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Gearjammer race is back

Third event in "Hell of a Series" marathon



While cross-country riders from across Canada will be converging on Whistler for a Canada Cup race on Saturday, Sunday will belong to Squamish.

The annual Gearjammer race is back, and this year is the third event in the “Hell of a Series” marathon cross-country racing series. The organizers are expecting to sell out this year, with 500 racers at the start line.

The course is long, 47 km from start to finish, ranging from fast to technical. Some of the trails include Ed’s Bypass, Middle Powersmart, Pseudo Tsuga, the Powerhouse Plunge, and most of the trails in the Crumpit Woods area. In addition, a new descent called ReCycle has been added to the course.

The “Hell of a Series” also included the Brodie Rat Race in Roberts Creek and the Test of Metal, which includes many of the same trails as the Gearjammer.

The cost is $55 if you don’t have a race license, or $45 with a license. A full range of age categories, as well as pro elite categories, are open to participants.

More information and registration is available online at