Comox Valley Bike Races 2016

Jun 2, 2016
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Gear up for some awesome 2016 bike races and events in the Comox Valley

Here in the Comox Valley, we have phenomenal riding conditions and an energized biking community. With that comes a whole lot of racing. From world-class singletrack, to cross country, to enduro, there’s much to choose from when you’re racing around these parts.

Are you up for the challenge this racing season? If you’re on the fence, check out the races below, get fired up and sign yourself up! If your answer is yes then tell all your friends. These races are fun, and it’s always good to have a buddy, or two, to race with and share a post-race bevvy.


Coal Town Classic: June 5

The Third Annual Coal Town Classic takes place in Cumberland Sunday, June 5. The 50km course includes much of Cumberland’s robust network of trails—it’s also the course for this year’s BC Bike Race Cumberland stage! If you want something that’s still pretty epic, but rocks out 20 fewer kilometres, then give the Coal Town Classic Lite a go.

This United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) sponsored event treats all participants and volunteers to a classic UROC BBQ. Plus, all riders are eligible for great prizes—whether you make the podium or barely finish the course!

Find out more about the Coal Town Classic here.


12 Hours of Cumberland: June 11

Organized by UROC, this epic event is set to roll on Saturday, June 11. Perfect for all abilities, riders can compete in the solo category for the coveted Twelve Hour Cup, or for the equally coveted Beardsley Pottery mugs in teams of 2 or 4 men or women. There’s also the option of mixed teams—a perfect fit for racing families!

Teens age 12 to 16 can get it on the fun for a discounted rate of $20 and ride in teams of 2 or 4. Youth under the age of 12 can participate for FREE in teams of 2 or 4.

Find out more about the 2016 12 Hours of Cumberland here.


Cumberland Enduro: June 26

Sponsored by UROC, this race takes place June 26 and features hot trails that work for the first timer, the pro, or the rider just looking for a good time.

Part of the 2016 Vancouver Island Cup Mountain Bike Race Series, racers will have a lot of fun on this course.

Find out more about the Cumberland Enduro here.


BC Bike Race: July 6-13

The ultimate singletrack experience takes place July 6 to 13, with the first day starting off in Cumberland July 7. Although this epic seven-day bike race is sold out for 2016, it’s always worth watching the riders start their journey.

If it’s on your bucket list, or you’re just toying with the idea—don’t hesitate! Get yourself on the waitlist by clicking here!

Find out more about the BC Bike Race here.


Lazo Road Race: June 26

If you’re a roadie, you’ll be thrilled about this road race happening Sunday, June 26. This brand new, challenging course will start and finish at Brooklyn Elementary in Comox.

There are three categories to race in, and prizes will be awarded in all divisions.

Contact the Comox Valley Cycling Club for more information.


2016 Time Trials: Every Thursday

Trail Bicycles is proudly sponsoring the 2016 time trials that have been happening every Thursday night since April 14 with the Comox Valley Cycling Club.

Trials start at 6pm sharp (register 10 minutes before), and weekly prizes are up for grabs!

The next date for a trial is Thursday, June 14.

Click here for the full schedule.

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