Some of Vancouver Island’s best downhill mountain bikers will descend – quite literally – on the Comox Valley on May 1. That’s when the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) are hosting the Dodge City DH, the only downhill race of the 2016 Island Cup Series.
“This is always a great event,” says race director and UROC board member Ally Greer. “It’s great trails, great riders and great fun. As always, the famous UROC barbecue will be in full effect, and there will be lots of awesome door prizes available to all participants.”
With divisions ranging from beginner to expert, and even a single crown and a kids’ under 12 division, the Dodge City DH is open to riders of all ages and abilities.
Full-face helmets are mandatory for all racers.
“We couldn’t put on this event, or any of our events, without the support of our sponsors,” says Greer. “Our platinum sponsors include the Riding Fool Hostel, Can West Mechanical, Dodge City Cycles, Trail Bikes and Mountain City Cycle. Our gold, silver and bronze sponsors are too many to name, but you know who you are and we appreciate the support!”
The Dodge City DH starts at 1:00 on Sunday, May 1, with pre-race shuttles and sign-in starting at 9 a.m. at the Coal Creek Historic Park (formerly known as the Chinese Heritage Park) in Cumberland.
Registration is $50, and riders under 12 years of age can race for free. Online registration is on now – just follow the links to the Dodge City Downhill at unitedridersofcumberland.com.