Category Archives: Hill Climbs

Winding down(sorta)

Written By on August 13, 2017

Last week was a busy one. First we had the hugely successful second running of the Midsummers Cross Race at Diver Lake Park.  An amazing event.  Despite the heat and smoke we had a great turn out, lots of volunteers to make set up a breeze leaving plenty of time for racers to pre-ride the course.  Also a huge turn out of racers with 113 taking the line and kicking up dust.  That number includes the Zoom Zooms and the Half lappers that made sure Norm warmed up for his race He had to to drop that Megaphone because they? Read More

Midsummers Cross and Hill Climbs

Written By on August 7, 2017

Crits and time trials are done, but the season is far from over. Wednesday night we are hosting the Mid Summers Cross race in Diver Lake park.  Entries are limited with only five spots left in the A race(at 5pm Monday afternoon)  If you’re interested nows the time to sign up // We’re still looking for help Tuesday evening around five pm to walk the course and rake up pine cones/move big branches etc… to prep the course.  I had a quick look around this afternoon and it’s not too bad.  Four or five people with rakes and gloves and? Read More

2016 Results – Data Dump

Written By on October 15, 2016

A few requested a single post to search for 2016 results: Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb Series Webscorer Series Results Series Recap w Results Coal City Cycles Crit Series Series Recap w Results Rock City Cycles TT Series Series Recap w Results Webscorer 2016 Series Results BAR Standings Full bar-2016 15k Course Records 20k Course Records MIVA Webscorer Master Page      

Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb Series – Finale and Recap

Written By on September 2, 2016

A wet rainy night held some riders away as fall seemed to hit us like a brick wall. 11 racers took to the line shivering (some reluctantly) but the allure of double points kept them there. With slick roads, times were definitely a bit slower than in previous years, but that didn’t stop TWO course records being broken! Congrats to Ayden Houle for his 15:48 climb (prev record Evan Luksay 16:51), and to Janna Gillick for again lowering the female CR to 14:08 (prev record 14:12). The foursome of Gillick, Anderson, Houle, and Zavarise were all racing of course, as? Read More

Final Hill Climb – This Thursday

Written By on August 27, 2016

The finale DOUBLE POINTS hill climb in the Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb Series goes this Thursday at 630pm, up the annual finale location, Doumont. MIVA has hosted 14 time trials, 15 crits, and 4 hill climbs.. 33 races down. 1 to go. Let’s do this one up HUGE. I’ve compiled every result I can find from 2011 to now, all viewable here. Course Records: Female: Janna Gillick 14:12 (2015) Youth Female: Abigail Hare 19:25 (2013) Male: Nick Kupiak 11:49 (2015) Youth Male: Evan Luksay 16:51 (2015) The Series Standings last year were flipped upside down with the double points race,? Read More


Written By on August 26, 2016

Hill Climb #4 in the 5 race Arrowsmith Bikes Series took place at the popular Departure Bay climb. A good showing of 14 riders came out in 33 degree heat. Janna took the female course record here with a blistering 7:54, 21 seconds off last years best. Tamara Zavarise knocked 33 seconds off her time last year as well, and husband Lee took 10 seconds off of his time. It doesn’t go unnoticed how dedicated this couple is to make it out to so many events, arranging childcare, alternating, and even volunteering! Of last year’s 26 starters, only 5 were? Read More


Written By on August 23, 2016

(Race report by timekeeper Peter McCaffery) “A very hot evening kept most riders away so there were only 8 competitors in this mass start climb. Aho Road and the lead in on Prospect feature numerous gradient changes, with a brief descent just before the tough final rise. Elijah Buffalo and Nick Kupiak soon drew away from the rest of the riders and stayed together until the final 100metres, when Nick pulled away from Elijah, finishing nearly 5 seconds up in a new record time. Next to finish was MIVA’s BAR winner Janna Gillick (ATAC) completing the climb in a new? Read More

Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb #2 – Recap and Results

Written By on August 15, 2016

20 racers came out to take on the longest hill climb of them all, Nanaimo Lakes Road. The 7.2km grind had some fast times! The top 4 males were all identical to last week with Nick Kupiak, Eli Buffalo, Lazarus Difiore, and Ron Cook all holding their own slots again. In the female race Janna Gillick took top spot, followed by Lesley Anderson, Rose Houle, and Tamara Zavarise. The Course Records also held on for another year, with Joel Deschiffart (14:28) and Janna Gillick (16:40) both set in 2015 but not taken down today. Full results here. Series standings here. Congrats? Read More

Arrowsmith Bikes Hill Climb #1 – Recap and Results

Written By on August 4, 2016

The 3.2km climb up to Witchcraft Lake was a huge success, with 24 racers taking part, making it one of our best attended climbs ever. Series sponsor Arrowsmith Bikes went above and beyond, recruiting a crew of racers out who normally would be up on Ridgerunner mountain biking. The influx of fresh faces was a welcome rush of energy, and the post race social afterward a great reward for tired legs. For the skimmers: results link here. 2015 results link here, for those who asked. In the female category we had 6 battle it out, with newcomers Megan Nunez and? Read More