Not only is the challenge coming to North America, but it will be going right through MY backyard in 2014.
September, 2014 will bring 16 teams with riders from 18 nations battling for nine days from Vancouver to Calgary including a trek over the Rockies. Woo Hoo!
BMW has chosen Canada, “As a result of detailed enquiries in searching for the most beautiful route, impressive locations and appropriate sporting challenges.”
Confirmed countries competing are: Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Russia, Austria/Switzerland, Central Eastern Europe, the USA, Mexico, Latin America, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Japan and of course Canada.
New for the Canadian competition is the R1200 GS as opposed to the 800GS. Michael Trammer, the event organizer said: “Participants have asked me again and again about the big GS so I’m really happy the time has finally come at this fourth international event in Canada. In collaboration with our Canadian friends and partners as well as our colleagues at BMW Motorrad Canada, we will do everything we can to ensure participants are able to savour the R 1200 GS to the full.”
Norm Wells, of BMW Canada is equally excited, “It’s fantastic that the GS Trophy is coming to Canada in 2014. We already entered a team back in 2010 and 2012. And after South Africa, Canada is the second country to run GS Challenges on the east and west coast at national level since as long ago as 2007. Now we’re really looking forward to September 2014 when we’ll be able to introduce participants to a small part of our country and give them the best possible impression of Canada with carefully selected routes and challenges.”
Photos courtesy of BMW Motoraad.