WTB/Cannondale Riders Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler to Ride BC Bike Race in 2011
"The attitude and dedication these riders represent is directly in line with BCBR’s philosophy of good times, great trails and plenty of time après to squash a few local brews. We hope that all of the participants can share these ideals, while not taking away from a great day in the saddle, it’s about how one approaches ‘epic’ in one’s life. Moeschler and Weir for their part have a great enthusiasm for adventure and mountain biking, what more could BCBR ask,” commented Andreas Hestler when asked about their participation.
Jason Moeschler - "I remember asking Weir to go to this race when it started, saying that we needed to go because he was complaining about Downieville and how stressful it was to defend his title year after year... So I said let’s go do something different, let's go do BC Bike Race. He said, 'Oh no, I'm an endurance downhill racer. I don't do that kind of stuff.' Well something changed because now we're doing it and that's great news for me because all the riding I've ever done in Canada has always been amazing. I've never gone to Canada and not enjoyed the riding. Every time I go there, I have a great time. It's an epic race that I am looking forward to ditching a week of work for! Please tell me there's no Wi-Fi at the campsite..."
Mark Weir - "My quest to be more like a Canadian has been ongoing. This seemed to be a real fast way to imbed some Canadian skills and long enough to maybe get a hold of that real cool accent. I feel the Canuck way of life is for me. If this does not work I may have to start tunneling my way under the border--setting the standard for underground singletrack and being the first to make a video of this cool sub-terrain style. Being original is being Canadian. If all fails I'll just drink lots of beer. I am looking forward to this adventure."
These two mountain bike phenoms are widely known for their long domination of the Downieville Classic, also known as the All-Mountain World Championships. They have both stood on the podium and are well respected for their engines, but are globally renowned for their technical wizardry. In 2010 they competed in the French Enduro series and will bring all of their energy and experience to BC this year for seven days of awesome mountain biking.
The BC BIKE RACE welcomes the dynamic duo of Mark Weir and Jason Moeschler, Team WTB-Cannondale. They will be teaming up to compete in the ‘Ultimate Singletrack Experience’, coming July 2-9.
For more information on BC Bike Race; www.bcbikerace.com
For more information on Mark and Jason; www.wtb.com
For more information on the Downieville Classic; Kelseyh@redcrossofsantamonica.org