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EMS Team Takes Care off the Road at British Columbia Bike Race


(Photo 1) Riders collide during the start of day six of the seven-day BC Bikerace, a rugged mountain bike course stretching from Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. According to Roland Webb, course medical manager, the EMS team of approximately 20 paid and volunteer paramedics and nurses treat nearly all of the approximately 520 participants at some point during the seven days, whether for minor or complex injuries.

(Photo 2) A basecamp nurse cleans foreign bodies from a man’s eye after a day racing in heavy rainfall and mud. Performing effective care at the race presents many challenges for EMS, including re-locating daily and dealing with remote locations and potentially challenging extrications, Webb says. “In some places, access is a nightmare, and in others it’s easy, so you have to be flexible and get a clinic staff together for one week a year that can handle it.”

Interested in participating next year? Contact medical@bcbikerace.com.

Photos Dave Silver


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