West Coast Racing, a community not-for-profit cycling club, announced a new event in British Columbia called the Cardiac Classic Bike Fest to be held on July 13 at Burnaby Mountain in the heart of metro Vancouver, Canada. It includes the famously steep climb that makes up part of Burnaby Mountain's trail network along with other twisty classics, plus brand new trails such as the reborn Gear Jammer and Hang Your Hat singletracks.
"Burnaby Mountain regulars will finally get the chance to show how well they can rail the trails they've been riding for so many years, while riders new to the mountain should get a real eye-opener seeing the course we can set smack in the middle of a large urban area," said West Coast Racing's Michael Tunnah. "Whether theyre on a super light hardtail or a long-travel rig, everyone will find spots where they can make time with their respective skills. Those just out for a casual day will be able to look back and say they were there at the inaugural Cardiac Classic." Tunnah promised a day of fun followed with a BBQ party afterwards.
The recent work of the Burnaby Mountain Bike Association, in combination with the injection of resources from Burnaby Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services toward developing trails and facilities has put a fresh new face on the popular venue.
The Cardiac Classic is on Cycling BC's rejuvenated 2008 BC Cup calendar. For more information on the new event, visit ww.westcoastracing.ca/cardiac or email firstname.lastname@example.org.