Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ride for Water

The Ride for Water in the Chilliwack River Valley will take place on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This event will showcase routes that only the adventurous locals have been exploring. We are offering two challenging distances - 66K Main Course and a 142K Epic Course.

Your registration fee will bring clean water to a family for life in Gora Bantu, Ethiopia. The same fee applies to both the Epic and Main Courses. Early bird registration is $100 for both distances. After 11:59 pm, February 14th, the registration fee will be $145.

Important: The entire amount will go to the water project, supporting families in Ethiopia. All of our event costs are covered by our generous sponsors.

Diverse Properties

A gravel grind event benefitting Run for Water

Ride for Water

This year we are hosting a Gravel Grind event. Gravel Grinding is a new type of cycling sport that focuses on the beauty and adventure of long distance riding, over mixed surfaces and terrain, without the need for technical mountain biking skills. In the Fraser Valley we are very fortunate to have access to hundreds of km's of gravel roads, forestry service roads and single track trails to create one of the scenic long course routes in North America.

66K Ride for Water - Main Course

Experience the beauty of the Chilliwack River Valley, but without a good chunk of the climbing. Our challenging, yet manageable, 66km Ride for Water - Main Course route will let you get a taste of what Gravel Grinding is all about. With just under 600m of climbing, you'll explore the back country gravel roads from Tamahi to Cultus Lake. We will have two fully stocked Aid Stations to keep you fueled and hydrated for your adventure. Our Main Course will have 30% paved roads, 60% gravel roads and 10% singlestrack.

Race Details

  • Start / Finish Location: Old Yale Brewing, 44550 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack, BC
  • Start time 8:00 am
  • 600 m metres of elevation gain
  • Registration includes a meal & beverage ticket and a post-ride party & beer garden at Old Yale Brewing

Route Map

Register Route Map

142K Ride for Water - Epic Course

Nestled in the breath taking Chilliwack River Valley, this course will showcase routes that only the adventurous locals have been exploring. Experience high vista lookouts near Elk Mountain, canyon river banks along the Chilliwack River, old growth cedar giants at the mouth of Chilliwack Lake and remnants of long forgotten logging operations; this route will truly take your breath away. Our 142km route boasts nearly 2400m of climbing over 60% gravel and 30% lush doubletrack/singletrack.

Disclaimer: The long course is intended for intermediate to advanced riders who are familiar with being self-supported on back country roads. 70% of the long course has 0% cell reception.

Time Cuts

The Ride for Water - Epic Course will have time cuts located at the Tamahi and Cultus Lake Aid Stations. If you are unable to make the time cut or just had too big of a day, paved roads will take you back into town. A Sag-wagon ride back to town will also be available. Specific cut times TBD and posted prior to the event.

Race Details

  • Equal prize payout for Top 3 Male / Female for the Epic Course
  • Start / Finish Location: Old Yale Brewing, 44550 South Sumas Road, Chilliwack, BC
  • Start time 8:00 am
  • 2,357 m metres of elevation gain
  • Registration includes a meal & beverage ticket and a post-ride party & beer garden at Old Yale Brewing

Route Map

Register Route Map

Race Day

Race Day Information

If you have never ridden up the Chilliwack River Valley, you are in for a treat! Lush, moss carpeted forest, beautiful vistas looking out on to Mount McGuire and the right blend of pave, gravel FSR and loomy doubletrack/singletrack.

One thing we want to stress is rider safety. Whether you are trying gravel for your first time or someone who already understands the love for gravel grinding, we want everyone to make it back at the end of the day. So being prepared is key. This goes beyond just being prepared for a flat tire(s). This could include being prepared for a broken a chain, a broken derailleur hanger or perhaps a shift in the weather. There may not be snow on the course anymore, but Chilliwack Lake is up in elevation and temperatures can swing a fair bit. A light weight shell, arm warmers, or even a spare jacket stuffed into a saddlebag or frame bag isn’t a bad idea.

