10 miles
2,086 ft
-2,092 ft
3,829 ft
High Point

Taking place on Saturday June 11, 2016 in the gorgeous Nicola Valley near Merritt, the race will feature a 16K or 32K cross-country bike race.

The race is now one or two 16Km loops showcasing our best terrain with the fastest and most flowing single track that you can imagine. We’d like to encourage all levels of riders from beginner to elite to race with us this year. Elite racers, this will be the fastest and most fun 32km’s that you’ll race all summer. Beginner Racers, this will be the perfect entry to the world and adventure of mountain bike racing. Why not sign up the whole family?

The Cow Trail Classic will be an instant “must do” on the mountain biking circuits throughout BC.

This year there will $1000 of crash prizes plus giveaways. There will be all sorts of fun categories for various winners and we’ll even reward some random none winners as well.

Not far from the Coquihalla Highway in the south-central interior, gorgeous singletrack trails throughout the Nicola Valley will provide a unique and challenging race course.

Fees include; insurance, accurate computerized timing, EMT support, aid stations with refreshments, catered gourmet lunch, grab bag- and a whole mess of porta-potties, garbage cans and recycling receptacles.. All net proceeds go to the Merritt Mountain Bike Association to support local trail building and maintenance activities as well as trail advocacy work. The Merritt Mountain Bike Association is a registered not for profit organization.

Local Trail Association
Merritt Mountain Bike Association (www.bikemerritt.com)
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Trails in Route

Crosscut1 miles
Sanchez1 miles
Lower JP Cool3,924 ft
JP Cool1 miles
Cow Trail2,201 ft
Ziggy4,843 ft
Rock & Roll3,563 ft
Inside Passage1,706 ft
Ed's Way3,169 ft

Route POI


  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for Cow Trail Classic 2016 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,471 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,779 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,773 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,938 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
JP Cool
JP Cool
trail: JP Cool
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Nov 7, 2016
trail: Ziggy
243 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 7, 2016
Rock N Roll
Rock N Roll
220 | comments: 0 | favs:
Nov 7, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Oct 21, 2018 @ 7:52pm
Oct 21, 2018
Ed's Way
Oct 21, 2018 @ 7:48pm
Oct 21, 2018
Some evidence of moto traffic.
Inside Passage
Oct 21, 2018 @ 7:47pm
Oct 21, 2018
Evidence of moto traffic.
Cow Trail
Oct 21, 2018 @ 7:39pm
Oct 21, 2018
Trail is in good shape. Someone dumped a fridge just above the lower Pond Scum trail head and someone dumped a box spring
Sep 7, 2018 @ 2:00pm
Sep 7, 2018
Wicked good riding.
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