Cardiac Classic XC - 2009

BC Cup

     Cardiac Classic Bike Fest

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 : Burnaby Mountain, BC

Part of the BC Cup XC series, host to the

2009 BC Provincial XC Championships

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The 2nd annual running of West Coast Racing's Cardiac Classic will once again feature events for all ages with a series of courses specifically tailored to different ages and skill levels from beginners and pint-sized riders all the way up to seasoned competitors. Burnaby Mountain’s set of historic trails, combined with fantastic recent additions such as new Gear Jammer and Upper Cut, will provide thrills and challenges for every participant. The newly redesigned long course layout adds an even higher ratio of singletrack to fireroad now, with increased access for spectators all nearby the registration area and kids' races. Come to see the sensational flowing singletrack descents that Burnaby Mountain has to offer, plus a healthy dose of the technical trail features that are the hallmark of riding in BC.  Cycling BC has awarded the Cardiac Classic designation as the 2009 BC Provincial XC Championships.

Along with presenting sponsors Hansen Industries and North Shore Bike Shop (2 complete GT and Jamis race bikes as grand draw prizes!), a host of other fine supporters of the local cycling community have helped to make this event possible including Race Face and Ryders Eyewear who have generously partnered for WCR for all of our 2009 events, plus Cycles Lambert, Schwalbe Tires, Bike Atac, and Whole Foods.

Thanks also to Burnaby Mountain Biking Association (BMBA), City of Burnaby Parks , Recreation and Cultural Services, and Cycling BC for their support of the Cardiac Classic.

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Event Schedule and # Laps by Category (tentative):

  • If you need help deciding which category to enter, detailed course descriptions are available further below, or email questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Licensed racers may choose Citizen categories or licensed (non-Citizen) categories for best fit of laps to ability, although BC Cup XC series points will only be awarded in licensed categories. Also note that there is some crossover in ages for the youth/kids categories to allow all participants to find an event appropriate for their experience and abilities.
  • 7:30am - Registration and Pre-Reg sign-on opens 
  • 8:00am - Day-of registration and racer sign-on closes for 9:00am start
  • 9:00am – BC Cup Cardiac Classic, Long Course First Start
  • - Citizen 19 – 29 Male ; 3 laps
    - Citizen 30+ Male ; 3 laps
    - Under 17 Male (15 – 16) ; 3 laps
    - Junior Female (15 – 18) ; 3 laps
    - Senior Female (19 - 29) ; 3 laps
    - Master 30-39 Female ; 3 laps
    - Under 15 Female (10 – 14) ; 1 lap
    - Under 15 Male (10 – 14) ; 2 laps
    - Master 40+ Female ; 2 laps
    - Citizen Under 19 Male ; 2 laps
    - Citizen Under 30 Female ; 2 laps
    - Citizen 30+ Female ; 2 laps

  • 10:00am – Youth Fun Race Short Course (ages 8-16)
  • 10:15am - Day-of registration and racer sign-on closes for 11:15am start
  • 10:30am – Trail Blaster Kids’ Micro Event (under age 10)
  • 11:00am BBQ open for lunch (through to 3:00pm)
  • 11:15am – BC Cup Cardiac Classic, Long Course, Second Start
  • - Elite Male (19+) ; 5 laps
    - Elite Female (19+) ; 4 laps
    - Junior Male (17 – 18) ; 4 laps
    - Senior Male (19 - 29) ; 4 laps
    - Master 30-39 Male ; 4 laps
    - Master 40-49 Male ; 4 laps
    - Master 50+ Male ; 3 laps

  • 11:45am - Awards from first start 
  • 2:00pm – Awards from second start

Registration and Entry Fees:

  • Everyone is welcome!
  • Open to all UCI license and Cycling BC Citizen license holders
  • Open to non-license holders also with single day licenses available for purchase


IMPORTANT: You must complete your registration and / or racer sign-in no later than 1 hour before your start time!