Recommended items for your pack

  • Minimum 3 tubes
  • Pump or CO2
  • Tire boot
  • Tire Levers
  • Derailleur Hanger
  • Chain Breaker tool
  • Enough hydration and nutrition to last till the 1st Aid Station. This comes at 32kms in for the 66km route and 38km (1:40hrs – 2hrs) in for the 142km route.

Aid Stations will have water, nutrition by HoneyStinger, chips, pretzels and coke. We will also have a bottle drop off bin in the morning at registration for each specific Aid Station. You will need to have your bottles dropped off by 7:45am.

Epic Course Change

Due to permitting issues, the Epic Course had to be shortened. The new route is to the 142km Epic Course. It will no longer go up, and over Vedder Mnt. The compromise we had to make was to only use the Sunnyside Up climbing trail up to the main road. Once you have reached the top of this glorious high canopy cedar forest trail, you will head back down the mountain using the main gravel road. You will access this new Vedder portion of the route prior to reaching the Vedder Aid Station. There will be Traffic Control at Lakeshore Drive, to give priority crossing access to riders to enter the lower trails of Vedder Mnt.

Additional Information

Time Cuts

12:00pm – Time cut for reaching the Cheam Aid Station for the first time. At this point, you will be advised to take the main paved road down to the Tamihi Aid Station, a 20km distance. You will be able to continue with the remaining course route from the Tamihi Aid Station.

1:30pm – Time Cut for returning from Chilliwack Lake, back down to the Cheam Aid Station. At this point, you will be advised to skip any more Trans Canada Trail sections and to head straight to the Tamihi Aid Station using the main paved road, a 20km distance.

2:30pm – Time Cut at the Tamihi Aid Station. At this point, you will be advised not to continue with the 142km Epic Route but to take the main paved road back to Old Yale Brewing in Chilliwack. There will be a map at the aid station with easy to follow direction.

3:30pm – Time Cut at the Vedder Mnt turn off. At this point, you will be advised not to head up the remaining 142km Epic route on Vedder but to take the main paved road back to Old Yale Brewing in Chilliwack. There will be a map, up the road at the aid station, with easy to follow direction.

*Riders that do not make the Time Cuts, at any Aid Station, will be encouraged to cut their day short and proceed to the next Aid Station. If they can to make the next Time Cut, they may proceed with their new abbreviated route. By doing so, though, they will have a TC by their name on the timing results. If a rider chooses to proceed on their own with the full route, they will be doing so without support from Ride for Water. Medical staff and volunteers can’t be expected to stay out on course beyond a reasonable length of time.

Sweep

As rider safety is our main concern, we will have sweep riders and vehicles on course at all times, throughout the day. Due to the nature of the course, vehicles will not have access to the entire route. For these instances, Sweep Riders will be used from the start of the event to the Vedder Bridge, a 3km stretch of singletrack along the TCT coming down from Chilliwack Lake and a 2km section of Sunnyside Up trail on Vedder Mnt. All other times, a Sweep Vehicle will follow the race. It will be equipped with a 4 bike rack if a rider needs a lift out.

Sample 142km Epic Race, based on a working dad, who drinks beer and manages 3-8hrs of ride time per week.

  • 1hr 10mins (9:10am) - Start to Slesse turn-off
  • 50mins (10:00am) – to Slesse Aid Station
  • 45mins (10:45am) – to Cheam Aid Station
  • 45mins (11:30am) – to Chilliwack Lake
  • 45mins (12:15pm) – return to Cheam Aid Station
  • 45mins (1:00pm) – to Tamihi Aid Station
  • 45mins (1:45pm) – to Vedder Time Cut
  • 50mins (2:40pm) – to Vedder Aid Station
  • 50mins (3:30pm) – to Beer Garden at Old Yale Brewing

This should cover most of the important points to ensure a safe and enjoyable event. If you require more info, reach out to us on Facebook or at info@runforwater.ca

