20 miles
Distance
2,554 ft
Climb
-3,162 ft
Descent
2,409 ft
High Point

Remember! You are responsible for carrying what you need for a big bike day. Spare tube/pump/tools/emergency snacks etc.

It's the Revelstoke Women's Enduro 2019!

Schedule for the day:
http://revelstokewomensenduro.ca/schedule/


Race start: Main Mt MacPherson parking lot (Nordic Lodge). Start in whichever wave you signed up for, or if you want to switch waves that's cool too. We'll have a little briefing at the start of each wave so please try to stick around to hear that.

Start by (carefully!) crossing the highway at the Nordic centre. The first climb takes you up Lookout, and then start down on Quarry to avoid some pedally bits before the actual timed segment.

Stage 1 starts on Quarry above the junction with backside, and takes you all the way down to Yew R Here - you'll be staying on Yew R Here and NOT finishing Quarry in its entirety. Follow Yew R Here to the FSR for the finish of Stage 1.

You're at the lowest point in elevation on course! Now more climbing. Follow the FSR out, and it will turn into Mt Begbie Rd, which you'll be on for about a kilometre. Take a LEFT onto Dog Patch to climb out of the lower part of the mountain on single track. Stay right at the fork on Dog Patch - it will be flagged - to avoid climbing a downhill only trail which would be painful to reach the Griffith Creek parking lot.

And here you'll find your first aid station, sponsored by Mackenzie Peak Law Group, so grab a bite to eat and get ready for…

More climbing! You're not at stage 2 yet. And pay attention because the next little bit will require some focus so you don't get lost in the maze of trails here. Climb Eager Beaver (and take the LEFT at the junction) - once you get to the FSR where we tell you to turn right ...turn right. Climb the FSR, then take a left at the END of Dusty Beaver; climb the switchbacks until you hit the top of Stage 2.

Stage 2! Finally. You'll descend the fast Dusty Beaver, right into Beaver Tail. Quick little spur on the FSR, then back (hard left) into Beaver Tail for the finish. Practice those tight corners!

At the end of Stage 2 turn left and climb the FSR to the start of Berm Donor, at its very most southern end. Climb around the lake (easy climb) to the junction of Berm Donor and Tight Rope, where Stage 3 begins.

Stage 3: Berm Donor (which in fact is not a ton of berms, but we can discuss that at a later date). Berm Donor is a Revelstoke classic and always a favourite. It's fast and fun, but stay on your toes for a pedally bit after the first switchback. This stage takes you right to the very end of the trail.

After the Berm Donor stage, take Tantrum to the Nelson Rd exit, leading you to Highway 23.
OR - if you love Tantrum and putting in extra work - take beautiful techy Revelstoke single track out to the very end.
IT IS YOUR CHOICE! CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE! WHOA! Though, if you stay on Tantrum to get out of MacPherson there will be an extra reward for your efforts. If you don't, that is totally cool too - you'll probably get to where you want to be a lil faster and a lil easier.

Either way, don’t miss Skookum Cycle and Ski who will be at the Tantrum North trailhead on Hwy 23 (accessible if you ride the road OR singletrack). Stop by for a drink of water or a quick wrench if you need it.

Okay back to the highway. Take this to Boulder. If you were here last year - it is the same route! Cross the Trans Canada Highway at the light safely please. It's busy. Once you reach the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club, take a left to the Boulder Mountain parking lot. Here, we'll have some delicious La Baguette sandos for lunch. You can take your lunch in the middle of the race or at the end! We'll also be finishing the race at the Boulder parking lot.

Stages 4 and 5 are both accessed via the Boulder Mountain FSR. Keep in mind there is traffic on this road, so be mindful of vehicles please!

The boys at Valley Retreat Bed & Breakfast will be at the top of Stage 4 providing some laughs and some water and who knows what else. You'll see them twice, as you'll go past them to get to stages 4 AND 5.

Stage 4 is one of our favourite trails - Gravy Bacon. It's steep and maybe loose (but maybe wet, who knows!). Top section has a few mega drops if you want to get sendy but ride arounds if you'd prefer to keep your rubber on the dirt. The stage is the entirety of Gravy Bacon and ends when it hits the gravel road. This trail deserves a pre-ride if you are new to the area.

Take a left to get back to the Boulder FSR, and now you're on your last climb! Keep climbing past Gravy Bacon, all the way to Logging Leftovers.

Stage 5 is Logging Leftovers! All the way down, and choose the left-most option under the powerlines at (nearly) the base of the mountain. You'll get cut blocks and forest, and the silkiest berms in town to finish off in the lofty trees of Boulder Mountain.

Take Home Run out (not timed) to the finish area at the Boulder parking lot and celebrate your efforts! Tantrum is hosting the finish line fun.

** some notes **
-Please be mindful of traffic everywhere on course! Trails are not closed for racing, so there will be other people out there. You may want to politely inform other riders that racers are on course. And watch for cars/trucks on Hwy 23 and Boulder FSR.
-Bring tools/tube/pump/whatever you need for a big day out. We've got aid along the way but you should be able to get yourself moving if you need to.
-Course cut off: if you have not left the Boulder parking lot by 2pm to ride stages 4 and 5, we may limit your race
-First aid on course - we've got it! Call Cat of Coast Mountain Medical at (604) 935-0864 if anything happens and you need assistance. We'll remind you of this number on the morning of.

Final stage of the race is the after party - St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (510 Mackenzie Ave). Doors open at 7:30pm. Awards and prizes at 8:30. You'll be getting a wristband in your race package that serves as your party ticket AND your way to get prizes so don't lose that thing.

Again, any q's, send them our way: info@revelstokewomensenduro.ca.

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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 5,138 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -435 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 4,301 ft distance
  • 19 ft climb
  • -223 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 3,606 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -339 ft descent
4 Stage 4
  • 2,211 ft distance
  • 0 ft climb
  • -453 ft descent
5 Stage 5
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  • 3 ft climb
  • -615 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday September 14, 2019 at 09:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Altitude min
    1,460 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,135 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,526 ft
  • Grade
    -0.6%
  • Grade max
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  • Grade min
    48.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,609 ft
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