We strive to deliver a diversity of trail styles and riding experiences during our near weeklong epic. So it's no real surprise that today's Garneau Stage 4 in Nelson offered up a twist to what we've ridden so far.

It was a different day all around at Planet Foods Stage 3 on the Seven Summits trail. The race started with a time trial, which means that riders could be staggered at the start line.

Stage 2 starts and finishes at Red Mountain Resort, just outside of Rossland. The first 200 m of vertical will be gained right from the start line on ski area access roads, and then it’s onto the Paydirt descent back to the base area.

great weather, serious descents and lung busting ups. Hosted by Santa Cruz Bicycles, their presence was not only known, but welcome! At checkpoint 2 Santa Cruz reps provided desperately enjoyed cool off sprays and cold compresses and made sure the stoke was high.

“If in that moment you think you can’t, just start everyday. And everyday you’ll see, bad feelings don’t last forever, and good feelings don’t last forever. Downhill doesn’t last forever and uphill doesn’t last forever. You have to go for it.”Naoko Forderer

Day three of the BC Bike Race is the Queen Stage. As in, it’s the going to be the boss stage and send the worker-bees on a mission to climb more than any other day and then expect them to dance their way through technical trail carved out of dark woods and old lumber cuts.

“I didn’t feel like gunning it from the get-go, so I just sort of hung out with a bunch of people in the forest. I wanted to go faster but I was happy not to. It’s like you’re riding with a bunch of buddies out there.” ~Dave Elphick, Veterans Solo Men, Ontario.

The 11th edition of the BC Bike Race has officially launched 600 racers down the main street of Cumberland, British Columbia and into the forests surrounding this mountain bike mecca. Blessed with warm winds and clouds to keep the strength of the sun at bay, riders got their first taste of the “BC Rhythm.” BC Ferries may have delivered riders from the mainland to Vancouver Island, but the trailbuilders of Cumberland handed them their first taste of the “Flow State” the BC Bike Race hopes...

Day 6 – Squamish Squamish has been a long-time favourite stage amongst racers. The trails they experience - Half Nelson, Powerhouse Plunge, Hoods in the Woods, and many more - have become known worldwide and are bucket list items in their own rights. Home to many talented trail builders and a passionate group of volunteers, Squamish boasts a diverse trail network that has something for everyone and all abilities.

The sixth round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano is the first combined double event of 2017 – and the first of four in a row to finish out the season – drawing the world’s best in both Cross-Country Olympic and Downhill.

For its 15th edition, the Val d’Allos Tribe 10 000 went back to the roots with a real 10 000 meters descent combined on two days and a mechanical lift for the climbs. From the top of the ski and mtb domain - Le Gros Tapy at Allos’s Seignus, the 370 lucky riders went down the legendary long, technical an physical stages as tiring than marvelous that made the Tribe race first of its kind and from now sacred as mythical.

Had he just sat back and glided through his final run, Daryl Brown (GBR) might have won the Crankworx Les Gets Dual Speed & Style Thursday evening, defending his title from last year on two hours sleep.