Not sure if your child will like the series? Try out a race for a $10 drop in fee! If they like it, you can pay the difference and entire the entire series, if its not their thing, leave with a number plate, and try again next year.
Short track is spectator friendly mountain bike racing. We have a great loop at Africville Lookoff Park at the top of the Halifax Peninsula. Try out Mountain Bike cross country racing right in the city. Races are 20 minutes to 30 minutes long and everyone is welcome.
Check out this promo video on Shorttrack and the Junior Race Team:
Africville Lookoff Park - Upper Portion at end of Novalea Drive, overlooking the MacKay Bridge
Closest car parking is on Kencrest Ave and Ridge Road at the end of Novalea Drive
New for 2017 - chip timing for U13, U15 and 15+ categories. This will allow us to have more accurate and precise timing. It will also offer us live result traking during the race, for those who can't watch the event live, they can online!
Entry fee is $45 for any age, any ability and covers every race. We keep it simple, one fee. The earlier you register, then more races you can enjoy!
Catagories for 2017:
Under 8 (boys/girls) max 100 participants (combined with U10)
Under 10 (boys/girls) max 100 participants (combined with U8)
Under 13 (boys/girls) max 40 participants
Under 15 (boys/girls) max 40 participants
Adult 15yo+ (boys/girls) max 100 participants
Please note there is a cap this year on registartion due to the limitation of course size, and our concern for safety of the participants.
Note sure if you child will like the series - test the waters. There is a one time only, one event only drop in fee for all youth categories(u8/10/13/15) of $10 - which is credited toward the series fee if the youth likes the event and wants to particpate again.
Race 1 (starts 6:30 pm), 20 minutes plus one lap
Race 2 (7:15pm) - Approx. 30 minutes plus one lap
* Note: The age is a good guideline for categories, but kids all develope at different ages, and you can certainly move your child up an age catagory at anytime during the series. Please let the volunteers know before the event so they can change the category
We don't ride in the park when the ground is likely to be churned up into mud. If its raining, or has rained alot in the past 12 hours, please check if the event is a go. The decision is typically made by 3pm the day of the event
If in doubt we do follow the Halifax Field Conditons
Check here or our FaceBook page for updates if the weather is questionable.
Check the tabs of the races below for results of the days we raced. We don't ride when really rainy and the park is likely to be churned up into mud. If weather is questionable, please check the facebook page, or call the shop for details.