Some of Vancouver Island’s best downhill mountain bikers will descend – quite literally – on the Comox Valley on April 30. That’s when the United Riders of Cumberland (UROC) are hosting the Cumberland Dodge City DH, the only downhill race of the 2017 Island Cup Series.
“This is always a great event,” says race director and UROC board member Ally Greer. “Great trails, great riders and great fun. As always, the famous UROC barbecue will be in full effect, and there will be lots of awesome door prizes available to all participants.”
With divisions ranging from beginner to expert, and even a single crown and a kids’ under 12 division, the Dodge City DH is open to riders of all ages and abilities. Full-face helmets are mandatory for all racers.
“We couldn’t put on this event, or any of our events, without the support of our sponsors,” says Greer. “Our platinum sponsors include the Riding Fool Hostel, Dodge City Cycles, Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race, Trail Bikes, Can West Mechanical, Mountain City Cycle, and Cloutier Matthews Chartered Accountants. Our gold, silver and bronze sponsors are too numerous to name, but you know who you are and we appreciate the support!”
The Dodge City DH starts at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, with race plate pickup and pre-race shuttles starting at 9 a.m. at the Coal Creek Historic Park (formerly known as the Chinese Heritage Park) in Cumberland.
Registration is $50 with a 50% discount for riders under 18! This race is online registration only – just follow the links to the Dodge City Downhill at www.unitedridersofcumberland.com.