Island Cup Enduro

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 were 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.


Sunday, July 8
Rider Check-in @ 9:00 – 10:30 am
Marshall/Timing Crew Meeting @ 10:00 am
Mandatory Racer Meeting @ 10:45 am
Race Start immediately after (11ish)
All Categories completed approximately 2:00 pm
Results and Podium before 3:00 pm


$50 for 18+
$25 for <18
Free for youth category.
Prepayment is a requirement for all Island Cup enduro races.
Registration will close on Friday, July 6.
Registration is already open!
No day of, or late registration!
Race package pickup, staging and post-race BBQ to take place in Strachan Valley, at the very end of Strachan Road.
BBQ is included, and it’s gonna be awesome!
Jessy from Black Market Food Truck (@BLKMRKTCHEF) will be doing his thing
Shameless plug, but if you’re in Courtenay go see Jessy behind Mountain City Cycles and buy some of his food. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.


Youth (under 12, parents are encouraged to ride with their young ripper): 2 stages
Beginners: 3 stages
Intermediates: 4 stages
Experts: 5 stages


Stage 1: Yer Mom
Stage 2: Hot Rims
Start at top of Hot Rims
Right on Ozzmosis
Right on Lox’s Bagel
Left on Northwind
Right on Yoeman’s
Right on South Spasm Chasm
Lower Spasm Chasm
End at Colt’s Foot
Stage 3: Purgatory
Stage 4: Four Dead Aliens
Stage 5: BikeFest Dual

Stages by Category:

Youth (under 12)

Four Dead Aliens (Stage 4)
BikeFest Dual (Stage 5)


Purgatory (Stage 3)
Four Dead Aliens (Stage 4)
BikeFest Dual (Stage 5)


Hot Rims (Stage 2)
Purgatory (Stage 3)
Four Dead Aliens (Stage 4)
BikeFest Dual (Stage 5)


BikeFest Dual (Stage 5)
Yer Mom (Stage 1)
Hot Rims (Stage 2)
Purgatory (Stage 3)
Four Dead Aliens (Stage 4)
All riders/categories will start at the same time.
We encourage car-pooling to help reduce congestion on the already extremely busy ferries.


Camping in Strachan Valley: $20 per spot for one night, $30 for Friday and Saturday. Kids 14 and under accompanied by an adult stay for free. 30 spots available.
The camping is simple: running water and outhouse only.
To reserve a spot please email
Tribune Bay Campground should also have some space.
For vacation rental cabins try

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