Hemlock BC Cup Finals: September 1st and 2nd 2012
Hemlock Valley resort is a little mountain community nestled in the coastal mountains; a destination for mountain sports. Hemlock made its dynamic return to the BC cup race scene in 2011 after a seven year “rest”, proving to be a favorite of the race circuit. Check out this video showing all the work that went into last season's course:Schedule of Events:
Friday August 31, 2012:
2:00 till 7:00: Lifts Spinning
- Course is open to hiking only, no riding
5:00 till 8:00: Registration Open
Molly Hogan will be open for refreshments in the eveningSaturday September 1, 2012:
9:00 till 12:00: Registration and plate pick up in Molly Hogans
8:30 till 5:30: Lifts will be running
9:00 till 5:00: Course open for practice
5:00 till 6:00: Elite only practice (no sessioning)
5:00 till…. Evening Festivities!
- DJ’s , BBQ’s, little bikes (16”) and an all round good time!Sunday September 2, 2012:
8:30 till 10:30: Lifts running
9:00 till 11:00: Course open for practice
11:00 till 12:00: Course Closed
12:00 till…. RACING!!!!!!!!!
~ 4pm Awards & BC Cup Winners Announced~ 5pm Cycling BC Season wrap up party!!!Location, Location, Location!
Hemlock Resort is located at the head of the Lower Mainland, approximately 1.5 hour drive from Vancouver, and 2 hours from Merritt.
Check the map out HERE
for directions from Vancouver, and HERE
for directions from Merritt.
For those on the Island, you will have to take BC Ferries (www.bcferries.com
), so check the schedule here and please note that during summer time the line-ups can be longer than normal, and we don’t want you to miss the race!Volunteers
No event would get anywhere without the hard work put forth by volunteers. Please contact Karla at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in helping out. There will be lunches provided by Dunbar Cycles Productions, but breakfast is not provided.Sleeping Arrangements
There are pretty much four options for sleeping at Hemlock this year.
1. You can drive back home. We don’t recommend this because if you are riding all day practicing for your winning run you are probably going to be pretty tired. The road back down the mountain is pretty twisty and you should be fully alert when driving. So onto number two.
2. Camping… IS FREE! It is on a first come first serve basis, we will have wonderful volunteers in the camping area to help organize the spaces that will be marked out for camp spots. Outdoor washrooms (AKA porta potties) will be supplied for the area.
3. Renting a cabin from the good folks through Snowflake Resorts who can be contacted through the internet at www.snowflakeresort.com
4. Additionally there is a Bed and Breakfast provided by the good folks of Hemlock Hollow. They can be contacted at www.hemlockhollow.caParking Notifications:
There is loads of parking in lot 1, but lot 2 is specifically for camping, so if one is full onto number 3.Shuttles:
Shuttles… Shuttles! Heck no we got a lift! Hemlock will be staffing and manning the Sasquatch Chair for the race course.PLEASE NOTE
: See the big letters outlined in black… this lift is older than the quad detachable chair machines that Whistler Blackcomb provides. Please allow approximately 30 minute lift time and approximately 20 minutes for the scenic lift up the mountain.Registration:
Registration will take place at the Lodge area at the base of the race course. Make sure you are super nice to the lovely ladies there, or they may just cancel your registration. You will be getting a Racer Package with valuable information; we suggest that you read it. This year there will be no paper copies of the racer kits, we will be forwarding you all the information that you need when you register. Too many trees get cut down so we are attempting to reduce the impact on the environment by sending you all the information that you need to your email. Or you can register online through CCN at: reg.ccnbikes.com/index.php/event/2012-hemlock-bc-cup-finalsFood:
Hemlock resort will be providing ample BBQ services and pub services throughout the weekend! The pub will not be open till 11am due to “laws”. Remember you basically are in the middle of nowhere, so bring ample food and water to maintain your athletic physique.Other Items of Interest
Bring some bug spray… there are a trillion bugs there and no one likes being a feast for the mosquitoes. Nets make a terrible fashion statement, and ditch the cologne and perfume for the DEET smell. Camp of Champions-Air Bag
The good guys at Camp of Champions will be there on Saturday to provide you riders, free of charge, a chance to have your go at the Air Bag. That is right, you will be able to try your best back flip, front flip, belly flop onto the world’s largest air bag. (Don’t quote me on the world’s largest bit)Cycle Component Network SPEED TRAP!
There is a relatively straight section of trail coming into the new hip jump at the lower 1/4 of the course. There you will find the CCN SPEED TRAP! That is right, an honest to goodness Police certified radar gun complete with digital display. You will be able to see first hand just how fast, or slow you were going. DUNBAR Cycles 16" BMX
Back again for 2012 is the Dunbar Cycles 16" BMX Challenge. A new track will be constructed to challenge even the best. Try your luck from 7pm - 9pm Saturday September 1st, 2012. Helmets are mandatory for this event. Knee/shin pads are recommended.Course Preview from 2011:These events wouldn't be possible without the help of our sponsors: