Luke Damery

Island Cup series comes to an end

The River City Cycle Club hosted the final race in the Island Cup cross country mountain bike series last Sunday in Snowden Forest

The River City Cycle Club hosted the final race in the Island Cup cross country mountain bike series last Sunday on the trails in Snowden Forest.

Seventy-two racers from expert to beginner tackled the race circuit on well-groomed single track trails.  Experts raced a three loop course, totaling 30K and the beginners covered one loop of 10K.

“This race course is one of the most enjoyable in the series because of the great condition of the trails, ” said Colin Wilson, the series coordinator, as he thanked the River City Cycle Club trail maintenance crew and all the volunteers for a well organized event.

The race and the series was won by Quinn Moberg from Squamish. On the ladies side the winner was Kate Scallion. Local racer Christina Zimmerman placed second in the Beginner women. The youngest racer of the day was Luke Damery from Comox, 7 years-old, who competed in the Beginner Men’s race. This truly was a race for everyone.

The Island Cup Mountain bike series consists of seven cross country, three downhill and three enduro races held from March to October each year.

For series details go to www.islandcupseries.com/.

For more information on the River City Cycle Club which has both road and mountain bike divisions go to www.rivercitycycle.ca