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May 1/14 11:03 am - News from Cowichan Valley (B.C.)

Posted by Editoress on 05/1/14

Six Hours of Maple Mountain Bike Relay

Cowichan Cycles is hosting the Six Hours of Maple mountain bike relay race on May 18th on Maple Mountain near Crofton. You can participate in this event as an individual or in teams of two or three. This will be a awesome opportunity to meet and mingle with like minded people, while challenging yourself on some fantastic trails.

The event will be using the lower part of the Maple Syrup loop, that the Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society has worked so hard on. This course will not be taking riders up to the top of Maple Mountain, but only 2.5km up the mainline to branch M600. At this point the course will then hook-up to the lower, more flowy section of Maple Syrup, where riders will be treated to 7km of some of the most fun trails in the Cowichan Valley.

Now is the chance to test your team dynamics if you are racing MOMAR later this year or just want to have a good time trashing talking your riding buddies. Registration is only $33 per person and proceeds will be going towards the Cowichan Trails Stewardships Society's trails building and maintenance efforts.

For more information and to register, click Here.

Maple Mountain Trail Building Days

Work will be starting very soon on the new up-hill trail that is being put in on Maple Mountain by the Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society. They can always use a hand, and there will be plenty of great people and prizes on hand.

Up-coming trail days are May 4th, 11th, 25th and June 1st and 8th. Check out their Facebook page for times and locations.

MT Prevost Downhill Race

Downhill racing is back on Mt. Prevost with a new course and new sponsors. Island Return Depots are helping out with the shuttles and rumor has it that AFD Petroleum is putting up some prize money.

The new course will be run from the top of Prevost, where the views are fantastic. From there racers will be hitting local favorites, Cleavage and $1.87.

Race package pick up and the initial shuttle pick will be at the Somenos Hall, located on HWY 18 on the way to Cowichan lake. Package pick up starts at 8:00am and shuttles start at 9:30am. If you are not a member of a Cycling BC affiliated club you will need to pay a $10 one day membership fee at the race site.Come and check out the action on June 8th, racing starts at 12pm.

Registration is online through, results and timing will be handled by the folks at Race Day Timing.

Courtesy Cowichan Cycles


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