Matt Scott – Race Director

66k Ride for Water

Main Course Results

66k Overall Results

1145Jason StobbeMale2:15:33.1
2158Mark CrosbyMale2:47:40.0
3121Aaron SchroederMale2:47:51.6
49Ann BarnesFemale2:47:54.2
5123Andrew WylieMale2:47:58.9
693Shaun CallaghanMale2:48:24.4
7124Andrew FalkMale2:49:10.6
8182Al ShortMale2:49:17.4
9165Nicola KiddFemale2:49:27.9
10168Richard ParsonsMale2:55:51.1
11139Elvio KehlerMale2:55:54.2
12179Trevor KlaudtMale3:03:34.4
13127Barry MonkmanMale3:08:45.5
14138Edward WuMale3:15:40.8
15161Michael GildersonMale3:17:17.1
16172Ryan DockrillMale3:25:50.8
17142Gregg EliasMale3:25:52.0
18136Douglas WallMale3:28:51.4
19164Neil PorsildMale3:28:56.7
20122Amanda PorsildFemale3:28:59.0
21163Moses LiMale3:36:59.3
22131Cara DenhamFemale3:38:13.3
23177Tammi ManneringFemale3:41:12.6
24141Greg GilesMale3:46:01.2
25128Benj Van DeventerMale3:47:22.3
26152Koen BeugelinkMale3:47:25.4
27140Eric KuntzMale3:48:10.7
28143Gregory FagerlundMale3:51:13.8
29149Josh BloomfieldMale3:51:15.1
30180Walton NathanielMale3:54:50.7
31181Yurii RashkovskiiMale3:56:55.8
32135Dennis KimMale3:56:59.5
33130Burk SchmidtMale4:00:01.0
34157Mark Van DrielMale4:06:51.6
35137Drew BrandsmaMale4:12:37.5
36144Ian Van DeventerMale4:12:40.4
37176Steve BrandsmaMale4:12:45.9
38160Megan EliasFemale4:25:34.8
39170Rob MorleyMale4:25:36.2
40169Rob QuiringMale4:29:59.6
41105Arne BickleMale4:30:04.8
42133Crystal BergenFemale4:36:04.8
43162Michelle BarryFemale4:36:07.9
44178Trevor OstendorfMale4:36:09.1
45146Jason BergenMale4:36:54.4
46125Angel BeauregardFemale5:04:55.4
47167Rebecca LeggattFemale5:04:58.2
48156Marco RotaMale5:15:38.6
49129Brian GiesbrechtMale5:15:50.6
50147Jennifer KayFemale5:20:17.0
51132Chad HysonMale5:31:52.5
52150Julian BaseMale5:36:02.1
53166Peter ChowMale5:36:03.6
54134David TaylorMale5:40:11.3
55148John EsauMale6:10:43.0
56159Mark FletcherMale6:18:50.4
57173Sarah HendersonFemale6:24:11.3
58153Lawson MokMale6:24:19.2
-126Angela JobbagyFemaleDNS
-151Karen RodgersFemaleDNS
-154Leeann Lyon LyonFemaleDNS
-155Liz DecarioFemaleDNS
-174Scott BakkerMaleDNS
-175Sean SealeyMaleDNS
PlaceBibNameGenderTime

66k Results: Female

19Ann BarnesFemale2:47:54.2
2165Nicola KiddFemale2:49:27.9
3122Amanda PorsildFemale3:28:59.0
4131Cara DenhamFemale3:38:13.3
5177Tammi ManneringFemale3:41:12.6
6160Megan EliasFemale4:25:34.8
7133Crystal BergenFemale4:36:04.8
8162Michelle BarryFemale4:36:07.9
9125Angel BeauregardFemale5:04:55.4
10167Rebecca LeggattFemale5:04:58.2
11147Jennifer KayFemale5:20:17.0
12173Sarah HendersonFemale6:24:11.3
-126Angela JobbagyFemaleDNS
-151Karen RodgersFemaleDNS
-154Leeann Lyon LyonFemaleDNS
-155Liz DecarioFemaleDNS
PlaceBibNameGenderTime

