Canadian Cyclist ARG banner 247-2 Sept 17.14
   Follow us on Twitter
 
Find us on Facebook
 
Wheels of Bloor - March 7
 
ACS Apollo Bikes - November 19
 
Williams Cycling March 28
 
IMBA Canada - Dec 14
 
Share the Road - Dec 14
 


 

 

 
OGC Giro Factor CC2 - April 7
 

Daily News


 

May 30/11 13:34 pm - Wanted: Downhill and Cross-Country Riders for Mountain Bike Marathon


Posted by Editoress on 05/30/11
 

Red Bull Monte Descend moves to Mont-Sainte-Anne for a 90-minute endurance mountain bike race set for Canada Day

This year on Canada Day, Red Bull Monte Descend moves to Mont-Sainte-Anne with teams of downhill and cross-country riders racing through the mountain, facing challenging jumps, a wallride, ramps, northshore-type features, and trails in a 90-minute race against the clock. The endurance mountain bike race is taking place during the 9th edition of the Vélirium, THE annual mountain bike festival in Canada. On July 1st, the cross-country athletes will ride the bottom of the mountain for the opening leg of the race, before tagging their teammate for the downhill portion, which races through the mountain. For the next 90 minutes, they’ll repeat the route, racing against the clock and delivering fans some of the fiercest riding in Quebec.

 

rider

 

 

Starting at 8:30 p.m. ET, bikers will team-up and make their way through the cross-country portion of the race at the bottom of Mont-Sainte-Anne before relaying with their partner who keeps going with the downhill part of the race. They will ride all the way to the bottom of the mountain, where their teammate will be waiting for them to start the next lap. And if it wasn't enough, another component will challenge the downhill participants, as the trails will be getting darker and darker as night sets in.

The winning teams will share $10,000 in cash and prizes. The team with the most completed laps will be crowned champ of Red Bull Monte Descend and take home a cash purse of $3,000. Second and third place teams will receive $1,500 and $700 respectively.

 

photo2

 

How to register
Registration is now open via www.velirium.com for all competitors,  16 years old of age and older - skills required. Each team must be composed of one mountain downhill rider and one cross-country rider. Registration will be closing on Wednesday, June 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET and a maximum of 50 teams of 2 riders will be accepted.

Cost per athlete is $40 (license is mandatory). It will be possible to purchase a license on site at the cost of $20.

Event Schedule
3:00pm - 5:30pm: Bibs pick-up/License verification
5:30pm - 6:00pm: Athlete Meeting
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Course Inspection
7:30pm - 8:10pm: Training
8:30pm - 10:00pm: Red Bull Monte Descend
10:00pm - Award Ceremony

For a detailed schedule and additional information about Vélirium, please visit: www.velirium.com.

 


Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
D'Ornellas (+4767) - July 20
 
ARG button Sept 17.14
 

 
Bikesports - August 12
 

 


 
Dundas Speed Shop - Jan 11 (+524)
 
  


 
 © Copyright 1998-2014 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Login