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Day 5 BCBR Gravel Explorer – RACE REPORT

By 2021 Race Reports
Presented By Rapha Location – Kelowna to Penticton Distance – 76 km Vertical – 1176 meters Stage Five Results Day 5 presented by Rapha - What is in a moment, what is the emotion expressed at the end of a journey, especially a poignant journey that takes one on a whirl-wind tour of “everywhere a gravel bike can go”?? Day...
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Day 4 BCBR Gravel Explorer – RACE REPORT

By 2021 Race Reports
Presented By 3T Location – Kelowna and Crawford Trails Distance – 44 km Vertical – 1081 m Stage Four Results Our journey over the mountains yesterday, from Penticton to Kelowna has set us up for an another amazing circuit route today, around and within the Crawford trails. Once again, we return to the BCBR Gravel Explorer manifesto “everywhere a gravel...
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Day 3 BCBR Gravel Explorer – RACE REPORT

By 2021 Race Reports
Presented By Easton Location – Penticton to Kelowna Distance – 98km Vertical – 1416 meters (maybe more – check your GPS)  Stage Three Results  After two days of intense technical gravel riding, it was time to stretch the legs and cover some distance. Penticton to Kelowna is no mean feat. By the time you add in the warm-up and the commute...
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Day 2 BCBR Gravel Explorer – RACE REPORT 

By 2021 Race Reports
Presented By Arcteryx Location - Naramata, Three Blind Mice Distance - 47.5 km Vertical - 1239 m Stage Two Results Today’s Adventure Ride would be a sampler pack if you used beer for a reference; a sustained road climb out of Naramata through the sun-dappled vineyards brought the racers up to the KVR (Kettle Valley Railway) and stunning views across...
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Day 1 BCBR Gravel Explorer – RACE REPORT

By 2021 Race Reports
Presented By Maxxis Location  - Naramata, Campbell Mountain Distance - 44 km Vertical  - 844 m Stage One Results Photo Credit: Chris Stenberg Day 1 – Presented by Maxxis - The inclement weather stopped at 9 am just as it was ‘go time’, the first-ever BCBR Gravel Explorer has begun!! Day one (1) certainly delivered on its promise to be more than a little different...
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Race Report

By 2021 Race Reports

The BCBR Gravel Explorer “Everywhere a Gravel Bike Can Go” The inaugural BCBR Gravel Explorer is set to roll, Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2021. Five (5) full days of wicked and challenging routes in British Columbia’s beautiful and breathtakingly scenic Okanagan wine country. From the minds of the BC Bike Race course designers with input from local rippers and…

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BIKE CHECK FROM CORY WALLACE

By BCBR Gravel Explorer

Cory Wallace – past winner of the BC Bike Race – is joining us for a fall double header racing both gravel and race! He is currently in the Okanagan exploring the terrain and you can follow his stories on Instagram at @wallacesworld.  We asked him about his bike setup: For the Gravel event I’ll be running the Kona Libre with…

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NEW EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT – The Gravel Explorer

By BCBR Gravel Explorer

We are excited to unveil our newest offering: The Gravel Explorer aka BCBR Gravel. This new event will take place in British Columbia’s Okanagan region from September 26 – October 1, 2021. A new five (5) day stage-race classic is born! Savory, earthy, well balanced with loose gravel, single track and a hint of perspiration; pairs well with Pinot The…

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