1000 km Routes Page

BC Randonneurs Cycling Club

Barkerville 1000

Route designed in 2013 by Bob Goodison.
Route completed by Bob Goodison and Nigel Press in September, 2014
. Go to Bob's Report.

Route Overview:

Kamloops start:
Denny's - Gateway Shell (Kokanee Way)

   0  Kamloops         98
  98  Cache Creek     113
 211  100 Mile house  204
 415  Quesnel          86
 501  Barkerville      86
 586  Quesnel         119
 705  Williams Lake    91
 796  100 Mile House  134
 930  Barriere         76
1006  Kamloops

(75 hour limit)


Detailed Route Sheet

Contact: Bob Goodison

[Notes from Bob, August 2014:]
I've made some changes to the 1000 route for September 6. The changes are mainly to make it more user friendly for overnights. The Quesnel controls have been removed to make it easier to get to the next control on time if a rider sleeps in Mcleese Lake or Kersely, and Williams Lake is bypassed on the way North instead of South, so people can use W.L. as an overnight. Sleeping at Mcleese Lake and Williams Lake, the days break down to 340-366-300. Quesnel is now a designated support point. Riders can organize whatever support they wish, but it is not a control point.

These changes, as well as moving it to September from the Canada Day weekend, should make it easier than 2013, but it is still hilly.

[Notes from Bob, June 2013:]
Barkerville 1000 km notes: The route has been put together using google maps and bikely which concur on the distance, so I am reasonably confident in the route sheet. It will not be pre ridden or driven prior to the event. There will be no drop bag service or organized support provided, but riders are free to make their own arrangements for support within the rules if they wish. The Barkerville Visitors Center has told me they will be happy to sign our control cards if riders arrive during staffed hours. After hours there is a radio available to call the security office to sign your card. There are no stores or restaurants in Barkerville that are accessible without paying admission, however, after 4:00pm they stop charging admission for the day and riders could access restaurants, but would have to leave bikes outside the gate. A better alternative is to stop in Wells for food (7 km before and after Barkerville). I am told there are four restaurants in Wells. On the return the route bypasses Williams Lake on roads recommended by Quesnel randonneuse Christine. It comes back onto Hwy 97 at 150 Mile House where there is a 24 hour Husky station/ convenience store. There is a restaurant but it closes at 4:00pm. Sleep stops work out best at Quesnel (420 km) and Lac La Hache or 100 Mile House. At first I was concerned that 420 km was too far to the first sleep, but when compared to the RM1200 it seems ok. The route returns via Horse Lake Rd. and Hwy 24 which is always a nice ride in this direction. I'm really looking forward to this ride. Who will join me

[Here is the 2013 route: Quick View( jpg) or Excel. ]