GOLDEN, B.C. (July 21, 2021) – Following a 2020 season-hiatus of events on home soil, the Canadian Downhill Mountain Bike Championships will mark the return of the maple leaf jersey on July 24-25 in Golden, British Columbia.
While taking all of the necessary health precautions from local organizing committees, resorts, provincial rules and regulations and following all necessary COVID-19 protocols, we are very excited to see athletes compete for the first time since 2019 at a championship level.
Having started the Downhill season on a high note with Canada Cup events in both Fernie and Panorama, riders will head to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, BC to compete for the most prestigious title on Canadian soil. The event will be a part of the longstanding Dunbar Summer Series, concluding a week of UCI downhill racing in BC’s interior. In addition to those athletes competing for the coveted maple leaf sleeve, the event will also welcome challenge-class racers in the Adaptive Mountain Bike (aMTB) category, a first in national calendar history.
“We are thrilled to return to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for the first Canadian Championships in nearly two years,” said Jolène Dupuis, Events & Officials Manager at Cycling Canada. “Heading into this event, we have already seen record-breaking pre-registration numbers, and expect world-class racing across all categories.”
The event will take place over two days on July 24th and July 25th with seeding runs to take place on Saturday, and race day on Sunday. Details and results can be found on the Cycling Canada event page.