The BC Bike Race is a seven-day mountain bike stage race that takes place in BC, Canada, and the 2009 edition gets underway on 28 June and finishes on 4 July, travelling from Vancouver to Whistler.

This year’s edition of the seven-day mountain bike adventure offers a revised course featuring a North Vancouver start taking in the legendary North Shore trails, and two new stages to cement the BC Bike Race as the 'greatest singletrack adventure'.

Race organisers believe that their ongoing commitment to the best course possible will create the best experience possible. The BC Bike Race team shares the same values and the same goal: to provide a mountain bike experience like no other. Only at the BC Bike Race are participants set up day-after-day to ride world-famous singletrack featured in countless mountain bike media sources.

The lure of riding the best of BC's world-class mountain bike trails has already attracted a broad range of competitors, from weekend warriors to some of the world's finest mountain bike racers, World Champions and Olympians. This year’s competitor list is a who’s who of mountain bike talent.

Womens Category

Alison Sydor and Lea Davison -Team Rocky Mountain Bicycles

Cathrine Pendrel and Katarina Nash – Team Luna

Mixed Category:

Sue Butler and Bryan Alders – Monavie-Cannondale

Georgia Gould and Ryan Trebon –Team Luna and Team Kona

Mens Category:

Kris Sneddon and Barry Wicks – Team KONA (2008 Winners)

Chris Eatough and Jeff Schalk – Team TREK (2007 Winners)

Seamus McGrath and Chris Sheppard – Team Jamis and Team Santa Cruz

For daily race week updates and more information head to www.bcbikerace.com.