6 miles
834 ft
-839 ft
682 ft
High Point

The race course is slightly revised for 2016. It will be ridden clockwise and features a mix of technical climbing, flowy downhill, and some gravel road for passing.

Starting on a gravel road, riders gain elevation quickly before dropping into the short technical downhill "Cinderalley". Exiting the downhill, riders will cross a muddy access road and enter the classic "Humility" trail for some technical climbing fun before testing their technical descending prowess on "Secret Ninja". At the end of "Secret Ninja" riders will cross directly onto "Humble Ninja" which offers wide open views and a steady diet of flow. Rolling on, riders can whip down "Keiths" curves before making a right hander to get some "Nookie". This short and fast downhill leads right into "Sticks and Stones" and "Honey Brown". Leave the singletrack behind for a bit and stretch the legs, have a drink, or pass a few before making a left onto "Pipedream". Enjoy the scenery while you're sweating along Pipedream's rock outcrops and bridge covered creeks until reaching the final leg of your journey. Head along a short stretch of gravel before launching up "Rusty Nail", over to "Out N About" and finally rocketing down Potsticker to the finish.

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Trails in Route

Water Pipeline Road3,009 ft
Cinderalley741 ft
Humility1 miles
Secret Ninja2,362 ft
Humble Ninja2,346 ft
Keiths1,371 ft
Nookie1,562 ft
Sticks and Stones1,079 ft
Honey Brown1,348 ft
McKeown Spur 11,207 ft
McKeown Mainline1,335 ft
Pipedream3,842 ft
Rusty Nail640 ft
Out N About1,050 ft


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  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for 2016 Nanaimo Island Cup XC Race Course mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    298 ft
  • Altitude start
    305 ft
  • Altitude end
    300 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,759 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Oct 13, 2018 @ 10:07pm
Oct 13, 2018
Also, two bears out there today. Rawr
Oct 12, 2018 @ 8:35pm
Oct 12, 2018
Humble Ninja
Oct 12, 2018 @ 8:35pm
Oct 12, 2018
Secret Ninja
Oct 12, 2018 @ 8:35pm
Oct 12, 2018
A tree is down and lying along the rock ledge near the first rock drop close to Connector.
Oct 4, 2018 @ 9:01pm
Oct 4, 2018
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