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March 8/11 12:25 pm - 2011 Island Cup MTB Race Series Kicks Off this Sunday

Posted by Editoress on 03/8/11

La Nina has been playing games with Vancouver Island mountain bikers, covering trails with snow from Victoria to Port Hardy in the last few weeks. Luckily the South Island warms up quickly and the trails are now open and ready for the kickoff of the 2011 Island Cup MTB Race Series.

Pro City Racing hosts the first XC Race of 2011, on Sunday, March 13th at Hartland Mountain Bike Park in Victoria.

Course director Scott Mitchell offers this description:

"The new Hartland course is designed with classic cross country style emphasizing technical singletrack and shorter laps for better spectating. Little Face, Crazy Horse, Rolly Ridge, Fire Drill, Crossover, N-Trail, Two Trees, and Shock Treatment will be some of the trails you can expect to ride. The trails are filled with rocks and roots; expect early wet spring conditions."

Beginners will race one lap, Intermediate will race three laps, Experts race four laps.

Check the website for full details, maps and more: .

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.

Series Presenting Sponsors

• Norco Performance Bikes
• Shimano Components
• BC Ferries Vacations
• BC Bike Race
• Pacific Cycling Centre
• Mount Washington Alpine Resort
• Powered by Chocolate Milk
• Island Mountain Rides
• Schwalbe Tires
• Van Isle Kitchens & Millwork
• Budget Truck Rentals
• Cycling BC

Host Clubs

• Alberni Valley Riders
• Arrowsmith MTB Club
• Everti Cycling Club
• Hornby Island MTB Association
• Port Alice Rumblefest
• Oak Bay Bikes
• Powell River Cycling Association
• Pro City Racing
• River City Cycling Club
• United Riders of Cumberland

Sponsor Shops

• Arrowsmith Bikes
• Dodge City Cycles
• Ozzies Cycle
• Outdoor Addictions
• Riding Fool Hostel
• Sooke Mountain Cycle
• Trek Bikes Victoria


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