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Island Cup XC: Nanaimo


Apr. 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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If you raced the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club Race last October you find this route almost identical save the end due to logging activity. The course is ridden clockwise, I starts on a gravel road and gains elevation until Humility trail for some more technical climbing, then onto Anniversary trail for some mixed terrain . From there you procede onto Easy Peasy for some flowy descents and onto Secret Ninja to test your technical descending prowess. At the end of Secret Ninja you turn left at the power lines along a double track where you can catch up to and pass you opponants until you arrive at Keith’s Trail. This takes for a fast downhill and a short uphill to Nookie trail, which is points down and pops you out onto a gravel road for more passing opportunity.

Take a right on the road and after you passed some other racers you break right and climb Diggler until to another short gravel road and then Fuzzy Bunny, Rusty Nail, Out and About and Potsticker. These trails offer technical features, bridges, ups downs rocks, trees, too much to list, and truth be told sometimes difficult to navigate, but don’t they will be well marked.

At the end of Potsticker is where the the change occurs, Hootenanny is still obstructed and we have built a brand new trail for this race. It will take you down under the hydro lines to back to the start finish line for more laps if you are so inclined…

If you’re a first timer, seasoned pro or just out to have some fun we would love to see you experience mountain bike racing on Vancouver Island.