Squamish is known for its amazing singletrack with huge climbs and technical descents. BC Bike Races’ course choice did not disappoint in either of these respects. The loop paraded through town and straight up into the mountains with a mix of pavement, fire road and singletrack. Riders then plunged into the new bikepark-like Half Nelson trail. After Half Nelson the route hit some of Squamish’s other classic trails like The Rip and the Powerhouse Plunge.
The final stage was a short 25 kilometers, but it packed quite the technical punches. The stage started off climbing up the bike park to the first descent down the famous Crank It Up trail. From there it climbed up the bike park one more time and descended down to the Lost Lake trail system and finished up the loop.