The first 2016 Island Cup cross country race is on March 13th on the Hammerfest Trails. Registration and start will be in Englishman River Falls Park parking lot. With registration opening at 10am for a 12pm start.
Expert – 3 laps
Intermediate – 2 laps
Beginner – 1 lap
Cost is $30.00 plus $10.00 one day license if you are not a Cycling BC member.
The 2016 Vancouver Island Cup Mountain Bike Race Series, is BC’s premiere grassroots race series spanning the length of Vancouver Island. Cross Country, Downhill, Enduro and Marathon disciplines are brought together from numerous local mountain bike clubs.
The Kinsol Trestle is one of eight trestles along the Cowichan Valley Trail route and by far the largest and most spectacular. The Kinsol Trestle is one of the tallest free-standing and most spectacular timber rail trestle structures in the world. At 187metres in length and standing 44 metres above the salmon bearing Koksilah River, the Kinsol is an incredible structure.
To get there from north of Duncan – Drive south of Duncan on the Trans Canada Highway and turn west (right) onto Cobble Hill/Shawnigan Lake Road and follow it all the way to Shawnigan Lake. Turn right onto Renfrew Road and follow the road past the end of the Lake to Gleneagles Road and turn right. There is a public parking area about 550 metres down the road on the right hand side.
A 20km trail on a old railway bed that was there to haul logs to the McLean Mill. The trail starts off off Maebelle Road which is a kilometer or so closer to Port Alberni than the Candy Store. The trail ends basically at the end of Beaver Creek Road.