Get your gear and grab your friends – head to Mt. Sima this weekend for another amazing weekend of downhill rippin’ this weekend – both Saturday and Sunday the chairlift is running from 12-5pm!
Monday Toonie Race! Meet at 7pm at Mt Mac for another amazing opportunity to push yourself and test your abilities! Come a bit early to register, pay $2 and show your proof of membership. Be sure to give our volunteer race organizers a high five and have a blast rippin’ it up! If you rode KCIBR on the weekend this will be the perfect recovery!! ;)
(Meeting place is at the skills park at Mt Mac, 7pm start time)
Alright folks, here is your “Everything I ever wanted to know about the 24 Hours of Light but was afraid to ask” post.
First of all, this is the 15th annual running of the event and I just want to give a little shout out to everyone who has ever been involved in making the 24HOL a reality. From the days of this thing being run out of the Riverdale Cycle bike shop or by VeloNorth, this event has grown in leaps and bounds and it’s all due to love of the sport and of our awesome Yukon summer weekends. Plus of course there are you dedicated riders – thanks for being awesome!
Next weekend’s details:
$95 per rider, $20 off if you are a CMBC member
$10 extra if you sign up after June 22
Registration closes on June 25, 11:59pm
More info in this previous post
2. No dogs allowed on course or anywhere in the Biathlon Yukon area
The good news is that we have partnered with Sunshine Canines to offer those who are registered for the 24 Hours of Light a discount for their services from noon Saturday June 27 to noon Sunday June 28. Get in touch with Karen if your pooch needs some care during the race.
Camping on-site is available and RVs will be allowed into the start/finish area of the course at Biathlon Yukon. However, if you want to park inside the gates you need to go up to the site between 9am and 10:30am. After that, the gates close and you will only be able to get out again after noon on Sunday. Please note that the yellow areas on Grey Mountain Road are no-parking zones. You should have received an email with more detailed instructions and the below image. If you haven’t and you need this – please get in touch.
4. Food & Water
There will be some food provided at the race (a late night BBQ and a light breakfast) but we encourage you to bring whatever sustenance you need to get through the whole 24 hours. There is no water available onsite so you must bring your own water.
5. Youth and Run-bike races
The youth race will be on a shorter course and will run from 12 noon-8pm. Registration is online, just like the grown-ups. See the 24 Hours of Light site and click on the orange sign up button! The run-bike race will start at 3pm and registration is onsite. No charge for the run-bike festivities.
6. The course
This year’s course will be very similar to, and possibly exactly the same as, last year’s. Our highly talented and very speedy duo of Sammy and Josh will be flagging the course starting Wednesday next week. For a visual, see below. For those of you who prefer a verbal description of where you’ll be riding next weekend, the course begins and ends at Biathlon Yukon. You will ride down Yellow Brick Road and then head over to Magnusson Green, Woodcutter’s Road, Midtown Boogaloo, Go-T and Mother-Tucker. It’s approximately 12km in length and includes single and double-track.
7. Captains’ Meeting & Film Night
There will be a mandatory captains’ meeting on Friday June 26th at the Beringia Centre. Meeting is at 6:30pm. At least one person from each team must be there to pick up race packages/swag, listen to the rules and other useful information about the event and ensure that your timing chips are working. All team members are welcome to attend.
Following the meeting, there will be a showing of the film unReal from Teton/Anthill Films. This film tour has just started and Whitehorse is one of the first cities to be screening it! Tickets are $12 each and can be purchased at Sports Experts in advance or at the door. It helps us out though if you are able to buy them before the night of the show. There will be beer and pizza available starting at 7pm as well as some door prizes! All proceeds from this event will go to CMBC so bring your friends!
8. Jerseys and posters
Both will be for sale at the captains’ meeting. $85 for a jersey, $75 for a limited print of the 24 HOL poster featuring the 24 unique bicycles. These prints are large high quality giclees and fit in ribba frame from Ikea.
We still need ’em. We need people to help with timing, parking, and food prep. If you volunteer, you will be entered to win a bicycle. That’s right folks, Icycle Sport has donated a Kona Humuhumu as a volunteer draw prize. So get on it! Wander over here to sign up: https://www.volunteersignup.org/Q3KH9
They are listed last here but they certainly are not least. These organizations have been amazing to CMBC and to this event. Icycle Sport is our title sponsor and has provided us with a significant financial contribution, including the volunteer draw prize. When you visit these businesses around town, please take the time to say thank-you.
- Race is noon-noon.
- Bring your own bowl/utensils to help make the event as green as we can.
- There will be free coffee onsite so bring your own mug.
- Costumes encouraged!
- Bring cash for the beer garden.
- Parking is limited. Carpool if you can, bike up, or have someone drop you off if possible.
- No dogs.
- No lights.
- No complaining.
- Wheeeeeeeee bikes!
Friday June 26th, 8pm
Sports Experts is hosting a fundraiser for CMBC at the Beringia Centre.
…and it’s going to be UNREAL!! Everyone welcome, get your tickets in advance!
The movie is unReal from Teton/Anthill Films – and you don’t want to miss seeing it on the big screen, it is the most anticipated mountain bike film of the year! The film tour has just started so we will be some of the lucky first viewers! It is a feature length film, approx 1.5hrs.
Here’s a little bit about the film:
“unReal is for those of us who escape. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. This place isn’t remote or hard to find, and yet many never see it. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren’t the only elements to fall from the sky and thousand pound mammals become riding partners. Breathtaking visuals conjure feelings of awe and pure joy; feelings that only those of us who venture outside can truly understand. This film is dedicated to you—the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secret—the ones who know the way into the unReal world.”
