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Alberta Slither Cup 2024
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TECH GUIDE 

Saturday, June 01, 2024

Snake Hill - Sundre, Alberta 

Introduction 

Officially known as the Snakes Head Natural Area but customarily referred to as Snake Hill, it is a provincial natural area managed by the Town of Sundre. You’re unlikely to encounter one of the few garter snakes that inhabit it but deer and moose are not uncommon. Large predators are also around but stay away when there’s human activity present - at least we hope that continues to be the case. The trails on Snake Hill were originally opened by the Biathlon Club and additional development took place for the Alberta Winter Games sometime in the 1980s. The cross country ski trails are maintained by Town staff during the summer while the Bike’n Ski Club develops and maintains single track trails for mountain biking. During the winter, the Club grooms the trails for cross country skiing and fat biking. 

Welcome to our second year running an XCO in Sundre. There are so many mountain biking gems throughout the province.

 

Land Acknowledgement 

We would like to take this opportunity to respectfully acknowledge that we are gathering on Treaty 6 territory, the traditional and contemporary territory of the nêhiyaw (Cree), Dene, Anishnaabe, Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Saulteaux and Nakota Sioux, whose footsteps have marked this land since time immemorial, as well as the Métis people of Alberta, who share a deep history with this land.

 

Race Organization

Race Organizer: Felix Lee 403 819 2171 flixlee@gmail.com

Medical Coordinator: Adam Hooson 403 312 2549 ahtl@live.ca

Volunteer Coordinator: Morgan McAdam 403 559 7271 spyhollow@gmail.com

 

Officials

Chief: Robert Armstrong

Panel: Dixie Le Vesconte

Panel: Janet Liu

Technical Delegate: James Kendal

 

Registration - https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=35498

You will need a race license to participate in each race on the weekend.  If you have a Provincial or UCI license then that will cover all events on the weekend.  If you do not have an ABA race license you will need to purchase a Single Event License (SEL) for each race you register for.  Single event licenses are $20.  These can be purchased when you register through Zone4.

Categories and Fees

U11 $20

U13 $20

U15 $20

Novice Women/ Men $40

U17 Sport Women/ Men $20

U17 Expert Women/ Men $20

Sport Women/Men $40

Expert Women/ Men $40

Elite Women/ Men $40

 

Schedule

May 31 1800 XCO course will be fully marked in the evening

May 31 1900 TBA

 

June 1 Race day schedule

0815 Sign on open

0815-0915 pre- ride, plate number required

0915 Novice Men 2 laps 10.6km

0932 Novice Women 2 laps 10.6km

0936 U15 Mixed Gender 1 lap 5.9km

0938 U13, U11 Mixed Gender 1 lap 5.9km

 

1100-1200 - Trailblazers

 

1200-1230 Pre ride, plate number required

1240 U17 Expert Men 2 laps 11.6km

1242 Sport Men 3 laps 16.9km

1244 U17 Expert Women 2 laps 11.6km

1246 Sport Women 3 laps 16.9km

1248 U17 Sport Men 1 lap 6.3km

1250 U17 Sport Female 1 lap 6.3km

 

1430 Elite Men 5 laps 27.5km

1432 Expert Men 4 laps 22.2km

1434 Elite Women 4 laps 22.2km 

1436 Expert Women 3 laps 16.9km

 

Awards will be held at the conclusion of each race, following posting of official results and the appropriate protest period.

Directions 

Sundre rodeo grounds/ Sundre Ball diamonds.

From Olds, head west on Highway 27 to Sundre, turn north on Center Street, Turn west on Fourth Street (at Joko Convenience). Parking is available along the ball diamonds and along the rodeo grounds fence.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team tents can be set up on the east side of the access gate by the start finish area and toilets. 

Race course

Prologue

The first 500m of the course leads from the start line to the race loop. Once past the first climb, racers will pass by the LAP / FINISH area. 

 

 

 

Race course

Novice, U15,13,11

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/172865523

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race course

Sport, Expert, Elite

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/172839404

 

 

Registration/ Start Line

Registration will be located next to the start line. On the west side of the access gate in the parking lot. Number plates will be available for pickup prior to your race start here. Do not modify your number plate in any way by trimming, cutting or folding. Number plates must be clearly legible when viewed from in front of the racer. Washrooms will also be available here. There is no water available on site, please be prepared to supply your own. 

 

Feed/Tech zone

A single Feed/tech/pit zone will be marked immediately before the lap through zone. This zone is not neutral. You must supply your own feed and technical support. Please ensure no food, gels or electrolyte drinks hit the ground. Snake Hill is home to many animals and we do not want to disrupt their feeding habits. 

 

Finish

Upon completing the required number of laps, racers will follow the signage back to the start finish area

 

Anti-doping statement

The ABA complies with and fully supports the UCI anti-doping regulations, the clauses of the World Anti-doping Code and its international Standards to which the UCI antidoping regulations refer and to the anti-doping regulations of other competent bodies as per the regulations of the UCI.

 

Medical and First aid

Medical services will be based at the start/ finish area for the duration of the race. There will be 2 medical personnel on shift for the race. Race marshals and ABA staff will have cell phone and radio communication in case of a medical emergency. 

 

ERP

Sundre Hospital- 709 1st Street NE 

 

On site medical support will be available at the start/ finish area.

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