The Junkyard Dog XC event will feature hundreds of top provincial riders when it kicks off Sunday.

The Junkyard Dog XC event will feature hundreds of top provincial riders when it kicks off Sunday.

Junkyard Dog XC to hit South Surrey trails

BC Cup cycling series comes to South Surrey Athletic Park Sunday

Some of the top riders on the BC Cup cycling series will be ripping down the trails at South Surrey Bike Park this Sunday, as the popular Junkyard Dog XC returns to the Semiahmoo Peninsula.

The annual race, which is hosted by SORCE Bike Club and serves as the opener to the BC Premier Race XC season, is expected to draw quite a field – last year’s event saw more than 100 riders take part, ranging from beginners to those in elite and masters divisions.

The course has been slightly expanded from previous years, with each lap now 7.4 kilometres, including six kilometres of single-track forest trails. The challenging route includes log roll-overs, a dog-leg bridge, a wood wall-ride, drops and more.

“The Junkyard Dog is more challenging than ever before,” said SORCE’s Larry Joy.

Racing begins at 9 a.m., when junior riders (U13 through U19 levels) begin with staggered starts, and at 11:30 a.m., the elite and masters riders hit the trail.

For more, visit www.sorcebikeclub.org