The Crowsnest Pass 100 race is confirmed to run on August 15, despite many of this year’s other mountain biking races being cancelled due to the pandemic.
“After much thought, we are confident Crowsnest Pass 100 can operate under new guidelines safely. Should the situation change we will make the best decision we can to ensure the safety of all involved. Our new course includes more single track and we hope less mud,” said a post on the race’s website.
The Crowsnest Pass 100 is a mountain bike endurance race, spanning either 50 or 100 kilometres and three passes. Taking place in the Crowsnest Pass in southern Alberta, it runs on a variety of double and single track as well as fire roads.
This year, the course will be marked with stakes and arrows, and will still include two reset locations with bag drops, bathrooms and water, one at the 25 kilometre mark and another at the finish line. Racers will pass rest stops roughly every 25 kilometres of the race.
Social distancing regulations will be in place at the event, including the prohibition of shared food, a staggered starting line, and distanced camping locations.
Should the event be cancelled, organizers are issuing 80 per cent refunds on tickets. Those interested in registering or viewing a race map can visit the event’s website at Crowsnestpass100.com.