Greetings cycling fans!

We are happy to announce that registration is now live for the 2017 edition of the Kicking Horse Cup! ¬†This is the first year for us (Jana & Nate Briggs) to be running this event and we would be most thankful if you attended and raced and celebrated bikes with us. ¬†In late spring this year we heard that the race would have to be cancelled, we discussed and both agreed it would be a shame for the cycling community and the Town of Golden to lose this event. ¬†So, we’ve juggled lots of things¬†including a new born baby boy (Logan) and a busy Enduro & Down Hill racing calendar¬†and we are now ready to provide you with an amazing road racing experience.

Whether you are returning to the KH Cup or joining us for the first time we are confident you will enjoy the program we have for you this year. ¬†We will be riding the same three great stages you’ve come to love (and hate) in the same order and similar timeline to previous years. ¬†As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” ¬†This special combination of time trial, hill climb, and pursuit road race is sure to fulfill your appetite for road racing. ¬†We have great welcome packages coming together for all the racers as well as some nice new T-shirts, also we have amazing prizing for podium finishers and incredible draw prizes that all racers and volunteers¬†will be eligible to win.

Different from previous years is our lack of Alberta or British Columbia sanctioning of the race. ¬†Unfortunately we were late this season to get things organized¬†and the dates we’ve chosen (August 19-20) are in conflict with another ABA sanctioned event, and as well we weren’t able to add an event to the Cycling BC calendar. ¬†We plan to return this event to it’s dual sanctioned ways for next year. ¬†Benefit to you in these circumstances is a lowered registration fee; all 3 events for $100! ¬†Additional perk for the first 40 people to register for all 3 events will be a free KH Cup t-shirt! ¬†Please note that registration costs¬†will increase slightly after August 13th.

We also need mention that the community of Golden suffered a great loss in May of this year when a young man ended his battle with depression by taking his own life.  This man was a very active member of the community including the president of the Golden Cycling Club.  He was also our dear friend and a passionate cycling enthusiast.  It is in his memory that we plan to donate proceeds from this event to the Golden Family Center so they can continue to be there for people in need.

Please visit www.kickinghorsecup.com for the most up to date information including discounted accommodation offers.

Click here to be directed straight to the registration page on zone4 –¬†https://zone4.ca/event/db2ce19a-71a3-11e7-9afe-0a17e62e3536/

Looking forward to meeting you in Golden!

Best wishes.

Jana & Nate Briggs
Race Directors

THE RACE IS ON! August 19-20, 2017
www.kickinghorsecup.com

ELITE & CYCLOSPORTIVE STAGE RACE

Less than 3 hours from Calgary, the leg-busting 3 Stage Kicking Horse Cup offers a Prologue ITT, the mass-start Kicking Horse Hill Climb and a Circuit Road Race totaling 102km of racing, while climbing 1,775m elevation. The ELITE category, is a category for racers looking for a more traditional race event. The well-received, low-key “Sportive” category runs the same as years past with participants grouped in 10 yr age increments, the finale culminating at the age-handicapped, Australian Pursuit Circuit Road Race; a true age-neutralized BATTLE OF THE AGES. Choose to challenge the accumulated-time overall G.C. in your respective license category (Elite Open) or by age (Sportive), or pick and choose individual events of your liking and race your comfort level.
Experienced racers will be thumped by the tough, twisting/turning, climbing/descending courses, while the Sportive category is the perfect set-up for your first intro race test-drive. Organizers are focused on a participation and draw prizing oriented casual ambiance (leave the attitude at home). Come experience hard road racing in a low-key ambiance with great draw prizes. The Kicking Horse Cup is authentic Shut-Up-Legs racing; you’ll never know if you never go!