With heavy hearts we have decided to cancel the 2020 Sp’akw’us Event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  While we have faith that many of the current concerns and impacts that are currently looming will have dissipated by mid-June, we know that this event sees many of our participants training and preparing for many weeks/months in advance.  We also have many international participants who travel to our community to participate.  To ensure that this event continues to provide our participants with an amazing experience, we have decided to cancel the event for 2020, and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2021.

Please be patient with us as we work through refunds for 2020 registrants only.  

It’s all about the challenge, the community and the trails.

A new year, and a new decade.  It’s more excitement than we can handle.  For 2020 Sp’akw’us Events is once again bringing you a 3-race event that will include the popular Sp’akw’us 50, the lighter Sp’akw’us 35km and for those who just can’t get enough, the Sp’akw’us Challenge, a combination of the two events to create a 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race.

Registration for our June 20 & 21st, 2020 event is set to open on Friday, January 17th, 2020 6:00 pm PST.

New for 2020 – Early Bird Pricing!!  

Save $10 per race, or $20 for Challenge if you register BEFORE midnight, February 29th, 2020.

Also new for 2020, our easily recognized and popular BLUE Sp’akw’us T-Shirts will only be available for those participants who are registered by midnight, March 31st, 2020.  So register early and get the best of both options.

As always, our event will include professionally marked courses, Squamish-level competition, professional timing, aid stations, awesome courses, t-shirts, racer swag, awards and racer meals/beverages are all part of the experience.

The 2 Day Challenge

There will be 300 entries available to those choosing the Sp’akw’us Challenge 2-Day Stage Race Saturday June 20th and Sunday June 21st, 2020.

The 2-day MTB Stage Race is a format popular for those riders who want an extra challenge that is over and above what the 50km already is. Riders will find this event to be a valuable tune-up event for those summer multi-stage MTB events around the world.

The 50 km

There will be 600 race entries available to those choosing to race only the Sp’akw’us 50 on Saturday June 20th, 2020.

This event is one that will have people coming back for more. Riders can expect a challenging day on the trails through some of Squamish’s best singletrack trails.

The 35 km

There will be 300 entries available to those choosing to race only the Sp’akw’us 35 on Sunday June 21st, 2019.

Whether this is your first mountain bike race or if you are not able to get the time required to train for the 50km event, you will find a lot on offer within this 35km event that will focus on fun flowy trails.

Capital Projects

There are already several small trail projects currently underway to enhance the Squamish Trail Network under this Capital Projects Initiative.

Registration Details

Registration for all events will open on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 6 pm PST.

Race Details

Exact course details to come, but you can expect the same amazing venue, awards ceremony, dinner, and after party for racers and volunteers.

Sp’akw’us means Bald Eagle in the Squamish Nation language, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and symbolizes the majestic beauty unique to Squamish.  The rich history of mountain bike racing in Squamish will continue to be a foundation of the region, as are the bald eagles that grace our skies, trees and rivers.

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