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Watch: Get excited for the 2018 Bear Mountain Bike Festival

Events take place over Easter weekend at the grand opener of the mountain bike season in Canada

Beginning Saturday, March 31 at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, B.C. the Bear Mountain Bike Festival will bring fans, families aspiring racers together with Canadian Olympians to start off the Canadian mountain bike season. The festival runs March 31 and April 1, with Saturday’s season opener Canada Cup cross country race as the marquee event.

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In addition to the UCI sanctioned Canada Cup race, there will also be a B.C. Premier Series short track XC on Sunday morning providing fast paced spectator friendly racing, and an Island Cup Enduro race. The enduro race will have categories from beginner to expert, with a special expert only stage, and a new trail cut in just for the event. Food trucks, kids riding clinics, and bike demos from several different brands will also take place over the weekend to keep spectators entertained between races.


Follow along with the action as the best cross country racers from across Canada gather in Victoria to start the 2018 Canada Cup season. Canadian Cycling Magazine and our mountain bike wing, Canadian MTB will be at Bear Mountain covering all the races. Keep up with the action on Facebook, Twitter, and the Canadian MTB Instagram.

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