Valley Toonie Race Series begins

Do you ride bike in the Fraser Valley? Do you enjoy the loamy singletrack of Sumas, the speed of ripping the Bear DH or freight trainin’ Vedder? Or maybe the lung-busting climbs and techy singletrack on Red’s XC course is your thing. Or do you rip all the above?

The Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association has you covered this season. They are hosting an All Mountain Toonie Race Series, with four races in the spring and early summer and two races in the fall. It will be an accumulated points series with the overall title going to the rider who can master everything from XC to DH.

Every race will be mass start. There will be two cross country races, and four Super D’s. If you think you have every mountain in the Valley dialed, then this series is for you.

The FVMBA All Mountain Toonie Race Series is open to anyone with a Cycling B.C. UCI/Citizen license or higher and an FVMBA membership. Cycling BC Club affiliated licenses are also an option for $36 a year if you only wish to race with the FVMBA. Not an FVBMA member yet? That can easily be taken care of at http://www.fvmba.com

Racing is always on Sunday and starts 10 a.m. sharp. Upcoming event dates are:

March 6, Mission XC, Heritage Park, sponsored by Wentings Cycles.

April 3, Sumas Super D, sponsored by Lifecycles.

May 15, Vedder Super D, sponsored by Jacks Cycles.

June 5, Sumas Super D, sponsored by Cranky’s Bike Shop.

Sept. 11, Red XC, sponsored by Velocity Cycles.

Oct. 2, Bear Super D, sponsored by Wentings Cycles.

The FVMBA is registered non-profit, volunteer-run organization whose primary goal is to maintain and develop the network of mountain biking trails in the Fraser Valley. They support local trail builders and provide a public face for the mountain bike ‘community’, a community that is diverse and enthusiatic about a ‘hobby’ that for many is a way of life.

Course routing will be posted for the venues the weekend prior to the event. There is a post-race barbecue after every event. Come get your race face on and support the FVMBA and the trails we work so hard to protect at the same time.

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