5.3 miles
Distance
1,090 ft
Climb
-1,105 ft
Descent
1,413 ft
High Point
This route is archived

Plenty of climbing and techy descending on this course.

Intermediates 2 laps
Experts 3 laps

Beginner Course:
https://www.trailforks.com/route/2019-nanaimo-island-cup-xc-6-finals-beginner-course/

Kids Course:
https://www.trailforks.com/route/2019-nanaimo-island-cup-xc-6-finals-kids-course/

Detailed Description
2019 Nanaimo Island Cup XC #6 Finals Intermediate/Expert is a 5 mile intermediate race route located near Nanaimo British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 19 trails. This route climbs 1,090 ft with a max elevation of 1,413 ft then descends -1,105 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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gregmowat (Oct 21, 2021 at 11:50)
After climbing for the first time, couldn't stop noticing all the old blue plastic baby tree protectors still lying on the ground after 10 years or so.
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schili (Sep 12, 2021 at 16:34)
Trail ASOP
Great trail. Rock rolls are all very well selected, easy and difficult lines to each one. Little big of exposure also keeps you on your toes.

Start out with OFN to for the nice big rock and then these ones are a little steeper but techy.
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  • + 0
mikegilmour (Jun 15, 2021 at 18:58)
Trail Quatchi
Trail is now open from Europa through the slash. A bit soft but rideable
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mikegilmour (Jun 15, 2021 at 18:58)
Trail Quatchi
Trail is now open from Europa through the slash. A bit soft but rideable
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cmsilver90 (Jun 14, 2021 at 9:44)
Trail ASOP
Favourite trail in Nanaimo so far. All the rock rolls are doable and really fun.
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luckylegz (Jan 22, 2021 at 19:26)
Trail Hayden
Widowmaker tree near the bottom. Careful in the wind.
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luckylegz (Jan 22, 2021 at 19:26)
Trail Hayden
Widowmaker tree near the bottom. Careful in the wind.
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phontaine (Oct 18, 2020 at 14:53)
Trail ASOP
Great trail, good in wet, not muddy, very few roots.
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Jadavis (Aug 3, 2020 at 19:38)
Trail ASOP
A great ride, good views, some technical rock and fun forest descent.
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  • + 1
ErikTheRad (Oct 14, 2019 at 20:17)
Trail ASOP
Great trail, well worth the effort to get there!
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l-venables (Jan 21, 2019 at 16:48)
Trail Bee Line
Tree at top of Beeline is cleared
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l-venables (Jan 21, 2019 at 16:48)
Trail Bee Line
Tree at top of Beeline is cleared
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  • + 0
doncherrypopper (Jul 9, 2018 at 10:34)
Trail ASOP
K
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  • + 1
charliept (Oct 5, 2017 at 15:04)
Trail ASOP
beautiful trail really, one of my favourites in nanaimo, technical most of the way down, keeps you engaged
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  • + 1
TrentP9 (Jul 3, 2017 at 19:10)
Trail ASOP
HOLY CRAP!!!
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Trails in Route

Banshee Blvd (Road W3200)1,388 ft
Razamanaz82 ft
Stairway to Hayden2,441 ft
Hayden4,426 ft
Hochimin Road (W3000)3,747 ft
ASOP5,043 ft
Europa390 ft
Quatchi1,450 ft
Ballroom Blitz1,535 ft
Yellow942 ft
Bad 2 the Bone810 ft
INC1,509 ft
253 Access702 ft
Bee Line2,142 ft

Route POI

Aid StationStart Finish LineAid Station
CheckpointMarshall #1Checkpoint
CheckpointMarshall # 2Checkpoint
CheckpointMarshall # 3Checkpoint
TTFRock FaceTTF
TTFRock FaceTTF
CheckpointMarshall # 2Checkpoint

Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday May 5, 2019 at 12:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Ridelogs
    21
More Stats for 2019 Nanaimo Island Cup XC #6 Finals Intermediate/Expert mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -15 ft
  • Altitude min
    774 ft
  • Altitude start
    969 ft
  • Altitude end
    955 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -29%
  • Grade min
    42.1%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    974 ft
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