XC#4 Keith Ailey Classic — Wednesday July 5

XC#4 Keith Ailey Classic — Wednesday July 5

Now that we’ve worked on some skills that will be needed for the upcoming Centennial race, let’s use them! Join us, this Wednesday July 5, for XC#4 — Keith Ailey Classic. Registration will begin at 6pm in Kinsmen Park, and race will start at 7pm.

You must be a Blacksheep member to participate in this event. To become a member, use the following link to get started: http://blacksheepmtb.com/membership/.


Marshalls’ Needed

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all our riders, we need volunteers to help out by establishing a prescence at key intersections to guide racers on where to ride, and to advise other trail users of the race that is going on. Don’t worry! If you are unsure of what to do, members of the Blacksheep Executive will be in attendance, in addition to veteran volunteers, and they can help you out. This is a great opportunity to see your friends and family racing on course, as well as it being a great chance to get some awesome pictures!

Remember: For every event you volunteer at, your name is put into a volunteer draw prize at the end of the year.

If you are able to volunteer, let us know! Either send us an email at admin@blacksheepmtb.com or shoot us a message through our Facebook page Blacksheep Mountain Bike Club . We will guide you from there.


And now, for the map you have all been waiting for…

XC#4-Model

 

Blacksheep XC#4 Course Map — XC#4 Course Map

Course Descriptions:

Lambateur: To be announced!

Sport:

  • From the Start/Finish area, ride over the bridge and turn right.
  • Turn left at the connector to Red Trail.
  • Climb Red Trail backwards to the start of Blue Trail.
  • Turn left and descend Hydro Hill. Control your speed!
  • Turn left onto Red Trail and follow the flagging. You will do a short section of the Yellow Trail to avoid Shale Hill. Watch for other trail users!
  • Continue along the Red Trail.
  • PAY ATTENTION CLOSELY: On your first lap you will keep going back to the start of the first loop and start your second lap. On your second lap you will turn right at the connector and then left on to Yellow Trail back to the bridge.
  • On your second lap, ride across the bridge to finish.
  • 2 laps. 

 

Advanced/Elite:

  • From the Start/Finish area, ride over the bridge and turn right.
  • Turn left at the connector to Red Trail.
  • Climb Red Trail backwards to the start of Blue Trail.
  • Follow Blue Trail for several kilometers. Make sure that you control your speed coming down the hills. Everyone will do the first climb instead of the bypass.
  • Continue along toward the next bypass.
  • PAY ATTENTION CLOSELY: ADVANCED will take the bypass to the left. ELITE will take the climb to the right.
  • Follow the trail back down to the river and go back to the connector with Red Trail.
  • Turn right onto the Red Trail to lap and keep going straight back to the bridge to finish.
  • Each lap is 4.1km. Advanced 3 laps, Elite 4 laps.

 

Take a look at the description, check out the map, and see you all this Wednesday!

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