Virtual event for 2020
Please contact us for 2020 cancellation options if you are already registered.
Physical event in Crowsnest Canecelled for - 2020
Letter to our CNP 100 Riders,
We are writing today to provide you with a status update with respect to the Crowsnest Pass 100 and the Crowsnest Pass 50 races scheduled for August 15th, 2020.
We have worked very hard to navigate through the permitting process while keeping the well-being of participants in mind at all times, as well as the good of the community of Crowsnest Pass. At this time it looks as though we will not be able to secure the necessary permitting to satisfy all stakeholders for August 15th. While our event does fall within the requirements for ‘Phase 2’ business reopening in Alberta, it has come to our attention that the district/municipality of the Crowsnest Pass will be restricting visitors from anywhere outside the district/municipality.
The next thing we would like to say is a huge THANK YOU for your support of this race and the area. We are deeply saddened and truly cannot wait to host the event in 2021. We have the following three options available to registered racers;
Option 1: We can transfer your registration to the 2021 race, with no transfer fees and no questions asked!
Option 2: We can process an 80% refund of your 2020 registration, with a 10% discount code for 2021.
Option 3: Join the VIRTUAL Crowsnest Pass 100 or Crowsnest Pass 50! Yes, we know it’s not the same... however we think this gives people some motivation to keep training for the next 5 weeks and keep our community connected! (Cost breakdown example: if you’ve paid $150 to register, you can participate in the virtual event for $60 and we’ll credit your 2021 entry by $90).
Here’s how it will work;
All riders can do a 50 or 100-kilometre mountain bike ride, on the weekend of the scheduled race (results from either Saturday, August 15th or Sunday the 16th will be counted).
This won’t be a ‘race’ as it’s impossible to compare results from such a variety of rides. However, to be a ‘finisher’, you will need to send us a ride GPS/Strava file to verify the completed distance. Elevation gain will not be factored into your results, but we encourage you to climb as much as you can!
We need to receive your results (a link or screenshot works great!) and you can also upload your link to our Strava Club page
The CNP100/CNP50 virtual will have a cost of $60, which will include a finishers belt buckle for 100K riders OR a finishers medal for 50K riders. We will also include a donation for each entry to the United Riders of Crowsnest Pass (UROC), who are the awesome group in the community who build and maintain many of the world-class trails in Crowsnest Pass. The remaining $$ of your existing registration will be transferred to the 2021 race OR refunded if you prefer.
We’re sorry we’re not writing with news of the race being able to move forward this year. It’s our goal to build a very special event for many years to come and understand the need to keep the community safe at this time.
Please let us know which of the current options you’d like to move forward with and we’ll make sure to accommodate.
Deadline: Please let us know what option you have chosen no later than July 24th, 2020. After this date, you will be automatically selecting Option 1 and will be registered in the 2021 event.
Peter H. & Sacha H.
Grit. Passion. Perseverance.
The Crowsnest Pass 100 is a 50 or 100-kilometre mountain bike race in the beautiful and historic area of Crowsnest Pass in southern Alberta, Canada. With a mix of fire road, double track and single track, and a total elevation gain of approximately 3000 metres (10,000 feet), this is one of the most breathtaking and brutal mountain bike races anywhere! Race day is Saturday, August 15, 2020.
Rest stops + bag drop Bathroom + water
Biker safety sweeps
Course marking stakes and arrows
Finisher 100 BUCKLE or 50 metal
First Aid sweep
Social Distanced starting
Social Distanced camping at an extra cost
You need to be able to take care of yourself out there.
Bear spray, tools, tubes, techs
Due to COVID-19 we
cannot include any rest stop food or finish line food
Our team and volunteers will take your safety seriously. This race is for riders that can take care of themselves. We will have safety sweeps, rest stops-stocked, and backcountry radio support. If you get injured, due to the distance and access to the course, it may take time before our team is aware of your situation and able to respond.
10,000 feet. 100km. 3 passes
Rules. More event info.
The Crowsnest Pass 100 is an individual mountain bike race. The racecourse utilizes some public backcountry/fire roads. The roads are unpaved and very lightly used (you could go the whole day without seeing a vehicle), however, it is the racers responsibility to follow traffic laws while on course.
The use of drop bars or aero bars is prohibited. Flat bar style mountain bikes are allowed, this is a mountain bike race.
Racers will be lightly supported during the event, so should be prepared for self-sufficiency. While there will be two aid stations, racers should come prepared to handle hydration, nutrition, mechanical issues and general first-aid on their own. It’s a long course with long distances between aid stations, and it travels into the backcountry!