Tripleshot Grand Fondo off-road cycling event


The Tripleshot Cycling Club is putting on an off-road cycling event on Sunday, October 16th that is a mass participation ride for all ages and abilities.

In a statement from the club, they describe the ride as, “[It} winds through flowy pine-needle trails and hairpin turns, over hills, roots and rocks, and churns through chunky peanut butter mud and puddles. Oh, and maybe a few hike-a-bike sections to keep it legit.”

The ride features trails that pass through Bear Mountain, the Highlands, Hartland Mountain Bike Park, Camosun College, Francis King and Thetis Lake Regional Parks as well as sections of private property that owners are opening up for this one day.

There are two rides available, a short approximate 20K ride and the long course, which is approximately 40K in distance.

“Don’t worry about the energy you will expend as we’ll keep you fuelled with tasty and well-stocked refreshment stops along the way. And when you're done, you will relax with a Hoyne brew of your choice and fine lunch on the deck of the Westin Bear Mountain Resort.”

The event is a fund raiser for the Tripleshot Cycling Club Youth Team and will support quality year-round coaching for the youth team — age 11-17 — who train hard and love to compete in cross, road, track and mountain bike at the local, provincial, national and international level.

A portion of the funds raised will also go to support the South Vancouver Island Nature Trails Society and their mission of connecting trail systems.

There will be wave starts with chip timing for those who want to enjoy a little competition. border=

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