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Langford Bikefest Kicks Off Spring with Pump Track and MTB Racing



Spring is around the corner and the 3rd annual Langford Bikefest will feature two exciting cycling events during spring break on March 29 / 31.


On March 29-30, the Jordie Pump Jam will take place on the Velosolutions pump track at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park. The format sees riders line up in a time trial format and drop into a maze of berms and rollers, each racing to cross the finish line with the fastest time. The catch? No pedaling allowed. It's about Chains off. Game on. Strength, momentum and skill are the name of the game in this arena where pedal-less power reigns supreme and a single mistake can cost the victory.



On Sunday March 31 is the Broad Street Cycles XC as part of the coveted Island Cup Mountain Bike Series. Racers will be tackling a 6km course that features World Cup style climbing and descents on the meticulous trails of the Langford Gravity Zone & Nature Trail. Featured Trails include Initial Attack, Steam Donkey, Wildcat, Wonderland, and Berm Reynolds.


The 2024 Langford Bikefest Lineup includes:


·         March 29 – Jordie Pump Jam Qualifiers

·         March 30 - Jordie Pump Jam Heats / Quarter Finals / Finals

·         March 31 – Broad Street Cycles XC – Island Cup MTB Series #1

 

 The event is also supported by the Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission, a not-for-profit entity dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of sport-related events and activities hosted in the Greater Victoria.  ‘


Interested participants can register online at www.panachecyclingsports.com  Volunteers can also sign up to be involved here: https://www.panachecyclingsports.com/volunteer


The Langford Bikefest is produced by the Wheelhouse Cycling Society and directed by Panache Cycling Sports.  The event is also supported by local businesses and non-profit organizations such as Nolan Riding, South Island Mountain bike Society, and Cycling BC.


About the City of Langford


Known as a national sporting capital in Canada, Langford is home to several national and provincial-level teams that play and train in the City, including Rugby Canada, Pacific Football Club, Tennis Canada, Golf Canada, Cycling Canada, Rowing BC and Boxing BC.

The Jordie Lunn Bike Park is a one-of-a-kind recreational cycling space in the City of Langford that caters to cyclists of all ages and abilities. It combines elements of dirt jumping, a pump track, skills area, and cyclocross/mountain bike trails in one seamless experience. The Park serves as a year-round public cycling space for recreation and high performance training. In addition, it offers exciting programming and sports development opportunities for schools, sports teams, and clubs. The Jordie Lunn Bike Park is positioned to become a major cycling event venue to host various cycling events such as pump track, dirt jump competitions and mountain bike/cyclocross races.

 

Key Contacts

Jon Watkin - Wheelhouse Cycling Society

Festival Director

250-415-3246

 

Donna Petrie - City of Langford

Senior Manager of Communications & Economic Development

 

Keith Wells - Destination Greater Victoria

Executive Director Greater Victoria Sport Tourism Commission

 



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