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Local and regional riders place at Canada and BC Cups on home trails
July 8, 2013: Sun Peaks wins bid for 2014 Canadian National Downhill and Cross Country Marathon (XCM) Mountain Bike races

Sun Peaks, BC - The Canada Cup and #2 BC Cup downhill mountain bike races wrapped up on Sunday with several local and regional riders placing well in their categories. Highlights included Sun Peaks’ Jaide Foster placing first in the Junior Women Canada Cup and Kamloops’ Bicycle Café owner Cheryl Beattie placing second in the Master 30+ Women’s category. (View full results below.)
Organizers are marking the weekend a success with well-attended races, the FMX Global  Freestyle Motocross Show and a new 2014 race event announcement.
Sun Peaks Resort will be the location for the 2014 National Downhill and Cross Country Marathon (XCM) Mountain Bike Championships.
“We are thrilled with the news,” says Anne Haight, director of sales and marketing at Sun Peaks Resort Corporation. “This is yet another nationally sanctioned race event which adds credibility to our world class bike park. We are expecting another 200 downhill racers and 500 cross country mountain bikers for 2014 races.”
Athletes participating in the national events will be competing for positions in the world cup circuit, drawing elite downhill and cross country mountain bikers to Sun Peaks. Okanagan race organizers, Dirty Feet, will be joining the Cross Country Marathon Nationals with their existing cross country mountain bike marathon.
July 12 & 13, 2014               Canadian National Downhill Championships
Dates TBC                           Canadian National Cross Country Marathon (XCM) Championships
View full Canada Cup and #2 BC Cup race results here.


About Sun Peaks: Sun Peaks Resort is a four season destination resort located in the interior of British Columbia near Kamloops. Recently declared the 2nd Best Ski Resort in Canada and 13th Best in North America by Condé Nast Traveller Magazine readers, Sun Peaks has three mountains which surround an intimate ski-in, ski-out village. In other seasons, Sun Peaks offers a diverse range of leisure activities including 18 holes of golf as well as numerous events and festivals. Sun Peaks Resort was the first ski resort in North America and is the only resort in Canada to receive the ISO 14001 designation recognizing the resorts environmental policies and practices.  Sun Peaks can be accessed by two airport gateways - Kamloops (45 minutes) and Kelowna (2 1/2 hours) and by car, only a 4 ¼ hour drive separates Sun Peaks and Vancouver, B.C.       

For further information contact:

Anne Haight
Director of Sales and Marketing
Sun Peaks Resort Corporation
office: 250-578-5405
Brandi Schier
Media Specialist
Tourism Sun Peaks
office: 250-578-5387
cell: 250-318-3633
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