2023 Canadian XCM MTB Championships coming to Whitehorse
Cycling Association of Yukon is thrilled to announce that, in collaboration with Cycling Canada the 2023 Canadian XCM MTB Championships will be coming to Whitehorse from September 1 to 3, 2023.
“We are thrilled to confirm the dates and locations of our 2023 Canadian Championships calendar,” said Josh Peacock, Director of Marketing & Events at Cycling Canada. “The 2023 Championship calendar represents an exciting expansion of the Canadian Championship portfolio into new territory, reaching as far east as Nova Scotia and as far north as Yukon for the first time. Our local organizing committees across the country have been selected as some of the best in the business to showcase each respective discipline at the highest level on the Canadian domestic calendar and we’re thrilled to see these events come to life.”
Mountain bike athletes from across Canada will be looking to secure Canadian titles in the Cross-Country Marathon (XCM) discipline. XCM courses typically range between 65km and 120km in distance. The first person to cross the line will be awarded the coveted maple leaf jersey and will become the new Canadian Champion.
The 2023 event will challenge athletes with a course that showcases our incredible mountain bike trails, set against a wilderness backdrop that captures hearts and imagination of visitors from around the world.
The XCM MTB Championships will begin on Friday, September 1 and conclude on Sunday, September 3. Local racers will get a chance to compete against the best mountain bikers in the country. There will be youth and family-friendly events to make the weekend into a true celebration of people riding bikes.
The decision by Cycling Canada to bring the XCM Championships to Whitehorse speaks to the success of our community’s investment in trail development and infrastructure, cycling programs and events, and the Yukon’s enthusiasm for the sport.