25 miles
Distance
5,409 ft
Climb
-5,463 ft
Descent
1,605 ft
High Point
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TIMED SECTIONS: Note that for this race you will only be timed on the BLUE SECTIONS. You will be timed from the start gates to Aid Station 1. You will not be timed as you traverse over through the valley to Maple Mountain. You will be timed again from the start of Maple Mountain to the Finish line. Your cumulative time from both timed sections will be your final time for Day 1.

Welcome to an amazing tour of the best singletrack riding in the Cowichan Valley Area! The race route will encompass local favorites on Mount Tzouhalem and Maple Mountain with a one-timed course on each mountain separated by a transition that will allow you to spin out your legs. The route will mix it up with everything from undulating singletrack, too fast and flowy berms and whoops, and some sections that will put your technical skills to the test.

Route Supporters
Local Trail Association
Cowichan Trail Stewardship Society (www.cowichantrails.ca)
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Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 10 miles distance
  • 2,707 ft climb
  • -2,361 ft descent
2 Timed Section
  • 11 miles distance
  • 2,269 ft climb
  • -2,469 ft descent

Route POI

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Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday July 6, 2019 at 08:30am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for BC Bike Race 2019 - Day 1 (Cowichan Valley) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -54 ft
  • Altitude min
    88 ft
  • Altitude start
    246 ft
  • Altitude end
    192 ft
  • Grade
    -0.04%
  • Grade max
    -51.749%
  • Grade min
    37.666%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Nice access that parallels the fire road.
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      Great conditions for BB, despite the crash.

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Bumble Bee (Muni) Trail
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 10:09am
      Oct 10, 2019
      Brake bumps are coming back. Still a load of fun.
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      Oct 6, 2019 @ 9:20am
      Oct 6, 2019
      Logger's Lane
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 9:20am
      Oct 6, 2019
      Middle Xylem
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 1:55pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      Closed at the Tonys Arbutus junction.
      Chicken Connect
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 7:28am
      Sep 22, 2019
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