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Bunzten Burner at Night

Last year we did several Burner rides around Bunzten... they're great XC fitness rides, with nothing technically stupid, some gravel access roads, double track multi-use trails, bit of single track, and some other treats; there are 2 or 3 big climbs with switchbacks involved, so "cardio" is definitely in order; one plus about this being a night ride is that the hills don't look so big! This ride is not technical, but we move along at a good clip, and only stop occasionally, so I would say this isn't for beginners and fitness is a must asset! This ride should take about two hours, so make sure your lights are charged and last the appropriate time. Forecast calls for clear and crisp, so this should be a perfect night. Please be ready to ride at 6:30 sharp, as waiting around on a cool night is no fun. 

Good sense of humour is mandatory and whining is not tolerated :-)

Potential apres will be St. James Pub in Newport Village.


All organizer(s) are volunteers who do not accept responsibility for rider safety and health state before, during and at anytime after this event.

Your Assumption Of Risk:

By agreeing to participate in this ride you acknowledge that mountain biking is considered a high risk activity and injuries are a common and ordinary occurrence of the sport. These risks include and are not limited to equipment failures, weather conditions, collisions with natural and man-made objects, including, but not limited to exposed rock, trees, snow, ice, earth stumps and man made obstacles on or adjacent to the mountain bike terrain, collisions with other cyclists, pedestrians, animals, et al; becoming lost or separated from the group; failure to ride safely or within your own ability, and you accept these risks and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage and the loss resulting therefrom due to any cause and without limitation.In the event of injury or loss, you and/or next of kin waive all future claims against the organizer(s).

Organizer(s) reservations:

The organizer(s) shall reserve the right to turn away any participant who shows up without RSVP, unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this ride. A helmet, water, a good sense of humour and a sense of fun are required no exceptions. Other required items are appropriate clothing, armour, food and a trail side repair kit.

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  • Murray

    Great night ride. Nice to meet everyone. I think I did ok considering I hadn't ridden Buntzen in over 5 years and I was in better shape back then! :-D

    October 22, 2013

  • Allix D.

    I'd like to go, but I'm worried I'd be the weakest link. I'm pretty sure I've got the cardio, and I've got the riding skills, I've just never done this loop and to do it first in the dark.... I'd just hate to be "that guy" on the ride

    October 18, 2013

    • Murray

      "weakest link": I thought the same thing but I figured I'd go anyway. :-D

      October 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Allix - this is really not a technical ride in any way so as long as you have the fitness there's nothing to worry about! Most of us have never done this ride during the day ...

      1 · October 18, 2013

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