Important information for this Sunday's Cypress Challenge

Online registration closes on Friday, August 14 at 11 am. You can also register in person at check-in on Friday and Sunday. Credit card, cash, and cheque will be accepted. It is shaping up to be another record year for the Annual Glotman•Simpson Cypress Challenge for Pancreatic Cancer Research. 100% of all proceeds from the event benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. Your support goes a long way to help improve outcomes for future pancreatic cancer patients.

Rider check-in on August 14 and 16

All participants are required to check-in before starting the ride. To avoid congestion on event day, we encourage everyone to check-in early on Friday, August 14. Team participants and riders that raised a minimum $250 (by the June 26 jersey order deadline), may pick up their jerseys at check-in:

Pre event check-in
Date: Friday, August 14
Time: Noon - 7 pm
Location: Glotman•Simpson Engineering Office, Vancouver (1661 W. 5th Ave)

Day of event check-in
Date: Sunday, August 16
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 am
Location: Mulgrave School, West Vancouver (2330 Cypress Bowl Lane)

Bag check will be available on Sunday during rider check-in, with items shuttled to the peak for pick up during the celebration reception. 

Don't forget, you can bid on an exciting array of items in our silent auctions at check-in and during our post ride celebration. Items include stays in fabulous hotels, unique selection of wines, dinner out at local restaurants, sporting activities, and more!

Parking, road closures, and start times

Parking at the base of Cypress is limited, as such we recommend that you ride to the start location. If you drive, here are some parking options from the event:

Mulgrave School: Rider drop-off and limited parking is available at the Mulgrave School Parkade (2330 Cypress Bowl Lane).

1st Peak Lookout: There is lots of parking across the street from the 1st Peak Lookout, and a short 5km drive down Cypress to registration.

2nd Peak Lookout: Drive just a bit further up Cypress to the 2nd peak to park.

Hollyburn Cross Country area: Park just past the finish line at the Hollyburn Cross Country area and warm up for the ride with a 12km downhill ride.

The highway entrance to Cypress Bowl Road will be closed from 8:40 - 9:10 am to allow riders time to set off and clear the start area. If you have friends or family driving up the mountain please encourage them to leave plenty of time to make the road closure.

The ride begins on Cypress Bowl Road, Gate 6, shortly after the turnoff for Mulgrave School. Start times for 1st Peak Lookout Riders is 8:45 am. Start time for Full Peak riders is 9 am. The start will be a self-seeded neutral roll-out. Please seed appropriately for the safety of all riders in either of the following categories: under 45 minutes, 45-60 minutes, over 60 minutes.

Rules of the road

While you pedal to your personal best time remember this is not a race, and keep these few items in mind to ensure everyone has a great day.

The ride begins with a neutral start, so please stay behind the lead vehicle until the two lanes become available.

A strict yellow line rule will be in effect at all times. If a person crosses the yellow line, they will be automatically disqualified, and will not have their name or time posted.

Riders have only one lane available and must keep to the right at all times. Full Peak Riders may catch some 1st Peak Lookout Riders, please be courteous and provide these riders space when passing.

After the ride

Celebrate your success at the finish line! We'll be giving out lots of prizes, listening to tunes, and snacking on lots of goodies thanks to The Taco Shack, Prima, Happy Water, Spud, Rise Kombucha, Buntain Insurance and more of our supporting sponsors. Be sure to make your final auction bids on the great items available. Awards and presentations will start at approximately 10:30 am. Thank you again for your support and we look forward to a great day on Sunday!

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