Category Archives: Local Events
Event season has officially kicked off with the annual Unicorn downhill at Harper Mountain. Our friends at Bicycle Cafe always put on a fun event and this promises to be more of the same. Register online at http://reg.ccnbikes.com/index.php/event/unicorn-dh-v or stop by the shop at 1648 Valleyview Drive in Kamloops to get registered. Volunteers are always needed so contact the shop or the KBRA for more details.
For those not participating in the 3rd annual Harper Oktoberfest Enduro on Sunday October 7th please note that the shuttle road and downhill trails on Harper will be closed for the day. Please respect all trail markings on the days preceding the race. We do encourage you to come up to the ski hill on race day to cheer on the racers and enjoy the atmosphere – thanks for your cooperation!
Mark October 7th on your calendar – the Harper Mountain Oktoberfest Enduro is coming. The course has been updated with some new sections that will be a good challenge for all riders. This is a super fun event and is a guaranteed good time for all. Registration is open at https://zone4.ca/reg.asp?id=3414&lan=1&cartlevel=1 and the course be can pre-run to help wear in the new sections. Please note the downhill trails will be unavailable for riding on race day. Stay tuned for updates as they happen!
The KBRA supports the KTTA’s efforts and is proud to be involved with the good work they are doing in the area. A unified effort makes trail access and development better for everyone! Check out this story from the Kamloops Daily News.
June 29 is opening day at Sun Peaks Bike Park which is the start of a jam-packed schedule of events. The Yeah Bro! bike fest runs July 13-22 and features a BC Cup DH, Dual Slalom, the Dirty Feet XC Marathon and much more! Check outhttp://www.sunpeaksresort.com/summer/bike-park/ andhttp://www.dirtyfeet.ca/mountain-bike-races/july-2122nd-sun-peaks/ FMI.
Sun Peaks is currently in the process of looking for volunteers for the BC Cup weekend for Saturday and Sunday. While we are looking for help on both days any help would be greatly appreciated, we of course have swag bags for all volunteers that include transferable lift passes, and your meals will also be taken care of the days you are around.
While some of these volunteer spots have already been filled, these are the needs we have for the weekend.
Wednesday, July 11: 4 for a 4 hour shift (DH Course setup)
Thursday, July 12: 4 for a 4 hour shift (DH Course setup)
Friday,July 13: 2 for a 4 hour shift (Start/Finish setup) 2 for 2 hour shift for Pumptrack
Saturday, July 14: 13 for a 8 hour shift (DH Marshals) – 2 for 2 hour shift for dual slalom
Sunday, July 15: 13 for an 8 hour shift (DH Course Marshals), 6 for a 2 hour shift (DH Course and Start/Finish teardown), 3 for an 8 hour shift (DH Timing)
If you or anyone you know is interested please contact Devin at 250-578-5442 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The mythical romp through the forest is rapidly approaching…pre-register at the Bicycle Cafe in person, call them, or email email@example.com. This is a fun and fast DH race at the Harper trails and always is a great event. The KBRA will be on hand to serve unicorn and narwhal approved food and drinks so make sure to stop by and say hello. Volunteers are always needed so contact Cafe or the KBRA if you would like to come and help! See you Sunday, May 27 at the mountain…
Time to start planning your weekends. Bike season is soon upon us which means events are coming here are some early season race dates to get you started!
April 28-29 – Race the Ranch – BC Cup #1 at the Kamloops Bike Ranch
May 27 – Unicorn 5002 DH at Harper
June 17 – Dirty Feet 6 Hour XC Enduro – Kenna Cartwright Park
July 14-15 – BC Cup #3 – Sun Peaks Bike Park
July 21-22 BC Cup #4 – Silver Star Bike Park
Stay tuned for more events and check out the events calender on our website. Got an event you want promoted? Contact us and we’ll get the word out!
Ever wonder what the Bicycle Cafe 2012 calendar money goes towards? Cheryl and her team are raising funds to help new mothers in this country have babies in a safe and healthy environment. This is a great cause and you can help them succeed by checking out their fundraising page at the link below and pledging them. The Cafe team will be heading to Sierra Leone in January 2012 to cycle over 500 kilometres of dirt roads and jungle single-track. Help our local riders help others! Donate today.
Mostly Mental Invitational – riding, prizes, secret locations…contact Dylan ASAP as packages are available until Friday October 28. http://www.mostlymentalshuttles.ca/index.html
Taboo Cycles Spooktacular Halloween Night Ride – This year’s ride will take place at the Kamloops Bike Ranch. Meet in the Valleyview Arena parking lot – ride will start and end there. Get your lights and costume ready! Post ride cheer at the Inlander Pub – tell your friends, everyone welcome! October 29, 6:30 PM. http://www.taboocycles.com/
Weiner Jam – dirt jumps, weiners, and music at the Kamloops Bike Ranch October 30 starting at 11 AM. https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=271889452851729
Cacti Cross – cyclocross racing at the top of Highland Drive in Juniper (upper Bike Ranch). Hosted by Catherine Pendrel and Interior Cyclocross. October 30, 9:00 AM http://interiorcross.weebly.com/