Saturday, May 13th 2017
Race Start 50 km – 0700
Race Start 23 km – 0900
No# 6 Mine Heritage Park , Cumberland, BC, CA
The Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR) are hosting a 50 km and a 23km trail race!
The Comox Valley Road Runners (CVRR) are hosting a 23 km and a new 50 km trail race!
The Cumby 2017 will take place in the hills above the picturesque and historic Village of Cumberland. Where once it was the largest Chinese community north of San Francisco and was supported by coal mining, Cumberland has developed a new reputation in the last decade as a mecca for mountain biking and outdoor adventure. The Cumby takes advantage of an extensive system of bike trails. The route also includes parts of the Vancouver Island Spine Trail and provides scenic vistas of Baynes Sound and Georgia Strait.
The race starts in No. 6 Mine Heritage Park in downtown Cumberland and proceeds through the Cumberland Community Forest and adjacent working forests. The 23km route encompasses a steady climb through rich timberland and reclaimed logging areas, then leads runners through winding singletrack. For those interested in a longer challenge and more elevation change, the 50km course begins with an early start on the shared 23km loop, then leads runners out to the upper reaches of the trail system over a variety of terrain, trail surfaces, and views. The Cumby is a wilderness event and participants should expect technical trails with numerous stream crossings, narrow bridges and quick ups and downs (short snappers).
CVRR promises a race that is predominantly single track, with tough but runnable uphill climbs, fast descents and quick times.
Net proceeds of the Cumby go to the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS).
Just Hills, No Frills
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