XC#1 Mass Start – Wednesday May 24

XC#1 Mass Start – Wednesday May 24

The trails have finally thawed, the temperature is rising, and now it’s time to get racing! This Wednesday, May 24 at Trowbridge/Kinsmen Park marks the start of our XC series this season. Registration begins at 6pm, and the race begins at 7pm.

Note: You must be a BlackSheep member to participate. If you need to register, follow the link here.

Course Descriptions:

Lambateur: The course will be built within and around Kinsmen Park.

Sport: 

  • Leave the starting line along the gravel path and cross the bridge.
  • Turn right after the bridge. Follow the Yellow Trail along the river and then climb the hill on the Blue Trail.
  • Take the first bypass, and continue down the Blue Trail toward the connector to the Adventure Trail. Make sure you do NOT take the second bypass.
  • Turn left onto Adventure Trail, (note the green line on the course map), and follow the hydro corridor into Upper 2K.
  • Follow Upper 2K for its entirety back into Centennial Park.
  • Descend Hydro Hill and turn left onto Red Trail.
  • Follow Red Trail until the first connector to Yellow Trail.
  • After briefly following Yellow Trail, take the next connector back onto Red Trail. Follow Red Trail and then take the next connector back onto Yellow Trail.
  • Continue on Yellow Trail to the bridge, and cross the bridge, to finish the course. (1 lap)

Advanced & Elite:

  • Leave the starting line along the gravel path and cross the bridge.
  • Turn right after the bridge. Follow the Yellow Trail along the river and then climb the hill on the Blue Trail.
  • Take the first bypass, and continue down the Blue Trail toward the connector to the Adventure Trail. Note: do NOT take the second bypass.
  • Turn right and ride down the trail to where it crosses the Adventure Trail. Turn left, and climb up towards Hilltop.
  • Turn onto Hilltop and ride towards the Hydro corridor.
  • Turn right and descend down into Road To Hell.
  • Climb Road to Hell and turn right to descend Green Mile.
  • Turn right onto Stranger and ride towards Cassandra.
  • Take Cassandra towards Crossover. Then turn left into Upper 2K.
  • Follow Upper 2K back into Centennial Park.
  • Descend Hydro Hill and turn left onto Red Trail.
  • Follow Red Trail until the first connector to Yellow Trail.
  • After briefly following Yellow Trail, take the next connector back onto Red Trail. Follow Red Trail and then take the next connector back onto Yellow Trail.
  • Continue on Yellow Trail towards the bridge to lap/finish the course. (Advanced: 2 laps/ Elite: 3 laps. 6.2km/lap)

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Enjoy the long weekend, explore some trails, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

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