FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6-Time 24Hr Solo World Champion Prepares for BC Bike Race – The Pacific Traverse
VANCOUVER, BC May 31, 2007 – Chris Eatough, Trek VW Mountain Bike Team rider and number one ranked 24 hour solo mountain bike racer, will take the line for the inaugural 2007 BC Bike Race – The Pacific Traverse.
Eatough, who has partnered with up-and-comer Jeff Schalk for the 7-day race, is looking forward to the challenge. â€œI have raced in British Columbia quite a bit over the last few years and itâ€™s one of my favorite places to ride and race. So having a 7-day stage race through that area is a great opportunity to ride some great single-track and do some hardcore mountain biking. Itâ€™s the challenge and the excitement of racing in BC that is bringing me out there.â€
This test of endurance will showcase other amazing athletes such as Ryder Hesjedal, Seamus McGrath and Andreas Hestler in a 4-person team. Due to a busy international schedule, the four-person format works well for top Canadian racer Ryder Hesjedal, allowing him to ride a few of the stages without committing to the entire event. As he prepares for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Hesjedal is attempting what no other Canadian has done – stand atop the podium at an international level in both road and off-road racing.
Overall, BC Bike Race President, Dean Payne is thrilled with the current racer registration. â€œWe are looking at over 250 racers which meets our goals for year one. Considering weâ€™ve had a short timeline for our first year, we are going to have a great race! Our message is simple: Bike where biking is best!â€
For registration information phone 1 778-846-5746
Race Date: July 1-7, 2007
Location: Victoria to Whistler, BC, Canada
Total Distance = 520+km
For more info please contact
BC Bike Race – The Pacific Traverse
7 day mountain bike stage race from Victoria to Whistler. Teams of 2 or 4. July 1st – 7th, 2007
850 West 19th Avenue,
Vancouver, British Columbia,
CANADA V5Z 1X3