About the Race


Our purpose is to promote the growth of ultra-cycling in Canada, North America and anywhere else where people like to ride their bikes far. Our event has three routes but all are a part of the Tour of British Columbia, our longest and title event. In the map below you can see all three routes on one page. The Tour of British Columbia, the BC Explorer and the PowerCranks Contender all start and finish in White Rock, BC and follow the same course with the shorter routes turning off the main course sooner.

The PowerCranks Contender is 1,617 kilometers long and has a daunting 27,212 meters of climbing to test our challengers. Ultra-cycling events are contested in a single stage. There is a 4.5 day time limit for soloists so be prepared. 

The individual routes can be seen here:


Please note that sometimes the maps might be a little slow in loading and if it doesn’t appear just refresh your page. Place you mouse anywhere on the route to find the elevation or place your mouse on the elevation graph to see where it corresponds to on the route.

Riders should select a route that fits within their cycling ability, availability of time and budget. Soloists with no ultra-endurance experience should only attempt the BC Contender or form a relay team for any of the events. Rookie soloists are recommended to ride their event as part of a two-person team to gain experience.

If you have any questions about the race, racing, crewing or anything else, please send us an email here Race-Director@tourdebc.com as we will be glad to help you out.

Train hard, ride safe!