66k Results: Male

1145Jason StobbeMale2:15:33.1
2158Mark CrosbyMale2:47:40.0
3121Aaron SchroederMale2:47:51.6
4123Andrew WylieMale2:47:58.9
593Shaun CallaghanMale2:48:24.4
6124Andrew FalkMale2:49:10.6
7182Al ShortMale2:49:17.4
8168Richard ParsonsMale2:55:51.1
9139Elvio KehlerMale2:55:54.2
10179Trevor KlaudtMale3:03:34.4
11127Barry MonkmanMale3:08:45.5
12138Edward WuMale3:15:40.8
13161Michael GildersonMale3:17:17.1
14172Ryan DockrillMale3:25:50.8
15142Gregg EliasMale3:25:52.0
16136Douglas WallMale3:28:51.4
17164Neil PorsildMale3:28:56.7
18163Moses LiMale3:36:59.3
19141Greg GilesMale3:46:01.2
20128Benj Van DeventerMale3:47:22.3
21152Koen BeugelinkMale3:47:25.4
22140Eric KuntzMale3:48:10.7
23143Gregory FagerlundMale3:51:13.8
24149Josh BloomfieldMale3:51:15.1
25180Walton NathanielMale3:54:50.7
26181Yurii RashkovskiiMale3:56:55.8
27135Dennis KimMale3:56:59.5
28130Burk SchmidtMale4:00:01.0
29157Mark Van DrielMale4:06:51.6
30137Drew BrandsmaMale4:12:37.5
31144Ian Van DeventerMale4:12:40.4
32176Steve BrandsmaMale4:12:45.9
33170Rob MorleyMale4:25:36.2
34169Rob QuiringMale4:29:59.6
35105Arne BickleMale4:30:04.8
36178Trevor OstendorfMale4:36:09.1
37146Jason BergenMale4:36:54.4
38156Marco RotaMale5:15:38.6
39129Brian GiesbrechtMale5:15:50.6
40132Chad HysonMale5:31:52.5
41150Julian BaseMale5:36:02.1
42166Peter ChowMale5:36:03.6
43134David TaylorMale5:40:11.3
44148John EsauMale6:10:43.0
45159Mark FletcherMale6:18:50.4
46153Lawson MokMale6:24:19.2
-174Scott BakkerMaleDNS
-175Sean SealeyMaleDNS
PlaceBibNameGenderTime

