BC Bike Race’s Day One stage was a grueling 70 kilometers (in Canadian), 43.5 miles long. The stage started from the ferry terminal on Vancouver Island and worked its way through the trails around the city of Nanaimo. The route traversed over massive slabs of bedrock and tacky loamy singletrack descents–both littered with slick roots and bridges.
Day One’s closure puts some leaders on the board:
Chris Sheppard took the day’s stage for the Solo Men.
Melanie Mcquaid for the Solo Women.
The team of Kris Sneddon and Barry Wicks took it for the men’s two person team.
Brandi Heisterman and Cathy Seglinski for the women’s two person team.
Geoff Kabush and Catharine Pendrel took the co-ed’s two person team category.
Check out Day One’s highlights:
kris Holm Unicycle Check:
Geoff Kabush Bike Check:
Day Two’s ride was about 6 miles shorter than day one’s, but equally challenging with a massive climb half way through the race. The climb rewarded riders with a high speed, rocky and technical descent.
Day Two saw the exact same leaders as day one hold their positions.