Posted by Editoress on 08/15/09
Canada’s Finest DH and XC Mountain Bikers Head to Sun Peaks
Canada Cup and BC Cup Championships – August 22 and 23
Over 500 athletes will arrive at Sun Peaks Resort next weekend to test their mettle at the Canada Cup and BC Cup Championships, August 22 to 23, 2009.
Sun Peaks and the Canadian Cycling Association are hosting the Canada Cup Downhill (DH) Finals, the BC Cup Downhill #7 Finals and Championships, and the BC Cross-Country (XC) Finals. Athletes from across Canada will pin it in the downhill course, or grind through the cross country course as they compete for the coveted first place.
The DH course features a very diverse design, including flowing machine-made berms, loamy single track with tons of roots, and loose dusty sections of trail, while the XC course has grueling climbs and technical descents.
Both events are fantastic for spectators! The cross country course loops around slopeside by the Coast Sundance Lodge, and the DH course finishes at the base area near Bento’s Day Lodge.
But you don’t just have to sit on the sidelines. There are over 20 race categories, including a Citizen Class. Riders interested in competing in either the DH or XC races do not need to hold a 2009 Yellow or a Blue BC Citizen License. Riders can purchase a one-event membership which allows participants 13 years and up to compete. Riders entering this category will run the same race course as the other competitors and will be able to compare their race times against the other categories.
Canada Cup volunteers are needed to assist with course set-up and course marshalling. Call the Special Events Department at 250-319-7975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekend Event Schedule
|Friday, August 21|
|9:00am to 6:00pm||DH course closed for marking and taping|
|4:00pm to 6:00pm||DH course inspection by race officials|
|4:00pm to 7:00pm||Registration and race kit pick-up open.
Last chance to register for XC
|Saturday, August 22|
|9:00am to 3:00pm||Registration and race kit pick-up open
(Closed from 12pm to 1pm)
|10:00am to 4:00pm||DH course open training|
|10:00am||First XC start – U15M, U15W, All Citizen|
|11:45am||Second XC start – U17M, Senior and Master Men and Women|
|12:00pm||First XC Awards|
|2:00pm||Third XC start – Elite Men, Elite Women,
Jr. Men, Jr./U17 Women
|2:30pm||Second XC Awards|
|4:00pm to 5:00pm||DH course Elite training|
|4:30pm||Third XC Awards|
|Sunday, August 23|
|8:30am to 10:00am||Registration office opens.
Race kit pick-up only
|10:00am to 12:00pm||DH course open training|
|12:00pm to 12:30pm||Course marking and taping|
For more information, visit www.sunpeaksresort.com.
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