(Kamloops, BC – July 21, 2016) One week after the Cross-country championships, the action heads west for the 2016 Canadian Mountain Bike Downhill Championships, on July 23-24. The Downhill Championships will be held at the well known venue of Sun Peaks, BC, which has a long history of producing top level competition.
“We are thrilled to have our Canadian DH Championships returning to Sun Peaks, BC,” said Mathieu Boucher, Director of Performance Development at Cycling Canada. “The event was a success on all levels in 2015 and we look forward to another fantastic weekend of gravity racing at Sun Peaks. Our sincere thanks to Henry Pejril and the crew at Sun Peaks for their support, and best of luck to all the athletes.”
The competition will begin on Saturday, July 23rd, with official seeding runs for Men and Women in the Elite and Junior categories. Sunday, July 24th, the Championship races will take place for all categories. Canadian red and white maple leaf jerseys will be awarded for both women and men in Under-17, Junior (17-18), Elite (19+) and Masters age group categories (30-39, 40-49 and 50+ for men, 30+ for women)
“We at Sun Peaks are proud to be hosting this three-year sanction for the 2016 Canadian Mountain Bike Downhill Championships,” said organizer Henry Pejril. “To celebrate our third year we are excited to introduce a totally new downhill course, which is longer and much more technical than the course used for previous competitions. Thanks to the trail crews at Sun Peaks who worked hard to incorporate a championship race course into a bike park setting. This takes us back to the technical type of course that Sun Peaks was famous for and I’m sure the racers are going to love it!”