RACE DESCRIPTIONS

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1. Thursday Night 3-Stage Enduro (and Spectator's Beer Garden)

Both a community party to celebrate our collective love of bikes and a super fun bike race.  Spectators can watch and heckle the racers from the comfort and safety of their perch in the beer gardens.  Racers have the thrill of an awesome race event and the joy of being heckled by spectators in the beer garden as they cycle by.  The Thursday Night Enduro Race is best described as timed downhill cross-country race with a number of uphill transfer stages, which are not timed, but have time limits to complete. This Enduro race is all-natural and stunt-free race that lacks the technical danger-packed elements of a downhill race (mandatory drops or gaps). This race is not a Canadian Championship race event but is open to all adult racers and all youth racers aged 13 years and older as of December 31, 2017. This is an Alberta Biking Association Sanctioned Event. If you are a member of an ABA sanctioned bike club but do not have an ABA/UCI racing license, you can either purchase a ABA/UCI race license and participate in your appropriate category (novice, sport, expert, elite) or your can compete at ABA events with the purchase of a day-license (Citizen Category).  All adult (18+) racers are required to carry bear spray with them during this event.

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2. Canadian XCO Championships

Cross-Country is a mass start event which takes place on a circuit of approximately 4km. Courses feature a mix of uphill and downhill terrain with technical sections that range from a single track to more wide-open spaces. The winner is the first to cross the finish line. This is an XCO Canadian Championship event and is open to UCI registered racers who fall in the following categories: Cadet (U17) Expert, Junior (U19) Expert, U23, Elite, and Master Expert (30+).

3. Sunday Morning XCO Alberta Cup

The Sunday Morning Alberta Cup Race is a classic-style cross-country mountain bike race designed to be a nice mix of new racing terrain and old classic trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre to ensure an exciting, varied, and highly race-able course. This race takes place on the same course as the Canadian Championship event (with some small variations) so is your chance to test yourself on the same racecourse some of our world-class racers.  This race is open to all adult racers and all youth racers aged 11 years and older as of December 31, 2017. This is an Alberta Biking Association Sanctioned Event. If you are a member of an ABA sanctioned bike club but do not have an ABA/UCI racing license, you can either purchase a ABA/UCI race license and participate in your appropriate category (novice, sport, expert, elite) or your can compete at ABA events with the purchase of a day-license (Citizen Category). All adult (18+) racers are required to carry bear spray with them during this event.

4. Canadian XCO Team Relay Championships

Teams will complete a total of 4 laps of the XCO course, or a slightly modified XCO course. The exchange between riders will take place in an exchange zone. Each team must include at least one male and one female rider and have a maximum of 275 points (based on a rider assigned point value). This is an XCO Canadian Championship event and is open to UCI registered racers who fall in the following categories: Cadet (U17) Expert, Junior (U19) Expert, U23, Elite, and Master Expert (30+).

5. Sunday Afternoon Youth Trailblazers XC Race

The Youth Trailblazer (XC) Race will take place on Sunday. This is one of a series of Trailblazer races offered by the Alberta Bicycling Association (ABA). The Trailblazers Youth Racing program was developed by the Alberta Bicycling Association as a means of encouraging youth (children under the age of 17) of all abilities to try competitive mountain biking. The aim of this fun race is to make mountain bike racing fully accessible to youth. This race will be open to youth racers (children under the age of 17 as of December 31, 2017) only. All participants must obtain at minimum an Alberta Bicycle Association General Membership to compete. 

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