Video: Geoff Kabush, Katerina Nash, Sandra Walter & More Showcase the 2021 BC Bike Route - Squamish

Nov 25, 2020
by BC Bike Race  

BC Bike Race, THE SHOWCASE 2020
Episode 3 (of 5)
Presented by SHIMANO
Location: SQUAMISH

If you didn't catch The SHOWCASE:
- Intro Video watch it here
- Fraser Valley EP 1 here
- North Vancouver EP2 here

The SHOWCASE is a five(5) part mini-series, that will offer up a preview of the 2021 route. This mini-series will share the experience and stories of six(6) athletes: Felix Burke, Katerina Nash, Florence Dostie-Menard, Sandra Walters, Karsten Madsen and Geoff Kabush and include a number of other amazing community personalities.

The SHOWCASE is aimed to capture the bizarre and strange experience that 2020 delivered, to a lost season and then right back to the indomitable spirit of communities and athletes as they come together to look to the future, to focus on the positive and reflect back on where we have come from to where we are going.

Cheers the BCBR Team

Race Dates: July 4-10, 2021
w/ backup Date: Sept 12-18

Photo Credits: Dave Silver
Video Credit: Wildland Media

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  • 19 0
 Riding Half Nelson at the end of the BCBR is just about the most overwhelming joy I've ever felt in my life.

I was riding up the climb ahead of it with a local, who warned me "Hey, be careful. It can really throw you far and lots of people end up wrecking their first time."

I took her advice... for the first little tabletop.

I've never been on a trail that made you feel like a far, far better rider than you are like Half Nelson did. Riding it blind for the very first time, exhausted after 6-days of riding, I felt like I couldn't do anything but find perfect flow.

Have you ever actually involuntarily yelled for joy? I honestly don't know that I had before that moment.

My only regret is not staying in Squamish for a few days of more riding after the race. As soon the border's open again, that's where I'm headed.
  • 3 0
 definitely agree. that trail is so good. i get that it's "just a blue flow trail" but it's so much more. That trail cemented my opinion that Squamish is the greatest destination for mountain biking anywhere in the world.

yes, Dr. Park in Crested Butte is awesome (probably #2 in my opinion)
yes, Slickrock in Moab is iconic

but if I could only ride one trail for the rest of my life, I'd pick Half Nelson, and I wouldn't even need to think that hard about it.

now if we could just get the a-holes in the US to wear a mask, so COVID could be over so that we can travel to BC again?? pretty please?
  • 9 0
 Don't forget to join BIKE SQUAMISH - the most positive; giving, least-entitled Facebook group ever! And sign up to get filmed by Rick Meloff who has so many exciting POV angles and the best gofundmes
  • 2 0
 BCBR was the most fun I've had in a sports vacation, ever. Full stop. And I echo the comments on Half Nelson AND Squamish in general. incredible postal codes for mtb. We did a 10 day mtb vacation the summer before BCBR to understand the kind of terrain we'd deal with. We had done Sedona a few years before and a lot of spots on the East Coast but man, Squamish is a whole different league (BC overall, but especially Squamish).

We WILL go back. No doubt about it. It's just too good. And BCBR is a repeat for our 40th birthday as a group (all friends from way back in high school). I'm 37...can't wait to age. Wink
  • 1 0
 Why Leave of Absence and not Rupert? Rupert is even more difficult and I think it would be a fun challenge.
  • 4 0
 The last time Rupert was included a third of the field walked
  • 1 0
 I really hope this dream becomes true next year.....

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