Mount Washington Hosts Mountain Bike Races

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The 2006 Canada Cup Mountain Bike Races received $13,630 from Hosting BC. The two-day event at Mount Washington Bike Park saw 205 athletes, aged 15-55, competing in front of 500 spectators. Participants came from Canada, the U.S., Ireland and England and were supported by 100 volunteers.

As a result of the event, the first phase of the regional mountain sports training centre was completed and mountain bike trails were expanded. Summer accommodation was almost sold out at the Mount Washington Mountain Resort and other amenities such as campgrounds and trail rides were used to capacity, contributing to the local economy.

Hosting BC provides BC communities with funding to host national and international sport events. The program is supported by the Province of British Columbia.