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BC Bike Race Announces 'Ride to Win' Zwift Contest with Geoff Kabush

May 5, 2020 at 20:08
by BC Bike Race  


BC Bike Race and Zwift in cooperation with Geoff Kabush and Stages Cycling announce the launch of an online Contest: The “Ride to Win” Series.

This contest will be hosted by the two-time winner of BC Bike Race and all around MTB Legend Geoff Kabush. All contest participants will unlock the new official 2020 BC Bike Race Jersey within the virtual world of Zwift and be entered to win the Grand Prize, plus other Stages equipment.

bigquotesBC Bike Race is a ‘bucket list’ event for mountain bikers around the world and by joining up with Zwift, the world’s largest multiplayer online training and racing platform we have two amazing worlds coming together!Andreas Hestler, BCBR Marketing Director and Co-Founder

The grand prize for the “Ride to Win” Series will be a fully paid trip to the BC Bike Race 2021 (flights included) plus a Stages Power meter crankset and Dash Head unit for one lucky Zwifter. If you manage to win the trip to BCBR, Geoff will even give you all of his top-secret race tips in person at the event. In addition to the grand prize, Stages Cycling is also offering up an additional two Stages MTB cranksets as “runner up” prizes.

The “Ride to Win” Series will consist of six (6) in-game events scheduled to take place between May 15 - 17, 2020 (each event will be approx. 1hr/16miles or 25km) 
Friday May 15: 12pm PT and 5pm PT
Saturday May 16: 7am PT and 1pm PT
Sunday May 17: 9am PT and 3pm PT

Geoff will join all six events and will be on hand to answer any questions, Q&A style (so come prepared with all your MTB questions about BCBR, bikes, trail riding, etc.)

Riders can choose to ride this event staying close to Geoff at social pace, or in true racer fashion, you can smash it from the start—the winner here will be drawn at random so ride however you wish.


The contest supports Zwifts movement into the mountain bike world and their creation of both virtual tracks and training programs specific to MTB. Historically, Zwift may have been perceived to be a ‘roadie brand’. Recently though, Zwift has expanded on their commitment to off-road cyclists with a recent game expansion containing a selection of new training plans as well as in-game equipment.

bigquotesI’m delighted to be launching this new partnership with BC Bike Race. I look forward to welcoming in many of the participants signed up for the 2020 event into our online community, and wish them the very best in their preparations.Eric Min, Zwift CEO and Co-Founder

The 2020 BC BIKE RACE Virtual Jersey
All participants who finish will unlock a freshly designed and recently released new 2020 BC Bike Race jersey and more importantly show the Zwift world their passion for roots, rocks, burms, dirt and mud!

Geoff Kabush’s connection with Stages adds more value to the riders of Zwift and helps establish a connection with Stages as a maker of MTB power meters that can enhance their training and racing outside based on training inside with Zwift, the perfect one two punch for cycling success.

Looking for a training program that can assist with your goals of Singletrack success, focus your training and get ready for the 2020 BC Bike Race Sept 27 – Oct 3.
How does one best prepare for seven days of racing across British Columbia’s challenging terrain? The unique demands of singletrack riding often require specific preparation and training. So to really sharpen your fitness and crush the BC Bike Race, join Zwift’s Singletrack Slayer training plan.
A major aspect of singletrack riding is being able to produce power outside your usual comfortable cadence. With rolling hills and sharp corners, riders need to be able to quickly shift from one extreme to another. It’s not always easy. But with proper training, you’ll be well prepared for any trails ahead. Singletrack Slayer asks for one hour of training per day for a full week, over a ten weeks training block, sounds easy right?




BC Bike Race is going into its 14th year and hosts 600 riders from on average 38 countries per year. Preparing for a seven (7) day mountain bike stage race takes some serious planning and commitment, much of this starts in the dark winter, months before the event is scheduled to commence. It is through virtual training and scientific coaching that all participants can have the best experience possible during the event. BC Bike Race is proud to host an amazing event and share it’s small part of the world with those bold enough to challenge themselves to the “Ultimate Singletrack Experience”.


About Zwift
Zwift is the fitness company born from gaming. They are dedicated fitness enthusiasts that also happen to be experienced software and video game developers. Combining that passion and deep understanding of the fitness world, Zwift is the first company to use massive multiplayer gaming technology to bring the outdoor experience indoors. Athletes from around the globe can train and compete with each other in rich, 3D-generated worlds simply by connecting their existing devices & hardware (e.g. cycle trainers, power meters, treadmills heart rate monitors, etc) wirelessly via open industry standard ANT+ and BLE. From friendly competition, to racing & structured training programs, Zwift is building a community of like-minded athletes united in the pursuit of a better social fitness experience.

