Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium Chair Thomas Schoen competing in the third round of the BC Enduro Series held in Williams Lake Sunday on the Fox Mountain.

Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium Chair Thomas Schoen competing in the third round of the BC Enduro Series held in Williams Lake Sunday on the Fox Mountain.

BC Enduro Series a success in Williams Lake

It was an exciting weekend for the local mountain bike community to host the BC Enduro Series, said Thomas Schoen.

It was an exciting weekend for the local mountain bike community to host the BC Enduro Series, said Thomas Schoen, chair of the Cariboo Mountain Bike Consortium (CMBC).

“After nearly six months of planning and prep work and with the help of many, many volunteers we pulled of yet another successful event.”

The race attracted 184 riders who tackled the Fox Mountain Network Sunday — riding a total of 31 kilometres, climbing 1,1900 metres and descending -1,535 metres.

Getting to host the event was a direct result of the successful 2015 Mountain Bike Tourism Symposium held last fall in Williams Lake, Schoen said.

“Industry insiders loved our trails and decided we are well positioned to host a big, annual race event.”

The entire community deserves a huge thank you, from the many supporting businesses, to the Williams Lake Downtown Business Improvement Association, the Potato House Project and local government, to the welcoming citizens, Schoen added.

“They are all part of this success story.”

He estimated the economic impact of the event was approximately $200,000 and said detailed numbers will be released after the CMBC conducts an in-depth analysis.

“While we might face some economic and social issues, as a community we can be proud to be a mecca of outdoor recreation,” Schoen said. “Once again we’ve put Williams Lake on the map as the Shangri-La of mountain biking. “

The next stop on the BC Enduro Series is in Kamloops on Saturday, June 5.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Jim Hilton pens a column on forestry each week for the Quesnel Observer.
FOREST INK: New batteries close to industrial level applications

The good news is the hope that this cost should come down each year

Researchers in B.C. say earlier than usual return of bats or dead bats can indicate trouble, such as signs of white-nose syndrome. (Cathy Koot photo)
Public help is essential for monitoring for bat disease

Anyone finding a dead bat is asked to report it to the BC Community Bat Program

Sandi Griffiths is the region’s new district manager of transportation for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
New MOTI district manager takes the wheel in Williams Lake

Sandi Griffiths replaces Todd Hubner who retired recently

Mclean Silverton rides a rail in Boitanio Park - one of seven new features installed by the city this past week. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Snow park in Boitanio open for riding

If any users find that the park requires attention, please contact city hall at 250-392-2311

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, start with the vaccination of police officers in internal police vaccination centers. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
B.C. officials to unveil new details of COVID vaccination plan Monday

Seniors and health-care workers who haven’t gotten their shot are next on the list

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by Tofino RCMP in Opitsaht. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man shot and killed by RCMP near Tofino, police watchdog investigating

Investigation underway by Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia.

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s compromise on in-person worship at three churches called ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Would allow outdoor services of 25 or less by Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack churches

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Jasmine and Gwen Donaldson are part of the CAT team working to reduce stigma for marginalized groups in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Jasmine’s story: Stigma can be the hardest hurdle for those overcoming addiction

Recovering B.C. addict says welcome, connection and community key for rebuilding after drug habit

A Vancouver restaurant owner was found guilty of violating B.C.’s Human Rights Code by discriminating against customers on the basis of their race. (Pixabay)
Vancouver restaurant owner ordered to pay $4,000 to customers after racist remark

Referring to patrons as ‘you Arabs’ constitutes discrimination under B.C.’s Human Rights Code, ruling deems

Nanaimo children’s author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book is ‘Science Girl.’ (Photo courtesy Lindsay Ford)
B.C. children’s writer encourages girls to pursue the sciences in new book

Lindsay Ford is holding a virtual launch for latest book, ‘Science Girl’

Pig races at the 145th annual Chilliwack Fair on Aug. 12, 2017. Monday, March 1, 2021 is Pig Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Feb. 28 to March 6

Pig Day, Canadian Bacon Day and Grammar Day are all coming up this week

Most Read