BC Bike Race has released its third feature film, “The Journey,” documenting the 2017 event. Watch it below.

Director, Max Berkowitz, and his film team have created “The Journey,” a 30-minute film that captures both the suffering and joy that exists in riding 300 kilometres of handcrafted singletrack in the picturesque landscape of British Columbia. This is the third feature film created by the BC Bike Race and it explores the transition that can happen between that anxiety-fueled first night at basecamp before the race begins through to the trials and tribulations that come with stage racing. Along the way, individual stories of the event are told through interviews with experienced – and some less experienced – participants.

At one point in the film we notice an emerging rivalry between BC Bike Race champion Geoff Kabush from Quebec and a team of South African racers. Viewers will also enjoy following the international field of racers from the moment they affix their race plates to their bikes to the tears of joy and exhaustion as they cross the final finish line seven days later.

The 2017 route had racers cross the Salish Sea to Vancouver Island before visiting the Sunshine Coast and finally returning to the Sea-to-Sky corridor. “The Journey” is the third BC Bike Race feature movie to be released following “Seven” and “Ten.” Each tells the story of the intricately executed and evolving event from different aspects. Whether you’ve already participated in the BC Bike Race or hope to do it one day, these films will let you explore the world of rugged West Coast riding and the amazing communities who have created it.

The 2018 BC Bike Race is July 6-13 and will host 600 racers from 40 countries,  a record for the event and perhaps one of the biggest international fields ever assembled in mountain biking racing. For more information, log on to bcbikerace.com.