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Canada's top mountain bikers roll into region this weekend

Spectators welcome at free event at Hardwood Ski and Bike in Oro-Medonte
Racers take off at the start line during the Trek Store Canada Cup at Hardwood Ski and Bike. | Kevin Lamb/BarrieToday file photo

Hardwood Ski and Bike is hosting the 2024 Trek Store Canada Cup/Ontario Cup for short track and cross country May 17 to May 19.

Canada’s top mountain bikers will be in attendance to take on the challenge of the short track on Friday and cross-country races on Sunday.

Spectators are welcome, and there is no charge to watch the races. The course for elite and junior riders uses much of the 2015 Pan Am Games legacy course at Hardwood. It is a very spectator-friendly course, where you can see riders six times per lap.

Schedule as follows:

Friday, May 17 — Short track races from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 19 — Canada Cup races from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Elite and junior races start at 1:45.