XC 3 – Hammerfest May 12th

HammerFest 2018 XC May 12th 2018


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For 2018, the race course designer is mixing it up, maybe not in the true XC definition but fun and challenging nonetheless.  The standard course is 10km long; Beginners will ride 1 loop and the Intermediates will ride 2 loops.  Experts will start on the standard course but then veer off onto a section that involves more climbing and descending on this 1 loop circuit.

The race will start in the Englishman River Falls Park and follow some great trails before starting the inevitable climb.  All riders will follow the same course until the top of the Temple Dogs trail.  At this point, the Expert riders will turn right and continue the climb while Beginner and Intermediate riders will turn left to start the descent.

The full Expert loop will also be about 20km with plenty of ascending and descending that will eventually lead them down to the Englishman River.  For the Expert riders there will be an extra water station along the way.

There is also a special course designed for 12 and under, Youth riders that will be 5 km long and free for all U12 riders.

Race categories:

Expert, Intermediate, Beginner and Youth

All racers must have a Cycling BC license or purchase a ‘Day License’ for &10 ($5, 16 and under).

Youth: Free, 12 years or under but must ride the Youth circuit (Parents are encouraged to ride with their kids during the youth race if they want)

AJ’s Island Grill food truck will be in the Park to greet you after the race so bring some cash for a tasty snack.


Hammerfest trails, Errington BC. Registration and parking at Englishman River Falls Park

Sign in:

Where:  Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Time:  10:00-11:30

Racer briefing:  11:45

Race start:  12:00 noon

Cost: $30 ($15 under 19)

In addition to race entry fees racers must have a UCI or Cycling BC license or purchase a 1 day license at the event for $10 ($5 for U16 riders)

One day license forms can be found through this link.  Please print one, fill it out, and bring it to the race with cash to help speed up the sign in process on race day.


Online registration only.  Registration closes Thursday May 10th at 9:00pm

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