Local rider Travis Hauck recently completed his first BC Bike Race, finishing a solid 11th place overall. Travis described his experience for us:
`The race highlights each host town’s best single track, leaving the rider with lasting memories. With an average of 44kms a day, we rode through some amazing forests and country side. Linking single track up, down, and across rolling coastal mountains, the elevation gain put the hurt in the legs.’
` In total the race caters to 600 racers from 26 countries, pairs and mixed teams, along with 40 plus solo men and women categories make for some rubber churning, ultimate single track shredding. Some of the highlights for me were seeing the lush forest and trails along the Sunshine Coast, meeting other racers from around the world, and finishing with a great result.’
With his finish as the second fastest Canadian, Travis put a solid Kootenay stamp on the race. Congratulations Travis!