Today, September 2oth Whistler will host again the Cheakamus Challenge Fall Classic Mountain Bike Race. This year the 22nd Cheakamus Challenge features the finest course that will make you realize why this race is the “King of the Classics”.
Starting at 10 AM at the Squamish Airport the course features over 70 kilometres of riding over the full spectrum of terrain. With over 2000m of climbing and 40 kilometres of single- track trails this course has it all with the Cheakamus River running beside or below you for most of the duration. This race is the classic point to point format with big climbs, stunning views, high speed rolling terrain and of course the classic Sea to Sky single-track. This year the finish will once again be at Dusty's Creekside who will be dishing up burgers and veggie burgers with fries for all the hungry racers and volunteers as part of the entry fee. The awards will follow the last racer at about 5 PM.
This year organizers also proposes the Pique Cheakamus Lite which features the last 40 kilometres of the full course which begins at noon at the Cal Cheak exit by the Whistler Bungee Bridge. This course features many of the tough sections of the course and is a great alternative for those looking for a solid 2-3 hour race.