GSL GM City Stage 1: Golden, Moonrakers

Dates:  July 28th, 2018

The Location:

Golden, BC, located in the heart of what is known as Kicking Horse Country, serves as an access point to no less than 6 National Parks (Banff, Glacier, Kootenay, Jasper, Mt. Revelstoke and Yoho).  With the support of local government and the Golden Cycling Club trail builders, this town of 4500 is mad for mountain biking, skiing, hiking and anything outdoors.

The Stage:

Kicking off the 5th annual Singletrack 6, we’re visiting one of the most popular areas from the 2014 and 2016 editions of Singletrack 6: the Moonrakers and CBT  trail systems.  Fast and flowy best describe this day. You’ll be grinning ear-to-ear while gliding through lush forests and flying down trails like CBT MainlineCanyon Creek and Gold Rush.

While parts of this stage resemble the routes we used last time we were through Golden in 2016, much of the stage has been overhauled and optimized to avoid overlap with Stage 3, when we’ll visit the area again. There are over 150km of trail in this system and we’ve hand-picked the best to ensure this is a day you’ll never forget.   All routes are subject to change at any time to allow for quality control, safety of the riders and wildlife.

Please note that due to a sensitive goat habitat spectators are not permitted on the Canyon Creek portion of this stage.

Distance: 53.4km

Elevation Gain: 1680m*

Timed Descent: 1.8 km, 172m descending

Aid/CP: 15.5km, 30.8km, 42km


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*Elevation data may be highly variable by device or mapping platform, as different software may use various data sources and calculation methods. Our total elevation gain for the stage is a middle estimate based on readings from multiple devices.