2018 Tri-Conic Challenge - Bike
May 27th, 2018
3 Events - 6 Weeks. (It's a Port Alberni version of a Triathlon; we make it hard and....easy at the same time!)
Here is what to expect:
Our Bike event for 2018 will bring you to the beautiful area surrounding Sproat Lake. The event will start and end at the lower Campground Parking Lot in the Provincial Park.
The ride this year marks the history of the famed 'Swan' an old Steam Powered Boat that spent 40 years at the BOTTOM of Sproat Lake prior to being raised in the mid 1990's. It's last voyage was on May 24, 1954 and then after that it was purposely sunk because.....guess they didn't need it anymore. It was raised in 1994 and is now at the Marine Heritage Centre undergoing a lot of maintenance. See more here: http://www.albernivalleynews.com/news/the-swan-heads-to-the-waterfront/
There are four rides to consider with the Smolt Ride taking place near the Campground itself. It will be approximately 3kms in total distance along trails and consisting of gravel. The Sprint Ride will take our folks along Ash Main Road (gravel) to the other side of the lake where it will turn around at the Water Ski Club - Sproat Lake Water Sports Association. Total distance is less than 20k. The Challenge ride follows the same course but carries on past the SLWS Association and goes all the way along the south side of the lake to Snow Creek Recreation Site and Campground where again it will turn around and head back. Approximate distance is 77.5 km. Again this ride is all gravel, it is bumpy, it's not easy - at all. The Iconic ride is spectacular. Following the same start this ride will turn off the Ash Main then Taylor Main and head inland on Gracie Lake Main. Steep climbs to the lake and that trend continues past Gracie Lake over to beautiful Nahmint Lake then along those shores eventually heading east toward the Alberni Inlet. We'll have a nice rest stop at the stunning Macktush Creek Campground and then the riders will continue along the west shore of the Alberni Inlet following through to Sproat Lake - the starting point. This ride is about 90km but don't kid yourself. It won't be easy - at all.
8:00am Sunday, May 27, 2018
Sign up for all three by clicking REGISTER FOR SERIES!
The Tri-Conic Challenge was an initiative of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce that was supported by Canada 150 as a Feature Event aimed at celebrating Canada's Heritage. The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce extends its thanks to Canada 150 for believing in our vision so that we could bring this incredible event to the Alberni Valley.
3K Ride. Ride will occur in the Campground area. Mountain Bike is recommended.
< 20K Ride. Gravel road - Mountain Bike or similar
77.5 k ride. Approximat Mountain Bike or similar
Approximately 90 k ride - Major hills, gravel, rock, challenging ride with steep hills and rough road. Mountain bike or similar
Day of Registration
Sproat Lake Provincial Park - Lower Campground Area
Sunday May 27, 2017
May 27 8:00 AM PDT - Bike Events
June 17 8:00 AM PDT - Running Events
July 8 9:00 AM PDT - Swim Events