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August 15/09 9:49 am - Canada Cup and BC Cup Championships - August 22 and 23 at Sun Peaks

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.

Volunteers Needed!
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

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
12:30pm DH start
4:30pm DH Awards

For more information, visit

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