Who is West Coast Racing?
West Coast Racing is a community cycling club operating as a not-for-profit society run entirely by volunteers from within its membership. Various outdoor and indoor cycling programs are run by West Coast Racing year-round for mountain bikers, road riders, and cyclocrossers. West Coast Racing is also the organizer of the Vanier Park Cyclocross Classic in Oct. 2009 and the new Belcarra Super D held Apr. 26th 2009.

BMBA's Board of Directors report that “The BMBA congratulates West Coast Racing on receiving approval for this event. The BMBA has worked with the City of Burnaby over the past five years to promote the establishment, preservation and sustainability of a complete trail network. We look forward to this event showcasing what Burnaby Mountain has to offer mountain bikers while demonstrating responsible practices that maintain the integrity of the trails.”

West Coast Racing is cooperating with the BMBA to help support trail maintenance activities on Burnaby Mountain. Please visit to learn more about the efforts of the BMBA to retain and expand opportunities for all trail users on Burnaby Mountain. Check the BMBA web site for a listing of 2009 trail days including a date sponsored by West Coast Racing, open to all volunteers and supporters;

Trail Blaster Kids’ Micro Event (100m laps, 5-10 minutes time)

  • Twisty but smooth, fully enclosed micro-sized layout specially designed for young ages
  • Roomy enough for tomorrow’s superstars to show their stuff, and first-timers who want to experience the adrenaline of a cross-country course for the first time.
  • Parental assistance allowed

Please note that there is some crossover in ages for the youth/kids categories to allow all participants to find an event appropriate for their experience and abilities.

Youth Cardiac Classic Short Course (1km laps - finish as many as you can in 20 minutes!)

  • For those youths 16 and under who are newer to racing, we have a great BC-style course with ground-level bridges and a gentle climb.
  • Loop goes up Powerline doubletrack, down North Road trail, then repeat

Cardiac Classic XC Long Course

  • Suitable for all riders who are comfortable climbing and descending most trails on Burnaby Mtn or similar XC trails in the lower mainland, or have previous racing experience. You can maintain a strong pace for 1-2 hours and can manage longer, sustained climbs.
  • Start at Function Junction
  • START LAP ONLY up Powerline to Joe's / Trans Canada (doubletrack)
  • Regular laps up North Road trail and Deap Moped (singletrack)
  • Climb Trans Canada (doubletrack)
  • Climb up Joe’s / Trans Canada (doubletrack) to Mel's entrance
  • Climb up Mel's (singletrack) to Gear Jammer
  • Gear Jammer descent (singletrack)
  • Upper Cut descent (singletrack)
  • Lower Snack descent (singletrack)
  • Pipeline climb (doubletrack)
  • Jim’s Jungle (singletrack)
  • Climb through Feed / Tech Zone (doubletrack)
  • Climb up first section of Powerline (doubletrack), then into North Road trail (singletrack) to repeat # loops by category

Parking Locations for Race Day:

  • Parking is limited at North Road area in trailhead parking spots and on nearby streets. Carpooling or public transit are great options, or you may also use any of the following alternatives which are all within 5-10 minutes riding, or 15-20 minutes walking from the race staging area.
  • 1. Glenayre School at 495 Glencoe Dr. (then walk/ride Garrow Dr. to public walkway to North Road)
  • 2. Gaglardi Way at base of SFU
  • 3. Simon Fraser University (suggest Lot C)
  • Lot B is close to Mel's/Gear Jammer course access for spectators. After 9:00am riders to proceed down Gaglardi Road to registration instead.

Location and Driving Directions (click on interactive map below):
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Hotel Information:

  • Coquitlam Sleepy Lodge
  • 730 Clarke Road (approx. 0.5km from start line)
  • Toll free phone: 1-800-667-5955, ask for Katoon
  • Special room rates for West Coast Racing
  • 1 Queen bed (1-2 guests) $80
  • 2 Queen beds (2-4 guests) $85
  • 2 Queen beds & pullout bed w/ kitchenette $95
  • Bike storage (cleaned/washed) in rooms allowed

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