The Ultimate Vancouver Island Mountain Bike Race

One Trip, One Weekend, One Hell Of An Experience.

Loaded with gut-busting technical climbs, exposed rock and rooty features, grueling gravel grinds, and oh-so flowy singletrack, the Vancouver Island All-Mountain Bike Championships will leave you grinning from ear to ear, griping with exhaustion, and stoked to shred the next stage. There’s a reason it’s called #GNARNAIMO.

Experience the Event

The Vancouver Island All-Mountain Bike Championships is a multi-day mountain bike race encompassing two different styles of racing: a three-stage enduro race on day one, and a 30km cross-country race on day two. The catch if you want to capture the overall title? You have to race the same bike on both days, so choose your steed accordingly! While race courses for each day have yet to be finalized, we can promise they will showcase Nanaimo’s finest, fastest, and freshest single track out there.

This event was made possible through the support of the City of Nanaimo, Tourism Nanaimo, the Nanaimo Hospitality Association, and the Nanaimo Mountain Bike Club

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Day 1: Eye of the Tiger

You’ll wanna go full enduro for this one! Come experience how we put the gnar in Gnarnaimo. Featuring the longest sustained downhill on Vancouver Island, the trails of South Benson are some of the tastiest downhill singletrack Nanaimo has to offer. Highlights include the classic flow of Rollercoaster, the tech-gnar of Meat draw, and the blistering speed of Max Power. Before dropping in be sure to take in the stunning panoramas of the city and coastal mountain views.

8:30 - 10:00 Registration
11:00 Race Start
Course Details: https://bit.ly/2rVyHf8

Beginners: Lower Duff, Upper & Lower Gatekeeper, Meatcoaster
Intermediates: Rollercoaster, Upper & Lower Gatekeeper, Lower Duff
Experts:Lower Duff, Upper & Lower Gatekeeper, Meatcoaster

24

KM of Trails

1,200

Metres

7

Trails

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Day 2: Feel The Burn

Round out your Vancouver Island MTB Championship experience with a little bit of everything at the Doumont riding area. Break out the spandex or go full enduro while ripping those power moves you’ve been dreaming of all winter! Tame the beast on technical xc climbs like Stairway to Hayden, stay loose for the tech-gnar of ASOP, and finish out your ride on Finer China our brand-spanking new downhill pumptrack.

9:30 - 11:30 Registration
12:00 Race Start
Course Details: https://bit.ly/2rTsmAQ

Beginners: 1/2 one lap, roughly 6km.
Intermediates: One full lap, 12km.
Experts: Two full laps, 12km each.

24

KM of Trails

1,004

Metres

19

Trails

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Accommodations

Work hard, rest harder. These accomodations offer everything you need for the perfect night's rest between stages.

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