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Red Mud Celebrates 21 years with a 2 Day MTB festival
     July 28, 2017 — Mike Connolly

Enjoy some of P.E.I.’s best Mountain Bike trails as you tear through the August green canopy of Brookvale Nordic Mountain Bike Park (see map link below). This 7-10km (tbd) course incorporates a mix of both ‘flowy’ single-track and sweeping double-track sections. These trails are legendary on P.E.I. and have become fast and worked in over years of faithful usage.   

CPEI will also be holding a Riders of Tomorrow fun race for young children prior to the main event. This mini event shall take place on double-track trail close the Nordic Lodge. The ride will last about 5 minutes providing kids with an opportunity to participate. All Riders of Tomorrow participants will receive an award. Parents are asked to join their children in the ride as well. Riders of Tomorrow is a free event and is open to kids under the age of 12.

There’s a reason this race has been around for such a long time and although a podium position is always uncertain, leaving with a bike covered in red mud and bundle of great memories is always a sure thing.

 

Free Red Mud 21 anniversary T-shirt. Tees are very cool again this year. Don't miss out make sure you get yours.

Schedule for Weekend

Friday, August 18
Camping available at Strathgartney Provincial Park. No cost.

Saturday, August 19
KOM (King of the Mountain) Event at Strathgartney. Bottom of Goat Trail to the outlook. Riders leaving in 1 minute increments. Fastest time is crowned KOM. 11pm Start.

Eliminator event – 3pm Start. Short course race at Strathgartney. 4 riders in each division. Top 2 advance to next round. In the first round bottom 2 moved to the consolation round. Second round bottom 2 eliminated. Prize money for Eliminator if more than 12 competing. Money for both men and women’s. $150 1st, 100 2nd, $50 3rd.

Extra events available: These activities can take place Friday night if you arrive early or Saturday after the eliminator or Sunday after the XC race. Please let us know if you are interested in any of the other activities or if you plan on camping by calling or texting 902-393-3464, or by emailing mconnolly@sportpei.pe.ca.
Paddle board or kayak Bonshaw River. Boards and kayaks are provided but can bring your own. Located in Strathgartney Park.
Fly fishing Bonshaw River.
Hike or bike new trails at Bonshaw, Strathgartney trails, St. Catherine’s and Appin trail systems.
Kite Board at Kite Point. Must have own equipment.
Guides available for all of the above activities if requested. There will be a guided MTB ride of the new trails after the Eliminator race.

Camping at Strathgartney. No cost.
Keg of Beer. No cost free for all participants.
Music – DJ

Sunday, August 20
XC Race at Brookvale. 11am. Old School trails mixed with the super fun new flowy trails just created this year. Prize money for XC for both men and women’s Cat A/Expert Division. $200 1st, 100 2nd, $50 3rd.

$35 XC race, $10 KOM, $15 Eliminator or all 3 events for $50



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