BC Cup series visits Mount Washington this weekend

Following the triumphant return of the Bearclaw Invitational last week, Mount Washington is pumped and ready to keep the bike season flowing with a brand new course at their BC Cup race this weekend.

A NEW-SCHOOL downhill course will be featured this year as the top-half of Monster Mile is still under snow.

A NEW-SCHOOL downhill course will be featured this year as the top-half of Monster Mile is still under snow.





Following the triumphant return of the Bearclaw Invitational last week, Mount Washington is pumped and ready to keep the bike season flowing with a brand new course at their BC Cup race this weekend.

“Due to the amount of snow on the Monster Mile, our traditional downhill course, we had to make some quick decisions to change the location of our BC Cup downhill,” explains Mike Manara, Bike Park manager at the resort. “Our new course is on the west side of the mountain and will feature more flow and produce faster race times than we would normally see on the Mile.”

Mount Washington Alpine Resort and Cycling BC partner to bring the BC Cup provincial race series annually to Vancouver Island. The race series incorporates both downhill and cross-country disciplines of mountain biking and is held at various locations throughout the province.

Mount Washington’s event begins Saturday, Aug. 13 with the endurance-testing cross-country and ends on Sunday, Aug. 14 with the speed and thrills of the downhill. To bring all of the riders home, the call for this weekend’s races will be performed by freeride luminary and Director of Good Times, Brett Tippie.

Even though some of B.C.’s best XC and DH riders will be in attendance, you don’t need to be a pro to experience the BC Cup at the mountain this weekend.

“We have a strong history of introducing grassroots and local racers to the provincial and national races here at Mount Washington,” adds Manara. “With the support of our local riding community and bike shops across the Island, we’ve managed to produce the largest Citizen category turnouts province-wide.”

Categories for the BC Cup are wide-ranging, where competitors race from as early as 10 years of age in the U15 category to over 50 years of age in the venerable Masters category.

For all race information including course maps, racing fees and schedules, surf to Mount Washington’s BC Cup website via a front-page link at mountwashington.ca.


– Mount Washington Alpine Resort





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