142k Ride for Water

Epic Course Results

142k Overall Results

1104Craig RicheyMale5:12:24.8
266Michael Van Den HamMale5:14:53.1
3100Stuart BuistMale5:17:22.1
46Allan DoolittleMale5:31:43.7
524Craig McGarryMale5:55:09.6
664Maxwell KelschMale5:55:50.3
7102Travis StrebMale5:58:51.0
8103Harvey BergenMale6:03:05.2
978Paul McCarthyMale6:03:26.1
1021Christopher BozmanMale6:06:28.5
1141Geordan HankinsonMale6:14:39.2
1230David GillamMale6:15:23.8
1315Brett BonifaceMale6:15:29.5
1434Derek SlykermanMale6:15:56.1
1577Patrick GidykMale6:16:55.7
1642Gerald SawatzkyMale6:24:02.5
1762Matthew HornlandMale6:25:36.3
184Alex DoveMale6:25:46.4
1972Neil WinkelmannMale6:25:56.9
2061Matthew FriesenMale6:33:33.2
2170Morgan CabotFemale6:34:31.3
2217Brian AndersonMale6:34:33.3
2343Gord DicksonMale6:36:53.1
2489Sam DickMale6:36:54.2
2573Niels SteinerMale6:37:03.7
2639Etienne HossackMale6:44:04.8
2718Caroline KenningFemale6:47:28.7
2844Hung MaiMale6:47:30.1
29171Robert LangMale6:51:42.6
3071Nathan ReimerMale6:56:38.8
3160Matthew ChurchMale6:56:42.0
3233Dean ReimerMale6:56:45.3
3357Martin BaylyMale6:56:49.5
3480Phil SmithMale6:56:51.9
3596Simon AgnewMale7:04:43.7
3663Matthew HendriksMale7:04:49.2
3712Brad SamisMale7:04:59.5
3813Brady FleguelMale7:05:00.1
3945Jakub WasielaMale7:05:33.4
405Alex WrenMale7:05:45.9
4188Ryan KeeseyMale7:09:37.5
4268Mike TunnahMale7:09:48.8
4326Curtis OakesMale7:13:02.3
4482RJ SauerMale7:15:15.2
4525Crystal LambertFemale7:18:30.9
4629Dan MclachlanMale7:18:34.8
4755Liam BreenMale7:33:00.1
4897Stephanie MelnychukFemale7:33:01.6
4995Shawn LeesonMale7:33:22.9
5036Domenik AdamoskiMale7:36:46.1
5184Rob AttwellMale7:39:30.4
5211Bob McLarenMale7:39:33.9
5316Brian WongMale7:39:37.5
541Matt ScottMale7:39:38.2
5569Mitch StattonMale7:39:39.5
5656Magnus VerbruggeMale7:39:57.8
5732David AttwellMale7:40:01.1
5852Juliet KorverFemale7:45:27.0
5919Chloe H GendronFemale7:45:42.5
6047James FunkMale7:50:00.4
6174P.L. MeindeMale7:50:04.4
62101Taylor BarnardMale7:56:12.5
6387Ross ArboMale7:56:18.7
6414Brent PinckneyMale7:56:24.2
658Andrew MorrisonMale7:57:21.2
6610Bert GriffioenMale7:57:25.2
6738Doug BartelMale7:57:29.7
6879Peter KobzarMale7:59:05.9
693Alejandro MoralesMale7:59:07.6
7065Michael BoyerMale7:59:11.5
7153Juschka ClarkeFemale7:59:12.5
7285Robert MacwhirterMale7:59:15.2
7337Don VerranMale7:59:34.1
7435Devin MorrisonMale8:00:44.5
7594Shawn BeatyMale8:00:47.0
7628Dan SchickMale8:04:41.5
7759Marty TrytkoMale8:07:30.4
7858Martin KasteleinMale8:08:17.6
792Alanna DyckFemale8:21:54.8
8081Ray LachanceMale8:21:55.7
8148Jeff CowanMale8:25:44.9
8250Jos BeckersMale8:27:46.8
8322Colin SmithMale8:41:20.7
847Andrea MacIntoshFemale8:41:57.2
-75Pat MurphyMaleDNF
-67Michelle PetersonFemaleDNF
-40Garth CampbellMaleDNF
-51Julie Van De ValkFemaleDNF
-76Patrick JohnstoneMaleDNF
-99Steven UruskiMaleDNF
-20Chris BrittenMaleDNS
-23Craig BullenMaleDNS
-27Dan TegartMaleDNS
-31David RandallMaleDNS
-46James GalipeauMaleDNS
-49Jonathan SchwarzMaleDNS
-54Kenny JamesMaleDNS
-83Rob AttwellMaleDNS
-86Roni JonesMaleDNS
-90Sarah CarterFemaleDNS
-91Sean HassallMaleDNS
-92Shane AlfredsMaleDNS
-98Steven JensenMaleDNS
PlaceBibNameGenderTime

142k Results: Female

170Morgan CabotFemale6:34:31.3
218Caroline KenningFemale6:47:28.7
325Crystal LambertFemale7:18:30.9
497Stephanie MelnychukFemale7:33:01.6
552Juliet KorverFemale7:45:27.0
619Chloe H GendronFemale7:45:42.5
753Juschka ClarkeFemale7:59:12.5
82Alanna DyckFemale8:21:54.8
97Andrea MacIntoshFemale8:41:57.2
-67Michelle PetersonFemaleDNF
-51Julie Van De ValkFemaleDNF
-90Sarah CarterFemaleDNS
PlaceBibNameGenderTime

