Six in the Stix 6 – Hour XC MTB Race

September 17, 2016 – September 18, 2016 all-day
Cranbrook Community Forest

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An EVENT for mtn bikers of ALL ages and riding abilities…

  • 6 hour x-country SOLO: ride as fast and as much as you want on a 13km single-track loop course over a wide variety of terrain. Solo categories based on age & gender are: Teen 6 (14-19 years old), Men and Women 20-39, Men & Women 40-49, Men & Women 50+
  • 6 hour x-country RELAY TEAM of 2: enjoy some fun riding & adventures with friends for 6 hrs on some sweet trails that suit all abilities of riders. Relay Team categories are (based oncombined ages of both riders): Teen 6 Team (both riders 14-19 years old), Family Team 6 (parent & child or grandparent & grandchild), Couples 6 Team (common in-law), Men/Women/Mixed <80, Men/Women/Mixed 80-99, 6 Team 100+
  • 1ap Stix for recreational riders: get a taste of the thrills of the swoopy & fast 13km course by riding one lap as an introduction to the 6-hour main event.
  • Kids & Youth STIX: choose between a 15-min fun paved ride around and over obstacles (recommended for riders 2-6 years old) and a 30-min or 60-min thrilling trail ride (recommended for riders 5-14 years old) on a mostly smooth single & double track loop that presents some elevation change.***Age of rider as of Sept. 18, 2016***

The Course

The Course is situated in the trail system of the Community Forest bordering the city of Cranbrook, BC. The East Kootenay’s of BC is increasingly well-known as a mountain bike destination providing riders with endless fast & swoopy single track trails, with a selection of technical rocky terrain and of course some long & thrilling descents down the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. The lap for 6hr XC solos & 2-rider relay teams is ridden in a counter-clockwise direction, was designed in 2014, climbs 365m per lap, is all singletrack with lots of fast & flowing downhill sections. The popular 30-min & 60-min Kids & Youth Stix races take riders on a 1.4km loop of single & double track trails. TheBASE of the event is the large paved parking lot of the College Of The Rockies (COTR).