Throwing it's hat into the multi-day mountain-bike stage race ring (alongside races like TransRockies, Trans Alps, La Ruta, Crocodile Trophy and Cape Epic) SEVEN - a new MTB stage race - is scheduled to begin July 1st, 2007 amid Canada Day celebrations in Victoria, British Columbia.
150 two-person teams will race from the southern tip of Vancouver Island, to the Sunshine Coast, to the mountainous Whistler Valley. SEVEN founder, Dean Payne, has extensive experience in the Adventure Race industry, having started the successful Sea2Summit race series and run it for more than 11 years. "B.C. is the premier place on the planet to mountain bike," Payne says. "Everyone behind SEVEN wants it to be a challenging race that excites the senses. Simply put, our goal is to provide the best stage race experience in the world."
Race registration opens on January 1, 2007 and will be restricted to just 150 teams of 2 competitors.