Bonne Bay Loop
May 22nd in Gros Morne National Park, in partnership with Gros Morne Adventures!
Nothing kicks off the Cycling Season better than an epic 75k un-timed fondo around the beautiful Bonne Bay, to the hill & back! Bikers meet in Norris Point early in the morning, then boat across the bay and land at the start line in scenic Woody Point. From there they take a left and keep on going! Climbing the ‘struggle’, and many of the 410 Highway’s most beautiful climbs through NL’s incredible West Coast topography. Finally descending into Norris Point again on the far end, racers will then enjoy a delicious pint and some tasty snacks at the Cat Stop while local musicians regale them with traditional Newfoundland tunes as a part of the annual Trails, Tales & Tunes music festival. Perfect for competitive cyclists or even the keen beginner, this is the perfect way to jumpstart your summer fitness!
Impact Road Race
The West Coast’s first true Road Race of the summer. Impact is a 2 day Stage Race in Steady Brook and Pasedena—neatly settled in the scenic Humber Valley. Spread over two days, this year we’ll be starting on May 28th with the Time Trial on Marble Dr in Steady Brook – 15k along the Humber River, pushing yourself as hard as possible past farmland in the shadow of Marble Mountain. One day 2, May 29th, racers will follow up the ride against themselves with a competitive lap race through the community of Pasedena. An easy start in the race scene for beginners, and a challenging push for experienced riders alike. Come one come all, and show us what you’ve got!
REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY, AND NOW LIVE ON ZONE 4. SEE HERE.
Father’s Day Duathlon – June 19th, 2016
Every Father’s Day we like to get the Dads out for a jaunt with their families—folks of all ages are encouraged to attend, and team options are available for any father who wants to compete along with their children or partners! Either way you’d like to participate, it’s always lovely to see families & friends show up together for some friendly competition, running in the shadow of Marble Mountain and cycling along the Marble Drive TT route.
This is a timed event, and a great way to work out the ‘transition’ for when you give the Triathlon a go later in the summer!
Registration is online only, live right now through this link.
Bib pickup for this event begins 9am at the Steady Brook Town Hall.
The race begins at 10:15am.
Extreme 15 Run Race – July 1st, 2016
It’s always good to cross-train! Us cyclists take a bit of time off the bikes and run along the Ginger Route, and farther! The Extreme 15 Run Race is a (you guessed it!) 15k jaunt along our hand-build MTB trail, the Ginger Route, that we’ve been working on building for the past couple of years. From there it takes a right onto a section of Corner Brook’s Stream Trail System, and then comes back down along the pipeline trail. This full loop is a fun-filled 7.5k on its own—first time or casual runners can do one lap, while the more experienced folks rock two full loops along this route that eventually overlooks the bowl that is Corner Brook! A great way to keep loose on Canada Day.
Registration is online only, available through this link. Bib pickup begins 9am at the swim side of Bowaters.
Race begins at 10am.
The Marble RV Triathlon Weekend
A two day event weekend based in the heart of Corner Brook. Things kick off on Saturday morning when our little athletes give it their all on a challenging & fun course set out for triathletes big & small! Nothing crazy, just a lot of fun & silliness for participants and spectators alike!
The following Sunday things get a little more serious with the Marble RV Corner Brook Triathlon—a longstanding event in the Corner Brook area, made popular by the World Cup Triathlon competitions that have passed through! They came here for a reason—the course is challenging, but ultimately fun & rewarding for all participants involved! A number of categories will be available for seasoned racers as well as beginners who just want to give it a go!
You only do one of the three disciplines? No worries! The team category allows for 2 or 3 participants to join up and either swim, bike, or run and enjoy the rest of the event cheering on their teammates! There are beginner categories for the team event as well, so folks of all skill-levels are encouraged to come on out and participate! Let us know if you need a hand finding others to do any of the three and we’ll put you in touch!
Results are available at www.cbtri.ca.
Tour Du Port Au Port – August 20th + 21st, 2016
This event can only be described as ‘Epic’. Connected to Newfoundland by a thin stretch of road in the St George’s area, the Port Au Port peninsula is almost an island unto its own with deep roots in Franco-Newfoundland fishing culture. The race begins at the foot of Our Lady Of Mercy Church, the largest wooden catholic church in NL and a registered provincial Heritage Structure. From there it rounds a corner and continues along the coast—circumnavigating the beautiful Port Au Port peninsula with a beautiful continuing view of the sea. Incredible climbs and thrilling descents await the rider who challenges themselves to this spectacular 115k race.
Kicking off with a TT on the Saturday, this is a 2-day points event with top prize going to the rider who racks up the most points! There will also be achievement prizes for the King of the Mountain, Queen of the Mountain, most improved, and more!
Mudslide, Frost & Furious MTB Series’
Kickin’ off when the season starts and then rockin’ through the spring, summer & fall! These awesome trail races occur all around the Humber Valley & Gros Morne areas, with fast fun & exciting trails that will thrill the whole family! Kids & kids at heart can enjoy the sweet MTB trails that have been carefully carved through our beautiful forests—some by years of riders exploring, and some purposefully & carefully constructed by the West Coast Cycling Association in partnership with the International Mountain Bike Association of Canada!
Mudslides have finished for the year. Frost & Furious will be taking place September 25th, and again on October 16th for the season closer!