - Whistler, 7 km
Stage 7: Whistler, 25 km
The 2007 edition was won by Trek / VW's Chris Eatough and Jeff Schalk. For more info, visit www.bcbikerace.com.