Welcome to the Arrowsmith Cycling Club

The Arrowsmith Cycling Club originally started up in 2000 with approximately 65 members. We have regular meetings to discuss club programs and issues and welcome any volunteer assistance and interest. The Club’s focus is on promoting the sport, providing social riding opportunities, trail building and maintenance, getting out there and riding! Arrowsmith Cycling Club is an affiliated club with Cycling BC (CBC).

Upcoming Rides & Events

Join us for a ride...new riders are always welcome!

Hammerfest XC 2018

For 2018, the race course designer is mixing it up, maybe not in the true XC definition but fun and challenging nonetheless. The standard course is 10km long; Beginners will ride 1 loop and the Intermediates will ride 2 loops. Experts will start on the standard course but then veer off onto a section that involves more climbing and descending on this 1 loop circuit.

The race will start in the Englishman River Falls Park and follow some great trails before starting the inevitable climb. All riders will follow the same course until the top of the Temple Dogs trail. At this point, the Expert riders will turn right and continue the climb while Beginner and Intermediate riders will turn left to start the descent.

The full Expert loop will also be about 20km with plenty of ascending and descending that will eventually lead them down to the Englishman River. For the Expert riders there will be an extra water station along the way.

There is also a special course designed for 12 and under, Youth riders that will be 5 km long and free for all U12 riders. Parents are encouraged to ride with their racers.

AJ’s Island Grill food truck will be in the Park to greet you after the race so bring some cash for a tasty snack.

Race categories:
Expert, Intermediate, Beginner and Youth

Hammerfest trails, Errington BC. Registration and parking at Englishman River Falls Park

Sign in:
Where: Englishman River Falls Provincial Park

Time: 10:00-11:30
Racer briefing: 11:45
Race start: 12:00 noon


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Nanaimo Enduro Results are posted!
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For the Nanaimo Enduro racers today. Due to the length of the enduro course today we are going to try and start the event early. Please don't panic if you cant get there early, we will wait for everyone to get their timing chip.
If you can try and be at registration by 9:30 and ready to go by 10:00, rather than our usual 11:00 start time that would be helpful for everyone. Again, don't panic if you cant be there early, we will wait for everyone.

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Arrowsmith Cycling Club riding dirt, gravel and road in the Oceanside area on Vancouver Island. Member Club of the #IslandCup and the #CrossontheRock race series. As well as just getting out on the bike!
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Arrowsmith Cycling Club2 weeks ago
Photo album (thanks Petra) of the XC race on Saturday! We had 76 riders from 9 to 71 years young brave the sunshine and perfect trail conditions.
Special thanks to all those racers, the many volunteers and especially to our sponsors, Arrowsmith Bikes-Parksville/Nanaimo and Mount Arrowsmith Brewing!

Also, a great big cheer to BC Parks for the awesome staging venue, Island Timberlands for the use of the their private forest lands, Medix Holdings for being there to deal with any emergencies and to AJ's food truck for the tasty, well earned food.
Hope everyone had a great time. See you next year or at the next race. Thanks!!!!!!
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Race Day!!!!
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And just in case you missed the first post, here it is again!!!

Hey, Island Cup Series and Hammerfest XC racers. Registration numbers for the Saturday, May 12th event are way down. So low, in fact, that we may have to cancel the race. Sad but true. Tomorrow at 4 pm is the new cutoff time. We need to have, at least, 50 people registered for the race to happen. If you want to race then register BEFORE THEN! NOW EVEN! DO IT!! Here's the link:


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