XC#8 Shuniah Mines Mass Start — Wednesday September 6

XC#8 Shuniah Mines Mass Start — Wednesday September 6

Well Blacksheep, the final days of summer are upon us, cyclocross season is starting for many, this Wednesday September 6 is our final XC race of the season! Starting from the Shuniah mines, registration begins at 5:30pm, and the races will begin at 6:30pm. Note: we will beginning the event a half hour earlier then previous XC races due to the sun setting earlier in the evening.

As always, you must be a Blacksheep member to participate in this event. To become a member, follow the link. If you are able to volunteer with timing, registration, course marshalling, or with parking, send us an email at info@blacksheepmtb.ca or shoot us a message on Facebook.

To keep things short and sweet, here is the course description and map for the event.

Course Description

Sport

  • From the start area, turn left and follow Adventure Trail, and then left onto Prologue Loop
  • Turn right and follow Dagobah to Crossover
  • Ride along Crossover to Upper 2K (yes, the old Upper 2K) and turn right
  • Ride along Upper 2K until it intersects with Conveyor Belt
  • Turn left and follow Conveyor Belt back out onto the grassy field and turn right onto Upper 2K
  • Ride Upper 2K to where it meets Adventure Trail
  • Turn left onto Adventure Trail and ride to the shortcut onto Peekaboo
  • Turn left at the shortcut and then almost immediately right onto Peekaboo
  • Ride up Peekaboo to Adventure Trail and turn left up the hill and back to the finish area.

3.5 km per lap, one lap

Advanced

  • From the start area, turn left and follow Adventure Trail and then left onto Prologue Loop
  • Turn right and follow Dagobah to Crossover
  • Ride along Crossover to Upper 2K (yes, the old Upper 2K) and turn right
  • Ride along Upper 2K until it intersects with Conveyor Belt
  • Turn left and follow Conveyor Belt back out onto the grassy field and turn right onto Upper 2K
  • Ride Upper 2K to where it meets Adventure Trail
  • Stay right and follow Adventure Trail and then stay right onto the singletrack to where it meets up with Adventure Trail again
  • Turn left onto Adventure Trail and right onto Hilltop
  • Climb Hilltop and cross the hydro corridor to Cassandra
  • Ride down Cassandra to where it intersects with Stranger
  • Follow Stranger, staying left where it meets Doctors, and ride up the hill and over Bill’s Bridge
  • Ride back up the hill along the Adventure Trail to the finish area.

4.6 km per lap, two laps

Elite

  • From the start area, turn left and follow Adventure Trail and then left onto Prologue Loop
  • Turn right and follow Dagobah to Crossover
  • Ride along Crossover to Upper 2K (yes, the old Upper 2K) and turn right
  • Ride along Upper 2K until it intersects with Conveyor Belt
  • Turn left and follow Conveyor Belt back out onto the grassy field and turn right onto Upper 2K
  • Ride Upper 2K to where it meets Adventure Trail.
  • Stay right and follow Adventure Trail and then stay right onto the singletrack to where it meets up with Adventure Trail again.
  • Turn left onto Adventure Trail and the right onto Hilltop
  • Climb Hilltop to Shuttle Run and turn right
  • Descend Shuttle Run to the bottom and cross the hydro corridor to Road to Hell
  • Climb Road to Hell and then turn right onto Green Mile
  • Descend Green Mile and turn right onto Stranger
  • Follow Stranger to Doctors
  • Stay right at Doctors and follow it along to Adventure Trail
  • Ride back up the hill to the finish area.

6.5 km per lap, two laps

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XC#8 Shuniah Mines Mass Start — XC#8 Course Map

Enjoy the rest of your long weekend everyone, and we look forward to seeing your faces for the last race this Wednesday! Until then, happy riding!

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