BRITISH COLUMBIA May 30, 2011 â€“ This summer Mountain Biking BC will partner with BC Bike Ride, a mountain bike tour company specializing in providing the ultimate road trip experience, to make one riderâ€™s dreams come true. Mountain bikers can enter to win a seven-day epic to seven destinations across British Columbia via mountain bike, B.C. Ferries and helicopter to explore the provinceâ€™s awesome singletrack terrain.
To enter riders just need to submit their name to www.mountainbikingbc.ca or on the Mountain Biking BC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mountainbikingbc.ca. Ten people will be randomly chosen from all entries to write a short essay explaining why they are the most deserving to win this once in a lifetime trip.Â
Mountain Biking BC and BC Bike Ride is pulling out all the stops, taking the winner and a friend on an epic seven-day mountain biking
adventure in some of the most challenging, thrilling and spectacular terrain British Columbia has to offer. The week-long odyssey includes Squamish, Pemberton, Whistler, Cumberland, Hornby Island and more, and will take place between July 22 and 30. Experiencing the Red Bull Joyride Finals at Kokanee Crankworx in Whistler on July 23, a heli-drop, B.C Ferries transportation and $1,000 cash to cover travel expenses keep the prize especially rockstar.
For full contest details and to enter head to http://www.mountainbikingbc.ca or
http://www.facebook.com/MountainBikingBC. Entries for the contest will close on June 26. On Monday, June 27 ten randomly selected finalists will be notified to explain in a short essay why they most deserve the trip.Â The grand prize winner will be announced on July 6, just in time to pack their bags and pump up their tires before living out their ultimate mountain biking dream on British Columbiaâ€™s most awesome singletrack.Â
The website www.mountainbikingbc.ca makes riding experiences more accessible to visitors exploring British Columbia. Active and committed riding communities across the province have consolidated their information to share with the global mountain bike world and help build awareness for British Columbia as the most diverse biking destination in the world.
Mountain Biking BC currently features twelve riding destinations within the provinceâ€™s six tourism regions:
Cariboo Chilcotin Coast region â€“ Williams Lake
Northern British Columbia region â€“ Burns Lake
Vancouver, Coast and Mountains region â€“ Powell River, North Shore, Squamish and Whistler
Kootenay Rockies region â€“ Columbia Valley, Rossland, Fernie
Thompson Okanagan region â€“ Shuswap
Vancouver Island region â€“ Sooke, Comox Valley
Please click this link for images from our riding communities, backgrounder and information about each region.
About Mountain Biking BC
The province of British Columbia is Canadaâ€™s most mountainous province and home to some of the worldâ€™s most spectacular and diverse biking terrain. Enthusiasts can experience downhill, freeride and cross-country biking from each corner of the province and everywhere in between.
TheÂ Mountain Bike Tourism Association (MBTA) is a non-profit tourism sector marketing organization that works with government, industry, and stakeholders to increase awareness for British Columbia’s mountain bike tourism opportunities. The website www.mountainbikingbc.ca was launched in February 2011 with the goal of having British Columbia recognized as the best and most diverse mountain bike destination in the world. The website contains information about riding destinationsâ€™ signature trails and riding opportunities, and is maintained by active, progressive and supportive riding communities located in British Columbiaâ€™s six tourism regions.Â
About BC Bike Ride
BC Bike Ride is the Tours Division of BC Bike Race, the world-renowned international seven-day mountain bike stage race dubbed the â€œUltimate Single Track Experience.â€Â Â BC Bike Ride â€“ like its â€œraceâ€ parent -Â specializes in covering as many diverse riding destinations in British Columbia over a week-longÂ vacation as possible.Â By bike, floatplane, ferry, and helicopter â€“ BC Bike Ride is the â€œUltimate Road Trip Experienceâ€ and will show you the best trails connected with the best local guides in each small town explored with an exceptional full service approach.Â Â BCBR trips are cross-country, all-mountain focused and offer set scheduled itineraries as well as custom group trips.