3 miles
Distance
728 ft
Climb
-731 ft
Descent
1,418 ft
High Point

This route is going to pose a technical challenge to grade 8 riders. At nearly 5 km, it is a bit shorter than the 2015 course in Powell River, but it presents different challenges that will push the riders to their limits! After a steep gravel climb to start, racers enter Frank's trail (RIP Frank who just passed away recently). A new trail sign marks the entry, and a wonder of XC single track awaits riders. Even with a general tendency downward for 2 km, the course will require constant pedalling. With a really long band of single track, getting a holeshot on the entry to Franks is a tactical advantage. Once Franks is done, riders begin climbing single track. The legs are tired and the technical uphill single track will certainly have many riders off their bikes for the power moves. Perhaps the very best will ride the entire section, but I doubt it. At the top of this trail (which is combo of Hustler and Flow in reverse direction) the course gives the racers a passing window. Down a gravel road pitch to the yellow gate on Conifer Dr. and out onto Harper Rd. Climbing on the shoulder, riders slip onto a trail that cuts back onto the Harper Rd climb and face an uphill gravel road finish. if the leaders are together here, its a leg smashing sprint to the archway for the win!

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Trails in Route

Hustler1,024 ft
Dawg194 ft
Harper Road Access1,965 ft
Flow2,093 ft
Conifer Drive722 ft
Gravel Road Climb1,539 ft
Franks1 miles
Harper Rd1,306 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for BCSS Championships 2016 Gr. 8 XC mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    828 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,242 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,238 ft
  • Grade
    -0.025%
  • Grade max
    -35.28%
  • Grade min
    24.992%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    221 ft
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Flow
Nov 10, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Nov 10, 2018
Tree cleared!
Harper Road Access
Nov 6, 2018 @ 10:15am
Nov 6, 2018
Pictures to show the washout.
Dawg
Nov 4, 2018 @ 5:13pm
Nov 4, 2018
All drains cleared. reporter
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Nov 4, 2018 @ 10:03am
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Tree down
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