The Tour de Bella Coola is guaranteed to have spectacular scenery.

Tour de Bella Coola to take place Saturday, May 3


Tour de Bella Coola to take place Saturday, May 3

Imagine cycling amid pristine salmon rivers and towering old growth Douglas firs.  Powered by fresh, coastal air, sweetened with the aroma of cottonwoods, this bike tour runs for 60kms along the Bella Coola valley floor. Bald eagles call and snow peaked mountains and glaciers grace the journey.

If that hasn’t piqued your interest, turn up the awesome level with no traffic, no exhaust and just maybe a chance sighting of bears feeding on roadside greens. This is the annual Tour de Bella Coola, a 60K wilderness cycling experience.

Each year over 60 cyclists take a spring day to ride the upper reaches of the Bella Coola Valley.  The tour is designed for all ages and fitness levels with pick-ups at three 15km sections. You can make it what you want, a leisure tour, an athletic challenge, or a family outing. This year we’ve reversed directions with the tour riding east to the foot of the hill. Cyclists start at the Hammer Road bridge with lunch served at the scenic setting of Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. At 3pm a bus service returns cyclist to the starting point.

Tour de Bella Coola is organized by Active Communities Bella Coola, a Bella Coola General Hospital initiative. There is a $20 registration fee with 50 percent of proceeds donated to our local Centennial Pool, 19 years and under are free. Out of town cyclist can email coordinator: monica.tutt@yahoo.ca for information and registration. Local folks can pick up registration forms at The Career Centre, Acwsalcta School or SAMS.

Come experience Bella Coola in all its spring glory. In the prettiest time of the year, mountain vistas, sweet verdant smells, spring song birds and riverside rest spots make the Tour de Bella Coola a must for everyone!

 

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