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Steve Smith Memorial Downhill BC Cup


Aug. 25, 2023 - Aug. 27, 2023

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The Stevie Smith Memorial BC Cup Downhill presented by Forbidden Bike Company

BC Cup downhill racing is headed back to Vancouver Island once more over the weekend of August 25 – 27, 2023, for the annual Stevie Smith Memorial DH Race presented by Forbidden Bike Company, here in the Mount Washington Bike Park. Since 2017, this race has been held in memory of the late-Canadian racing icon, Stevie Smith, who grew up riding here on Vancouver Island before showcasing his talents at World Cup venues around the globe and inspiring generations of athletes to come. The annual race weekend draws athletes and spectators from around British Columbia and beyond to experience the legendary Monster Mile trail here in the Bike Park with epic ocean views along the gnarly single-track. Race… Watch… Volunteer…? Continue reading more details below and be here August 25-27!

Special thanks to Foribbiden BikesThe Strait & Narrow, and more partners for their event support. 

Registration includes an exclusive Stevie Smith Memorial weekend t-shirt for the first 200 athletes to confirm participation!

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Race Category Cost & Details:

A portion of event proceeds from this sanctioned BC Cup race go towards the Stevie Smith Legacy Foundation“supporting the next generation of Canadian gravity athletes; planting the seed for speed.” Special thanks to Tianna Smith for her continued efforts toward the local mountain bike community. Get your raffle tickets from Tianna at her booth in the finish corral throughout the race weekend – bike frames, components, and more amazing prizes will be up for raffle!

“Long Live Chainsaw” 2023 event t-shirts design by local artist, Lauren Spinner, will also be for sale with proceeds donated to the foundation

Weekend Schedule:

  • Thursday Night Race Series #4, August 24th – pre-event casual community race kicks off the weekend
  • FRI, AUG 25
    ▪ 10AM-5PM / Monster Mile open for public to ride with bike ticket or season pass!
    ▪ 4PM-6PM / Registration & Plate Pick-Up fueled by Hornby Organic
    ▪ 5-7PM / Athlete Course Walk
    ▪ 6:30-9PM / 50/50 Raffle, Patio Party & Outdoor Benefit Concert with music from Chase The Bear
  • SAT, AUG 26
    ▪ 9AM-1PM / Registration & Plate Pick-Up fueled by Hornby Organic
    ▪ 10AM-5PM / Open Practice & Seeding
    ▪ 12-4PM / MTB Movie Screenings TBA
    ▪ 5-6pm / Athlete Meeting & Seeding Results Announced
    ▪ 6:30-9PM / Fun Event presented by Forbidden Bikes & Patio Apres from Strait & Narrow
  • SUN, AUG 27
    ▪ 12:30PM / Official DH Race (spectators encouraged!) followed by podium awards ceremony and patio après

Camping is Permitted in contained RV’s for free in the Hawk Chair Parking Lot (no services or hook-ups). Access via Nordic Drive see maps here


We Need Some Help! Wanna volunteer?

Interested in volunteering in exchange for a free bike lift ticket (to use another time), free lunch, free t-shirt, and a day full of good-vibes together? We’d love to have you! A lot of help is needed to make this race weekend a reality. Contact events@mountwashington.ca to learn about the perks of joining the crew. We’re also looking for partners and sponsorships to activate fun event experiences and contribute to athlete prize packs and the raffle.