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Silver Star goes long with new Okanagan 24 this summer

Canada's highest 24 Hour mountain bike race will also have a four hour option

There’s a new event on the Canadian 24Hr racing calendar, and it’s promising to be the highest one yet.

Okanagan24 will bring the 24 hour format up to the base of Silver Star Resort above Vernon, B.C. on June 29-30, 2019. At a baseĀ  altitiude of 1,609 m, the mountain resort venue offers incredible views of the surrounding Monashee mountain ranges. It also sets the Okanaga24 as Canada’s highest elevation 24 hour race.

Cory Wallace Annapurna challenge
Image: Cory Wallace

The race will take place on Silver Star’s steadily expanding network of fast, flowing cross country trails. With a start/finish in the resort village, there’s options for on site accommodations ranging from hotels to camping. Designed with input from Canadian 24-hour Solo world champion Cory Wallace, the course is sure to be challenging as well as fun to race.

Along with the 24 hour race, there will be a shorter, 4 hour race run on the same 15.5km course. Made up of mostly Blue/Intermediate trails, but with plenty of elevation, the Okanagan24 is set to welcome riders of all ability levels. Okanagan24 course map

Race categories for the 24 hour race include options for Solo racing as well as 5-person men’s, women’s and mixed teams. There’s also a Corporate category for teams of 6-10 riders, and the four hour race option.

If you’re the prepared type, you can see a preview of the Okanagan24 course on Strava. Silver Star is still in full winter mode though, so you’ll have to wait to start getting practice laps in.

Register at: Okanagan24.com