It just keeps getting bigger and better.
The 12th annual Salty Dog Mountain Bike Race on Sunday, May 12 attracted more than 700 riders. Five hundred adult riders took on the six-hour, 10.45-kilometre lap-length race on the South Canoe trail system while 230 youth riders participated in the Salty Dog U15 3-Hour Enduro and Salty Pup Race.
As sponsor Skookum Cycle & Ski’s Facebook page declared: “Another great Salty Dog day. Thanks to all the volunteers and racers out there today! People aged two to 60-plus givin’er. Great job and thanks for pedalling hard.”
Local riders placed in the top 10 in several categories.
Local rider John Connor placed sixth in the men’s solo expert category with nine laps. Thomas Hardy took ninth with eight laps and Kyle Flatman placed 13th with eight laps.
Alison Howatt and Laura Hepburn placed second in the women’s team combined-age 80+ category with seven laps. Monica Nelson and Doris Mills placed third in the same category with seven laps and Debbie Phillips and Kira Limber placed sixth with six laps.
Tom Peasgood and R. Lee English placed sixth in the men’s team 86 to 99 category with nine laps. Also in that category, Scott McKee and Keith Hepburn placed eighth with eight laps.
In the men’s team 0 to 35 category, Nelson Kleer and James Hardy came in first with eight laps, followed by Seth Vanvarseveld and Andrew Nash in second and Aidan Hepburn and Kaelen Hougen in third.
In the men’s team 65-74 category, Greg and Max Scharf placed eighth with seven laps.
Maia Journeau and Thea Peasgood earned first in the women’s team 0 to 31 category with five laps.
In the U15 Boys 3-Hour Enduro, Konrad VanVarseveld and David Bakker placed second with 15 three-km. laps. In the same category, Torrey McKee and Ethan Quilty were sixth, while Calvin Hepburn and Aiden Hougen were seventh.
In the U15 girls, Tasia Hamilton and Sophia VanVarseveld were tight with 10 three-km. laps. Zakiya Journeau and Erika Peasgood were 10th with seven laps.
In the U15 mixed lap, Fraser Paiement and Ella Mills were fifth with eight laps.
For more results, go to zone4.ca.