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Sp'akw'us Events 2019
50K, 35K, & 2 Day Challenge


It’s all about the challenge, the community and the trails.

The inaugural Sp’akw’us 50 sold out all 600 entries in 2017.  In 2018, the event grew from a single day event to a 3-Race Event. For 2019 we continue with hosting a 3-Race Event including the Sp’akw’us Challenge (a 2-Day Stage Race), and the individual events, the Sp’akw’us 50 (Saturday) & the Sp’akw’us 35 (Sunday) . 

Entries for 2019 go on sale January 16, 2019 at 6:00pm PST.

Participants can choose between riding Saturday only, Sunday only, or the combined 2 days in the Sp'akw'us Challenge format. The Sp’akw’us 50 will be a similar course to last year, with enhancements expected for the Sp’akw’us 35.

The various race offerings provide something for everyone.  One day enough? Enjoy a race suited to your interest and ability level with the 50 km or 35 km options. Come for the one-day race, stay for the 2-day party. But for those of you who want more, test your grit in the 2-day Challenge.

Registration Details

Registration for all events will open on January 16, 2019 at 6 pm PST.

Registration for the Sp'akw'us is open to all riders (restrictions for

-IMPORTANT INFORMATION- Only those individuals with a valid Cycling BC License will have their points tallied for the BC Premiere XCM Series and the BC XCM Championships. If you feel that you want to compete in the series or for the championship title then please visit Cycling BC to get your 2019 Cycling BC Race License.

All race entries will automatically be eligible for the BC Premiere XCM Series if you obtain your Cycling BC Race License subsequent to race registration but prior to the event. If you purchase your 2019 Cycling BC Race License after registering for the Sp'akw'us 50 then you will need to report to a Cycling BC official at package pick-up.

New for 2019: Online race transfers and deferrals.

You spoke, we listened.  Now, if you’re undecided about whether you want to do Sp’akw’us 35, 50 or the Challenge, you can still register your spot early and if you change your mind, you can transfer to a different event (Race Roster admin fee of $1.95 will apply if transfers are between events only).

You can also transfer your entry to a different rider. Transfers between riders will cost $10/transfer up till June 7th, 2019.  Thereafter, $20.  All online transfers must be completed by Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at midnight, following which transfers can only be done in-person at the event site between 6 pm – 7 pm PDT, Friday, June 14th, 2019.

Deferrals to following year may incur a fee. Contact spakwusreg@gmail.com to request deferral.

Race Details

Exact course details to come, but you can expect our same amazing venue, awards ceremony, dinner, after party for racers and volunteers and other events to be announced.

Sp’akw’us means Bald Eagle in the Squamish Nation language, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and symbolizes the majestic beauty unique to Squamish.  The rich history of mountain bike racing in Squamish will continue to be a foundation of the region, as are the bald eagles that grace our skies, trees and rivers.

June 15-16, 2019


Under 17 riders and parents please read:

Due to the physical demands of longer cross country racing, youth under 17 are encouraged to race the short course. Please contact "spakwusreg@gmail.com" if you would like to register racers aged under 17.


Races

The 2 Day Challenge

There will be 300 entries available to those choosing the Sp’akw’us Challenge 2-Day Stage Race.

The 50 km

There will be 600 race entries available to those choosing to race only the Sp’akw’us 50.

The 35 km

There will be 300 entries available to those choosing to race only the Sp’akw’us 35.

Fee Notes

1. Online registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

2. There are no refunds, however transfers and deferrals are available for this event. Transfers up to June 8th 2019 are $10 and after this date are $20. A fee may apply for deferrals.

3. An online processing fee and applicable GST will be applied to your registration at checkout

4. A $5 Trail Levy will be applied to your registration at checkout

5. All funds payable in Canadian Dollars

6. VISA, MC, Amex and Discover Card accepted

7. The charge on your credit card will appear from Race Roster or Fast North Corp for your online registration into this event

Event Schedule

  • June 15 11:00 AM PDT - Sp'akw'us Challenge and Sp'akw'us 50

  • June 16 11:00 AM PDT - Sp'akw'us 35

Contact Information

Event Location

Squamish, BC, Canada

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