Archive for April, 2009

Trans Stony Technical Guide Now Available

April 26, 2009


New for 2009 is the Trans Stony Superchero Challenge Enduro MTB Race. This event comes the day after the Bacon Race out at the MTB Farm near Stony Plain.

This exciting, 6 hr Enduro event will have 3 different categories to compete in:

1. Superman – Solo race category

2. Dynamic Duo – Partner Racing (both team members ride together)

3. Fantastic Four – Team Relay (teams of 4 – each rider takes their turn turning laps)

The format of the race will be similar to 24hrs and the Giver-8-er as the team (or soloist) who completes the highest number of laps within the 6 hr time period wins!

Competitors are encouraged to race the Bacon Race on Saturday, camp with us at the venue, enjoy the DJ and extra curricular events, then hammer out the enduro on Sunday.

The technical guide is now available for download now [here]


Bacon Buffet Technical Guide Now Available

April 26, 2009


The 2009 All You Can Eat Buffet of Bacon, Pain, & Suffering Mountain Bike Race will be held at Fern & Harvey’s MTB Farm – located south of Stony Plain. The 6.3 km course features twisty, wooded singletrack with lots of short power climbs. This year’s edition of the race features a “Houffalize” style killer climb right into MTB City & the Feed Zone.

Download the Technical Guide [HERE]


The 2009 All You Can Eat Buffet of Bacon, Pain, & Suffering Mountain Bike Race is sanctioned by the Alberta Bicycle Association.

The All You Can Eat Buffet of Bacon, Pain, & Suffering is organized by Alberta MTB Racing who strive to provide a fun & well-organized experience. Riders of all abilities will enjoy a high level of quality & excitement while sharing good times with new and old friends. Come on out and get your Bacon on!

Call for Volunteers – Bacon Race / Trans Stony Race Weekend

April 24, 2009

Bacon Race & Trans Stony Volunteers Needed
Location: Fern & Harvey’s MTB Farm – South West of Stony Plain

Help us out with the running of our event. If you racing, perhaps your friends or significant other are coming as well. We want their help!

We especially need volunteer(s) to be dedicated to first aid. If you have first aid training, please let up know!

Volunteers are required for :

• Course marshals
• Set Up and Take down of Event
• Parking Attendants
• Registration
• Miscellaneous Duties as required
• All positions required RAIN or SHINE!!!

In general, volunteers will be asked to be available on Saturday and/or Sunday. Every volunteer will get a T-shirt from the event and lunch during the event.

The following positions are required:

Course Marshals
Course Marshals are required for the following reasons:
1) To help to ensure spectators/bystanders do not wander onto the course during the race.
2) To radio in any requests for medical assistance due to injury and to radio in any DNF’s if someone happens to report to you they won’t be finishing the race.
3) Help provide encouragement to athletes as they race by!

Course marshals are stationed in groups of 2 at various locations around the course. Lunch will be provided. Course marshals will be required between 8am and 4pm. It is recommended you bring a lawn chair so you don’t have to stand the whole time. Any noise makers/cheering is appreciated!!

Set up/Take Down (if you are not able to volunteer for an entire day, help setting up on Friday May 15 and/or take down 4-6pm on Sunday May 17 would be appreciated!)
Set up (or take down) of the event includes setting up the tents and tables at various locations – sign in, feed station, finish line/timing, post race food tables. After the event, all tables require a wipe down before putting away.
Take down will also include removing course markings along the course (wooden stakes, taping and signs). It will also be necessary to make sure the area is clean of garbage from the event. Garbage cans and bags will be provided.

Parking Attendants
There are two parking lots near the start of the race course that we require people to be stationed at to help keep the parking organized. Basically, you will be asked to direct people to open parking spots or to kindly refuse entry if the parking area is full. This position will likely only require help until noon.

To volunteer your time, please email Tara-Lee Sherman at

To find out more details about the race go to

United Cycle Edmonton Canada Cup Mountain Bike Race presented by Intact Insurance

April 24, 2009

For Immediate Release

Friday, April 24, 2009Edmonton

Alberta MTB Racing is proud to announce that the fourth stop in the Canada Cup Cross Country mountain bike series will be held in the heart of Edmonton’s river valley on June 13th, 2009.  Centered around the Kinsmen Sports Field House, which was home to the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the MTB course will loop in the shadows of the University of Alberta and the historic Alberta Legislative Building.

In its second year of race organizing, Alberta MTB Racing has big plans for Edmonton’s first national level mountain bike race. 

United Cycle has increased its support of racing in Alberta by becoming the Edmonton Canada Cup Title Sponsor.   United Cycle has a long history of being involved in the cycling community, from regional rides, to charity events, and now to provincial and national level racing.

In an effort to increase awareness and participation for the event, Alberta MTB Racing is happy to announce SONiC 102.9 as an Elite Sponsor of the event.  Join the SONiC Intern Army as they cheer on the riders as at the finish line and hang out in the party tent doling out the SONiC swag.

Thanks to the Elite Sponsorship of Intact Insurance, participants from across the country will compete for a prize purse of over $5000 CDN and coveted international ranking points (UCI C2 classification). 

There will be extra motivation to perform for those athletes looking to make the Canadian National Team as the race is part of the selection criteria.

The Edmonton Mountain Bike Alliance, in cooperation with the City of Edmonton, has graciously volunteered their trail building services to improve the race course circuit.  With the race falling right in the middle of Bike Month, extra attention is expected.  Musical entertainment will be provided by a total of four live bands.

Additional information for participants and potential sponsors can be found at:

About Alberta MTB Racing

Alberta MTB Racing is a group of Alberta based MTB racers and avid cyclists who strive to provide fun and well-organized events. It is our goal to deliver an excellent MTB racing experience by providing unique events while consistently delivering well-marked & fun courses with timely & accurate results.

About United Cycle

United Cycle is an independent sporting goods store in Edmonton. In existence since 1928, United Cycle specializes in a variety of sports.  Part of the community for over 80 years, United Cycle has been uniting people through sports. Playing a huge role in the community by promoting healthy living through activity, United Cycle hopes people are experiencing and enjoying the exhilaration, adrenaline, gratification and rewards of sport.

About Sonic 102.9

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Canada Cup Course Preview

April 21, 2009

A course preview video is now available for the United Cycle Edmonton Canada Cup.

Check it out [here]

The 6.6 km loop includes 136m of climbing and incorporates a lot of fun singletrack in the area

Suffering will never been so much fun!  Check out the video from Mike Sarnecki (10 weeks post kneecap smashing) as he maps the course.

Canada Cup Course – Map and Video Preview Coming Soon!

April 20, 2009

We’ve been getting a lot of quesitons about the layout of the course.  Many people have heard that it is in Kinsmen Park, but many are curious as to how the course will go.

Well soon you’ll find out.  We have the course gps map for you to view (and download if you so choose) as well as a helmet cam video preview of what you can expect.

Stay tuned….

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The 2009 edition of the Bacon Buffet XC Race is coming soon!

April 8, 2009

Check out some photos from last year’s great event: