12th Annual No Horses Shootout 2019
Several times a year, HIMBA, working closely with the HIRRA Parks Steering Committee, plan Trail Work Days. We invite all our members and anyone who loves our trails to come out and lend a hand. Its a fun, satisfying day to have remade a section of trail better than before. Keep your eyes on this page and your email inbox for upcoming opportunities.
Annual No Horses Shootout
Every year they gather, bringing their bikes, their dreams, their need for a little fun in the forest.
It all started one extremely rainy spring day when the owners of the local bike shop were looking for a fun thing to do. “Let’s race, rain or shine, on our fastest section of trail,” they said. With a reluctant girlfriend manning the stopwatch under an umbrella, Jer, Irah and Florian laid the first tracks in what was to become an annual rip through the woods.
- May Long Weekend Sunday
- High Noon
- Top of Strachan Road
- Chris & Brad’s Trail and No Horses Trail
- Best time of Two Runs
- No Fee, No Insurance, No Turning Back!
- Ride at Your Own Risk!
It’s now eleven years later and the race is still going strong. Riders from around the province, the continent and even the world have participated. It’s all for some bragging rights and a chance to really see how fast you can go.
This year is looking to be better than ever! 2018 No Horses Shootout
Island Cup Enduro July 8, 2018
Hornby Island was host to a stop on the Island Cup Enduro Circuit on July 8th. HIMBA presented the event and the riders were blown away by our trails and agreed that the organization and atmosphere was among the best they had seen all year.
Several Hornby riders took part and local rider Jody Rutherford pulled off a 2nd place finish in the extremely competitive Expert Men category.
Thanks to the local and off-island volunteers who made the event happen, Especially series organizer Chris Makuch, without whom the event would not have happened.
Thanks to Hornby Organic for the donation of several cases of their fantastic energy bars, they were used at the feed-station at the top of Cold deck trail. The riders especially liked the Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter. The Hornby Bike shop and several off-island bike shops donated much appreciated draw prizes.