Message from a course pre-rider, “Rode the Humbler course today and even in the pouring rain I could not wipe the grin off my face. Dan and Pete Hennessy ofThe Bike Shop in Cobourg have really outdone themselves with this fast and flowing course full of single track with just the right amount of fire roads tossed in for passing. Who knew all this trail was hiding in the Northumberland Forest? If other riders don’t like this course then they just don’t know what fun is!”
Course description: Fast and fun! bring your speedy tires and keep your head up. In our estimation (always people to argue) the course is very single speed friendly. The hardest part (technical and climbing) is the first single track when you cross Beagle Club Road. Once you get on the double track back up, it gets faster again. Poison Ivy: There is some in the area. It used to be a huge problem but the County has worked hard to get rid of it on the trail and it seems to have worked! We will still have lots of water and soap for a post race clean up. Just don’t lie down in it after you finish… There is a mild climb at 2k to go, then a gentle descent to the finish for the last km. Have fun!!!
Where: Northumberland Forest, Cobourg Ontario
When: June 3, 2017. Registration opens at 9:00 and closes 1 hour before your race start. XCMarathon starts at 11 am. Half-Marathon starts at 11:30. Podium when most riders have finished (Grab a burger or veggie burger while you wait!)
What: The third Marathon and Half-Marathon of the 2017 XCMarathon Cup
Why: Test your fitness, have fun on a flowing course that keeps you smiling.
Who: YOU! Everyone is welcome. Do you like a challenge? Don’t like doing laps? This is for you!
How Long: Marathon 70k. Half-Marathon 35k