This June 25th and 26th the Island Cup will make a stop on Hornby Island for a classic two-day XC and Super D race weekend. After a long ten year wait top level mountain bike racing has returned to Hornby Island and Riders can once again enjoy racing on some of the sweetest trails in Canada. Read on for the Super D course description. For the XC course description click here.
The 2011 Vancouver Island Cup Mountain Bike Race Series, is BC's premiere grassroots race series spanning the length of Vancouver Island. Cross Country, Downhill, Super D and Marathon disciplines are brought together from numerous local mountain bike clubs.
If you're a first timer, seasoned pro or just out to have some fun we would love to see you experience mountain bike racing on Vancouver Island. Island Cup Races are sanctioned by Cycling BC.
Super D Description:
The course will start a the top of Mount Geoffrey and descend along Devils Kitchen, Four Dead Aliens, Test Tube, Chris and Brads and No Horses Trails before breaking out of the woods and entering the finish in Strachan Valley. This is a relatively non-technical Super D, the first minute on Devils Kitchen is steep but after that the course is a moderate speed rolling descent so if you’re a Cross-Country racer that’s been thinking about trying out Super D then this could be the race for you. We expect times in the neighbourhood of 6 minutes for faster riders. The course is primarily descending with about 75% downhill, 20% flat and 5% uphill.
This is a non-shuttled event, riders are responsible for getting themselves to the top of the mountain.
Super D Registration:
Registration will be on race day in Strachan valley. To get there drive Central Road to the Co-op Ringside market and then follow the signs to Strachan valley. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. and racing goes at noon. While the XC race is underway we will have kids races around the site and the atmosphere will be festive.
Schedule of Events:
Friday June 24th
- 9:00 PM Course signage up
Saturday June 25th
- 8:00 AM Super D course opens for training
- 9:00AM XC and Super D Registration opens.
- 11:00AM Close of registration for the XC races.
- 11:30 AM All competitors on the start line for roll call
- 12:00 PM XC race start.
- 12:30 PM Kid’s races
Sunday June 26th
- 8:00 AM SuperD course opens for training
- 9:00AM SuperD Registration opens.
- 11:00AM Close of Super D registration
- 12:00 PM Start of Racing
Awards to follow racing with the event wrapping up in time for competitors to catch the last ferry off of the Island at 6:00 PM
Island Cup Races are sanctioned by Cycling BC.
Location: Strachan Valley, Hornby Island. (very end of Strachan Road) To get there drive Central Road to the Co-op Ringside market and then follow the signs to Strachan valley.
Time – Registration 9 – 11am. Racing starts at 12 pm.
Fees – $20 –
Food Bank Donation! – Please bring a non-perishable food item to the race for donation to the local food bank. It’s our way to help out others at times whendonations can be short.
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- Cabin rentals – http://www.hornbyisland.com/AllAccom/vacation_rentals.php
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