About STAGES Cycling
Stages Cycling – Power meters adds more value to the riders of Zwift and BC Bike Race. Stages helps establish a connection as a maker of MTB power meters that can enhance riders training and racing outside based on training inside with Zwift, the perfect one two punch for cycling success.

Here’s hoping to see all very soon – The BCBR Team.

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  • 34 1
 Literally can’t wait to try out my UK weather mtb Zwift simulator. Set up in inside a king sized fridge and every 5 mins the mrs opens the door and chucks a bucket of freezing water and horse poo riddled mud all over me.
  • 3 0
 Now that's funny.. awesome
  • 22 1
 Can I virtually punch Geoff Kabush in the face or no
  • 6 0
 oh man I laughed at that. I think that's a premium subscription feature. You also have to pour champagne on your own head.
  • 2 0
Nice one, that has to be in the running for Best PB Comment of 2020.
  • 12 0
 I find I do a lot better on Zwift since I bought my E-bike.
  • 1 0
 I was excited when i ugraded from a fluid trainer to a wheel on smart trainer..i gained 100 FTP. There has got to be another thing besides and ebike that makes me look better to strangers in a digital world.
  • 5 0
 The pandemic has given me an opportunity to do what I’ve needed to do for some time—stay off the fun trails and spend many hours upgrading my bike’s motor. The MTB training plans in Zwift have definitely produced results and have broken up the boredom.
  • 5 0
 Way too easy to cheap on Swift. There's no way half the guys on there are beating the pros but we've never heard of them racing.
  • 4 0
 All the pro's in Durango are competing for KOM's due to lack of racing - it's been pretty fun and hilarious to follow
  • 2 0
 Quite a bit of talent in that little town... Wish I still lived there.
  • 2 0
 speaking from experience its also way too easy to be bad in zwift. Nice to get keep the legs moving when its too cold or rainy out though. Just like any form of biking, its not all about racing.
  • 1 0
 This is only cool if they actually managed to program the amazing crowd along with it. That said, if it links to the internet and there is a multi-player mode, maybe you can participate as crowd too. Now that would be nice, blasting through my vuvuzela straight into the computer microphone. Should help with social distancing too (even if, to the neighbors, it doesn't feel like it).
  • 1 0
 It rained all day here so I did my first decent/focused (dumb) trainer session in years. Twenty minutes in I was reminiscing of BCBR 2017 and thinking a redo in 2021 should happen. Hmmmm, Zwift, eh?
  • 3 0
 True, but to win, you just have to compete, not win the race.
  • 1 0
 Anyone up for virtual Downhill Domination or even some Saga Genesis Road Rash
  • 1 0
 Quality Prize, would almost consider doing a turbo session for it (never tried Zwift)
  • 2 0
 Until a month ago I'd never tried a virtual ride either. Now have a saris H3 and using it with Rouvy (follow movies of the road) once the kids are in bed. Far more engaging than I expected, the effort required on "climbs" is also much harder than the real world so outside seems relatively easier.

Didn't expect to like it!
  • 1 0
 @Riggbeck: I always had the impression it would be a total faff - setting computers and screens up, cables trailing etc (I don't have somewhere I could set it up permanently).

That and the fact, any turbo sessions leave me sweating buckets, I didn't think I should mix that with electronics!

Would be interested to try it out though.
  • 1 0
 @Sreyno: Setting it up everyday could be tedious, our guest bedroom is looking quite cramped now, thanks to covid it is not needed for guests anyway.

Connecting to a computer or tablet screen via bluetooth is instant once you have the account. The pain for me is that the cassette on the Saris is a different cable position to the wheel on the bike I use on it, I will probably have to set the gears each time I ride that bike outside.

Strava, rouvy etc need a power meter to work well, there you have cost.

You save time with kit faff, nobody to judge your fashion sense so you just find your oldest shorts, sweat towel and pedal.
  • 1 0
 @boardchk You are famous!
  • 1 0
 Entrance fee is still $2000!
  • 2 2
 Tbh I'm kinda glad its virtual this year 600 less riders destroying our local trails here.
  • 1 0
 coming soon to an olympics near you
  • 1 1
 With “Kabush”? Sing me up. NOT!!!!
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