25 miles
Distance
5,458 ft
Climb
-5,574 ft
Descent
1,604 ft
High Point
Event Date

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
  • 11 miles distance
  • 2,209 ft climb
  • -2,458 ft descent
2 Timed Section
  • 11 miles distance
  • 2,857 ft climb
  • -2,843 ft descent

Route POI

Aid StationAid StationAid Station
Aid StationAid StationAid Station

Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday July 6, 2019 at 08:30am
  • Riding area
  • 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
    -116 ft
  • Altitude min
    87 ft
  • Altitude start
    261 ft
  • Altitude end
    145 ft
  • Grade
    -0.087%
  • Grade max
    -55.394%
  • Grade min
    40.495%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Oct 16, 2018
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Upper Maple Syrup
      Feb 2, 2019 @ 1:18pm
      Feb 2, 2019
      Trail is completely rideable except for 2 spots, no big deal to get around/over. Amazing job by the CTSS!
      Lower Xylem
      Feb 2, 2019 @ 1:14pm
      Feb 2, 2019
      Bottom part still closed, but the rest of this trail is open and completely rideable.
      Middle Xylem
      Feb 2, 2019 @ 1:11pm
      Feb 2, 2019
      Trail is completely rideable and in good shape; amazing job by the CTSS!
      Upper Xylem
      Feb 2, 2019 @ 1:09pm
      Feb 2, 2019
      Trail is completely rideable and in good shape--amazing job by the CTSS!
      Chicken Connect
      Feb 2, 2019 @ 7:28am
      Feb 2, 2019
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