Watch the Trailer: UNREAL film trailer from Teton Gravity!
Movie starts at 8pm, but come early for pizza and beer (7pm)… mmm.
Tickets are on sale at Sports Experts for $12, get yours TODAY!
Your ticket gets you entered for door prizes – some of which are coming from Yukon Brewing, oh yeah!!
If you are attending the 24HOL Captains Meeting at 6:30 then stick around for the film too – same night, same location, additional dose of awesome to get you stoked for the ride of your life!
There is so much going on in Whitehorse at this time of year it is easy to lose track of the fact that the 24 Hours of Light will be here in a mere 13 days!
It helps us put together race packages and create timing profiles when people sign up early. So we are offering a draw prize of a $50 gift certificate to Sanchez Cantina for all riders who sign up by midnight tonight, June 14th. Why not sign up early and be entered in a draw for tasty Mexican food?
Other registration details are as follows:
Adult registration – $95 ($20 discount for CMBC members)
Youth registration (under 17) – $40
Run bike registration – $5 (registration is same day of event)
Registration fees include a midnight dinner, morning breakfast, eligibility for all prizes, a 24 HOL t-shirt, and a camping spot for June 27th on site.
A $10 surcharge will be applied for registrations between June 23-26. And registration closes on Thursday June 25th at 11:59pm.
Same day registration will be cash only and with no CMBC discount available. Same day registrants must join a team that is short a member (eg: join a team with only 7 people) or race solo. Same day registrants may not get tshirts and they will not be eligible for all prizes.
So do yourself (and the club!) a favour by getting your self registered soon. Like now. Just click on over here: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/24-hours-of-light-2015
Mt. Sima is open THIS WEEKEND for the first of four fabulous weekends of chairlift access mountain biking! CMBC Members get a discount on lift pass and the forecast looks great! Head out there and have a blast!!
Tonight at Mt. Mac 7pm = toonie racing at it’s finest! Our amazing volunteers are putting together a great course for you! Race up to 4 laps of an approximately 4km course through the wonderful Mt. Mac single track! Start time is 7pm, entry is only $2! Meet at the skills park just uphill of the dirt jumps. Come a bit early to register and warm-up, get ready to have the best time Monday night has to offer!
We are excited to announce Toonie Races will be happening in June and July. Challenge yourself, challenge your friends, come and ride a flagged course and give’r!
Dates: MONDAY June 8th, June 22nd and July 6th.
Time: 7pm start time (come earlier to register and pay your $2, bring exact change if you can please!).
Location: Mt. Mac (meet at the Mt.Mac pump track / skills park area).
Distance: Approximately 16km total (but that’s 4 laps of a 4km course, so if you’d like to do less distance you can just do fewer laps).
Rules: You must be a CMBC Member to participate in these races. Please be nice to everyone on the trails, support each other (and other trail users) and be even nicer to the volunteers! :)
It’s time to ride the Boogaloos again! We’re planning a great day of fun stuff tomorrow (Saturday May 30th), and it’s all bike related. Whether you like to race in a dead heat or prefer the action at dead last, this is the race for you!
Formally the Boogaloo to Boréale race, now “The Boogaloos Fun Day and Race”! Same great day of biking and again this year all events will start and finish at Magnussun Parking lot.
Have kids? We have fun activities for ages from 0-92. Our immensely popular Run Bike World Cup Championships are back again with the famed ice cream aid station! We have a really short course, a short course and a long course for all types of pedal-ers.
A delicious BBQ and beer garden playing awesome tunes will get your pedal stroke grooving.
Schedule of events:
3:00pm – Kids bike decorating station will open
3:30pm – Run Bike World Cup Championships
3:45pm – Very Short Course (a step up from Run Bike category)
2:00 – 4:00pm – Registration for Short and Long course race
4:00pm – Short and Long Course race start
4:00 – 7:00pm – Beer garden, BBQ, music to dance to!
Adult Spectators/beer garden & BBQ aficionados: $10
** Adults must be CMBC member AND YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE THE RACE STARTS. Register online here: https://ccnbikes.com/
Fees include BBQ (1 burger/smokie) and beverage of choice
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or post them on the Facebook Event Page, which can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/699477050179301/
The planning for the 15th annual 24 Hours of Light is well underway and it is going to be another great Yukon event. However, the more volunteers we have to help out, the better it will be. Truth be told, we can’t actually run this event without getting some help and so here is our annual call. Whether you want to volunteer instead of race or you can give us a couple of hours of your time between laps, we have a job for you.
Here’s what we need:
People in the timing tent: Although we do use a chip timing system, it’s important to have someone in the timing tent to ensure that laps are being recorded correctly and to update total lap numbers as the race progresses.
Parking attendants: On Saturday morning, help RVs and campers get into the biathlon range and others to park in appropriate areas on the Grey Mountain Road.
BBQers: We’ve got the meat (or the TVP, if that’s your preference) but we need someone to barbeque it! Help roast smokies for Saturday’s evening snack.
Bartenders: We will have a beer garden onsite which means we need a few people to serve alcohol on Saturday night.
Breakfast Champs: Help acquire and serve breakfast on Sunday morning.
Captain of Fun: If anyone out there wants to take over the mike and keep the party going, we want to hear from you!
To say thank-you to everyone who volunteers, we will be putting your name into a draw for a really sweet prize. Donated by Icycle Sport, there’a a Kona Humuhumu bike up for grabs this year!
For every 2 hour shift you sign up for, your name gets entered in the draw. For those of you who sign up for the timing tent between midnight and 6am, we will throw your name in the hat an extra time.
Some come out and lend a hand this year. It’s fun and it’s good karma.