June 05, 2015 (Horseshoe Valley, ON) – This coming weekend, Horseshoe Valley will be host to the second stop on the Canada Cup MTB Series calendar, and the cross-country specialists will be treated to some of Ontario’s top trails in the North Barrie region.
Participants will get a sneak peak at some of the same single-track to be used for the 2015 Canadian Mountain Bike Marathon Championships to take place this fall.
Currently leading the Canada Cup standings are Emily Batty (Trek Factory) and Raphael Gagne (Rocky Mountain) in the Elite category, as well as Soren Meeuwisse (Trek Canada Moutain Bike) and Raphaël Auclair (Pivot Cycle – OTE) in the Junior category.
Superfly Racing takes it to the next level with it’s first-ever Canada Cup after years of hosting Ontario Cup races. Riders can expect all the same great organizing as the Ontario Cup Series on a bigger stage! Horseshoe’s course has much-improved and will feature better spectatorship, awesome riding and a truly awesome resort atmosphere.
Sean Ruppel of Superfly Racing, the event organizer, is thrilled about hosting the nation’s top mountain bikers: “Having been a big part of mountain biking in Ontario over the last 20+ years, I felt it was time to elevate my events to a bigger stage. The series can also use more committed, full-time organizers and I’m very excited to work in concert with my friends at Hardwood.”
“We have no doubt that this new venue will quickly become a pillar of the Canada Cup series. Combined awesome riding, high quality organizing and resort atmosphere and you get the perfect package for another amazing week-end of racing,” added Mathieu Boucher, Director of Performance Development at Cycling Canada.
Visit the organizer’s website for additional information here.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Canada Cup series is designed to provide competitive opportunities to the next generation of cyclists, transitioning from provincial race series to international competitions. Hosted in partnership between Cycling Canada, its provincial sport organizations and local organizing committees, the Canada Cup Cycling Series is sanctioned by the International Cycling Union.
Current Canada Cup rankings can be found here.
Schedule, registration and technical guide information for the event can be found here.
Canada Cup XC #3 – Hardwood Ski and Bike – June 13-14
Round 3 of the series takes place on June 13-14 at Hardwood Ski and Bike as they celebrate the 20th Anniversary of hosting National mountain bike events. Hardwood held its first Canada Cup event in 1996, and has hosted a Canada Cup or Canadian Championships every year since. Read more here. Find race info here.