One of the most popular mountain bike races in the Lower Mainland returns to the Semiahmoo Peninsula this weekend, when the Junkyard Dog XC hits the track at South Surrey Bike Park.
The race, which is part of the BC Cup, is set to begin 11 a.m. Sunday morning, with BC High School Mountain Biking Championships preceding the main event at 9:30 a.m. The high school championships had originally been scrapped due to the labour dispute between the provincial government and the province’s teachers. Though this championships event is not directly affiliated with the high school mountain bike commission, it will offer the same divisions and be run under a similar format.
The weather may not do racers any favours Sunday – the forecast calls for rain – but that has not hampered the event in the past, as riders in both amateur and pro divisions are expected in droves; past Junkyard XC races have drawn more than 100 riders.
The South Surrey course is a challenging one, full of tough single-track, a rock dive, drop-offs, ladder bridges, logs, roots and a downhill pump track.
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