Two of the world’s best all-mountain competitors–Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler–will be teaming up to compete in the BC Bike Race on July 2nd through the 9th.
These two riders are perhaps known best for their consistently high standings at the All-Mountain World Championships (Downieville Classic). They have both stood on the podium and are well respected for both their combination of endurance and technical skills. In 2010 they competed in the French Enduro series and will bring all of their energy and experience to BC this year.
Weir commented on his entry into the race (or something), “My quest to be more like a Canadian has been ongoing. This seemed to be a real fast way to imbed some Canadian skills and long enough to maybe get a hold of that real cool accent. I feel the Canuck way of life is for me. If this does not work I may have to start tunneling my way under the border–setting the standard for underground singletrack and being the first to make a video of this cool sub-terrain style. Being original is being Canadian. If all fails I’ll just drink lots of beer. I am looking forward to this adventure.”
BC Bike Race’s Marketing Director, Andreas Hestler, commented on Weir and Moeschler’s participation in the event, "The attitude and dedication these riders represent is directly in line with BCBR's philosophy of good times, great trails and plenty of time après to squash a few local brews. We hope that all of the participants can share these ideals, while not taking away from a great day in the saddle, it's about how one approaches 'epic' in one's life. Moeschler and Weir, for their part, have a great enthusiasm for adventure and mountain biking, what more could BCBR ask."