The BC Bike Race (BCBR) should be on every rider’s bucket list. It is a true celebration of riding, community and the damn fine singletrack British Columbia is known for.

Day three just wrapped up. For the first two days riders faced rooty and rocky Vancouver Island tech, which they then traded for smooth, fast, cross-country trails in Powell River. But it wasn’t short. Powell River was host to a 52 kilometer (32 miles) course with 1,046 meters (3,431 feet) of climbing. The featured trail? Death Rattle. Oh, and Sweetwater Creek, but that doesn’t sound as ominous and foreboding. Then again, the BCBR is neither of those. Racers were handed trailside virgin pina coladas, faced a devil living under a bridge and generally had a good time.

At the end of the day, it was Karl Platt who topped the podium followed by Cory Wallace, Sam Schultz and Geoff Kabush. Kabush is currently in the lead overall.