The first-ever Sea Otter Canada happened this weekend at Blue Mountain Resort in Ontario and whoa, what a weekend! This is an everything cycling festival including; a massive expo area, road events, dirt events and a few officially-unofficial partying events with all of the dirt events culminating on Sunday with the Norco Canadian Enduro Series.
For the dirt events we had a full line up starting with the Uphill Challenge on Friday night and leading into Dual Slalom, XC Short Track, XC 3-hour and relay, Air DH and the Norco Canadian Enduro Series.
This event was also an EWS Qualifier which added to the uniqueness of Sea Otter Canada, making it the only EWS Qualifier in Eastern Canada! Racers were treated to an exceptional course prepared by the Blue Mountain Resort team utilizing trails that are not normally open to the public and finishing three of five stages right in the heart of the expo area. Our personal favourite was stage one which had riders finish their stage on the dual slalom course!
The racing was super tight, we're so excited to see local legend James Frost take the win for the pro men with Kayla Morin-Blanchette for the pro-women. In our U21 category, it was Norco Canadian Enduro Team member Jacob Tooke for the men and Chloe McKenzie for the women. Jeremy Helly was also the winner of the Officially-Unofficial King of Sea Otter for racing in every single dirt event.
Riders were treated to six stages and more than 1400m of descending as they raced all over Blue Mountain Resort.
This marks the third year for the Norco Canadian Enduro Series at Blue Mountain and we're stoked to be a part of Sea Otter Canada! Watch out 2020 we have some big plans in the works!THANK YOU
It's truly the people, community and atmosphere that create the moments you never forget. The riding scene in Ontario has never been stronger and the local community in Collingwood/Blue Mountain has a heartbeat that is strong. I can't thank the riding community, Blue Mountain Events Team and the whole resort enough for their hospitality.
A special thanks to local Claire Woodhouse who parachuted into our event team for the weekend and was the workhorse of the event team.
I also want to shout out Erika Langman and Ben ( #theboyssaidillbehomein5), Connor Duggan, Mike Towers, James Frost, Tyler Pratt, Chris Wall, Chris Robinson, Simon Williams, Jesper Wahlberg and Becki. It's people like these that make you want to never leave these awesome places!
For full results please visit our website here.
EWS Qualifier results will be posted to their pages at a later time.
You can also view more photos here
or reach out to the legendary photographer Colin Field for more. Series standings are available here. VOLUNTEERING
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