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Updated: 2020 Canadian national mountain bike calendar

Cross country, downhill and enduro national series racing spanning from coast to coast

Peter Disera

The new year feels like it’s just begun, but already the 2020 national series race dates are looming on the horizon. In March, a packed and exciting Olympic year Canada Cup XCO calendar kicks off at Bear Mountain in Victoria, B.C.

Canada’s national downhill and enduro series are a bit further away, as they wait for snow to melt off the higher mountain slopes. Both series start in May.

With enduro sliding in under the UCI umbrella in 2019, 2020 will be the second year of Cycling Canada sanctioned national enduro championships. The event returns to Panorama Mountain Resort in B.C. once again.

Cross country national championships stay in Ontario for a second straight year, at Hardwood Ski and Bike. For the diesel engines, XC Marathon nationals are one province over in Saint-Felicien, Que..

Downhill national championships return to a familiar, and well-loved venue for 2020. After starting the series in Quebec at Crossroads Tremblant, the maple leaf sleeves will be awarded back in B.C. at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in the Rocky Mountains.

Batty won her fourth consecutive Elite Women’s XCO national championships in 2019 at Hardwood Ski & Bike.

Cross Country Canada Cup and National Championships

Bear Mountain Canada Cup XCO [Cancelled] March 28-29 (Victoria, B.C.)

Crossroads Canada Cup DH / XCO (UCI Jr. Series XCO) [Postponed to 2021]
May 22-24 (Mont Tremblant, Que.)

Baie-St.-Paul XCO / XCC (UCI Jr. Series XCO) [Postponed – Dates TBD]
May 30-31 (Baie-St.-Paul, Que.)

Canmore Canada Cup XCO [Postponed – Dates TBD] June 13-14 (Canmore, Alta.)

Whistler Canada Cup XCO  [Cancelled] June 20 (Whistler, B.C.)

Sherbrooke Canada Cup XCO [Cancelled] July 4-5 (Sherbrooke, Que.)

2020 XCO National Championships [Postponed –  Dates TBD]
July 11-12, Hardwood Ski & Bike (Oro Station, Ont.)

Kentville, Canada Cup XCO [Cancelled] Aug. 30 (Kentville, N.S.)

2020 XCM National Championships
Sept. 05 (Saint-Felicien, Que.)

Downhill Canada Cup and National Championships

Crossroads Canada Cup DH / XCO (UCI Jr. Series XCO) [Postponed to 2021] May 22-24 (Mont Tremblant, Que.)

Panorama Canada Cup DH [Postponed – Dates TBD] June 13-14 (Panorama, B.C.)

Silverstar Canada Cup DH – [Cancelled] 11-12 July, 2020 (Vernon, B.C.)

Fernie Canada Cup DH (also Dunbar Summer Series) [No longer Canada Cup] 18-19 July, 2020 (Fernie, B.C.)

RELATED: Dunbar Summer Series brings 2020 Canadian DH nationals back to KHMR

DH Nationals – Kicking Horse (also Dunbar Summer Series) [event status pending]
July 25-26 (Golden, B.C.)

Crankworx Canadian Open DH – [Cancelled] Aug 16, 2020 (Whistler, B.C.)

Panorama returns as host venue for 2020 Enduro national championships. Photo: James Cattanach / NCES

Enduro – Norco Canadian Enduro Series and EWS

*Norco Canadian Enduro Series provisionally cancelled for 2020*

The Norco Canadian Enduro Series is only a Cycling Canada sanctioned event at National Championships.

Fraser Valley, B.C. (EWS Qualifier)
May 9-10

Sun Peaks Resort, Kamloops, B.C. (EWS North America Series) (NCES-Electric)
June 20-21

Sea Otter Canada (EWS North American Series) (Electric)
July 4-5

Bromont, Que. (EWS Qualifier)
July 12

Crowsnest Pass, Alta.
July 11-12

Canadian Enduro National Championships – Panorama, B.C. (Electric)
July 18-19

Silverstar, B.C. (Electric)
July 25-26

Enduro World Series – Whistler – Aug 9
(Not part of NCES)