DAY 1 COWICHAN VALLEY - JULY 7, 2018
Race Cowichan Valley - Sleep Cumberland
Welcome to an amazing tour of the best singletrack riding in the Cowichan Valley Area! The race route will encompass local favorites on Mount Tzouhalem and Maple Mountain with a one-timed course on each mountain separated by a transition that will allow you to spin out your legs. The route will mix it up with everything from undulating singletrack, too fast and flowy berms and whoops, and some sections that will put your technical skills to the test.
A teaser of what’s in store:
The race route will encompass local favorites on Mount Tzouhalem and Maple Mountain with one timed course on each mountain separated by a transition that will allow you to spin out your legs. Mount Tzouhalem will offer racers trails like the Grand Traverse; this uphill flow trail will leave riders smiling ear to ear, Field of Dreams; a classic piece of undulating singletrack, Rocky Mountain Ridge and Chicken Run; trails that will put your technical skills to the test, and Double D; fast and flowy berms and whoops that will have riders hooting and holler the whole way down!
After a short segment through private farmland where racers will enjoy the view of Maple Bay and their next summit, they will pass under a totem pole arch onto Story Trail which was built by local Coast Salish First Nations youth. Xylem will take riders through the Arbutus and Garry Oak forest to the summit before dropping into Maple Syrup trail; a classic technical trail which will introduce riders to the rocky, rooty terrain that British Columbia is known for. This trail makes full use of the topography and will test everyone’s ascending and descending skills. “Maple Syrup Trail is one of my favorite climb trails in British Columbia” says Dean. “I’ve ridden some incredible trails in our province but this is definitely high on my list.” Solar Coaster and Loggers Lane will deliver riders to the end of the first day.
This is a permitted race course, not all trails can be ridden 365 days a year. Please respect Land Managers and Ride at Your Own Risk. BCBR endeavors to collect the most accurate GPS data for the profiles. However, there are many known discrepancies between today's GPS units and their own data collection process, compared data may vary.
Base Camp Highlights
Our finish line for Day One will be at Crofton Ball Fields.
Here you’ll find washrooms, showers, finish line food and food vendors. From here you will be transported to our next basecamp in Cumberland.