142k Results: Male

1104Craig RicheyMale5:12:24.8
266Michael Van Den HamMale5:14:53.1
3100Stuart BuistMale5:17:22.1
46Allan DoolittleMale5:31:43.7
524Craig McGarryMale5:55:09.6
664Maxwell KelschMale5:55:50.3
7102Travis StrebMale5:58:51.0
8103Harvey BergenMale6:03:05.2
978Paul McCarthyMale6:03:26.1
1021Christopher BozmanMale6:06:28.5
1141Geordan HankinsonMale6:14:39.2
1230David GillamMale6:15:23.8
1315Brett BonifaceMale6:15:29.5
1434Derek SlykermanMale6:15:56.1
1577Patrick GidykMale6:16:55.7
1642Gerald SawatzkyMale6:24:02.5
1762Matthew HornlandMale6:25:36.3
184Alex DoveMale6:25:46.4
1972Neil WinkelmannMale6:25:56.9
2061Matthew FriesenMale6:33:33.2
2117Brian AndersonMale6:34:33.3
2243Gord DicksonMale6:36:53.1
2389Sam DickMale6:36:54.2
2473Niels SteinerMale6:37:03.7
2539Etienne HossackMale6:44:04.8
2644Hung MaiMale6:47:30.1
27171Robert LangMale6:51:42.6
2871Nathan ReimerMale6:56:38.8
2960Matthew ChurchMale6:56:42.0
3033Dean ReimerMale6:56:45.3
3157Martin BaylyMale6:56:49.5
3280Phil SmithMale6:56:51.9
3396Simon AgnewMale7:04:43.7
3463Matthew HendriksMale7:04:49.2
3512Brad SamisMale7:04:59.5
3613Brady FleguelMale7:05:00.1
3745Jakub WasielaMale7:05:33.4
385Alex WrenMale7:05:45.9
3988Ryan KeeseyMale7:09:37.5
4068Mike TunnahMale7:09:48.8
4126Curtis OakesMale7:13:02.3
4282RJ SauerMale7:15:15.2
4329Dan MclachlanMale7:18:34.8
4455Liam BreenMale7:33:00.1
4595Shawn LeesonMale7:33:22.9
4636Domenik AdamoskiMale7:36:46.1
4784Rob AttwellMale7:39:30.4
4811Bob McLarenMale7:39:33.9
4916Brian WongMale7:39:37.5
501Matt ScottMale7:39:38.2
5169Mitch StattonMale7:39:39.5
5256Magnus VerbruggeMale7:39:57.8
5332David AttwellMale7:40:01.1
5447James FunkMale7:50:00.4
5574P.L. MeindeMale7:50:04.4
56101Taylor BarnardMale7:56:12.5
5787Ross ArboMale7:56:18.7
5814Brent PinckneyMale7:56:24.2
598Andrew MorrisonMale7:57:21.2
6010Bert GriffioenMale7:57:25.2
6138Doug BartelMale7:57:29.7
6279Peter KobzarMale7:59:05.9
633Alejandro MoralesMale7:59:07.6
6465Michael BoyerMale7:59:11.5
6585Robert MacwhirterMale7:59:15.2
6637Don VerranMale7:59:34.1
6735Devin MorrisonMale8:00:44.5
6894Shawn BeatyMale8:00:47.0
6928Dan SchickMale8:04:41.5
7059Marty TrytkoMale8:07:30.4
7158Martin KasteleinMale8:08:17.6
7281Ray LachanceMale8:21:55.7
7348Jeff CowanMale8:25:44.9
7450Jos BeckersMale8:27:46.8
7522Colin SmithMale8:41:20.7
-75Pat MurphyMaleDNF
-40Garth CampbellMaleDNF
-76Patrick JohnstoneMaleDNF
-99Steven UruskiMaleDNF
-20Chris BrittenMaleDNS
-23Craig BullenMaleDNS
-27Dan TegartMaleDNS
-31David RandallMaleDNS
-46James GalipeauMaleDNS
-49Jonathan SchwarzMaleDNS
-54Kenny JamesMaleDNS
-83Rob AttwellMaleDNS
-86Roni JonesMaleDNS
-91Sean HassallMaleDNS
-92Shane AlfredsMaleDNS
-98Steven JensenMaleDNS
PlaceBibNameGenderTime

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