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The Yukon Welcomes Marathon Mountain Bike Canadian Championships

Ottawa, ON (Aug. 30, 2023) – The Yukon is about to welcome athletes from all over Canada to Whitehorse for the 2023 Canadian XCM MTB Championships on Sept. 1-3 for the first time ever.

“We’re thrilled to be seeing an event up in the Yukon,” said Jolène Dupuis, Cycling Canada Events and Officials Manager. “We cannot be more excited to showcase this beautiful territory during our Canadian XCM MTB Championships as part of their Yukon Bike Fest. With activities planned all around the Championships, we have no doubt that this will be a memorable event and adventure for all involved and participating.”

Fresh off participation at the mountain bike marathon competition at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow, GBR, Haley Smith and Andrew L’Esperance are hoping to step on the podium in Whitehorse. They will be joined by fellow Canadian National Cycling Team athlete Ruby West and Canadian Cyclo-cross Championship bronze medallist Hannah Simms.

Adding to the weekend’s excitement, Cycling Canada will debut a short film, Together on the Trail: Mountain Biking in the Land of the Midnight Sun, on Sept. 2. The film shines a light on the Yukon’s unique mountain bike community and participants are encouraged to attend the premiere generously hosted by Yukon’s airline, Air North.

Details on the film premiere, the full technical guide and important event information can be found on the Events Page of the Cycling Canada website.

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Cycling Canada is the nation’s oldest National Sport Organization and has one simple purpose – to inspire Canadians to cycle. Our mandate is to holistically develop the sport in partnership with our 11 Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, putting more Canadians on bikes from coast-to-coast and on podiums around the world.