Well for starters the legendary single track of Hornby Island will leave you grinning from ear to ear, add to that some brand new sections of trail to keep you on your toes and finish it off with an intimate setting and great times with friends. We’ve laid out the Spring Classic XC course to provide ample passing opportunities and some nice extended descents. Each lap of approximately 14 K will include 300 metres of climbing, broken up into two main double-track climbs. The descents are made up of several sections of pristine Hornby Island singletrack. Compared to many other areas Hornby trails are very smooth and fast so bring some fast tires and a light bike!
Riders will be able to choose one, two, or three laps, depending on skill level.
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.
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.
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Time : Registration 9 – 11am. Racing starts at 12 pm.
Fees: $20 – Kids Race is free.
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.
XC Map : Click image for larger map
For accommodations on Hornby please visit:
- Campsite – http://www.tribunebay.com/
- Cabin rentals – http://www.hornbyisland.com/AllAccom/vacation_rentals.php
Host Club Name: UROC/HIMBA
- Contact Person: Tig Cross
- Contact Phone Number: 250-244 1964
- Contact Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.himba.ca