24 hour mountain bike race underway this weekend
Organizers have extended the discount they are offering to WORCA members who wish to participate in the 24 Hours of Adrenalin mountain bike challenge in Whistler this weekend.
WORCA is the only mountain bike club to have its own category in the 24 Hours series, which has 13 events across North America.
In addition to offering WORCA five-person teams a $75 discount, the event organizers at Trilife Sports will donate a share of their proceeds from WORCA members back to the mountain bike club for trail maintenance and other programs. The more WORCA teams that participate, the more money the club will receive.
You can register online up until the morning of race day. Teams will be assessed a $50 late charge, which will be refunded at registration.
All members of WORCA teams must belong to the club, but can be made up of any combination of men and women at any age. A special set of champion jerseys will go to the top team in the category.
The race will run from noon on Aug. 30 until noon the following day, and includes the World Solo Mountain Bike Championships, as well as a variety of different categories.
As well as prizes for the top teams, Trilife also has awards and draw prizes for things like best costumes and best pit theme.
Registration includes a barbecue, a corn roast, race food and drink, camping, technical support, a late night movie, entertainment, and the opportunity to win draw prizes and enter other side contests.
Its a popular event, with a recent 24 Hours race in Barrie Ontario attracting 2,500 riders and more than 6,000 spectators.
The race course is 12.8 km for teams and 14.2 for the solo racers. The team or individual in each category with the most laps after 24 hours wins.
For more information, visit www.24hoursofadrenalin.com or www.worca.com/racing/24hour.cfm.