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Elite mountain bike event to feature redesigned course at Sun Peaks

A mountain biker is seen during the 2015 Canadian National Downhill Mountain Bike Championships, at Sun Peaks Resort in this undated handout photo. The Canadian National Downhill Mountain Bike Championships, set for July 23-24, will feature a completely redesigned course at Sun Peaks Resort.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/ HO, Sun Peaks Resort
July 07, 2016 - 11:04 AM

SUN PEAKS, B.C. - The Canadian National Downhill Mountain Bike Championships, set for July 23-24, will feature a completely redesigned course at Sun Peaks Resort.

The new layout, 100 per cent singletrack, is more technically demanding than in the past, according to the resort, which is hosting the event for the third year in a row.

"It's quite steep," said organizer Henry Pejril. "There's gonna be a lot of riding skills involved."

Spectator-friendly viewing areas will be available along the 2.6-kilometre course.

About 50 elite riders from across the country are expected to compete, Pejril said.

The race will also include "citizen classes," so anyone can enter and ride the same course as the pros.

Sun Peaks is located 45 minutes north of Kamloops.

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Online:

www.sunpeaksresort.com/dh-national-champs

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