July 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM
VERNON - Silver Star’s B.C. Cup Downhill Series race this weekend is set to be one of the best biking events of the summer, with close to 250 riders, including 30 pro racers, expected on the mountain.
The B.C. Cup races are a huge draw for downhill biking athletes who have aspirations to compete at national and international levels.
“The Silver Star race is definitely one I look forward to each year,” Max Scharf, winner of the 2014 Silver Star BC Cup Expert Junior Men category, said. “The course is awesome, and the spectators are always good for a laugh! I'd definitely like a repeat of last year, especially with it being so close to home.”
The racecourse is on Dag’s Downhill, Silver Star’s most technical double black diamond trail.
On Saturday, July 4, entrants will be training and taking part in timed practice and seeding runs. At 5:15 p.m., the Dunbar Cycles Whip-off Competition begins, followed by an evening 'Biker Bash' party. On Sunday riders will spend the morning practicing and the main event will kick off at noon.
The rest of the Bike Park’s cross-country and downhill trails will be open for non-racers and a variety of village festivities will take place as well, including music and vendors.
The 2014 B.C. Cup event at Silver Star.
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