Shawnigan Lake, as part of the Cowichan Valley Regional District, is the host region for one of the most anticipated mass participation cycling events in BC. On September 28, hundreds of participants will take to the exclusive gravel roads of Mosaic Forest Management in the 1st Annual BURNT BRIDGE CLASSIC GRAVEL FONDO. Launching from Camp Pringle, cycling enthusiasts of various age groups and abilities will tackle over 82km of remote challenging terrain consisting of long steep climbs and twisty descents. Participants will be provided with exceptional service and support and experience breathtaking views. With the addition of lodging options and a complimentary banquet dinner, the event provides exceptional value and satisfaction.
Register as an individual, Team of 2, or Team of 4.
Includes special “Vintage Bike” category.
Team Category classification will be based on combined times of team riders.
All Team members must finish in order to post a time.
Vintage Bike Category: Bike must be minimum 25 years old
The event will consist of three feed-zones which will be indicated on the course map. Ride Ambassadors will be joining participants to provide ride service, mechanical support, and also assist in emergency response.
“Imagine pedaling over jagged marbles, sand, or if it rains, through chunky peanut butter. In some places, gravel roads are like rutted, bone-jarring washboards. Think of the worst piece of asphalt you’ve ever ridden.”
Gravel Fondo’s are mass participation cycling adventure rides that take place usually on exclusive gravel roads away from city roads and busy highways. It allows people to ride at their own pace, enjoy nature, and share their experiences with family and friends.
Although Gravel Fondo’s offer some support, They emphasize self reliance and feature few amenities. Riders need to be technically savvy and bring any gear they might need to replace or fix tires, chains, or any other possible pitfalls.
FRIDAY (September 27, 2019)
1 p.m – 7 p.m ~ Burnt Bridge Classic Expo, Package Pick-Up, Lodging Check In ~ Camp Pringle
5 p.m ~ Rider Briefing (starting procedures; safety; course preview) ~ Camp Pringle – Spencer Hall
SATURDAY (September 28, 2019)
6 a.m – 8:30 a.m ~ Food Trucks / Baked Goods / Coffee / Bike CheckCamp Pringle
7 a.m – 8:00 a.m ~ Burnt Bridge Classic Expo, Package Pick-Up, Lodging Check in ~ Camp Pringle
8 a.m ~ Staging Area open on Clearhue Road ~ Camp Pringle
8:45 a.m ~ Neutral roll out on Clearhue Road to start on Cowichan Valley Trail
9 a.m ~ RIDE START: BURNT BRIDGE CLASSIC GRAVEL FONDO Cowichan Valley Trail
2 p.m – 4 p.m ~ Finish Area activities (Bike Expo, Recovery Zone, Massage, bike check) ~ Camp Pringle
6 p.m ~ DINNER BANQUET: Awards & recognition; Teams awards ~ Camp Pringle – Spencer Hall
9 p.m ~ BONFIRE PIT PARTY ~ Camp Pringle
Register on the website https://www.burntbridgeclassic.com/events/82km-burnt-bridge-classic-gravel-fondo