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.
Local Trail AssociationNanaimo Mountain Bike Club (nanaimomountainbikeclub.com)
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More Stats for 2016 Nanaimo Island Cup XC Race Course mountain bike route
Altitude min298 ft
Altitude start305 ft
Altitude end300 ft
Distance climb2.4 miles
Distance down2.6 miles
Distance flat3,759 ft
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