Cardiac Classic XC - 2013
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Monday, 14 June 2010 04:32 ; Last Updated on Thursday, 01 August 2013 07:29

 

alt     Cardiac Classic 2013 - The Resurrection 
 
Saturday July 13th, 2013: Burnaby Mountain, BC

 

The resurrection of West Coast Cycling's Cardiac Classic will once again feature events for all ages.  New course layout on Burnaby Mountain will feature classic trails including the fantastically swoopy Gear Jammer, Upper Cut, and the thrill of descending Nicoles.  

The course will provide challenges for every level of participant. Come and experience 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.

 

Report, results and photos
 
Over 70 riders showed up Saturday July 13 to UniverCity at Burnaby Mountain to tackle what is arguably the hardest XC race in the province.
 
The 5th running of the Cardiac Classic: the Resurrection saw some bold changes including starting at the top of Burnaby Mountain at UniverCity, the beautiful oasis of homes surrounded by endless trails. In addition to the start location change we added some new trails such as Nicoles and Sidewinder making for a bit more technical descending and a little more climbing per lap. Racers chose to either tackle the short course or 2 and 3 laps of the long course. 
 
In the 1 lap short course David Magnusson took the win in a time of 41 minutes followed by Shane Patterson and Martin Kang. The women’s short course winner was Lisa Jeans, followed by Susan Weston and Alyssa Myshok 
 
The 2 lap long course winner was Chris McNeil in a time of 1:37. He was followed by Aaron Weiss and Sheldon Orr both representing Daryl Evans Racing. 
 
31 riders tackled the deceptively challenging 3 laps version. Fresh off his team of 2 win at BC Bike Race Kevin Calhoun had enough in the tank to take the win in a time of 2:17. He was followed by Sullivan Reed in a time of 2:21 and in third was Paul Berry in a time of 2:26.  
 
West Coast Cycling wishes to thank the many volunteers who helped stage the race. Special thanks also goes to UniverCity, SFU, City of Burnaby, BMBA, RaceFace, Schwalbe tires, Stans NoTubes for supporting the event. 
 
 
Race Photos
 
 
Event Updates
  • June 23, 2013:  Course correction, see maps and description. (The climb up Dead Moped has been removed.) 
  • July 8, 2013: Added not regarding requirement for Licensing. Details on parking and accomodation.
  • July 8, 2013: Added Course Elevation Profile (Thanks STRAVA), and STRAVA segment.
  • July 11,2013: Added Day of Registration Fee for U17
  • July 11,2013: Online Registration closes 9PM Friday, July 12th.
Event Schedule

 

  • 8:30am - 10:00am Registration (closes 30 minutes prior to start)
  • 9:45am - Kids Race, 9 & Under
  • 10:15am - Race staging
  • 10:30am - Race start (all categories)
  • 12:00pm - BBQ
  • 1:30pm - Awards

 

Sponsors

Community Partners

 

Thanks to the following organizations for their continued support of the Cardiac Classic

Contact Information

 

Available to volunteer? Contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Event Partner/Sponsor Opportunities? Contact Michael Tunnah at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Race Categories:
  • Long Course 3 laps
  • Long Course 2 laps
  • Short Course 1 lap
  • Categories will be split into male/female for awards.
  • NO age group categories.

 

Registration and Entry Fees
Online registration OPEN! (Closes 9PM Friday, July 12th)
  • 17 and under riders $15 (Age is based on your age by December 31st, 2013)
  • Everyone else, Registration: $25.00
  • Day of Registration: (CASH ONLY!)
    • Under 17: $30.00
    • Everyone else: $40.00
  • Racers without a Cycling BC Citizen or UCI mountain bike license will need to purchase single day insurance.
    • Under 17: $5 
    • Everyone Else: $10 
Parking and Accomodation
 
Racers should park in visitor lot B just south of Nesters Market with access off Tower Road. Parking Details: http://www.sfu.ca/parking/maps-and-directions.html
 
SFU offers accomodation on the mountain. Please refer to this link for details: http://www.sfu.ca/stayhere.html
 
 
Cardiac Classic XC Course Course Map

 

 

Click on map for more detailed view. See below for detailed description

Cardiac Classic XC Course Course Description

 

Long Course, Two and Three Laps:

  • Start: Univercity
  • Left onto Poplar trail
  • Left onto Mels
  • Across Mels all the way to Gearjammer
  • Descend Gearjammer to Upper Cut
  • Upper Cut to Lower Snake
  • Right at Bottom of lower snake
  • Climb through parking area on Gaglardi, follow gaglardi(on shoulder) up to Water main trail.
  • Left onto Sidewinder trail to Mels
  • Mels to Nicoles
  • Right into Nicoles
  • Left at bottom of Nicoles
  • climb Pipeline trail to Upper Jims Jungle
  • Descend Jims Jungle
  • Turn left and climb Powerline trail to lower North Road
  • Up North Road trails to Skills Park
  • Climb up and turn right onto Power Line Trail
  • Up Trans Canada to Cardiac
  • Climb Cardiac
  • Through Univercity for lap #2

 

Short Course, Single Lap:

  • Start: Univercity
  • Left onto Poplar trail
  • Left onto Mels
  • Across Mels all the way to Gearjammer
  • Descend Gearjammer to Upper Cut
  • Upper Cut to Lower Snake
  • Left at bottom of lower snake
  • climb Pipeline trail to Upper Jims Jungle
  • Descend Jims Jungle
  • Turn left and climb Powerline trail to lower North Road
  • Up North Road trails to Skills Park
  • Climb up and turn right onto Power Line Trail
  • Up Trans Canada and left onto Cardiac
  • Climb Cardiac
  • Through Univercity for finish line

 

Cardiac Classic Start/Finish Routing

 

Thanks to the support and partnership with Univercity we have arranged full road closures of University drive east which will allow for our start loop running counter clockwise around university drive east before heading into the trails. This will serve to space riders out a bit prior to the single track.

The image below (click for more detail) shows the start/finish portion around Univercity.

 

Cardiac Classic Elevation Profile (Long Course)

 

STRAVA Segement

 

 
 



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