Ride In My Back Yard Challenge
BACK FOR 2023!
CMBC challenges you and your crew to get out and explore the incredible network of trails in your own backyard—it’s fun ... and there are great prizes from our sponsors!!!
On May 31, we will post the location details for each challenge category, and you will have until midnight on June 30 to hit each spot on the list for your category, snap your photos and send them in. There will be 8-10 locations for the Novice and Expert Categories and 5 locations for the Kids.
And … post your best / most fun photo and some comments to the CMBC R.I.M.B.Y. Kudoboard to share the fun you’ve had riding in your backyard! There’s even a prize for best photo posted to the Kudoboard! (and you don't have to complete the full challenge for a chance at the Best Photo Prize!)
A few RIMBY 2020 photos
Whether you are a little ripper, just getting into mountain biking, or are a bona fide shredder, we have a R.I.M.B.Y. Challenge category for you:
The Kids Challenge consists of short mountain bike rides accessible to kids ages approx. 6 or 7 and up. The kids challenge will take youngsters to explore beginner trails at Mt. Mac, Grey Mountain, and one other local area. The kids category can be completed in three rides.
The Novice Challenge will see riders explore green/beginner and blue/intermediate trails (no black/advanced trails). This challenge will take several rides of less than 2 hours (at a novice pace) to complete. Riders will cover trails at Mt. Mac, Grey Mountain and Crestview.
The Expert Challenge includes black/advanced trails, as well as trails that will take longer than 2 hours to complete. Some of the Expert Challenge trails may be dangerous for riders without the skill level and riding experience to do them. Trails you might see in the Expert Challenge could be, for example, Easy Money, Blown Away, The Dream
Prizes & Wayfinding:
There's no difference between prize values of Novice and Expert, so choose the category that best fits you. We recommend you use TrailForks if you are unfamiliar with the trail network and also to help you plan your route to R.I.M.B.Y. Challenge locations once they are posted on May 31 (the TrailForks phone app is the way to go for on the trail navigation!). In the meantime, line up your riding pals, and set some time in June to get out riding in your backyard!
Thanks to generous support from Icycle Sports and Cadence Cycle, there are hundreds of dollars of prizes and gift cards up for grabs! We will draw one winner from the completed entries in each category (Kids, Novice, Expert). There will also be a prize for the Best Photo posted to the CMBC R.I.M.B.Y. Kudoboard. You don’t need to complete the entire challenge for a shot at the Kudoboard best photo prize.
$10.00 Adults (18 and up)
$ 5.00 Kids
CMBC will be donating proceeds from this event to Singletrack to Success!
If you already have your 2023 CMBC membership, make sure you are logged in to CCN before registering for R.I.M.B.Y. If you don’t already have your 2023 membership, you can sign up on the R.I.M.B.Y. registration page.
R.I.M.B.Y. Challenge Locations
High fives to CMBC member and trail builder, Paul Burbidge, for help picking the 2023 R.I.MB.Y. Challenge locations!
It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! Here are the locations you need to hit for your R.I.M.B.Y. Challenge category. You must get a photo of yourself at each location in your category to be eligible for the category prize draw. Photos (low res) must be submitted by midnight on June 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to post your best photo and some comments to RIMBY Kudoboard (you don’t need to hit each location in your category for a chance at the Best Photo Prize)!
Grey Mountain Skills Park
This feature-filled clearing is located just north of the Grey Mountain graveyard, where Lower Boogaloo and Boogaloo North intersect. Take a picture with your favourite feature!
Boogaloo Heights Trailhead
This trail might be challenging for some of the smaller rippers to get to, but even a bike out on Magnusson Green from the Biathlon Parking lot is a good ride. Take a picture with the trail intersection behind you.
Mt. Mac Skills Park
The skills park at Mount McIntyre is a great place to progress with drops, a pump track, jumps, a flow trail, and skinnies. The park is located just above the Mt. Mac Ski Club. Take a picture with your favourite feature!
This iconic ski hut burnt down some years ago and was beautifully rebuilt. The hut is at the intersection of 24HOL (Hours of Light) Connector, Porcupine Ridge, and the Copper ski trail. This is the longest ride in the kids challenge, so snacks are encouraged. Take a picture with the hut!
