More Yukon cycling events in July and August
With a schedule that started in May, hundreds of Yukoners have ridden in over 20 events put on Cycling Association of Yukon and its member clubs.
Events have taken place on asphalt, dirt and gravel, and at times all 3 surfaces at once. Participants have ranged from 5 years old to just shy of 70.
Yet, the Yukon cycling season is far from over. There are still exciting events planned for July and August.
If you’ve already participated in an event this year, why not try another?
If you’ve not yet been in an organized event, Cycling Association of Yukon encourages you to grab your bike and sign up. Cycling events are a great way to meet people and reconnect with friends, ride in new places and give yourself a goal to work towards.
Cross-country (XC) mountain biking events
On Saturday, July 31 is the Yukon XC Mountain Bike Championships. The course will be loops of various trails at Mt. McIntyre. Depending on age and gender, riders will complete different course lengths.
Junior Yukon XC Mountain Bike Championships is on Wednesday, August 4. The event is intended for novice cyclists and kids aged 5 to 11 years old, on easier trails at the Gunnar Nilsson and Mikey Lammers Research Forest.
Royalty of the Canyon is a long-standing event on the Yukon mountain bike calendar, and happens on August 21. You can participate in a 25 km ride or the long-distance 50 km route, both on Grey Mountain.
GRIMBY: Road/Mountain Bike Relay takes place on Saturday, August 28. The relay will include singletrack, gravel and road portions, and can be completed solo or in teams.
Enduro mountain biking events
An enduro event means timed downhill sections with un-timed uphill sections.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, ShredHERS enduro moved from its original July date to Saturday, August 14. ShredHERs is open to all women and girls, from first time riders to local rippers.
Dawson City’s Midnight Dome Enduro was scheduled for July 10, but moved to Saturday, August 21 for the same reason. This fun community event is open to all ages and kids and families are welcome. A portion of the proceeds will go towards maintaining and building new trails on the Midnight Dome.
More information about these events and how to register can be found at https://yukoncycling.com.