2021 marks the ninth season for the Dunbar Summer Series and this year’s series will include stops in Fernie, Golden and Invermere BC and will feature two Canada Cups and the Canadian DH Nationals. The athletes will be racing the Canada Cup Downhill course in Currie Bowl at Fernie Alpine Resort on July 18th!
Why should you attend? Because they are so much more than just a race on Sunday!
These events run on time, on some of the best courses BC Bike Parks has to offer and create experiences and friends that will last a lifetime. The Summer Series has Brett Tippie on the mic all day long telling jokes and giving out a ton of swag to racers and fans alike. We have fun competitions such as whip offs, long jump, tire changing, rim toss and we’ve even hosted a pretty epic dance-off. You can expect to find a multitude of small details that will add up to one of your best weeks of the year at the Dunbar Summer Series such as:
• free tools and tubes at the start or within the rock garden sections,
• ample pit space so every team can set up their tent,
• best-attended riders’ meetings,
• prizes for seeding,
• custom billeted awards,
• event photographers and videographers,
• oversized podium checks,
• equal elite payouts,
• podium champagne (or ginger-ale for Jr Ex classes).
• Fox Racing will be at all three stops supporting women in the sport with a free pit space, women specific prizing, rider support, course walks and even guest coaches.
I’m always stoked to announce and host Exley’s events. They are well executed, a ton of fun and have incredible racing for all ages and experience. Looking forward to announcing at all three stops of the 2021 Dunbar Summer Series this year! – Brett Tippie
Shimano Kids Race:
First started by Tara Llanes and Elladee Brown at the 2011 Western Open, the Shimano Kids’ Race has fast become a staple of the Dunbar Summer Series introducing our youngest fans to the addiction of racing. The kids’ race is open to all children between the ages 2 and 12. Registration is open from noon to 2:00pm on the day of the event at Guest Services and is FREE. All kids participating will receive a number plate for their bike and an award for racing from Shimano.
Dunbar MT7 Group Ride:
To kick off Nationals weekend and to remember where it all began, Dunbar Cycles hosts an unorganized – organized group ride from the top of MT7 on Thursday, July 22nd and all parents, siblings and racers are welcome to join in! The plan is to meet at the lower lot by the rodeo grounds for 5:00pm sharp. From there we consolidate into as few trucks as needed and make our way to the top. Once on the summit, we will have a group photo taken and break into two groups. The first group led by some of Dunbar’s fastest racers will drop into Dead Dog and make their way through one of the gnarliest sections of trail anywhere. The second group will take Red Wine down avoiding the steepest parts of Dead Dog, but still getting to ride the rest of the original Psychosis course to the bottom where ice cold pops are waiting.
Whether you are a racer, parent, or spectator, you will have a great week from start to finish!
July 18th || Fernie Alpine Resort || Canada Cup || BC Cup
July 21st || Panorama Resort || Canada Cup || BC Cup
July 25th || Kicking Horse Mountain Resort || Canadian National DH Championships
Information, schedules, and lodging recommendations are available through registration.
Registration for the 2021 Dunbar Summer Series can be found here: www.CCNBIKES.com