The XCMarathon Series is a competitive mountain bike race series designed to have pro riders and beginners out on the trail together in a fun but competitive environment. If you want to race hard, go to the front and see how long you can hang on for. If you just want to ride with a bunch of people on a 30-40k loop without worrying about getting lost and enjoy the BBQ at the finish, then start near the back. As long as you are having fun on the trails we are happy!
Each race has:
-Food included at the finish (usually a burger(meat/veggie), some sort of salad and a drink)
-$2000+ worth of bike stuff in draw prizes
-Well marked trails
-A lead moto to make sure the trail is still clearly marked and other forest users know you are coming!
-Electronic timing (but don’t bug the timers! check the screen for your results or check online for live updates at webscorer.com/1762
-Friendly people focused on making your day of riding in the forest fun.
Our goal is to mix single track challenges (up and down) with double track/dirt roads to let you recover, pass and regroup for the next technical challenge.
There are 5 Pearl Izumi Leaders Jerseys up for grabs this summer at each race. The current series leader in the Marathon distance for Women’s Open, Men’s Under 35, Men’s 35-49, Masters Men’s and Single Speed will get a sweet Pearl Izumi Leaders Jersey to wear at the next race (then frame and mount on their wall of course!)
Marathons are approximately 50-80 km and have a goal time for first place of 2.5 to 3.5 hours. 11 am start time. You will ride two laps of the course.
Half-Marathons are approximately 25-40 km and have a goal time of 1.5 to 2 hours for first place. 11:30 start time.
2016 XCMarathon Schedule
- H2i Dufferin County Forest
- Long Sock Classic Ganaraska Forest
- The Humber Northumberland County Forest
- Kingston Trophy MTB Kingston Trails