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BCBR Gravel Explorer sets sights on year two after successful Okanagan debut

By BCBR Gravel Explorer
BCBR Gravel Explorer sets sights on year two after successful Okanagan debut Registration is open for the 2022 stage race After catching their breath following two stage races in two weeks, BC Bike Race organizers are looking back at a successful debut of BCBR Gravel Explorer and looking forward to 2022. 2021 marked the first running of the Gravel Explorer,...
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Cory Wallace - BCBR Gravel Explorer

BCBR GRAVEL: ONWARDS TO THE BCBR MTB

By BCBR Gravel Explorer
BCBR Doubleheader The BC Bike Race has grown into one of the go to stage races in the World.  This year we lucked out and had two of them to race within 2 weeks!  First up was the the Inaugural 5 day BCBR Gravel Explorer kicking off in late September in the Okanagan, then after 1 day rest, the traditional BCBR Mountain bike...
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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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