XC #5 – Cobble Hill XC April 21st 2019
After 12 years of racing at Cobble Hill we feel we have the perfect combination of single and double track trails, we think the course distance is dialed in at approximately 24km for Experts, 16km for Intermediates and 8km for Beginners and we know there is enough tough climbing to satisfy a billy goat! Expect a similar route to 2018 with some variations to explore some of the new trails built on Cobble Hill over the last year. The course map will be released 2 weeks before the race to allow for ample practice.
We will also be offering a free kids race this year sponsored by Dirt Groms youth mountain bike camps. This race will provide kids aged 7-12 a shorted 3.5km course to experience XC racing in a more youth friendly format. There will be no cost to this race.
The race begins at 11:00am for the Experts, then a 1min stagger for the Intermediates and then another 1 minute stagger for the Beginners. The kids race will start after the beginners.
Bring the Kids!
Cobble Hill Mountain is fortunate to have the Cleasby Bike Park located at the base of the mountain which has beginner friendly pump track and jump lines for the young rippers to ride while Mom or Dad are off racing.
Water Tower Cheer Zone
The course is climbing past the water tower (half way up the mountain) this year and the tired racers are going to need all the help they can get. We are encouraging spectators to make their way to the water tower during the race to cheer on the racers. We will provide some cowbells and noisemakers during registration. Easter Themed Costumes are encouraged.
Awards & BBQ
Every racers will receive a BBQ ticket along with a chance to win some awesome draw prizes.
The winner of each category will receive a coveted custom made mug by Trail By Fire Pottery.
$30 for adults
$15 for riders 13-18 (Use promo code U19)
FREE for riders 11 and under (Use promo code U12)
- Expert – 3 Laps
- Intermediate – 2 Laps
- Beginner – 1 Lap
- Trailforks Course map here
- Empress Road just off Cobble Hill Rd & Hutchinson Rd. Google Maps Location
- Starts at 9:30am on Race Day.
- Race Start 11:00am
- Awards & BBQ 1:00-3:00pm
Island Cup Series
The 2019 Vancouver Island Cup Mountain Bike Series is BC’s premiere grassroots race series spanning the length of Vancouver Island. Cross Country, Downhill, Enduro and Marathon disciplines are brought together from numerous local mountain bike clubs. If you are 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.