We are privileged to be guests on the traditional, unceded, ancestral land of the Stó:lō people. We give our thanks and appreciation to the Leq’á:mel First Nation. Leq’á:mel, meaning the level place where people meet, continues to provide that. We value the opportunities Bear Mountain and Red Mountain offer and give our appreciation to gather, meet, and share an experience with others.
Located just outside the heart of Mission, BC, both Bear and Red Mountain have incredible trails that have allowed us to put together two awesome courses to race. Expect to ride a rugged, beautiful trail network lined with mossy forests and tall trees that offer riders of all levels a variety of exciting trails while boasting views of the surrounding mountain ranges.
Prepare to have your expectations blown out of the water as you traverse up some challenging climbs to be rewarded the opportunity to sail through the downhill trails on Bear and Red. Seeking out a speed thrill or tackling an obstacle for the first time, these mountains offer options for riders of all levels to test their skill.
This race includes various options. Please see below for general information:
Sunday, October 3rd, 2021: Bear Mountain Biking Race
Short Course - Bear Mountain: 11 km
Long Course - Bear & Red Mountain: 23 km
The short course will be perfect for the riders experiencing one of their first adventures in a race and will be completed by riders in a 1-2 hour time frame. The long course is a great option for experienced riders who have been in the mountain biking scene for a while and is expected to take riders between 2 - 4.5 hours to complete the course.
First off, complete the short course! Then, when you return to the lake, you'll begin your climb. Pedaling up the FSR for a while and then you'll reach Valley View and spend some time pedaling up past houses, roots and rocks, and short steep climbs. Heading up redneck, you'll be set up for a few big moves up rock slabs with some tight corners and woodwork also in this section. Catch a break with a bit of descent before more climbs, and then the big reward. Downhill riding with a couple of rock rolls and some log overs before a flowy finish!
CA$70.00Jul 14 - Sep 29
The short course takes place on Bear Mountain and begins with a climb through some brilliant greenery and a smooth trail. Carrying on you'll reach some bumps and shorter steep pitches to keep you honest. Once you pop out of that trail you'll climb onto Bear Buns where you will enjoy the easier grade of the trail while enjoying a trail littered with technical roots and rocks to keep it interesting. The final climb will be on the FSR which will take you to your descent beginning on Wasp trail which is filled with berms, bumps, and turns! Gain some speed on Lorax and jump the rollers if you're feeling extra brave. You'll then spend a bit more time climbing the FSR before the final descent of the course. Super Bear is the perfect end to the race as you'll enjoy the fun, flowy trail with pumps, berms, and moderate jumps (all of which can be rolled) before you reach the finish line at the lake!
CA$60.00Jul 14 - Sep 29