The Road Runner
This new trail is located at the end of Range Road near Whistle Bend. The trailhead is across the road from the parking area and has lots of fun packed into a short trail! After you come to the end of the trail, you can cross the road (after looking both ways of course) to pedal the short uptrack back to the top to smash out another lap and keep the fun going. Get a picture at the trail head or hitting one of the features.
The Novice category can be completed in as few as 5 rides (if you do one long ride for the Mt. Mac locations) ... so what are you waiting for? Sign up and get riding!
This is the southern-most trail of the Mt. Mac ski area trails. Maybe you will see a hawk when you look over the wetlands? Take a picture at the trailhead where Hawk Ridge and Copper ski trail meet.
On the north end of Mt. Mac ski area, access Bouncing Bunny from Aspen for It and the west side of the Sarah Steele Outer Loop ski trail. Take a picture at the trail sign before you start bouncing down the trail!
Two Burnt Trees
Take a right from where Bouncing Bunny forks for a beautiful ride through the mossy green forest. The burnt trees are hard to spot now, so take a photo of yourself at the big boulder the left of the trail soon after you enter the trail.
A great way to end the ride from Two Burnt Trees! The trail is named to reflect the collective effort so many people and community groups put into building this cool trail from sections of an old hiking trail. Take a photo at one of the two long boardwalk bridge sections … and maybe take a peek at the wood beams below where the trail builders carved their names!
Access the trail from a gravel access road branching right from Grey Mountain Road, before you
get to Cantlie Lake Road. Keep your eyes peeled for a grey hiking boot in a tree to mark the start
of the trail off the access road, and take a picture there, or with one of the trail gnomes along this
sweet rip of a ride! Quiller, accessed off of the Cantlie Lake Road, is a great trail to do after Southpaw.
*Replaces Go-T and Mother-T to keep riders away from a nesting goshawk.
A Copper Ridge / Hillcrest classic! Lots of optional features and if it’s your first time on the trail, check them out first. Take a picture at the wall ride.
Ice Lake Trail
Follow up your spooky trek through the forest on Blair Witch with a ride around Ice Lake. Take a selfie with the lake behind you.
A recent addition to the Whitehorse trail network, this loop connects new and old trails around Crestview. Take a picture at the bench lookout at the high point of the trail (about mid-way through).
Yukon River Trail
An early season favourite and one of the most iconic mountain bike trails in the Yukon. Take a selfie with your favourite view!
No ride at Mt. Mac is complete without a rip (or two!) down El Guapo. Get your photo at the trail sign.
Bucktooth, Chainsaw, Department of Send, B-52, Mega Slab, Squamcouver … every feature on Mt. Mac’s newest trail was given a name by the crew of Takhini Groms and Dads who built it. But you don’t have to ride them all—there are blue or black ride-around options throughout the trail. Take a picture of yourself at the lobster sign.
This trail starts on Go-T and heads up toward the peaks of Grey Mountain. The Youth Achievement Centre trail building crew made huge progress on this trail over the last few seasons—take a picture of yourself at the highest point you ride to (up to you to decide how high you go!) before you rip back down.
Access from the Easy Money trailhead, or from the end of Money Shot if you’re feeling spicy! Before the Easy Money descent begins, there is a beautiful lookout with a bench. Take a picture at the bench, savour the views, and enjoy the ride down!
Rehab and Downtown Boogaloo
This intersection marks the top of the iconic Boogaloo trail network. Take a picture of the top Downtown Boogaloo, then you know what to do next!
Now here’s a twist … you can hit either Goat trail on Mount Mac … or Goat trail in Carcross to check this one off your R.I.M.B.Y. list! Your choice of old school and raw for Mount Mac Goat, or the challenge of technical rock and wooden features for Carcross Goat—but plan to hit Goat in the later part of your R.I.M.B.Y. Challenge as it will take more time for these trails to be ready to ride. Check TrailForks before you go to make sure these trails are ready for wheels. Whichever option you choose, take your photo at the trail sign.
For those heading for Carcross Goat, maybe you want to give something back to the Singletrack to Success trail crew that builds and maintains these trails? If you’re one of the first 130 people to donate $50 or more, you'll receive a rad pair of socks to thank you for your support! Donate here.
Don’t miss an early season ride out at Pilot! Take a picture of yourself at the lookout at the top of Pilot Mountain and pick your trail to head back down.
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