The 33rd Annual Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath is an exhilarating ride along the rural roads of Fraser Valley, complete with mountain views and waterfront scenery. Join us on September 9 & 10, 2017, as hundreds of riders will challenge themselves by cycling 200km over 2 days in support of the BC Lung Association's fight against lung disease.
Over the past 30 years, the Bicycle Trek has raised over 6 million dollars. This money is used to fund Canadian lung health researchers, clean air initiatives, and patient support programs. For more information on the BC Lung Association's ongoing initiatives, please visit our website at www.bc.lung.ca.
Epico Giro - 2 day, 200km course
The Epico Giro is Bicycle Trek's classic, 2-day, 200km ride that's filled with exciting activities, food, and accomodation. This ride begins in South Surrey and ends at Cultus Lake where you will stay overnight then ride back to South Surrey the following day.
- Gear transportation throughout the weekend
- Mechanical and medical route vans to assist your needs
- Volunteer Route Marshalls to guide your along the route
- 'Sweep' Cyclists to ensure safety of all riders
- Bicycle Trek 2017 Event T-Shirt
- Evening entertainment
- All meals: Friday night Welcome BBQ, Saturday morning continental breakfast, rest stop refreshments, Saturday evening's gourmet buffet, Sunday morning breakfast and Sunday finish line BBQ.
The route will take you through the beautiful Fraser Valley. Each day there is less than 800m of elevation gain which gives you time to ride together and get to know your fellow trekkers! Along the way, there are rest stops every 25km to keep you fueled and ready to go for the rest of the ride.
Click map to see Trek 2017 route
Download Day 1 GPX file here.
Download Day 2 GPX file here.
*New this year, each day we will implement the sweep and cut-off policies that all riders must meet at Rest Stop #3. The sweep policy is in accordance to the Ministry of Transportation and the permit they have issued us. This policy not only aligns with the permit, but also ensures your safety on the road and helps be courteous to our hard-working volunteers. For details on when the cut-off times are, please check out the weekend handbook for specific times. You will be taken in one our course vehicles to the finish line so you can enjoy all the finish line festivities!
Epico Giro Participants will enjoy a 1 night stay at Stillwood Camp & Conference Centre at the end of Day 1 (Saturday, September 9th). There are 2 accomodation options:
- Equipment is not provided, please bring all required camping essentials
2) Bunking in a single-sex dormitory
- Please indicate bunking requests during Registration
At Stillwood, a delicious buffet dinner will be served. A snack will also be provided later in the evening. Breakfast buffet will also be provided on Day 2 of the ride. Please refer to the Weekend Overview for a detailed timeline. Also, enjoy a dip in the pool or hot tub post-ride beside breathtaking scenery and stunning views!
Registered participants can invite guests to Stillwood for dinner at $25/per person. Please check in at the Arrival Desk for tickets and info.
Fee: $40 (non-transferable, non-refundable)
Fundraising Minimum: $600 due on event day. Haven't raised enough? Not to worry! We will just take down a valid credit card as a deposit. The fundraising deadline is October 2nd 2017.
The Youth Program for the Bicycle Trek is a great way to engage youth in physical activity and have fun with your whole family. Participation in any exercise helps youth develop healthy bones, muscles, joints, heart, and lungs. Whether your family are already avid cyclists, or you’d like to a new activity to try together, Bicycle Trek is great way to get the whole family active for a great cause!
Epico Giro - 2 day, 200km : $100
Youth Participants: Must be 16 years old or under by September 9th, 2017 and accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fundraising is optional, but parent or guardian must be registered/participating and raise minimum $600 (Epico).