Sports notes

Tour de Cariboo and Day of Destruction this weekend; Shifting Gears coming up.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Tour de Cariboo

Take part in this challenging 75km ride from Williams Lake to Gavin Lake.

The ride features spectacular scenery, varied terrain, and great fun.  You will be fully supported with bike maintenance, support drivers, first aide on route, and rest stops providing lunch and refreshments along the way. Ride on your own, or join a relay to break up the trip. This event is yours to make it a ride, race or relay. For information visit or call 250-398-8391.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Day of Destruction

Thunder Mountain Speedway hosts its final racing event of the year with the fan-favourite Day of Destruction crash to pass. The speedway will also see local drivers close out their points final in the bone stock, pro mini and street stock classes.

Qualifying gets underway at 4 p.m. with racing to begin at 5 p.m. sharp.


Sunday, Sept. 14

Shifting gears

The fourth annual Shifting Gears Mountain Biking fundraising event is coming up on Sunday, Sept. 14.

Sponsored by the Williams Lake Boys and Girls Club registration is at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. sharp at the top of the Snakes and Ladders trail head.  Shuttles will be available and leave from the Boys and Girls Club across from Safeway on Fourth Avenue at 9 a.m.

The participation fee is $10 per rider or $25 for a family. To register call 250-392-5730. All proceeds go to the WLBGC after school programs.