16.0 miles
2,957 ft
-2,964 ft
1 mile
High Point

*Segment 2 is showing on the Map as a weird nonexistent trail. This is a GLITCH, segment 2 is Family Guy from Billy Dog.
*Overall altitude gain is overestimated. We estimate the actual climbing on the short course to be about 900M.

Transition 1 (Sulfur Springs) - Don't burn yourself out on those climbs, save it for the timed sections.

Timed Segment 1 (Brakeless) - Loose and steep for the first 3 or 4 turns, then it moves to a much more gentle grade. It's not technical, but it also isn't smooth, it is a real test of your suspension. You will need to pedal, but also keep your head up for the turns and hidden roots. Longer than you expect.

Transition 2 (Highway 66, Sulfur Springs, Ninja Cow, Moose Road) - Please be careful on the short highway section, standard rules of the road apply. Stay single file on the shoulder. The entrance to Ninja Cow is a little tricky, but using it will save you about 80M of climbing over the day. When on Moose Road be aware that it remains open to traffic. Stay to the right and aware of traffic movements.

Timed Segment 2 (Family Guy from Billy Dog Entrance) - Smooth, fast and narrow. Those trees are really close. The turns near the end of the segment are tight and often loose, be ready to reduce your speed suddenly.

Transition 3 (Elbow Valley, Sulfur Springs, Ninja Cow, Moose Mountain Road) - The push up Elbow Valley is steep, but the most efficient route. Don't forget to make use of the Feed Station and Neutral Repair at the 2K parking lot.

Timed Segment 3 (Top of Race of Spades) - Such a fun trail, tight with all sorts of terrain. Stunts will be marked as gaps or not, or taped off, and there is always a ride-around option. Some of the stunts will present serious consequence if messed up, so be aware and make good decisions.

Transition 4 (CF Climb) - Push the old line, or ride/push the new one. Your choice, they both will be painful.

Timed Segment 4 (Bottom of Race of Spades) - The shortest stage but deserving of your full attention. A bit of pedaling through narrow trees that want to grab your bars. Then ribboned trail with many wooden features, either know the features or read the signs, you don't want to take an accidental 3M drop. Then a high speed section with poor sightlines to the finish.

Transition 5 (Tom Snow) - Please ensure the gate is closed after you pass through.

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Route Sections

1 Timed Segment 1 (Brakeless)
2 Timed Segment 2 (Family Guy from Billy D)
3 Timed Segment 3 (Race of Spades Upper)
4 Timed Segment 4 (Race of Spades Lower)


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    4,689 ft
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    4,696 ft
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    4,688 ft
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    9 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,791 ft
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2019 Bow Cycle Toonie Race // Family Guy // Moose Mountain
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youtuber Would You Ride This On A Borrowed Bike?
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Race Of Spade at Moose Mountain
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Family Guy
Dec 6, 2021 @ 10:08am
Dec 6, 2021
I have cleared fallen trees from Tootheless entrance to Elbow Valley intersection (and to the creek bed) and it is now clear for riding in that section with the exception of one bridge near the bottom being decommissioned for safety reasons. There is a ride-around for this bridge. Snow was about 15cm deep and unpacked at the time, but only needs a little traffic and it will be good to go.
Nov 16, 2021 @ 7:28am
Nov 16, 2021
Closed for construction
Sulphur Springs
Nov 7, 2021 @ 11:48am
Nov 7, 2021
Tree down, big handsaw or chainsaw needed
Diamond T Loop
Nov 6, 2021 @ 2:12pm
Nov 6, 2021
Tree down. Icy in several places
Moose Mountain Road
Nov 5, 2021 @ 9:20am
Nov 5, 2021
Dry everywhere in the sun, a few snowy/icy spots (mid-afternoon)
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