Stage 4: Kimberley

Planet Foods Stage 4 Date: July 26th, 2016

The Location:

Planet Foods Logo with Strong healthy taglineFor the first time, Singletrack 6 heads to Kimberley, BC in 2016! Two nights of race accommodation will be hosted in Kimberley, home to Kimberley Alpine Resort and Trickle Creek Golf Club. An authentic mountain community, Kimberley is an annual host of the Round the Mountain Festival and the Kootenay Rockies Enduro Series.

The Plan:

The Kimberley stage will start and finish at the town Platzl in the heart of Kimberley, surrounded by shops, restaurants and ambiance.

The Stage:

Riders will head up the road to the ski area, providing ample opportunity to spread out and warm-up before hitting the dirt, as well as getting the biggest climb of the day out of the way early! A little bit more climbing on the ski area and the course enters Kimberley’s extensive singletrack trail network with a challenging bit of rocky climbing through Moe’s Canyon, before hitting the dirt with the handcrafted Magic Line singletrack.

After a series of fun descents and climbs, riders will find themselves at the top of the timed descent. With over 300 m of descending over 5km, this descent promises to be one of the longest and funnest timed descents of the week. Starting off with the signature “Thunder Turkey” and leading into “Shapeshifter” and “Hoodoo View”, riders will hit the lowest point on the course, requiring a hard effort on the 2nd biggest climb of the day to repay the gravity gods for the fun of the 300m descent. From there another moderate descent and climb will take the riders onto the town pathway system, and back into the town for a Platzl finish.

Distance: 36 km

Elevation Gain: 1250m*

Timed Descent: 6km, 400m descending

Aid/CP: 14.5km, 27.5km

Map:

GPX file Stage 4 HERE.

ST6 2016 Maps4

*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.

Schedule: Click HERE.

Local Partners:

KIMB_logo_tourism Kootenay Mountain Works stellar

riders: Aaron McConnell leads Trevor Gavura.