Come ride with me and let’s smash a lap of the new 2017 Canada Cup XC course at Bear Mountain!
Get ready for a guided tour of my backyard trails that have become the course for the 2017 Powerade Bear Mountain Canada Cup XC Race.
As a guy who was Canada Cup Champion a few (ok, many) years ago, I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to me to host the entire nation here in my neighbourhood at Bear Mountain. The start/finish line is literally at the end of my street. Cool!
This whole process began way back in 2011 when mountain bike trail development was first proposed to Bear Mountain Resort. It has been quite a ride since then. I mean, having the Cycling Canada Mountain Bike Team Training Centre and a Canada Cup race course in your backyard is, well, pretty rad. This event is living proof that with hard work and perseverance, great things can be accomplished.
Thanks to the hard work of many, the 2017 Canada Cup XC Race at Bear Mountain promises to be a fantastic course. Bear Mountain Bike Park staff, the Nature Trails Society, Dan Cammiade, Alex MacKinnon and countless volunteers all contributed hours upon hours of hard labour to build the singletrack that you’ll be riding on March 4th. Plus, I’d also like to thank Jon Watkin, Scotty Mitchell and Drew MacKenzie made the decisions on the route of this year’s course.
The 2017 Canada Cup XC Race Course
This is a true riders’ course, with tons of sweet, loamy, west coast singletrack. There’s some great flow and some punchy climbs, but watch out for those wet Vancouver Island roots and rocks too!
So come along for a rip. Watch this video and get stoked for race season or set up your trainer in front of your screen and do some intervals while I punch it up the hills and shred the descents. If you have yet to “#ridethebear”, let this be the motivation (and invitation) you need to come up to Bear Mountain and hit the trails.
Canada Cup XC Race Prep Coaching
Please contact us with any questions about the race course or to book race prep coaching to help you crush the Canada Cup on March 4th!
Enjoy the ride!