Join us on Sunday, July 3 for the Trailblazers Race hosted by RMCC as part of our weekend-long Mountain Bike Festival!

FUN, accessibility, freedom – these are the goals of the Alberta Bicycle Association’s Trailblazers Youth Racing Series. The program aims to encourage youth to try competitive mountain biking. All levels and abilities are welcome, and participants will have the choice to race one of four separate race-course offerings that best suit their individual skills. This race will be open to youth racers (children under the age of 17 as of December 31, 2016) only.

Race Details:

Date: Sunday, July 3, 2016
Registration Check-in: 10:30-11:30 am.
Please pre-register online, only a limited number of race day registrations will be accepted.  Online registration closes Friday, July 1 at midnight.
Race start: 12 noon
Location: Canmore Nordic Centre – Biathlon Area (look for RMCC tent near the biathlon area for sign-in).

Race course: We’ll be racing a small loop on Get In, Get Out for U7 (1 lap); most of Get In, Get Out for U9 (1 lap); Get In, Get Out + Baby Beluga for U11 (2 laps); Get In, Get Out + Baby Beluga + Artistic Merit for U13 (2 laps), U15  (3 laps), U17 (4 laps). Course map.

Race distance is dependent on age category.
PLEASE NOTE: If you want your child to race in the category above his/her age group due to fitness and ability, please register them with an earlier birth year age group on Zone 4. However, please keep in mind that they are out there to have fun, so an older category may not always be best for morale!

Optional Post-race BBQ: Re-fuel with a burger and pop for after the race, optional on registration can be purchased at time of online registration for $8.

More information on the full weekend of races can be found in the Tech Guide.

This race needs lots of adult supervision and support to make it fun and safe for the kids. If you’re able to help out with registration, course marshaling, handing out goodies at the finish line, please sign up to volunteer here.

Yummy cookie medals for all racers donated by:

bagel co