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The comox valley’s own Kiara Bisaro will be leading the kids in Sunday’s Timbits Challenge.
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Canada’s best bikers visiting for mountain championships

The cross-country and downhill courses are ready, racers are stoked, and the doughnuts are fresh.
The Tim Hortons national mountain bike championships are ready to roll from July 18th to the 22nd at Mount Washington Alpine Resort on Vancouver Island.
Canada’s best cross-country and downhill athletes will be competing for national bragging rights and the opportunity to represent Canada on the world stage. With all the events going on, spectators will be forced to do a double-double take.
“The schedule is definitely action-packed over the next few days,” says Mount Washington’s race director Mike Manara.
“We have athletes here from across the country. It’s by far the best racing field we’ve ever seen at Mount Washington.”
In addition to the national championships, Mount Washington is hosting a provincial downhill and cross-country race, plus an additional Canada Cup downhill during the five days of competition.
Racers registered to compete include Comox Valley’s own Kiara Bisaro — 2006 Commonwealth Games cross-country bronze medallist — and Geoff Kabush — currently sixth in World UCI cross-country rankings.
Both athletes round out an already impressive lineup of future Olympic hopefuls and current Olympians registered for nationals.
Speaking of Olympic hopefuls, the Timbits Challenge takes place this Sunday at 10:50 a.m. Although it sounds like a world-class doughnut eating competition, the Timbits Challenge is a fun race designed for kids between the ages of four and nine.
Participants get to ride alongside members of the Canadian Cycling team. All kids registered for the event receive a Timbits medal, water bottle, backpack, cycling t-shirt, snackpack of Timbits, a cycling safety book, bike reflectors, and high fives with all the other riders.

For more information and registration, visit the mountain’s Canada Cup website at www.mountwashington.ca/canadacup.

Mount Washington Alpine Resort is one of the top mountain bike and summer alpine destinations in British Columbia. Scenic chairlift rides and lift-accessed mountain biking run daily until Sept. 23.

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