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June 18/10 20:09 pm - 2010 National Mountain Bike Championship Preparations Well Underway

Posted by Editoress on 06/18/10

Planning for the 2010 National Mountain Bike Championships is well underway. Volunteers with the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club used the latest Alberta Cup hosted at the Nordic Centre to light a fire and get the final details together. Mountain bike momentum and spirit is at an all-time high in the Bow Valley.

New Race Course

The race course design has been completed and it incorporates many of the new trails at Canmore Nordic Centre. Racers will enjoy a ride that does not drop below the cross country stadium, hits technical descents such as the new Eye Dropper and Laundry Chutes& yet also still contains 250 metres of climbing per 7 km lap, including the loved and hated Oven . (Race Course map is attached. Final versions will be included in the Technical Guide).

Follow the Event Online

Check out or follow Rundle Mountain Cycling Club on Facebook.

The technical guide, full event schedule and registration details have been posted on the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club website.

Tech Space for Teams

Teams must request tech space and pit passes in advance. Information on how to make the request and the request form is found in the technical guide. Completed forms/requests can be sent to

Short Track Race  Thursday, July 15

The Short Track Clash for Cash is part of the larger Nationals Event Festival. This exciting event will start and finish in Downtown Canmore, right in front of the Civic Centre. The course will head down Main Street before climbing up to the Nordic Centre and returning downtown via Soft Yogurt, Devonian Drop and the Powerline Descent. This exciting event format will have wave starts of three riders, separated by one minute. More than 200 riders are expected with cash purses to the overall male and female winners. Registration and course details can be found on the Rundle Mountain website.

Accommodation Deals

Are you still looking for a place to stay? Mountain Bike Nationals has three official accommodation providers:

Chateau Canmore

The Chateau Canmore is offering a rate of $139.00 / night (for triple occupancy) for anybody who quotes Mountain Bike Nationals. The Chateau Canmore is located very close to downtown with easy and quick access to the Canmore Nordic Centre. Call (403) 678-6699   (800) 261-8551 .

Hostel Bear

If you're looking for great group or discount accommodations, check out the Hostel Bear. The Hostel Bear has private and dorm rooms as well as a large, fully stocked, shared kitchen. Rates are approximately $20 - $30 per person per night with discounts for larger groups and longer stays. Call: 1-888-678-1008 or check out


The Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre is offering room discounts to $139.00 / night. The Radisson is located close to downtown and within riding or driving distance to the Canmore Nordic Centre. Call: (403) 678-3625

Other Options:

You can check out for a full list of accommodations available in Canmore.

Schedule of Events

The entire schedule of events for the Nationals Weekend is found at Events outside of racing include parties Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, a great expo, Race Clean talk for Juniors with Geoff Kabush, and a clinic/competition in the Jump Park with Jay Hoots. Check it out! Be here for the entire weekend!


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