Trails for two of the three races are confirmed for July 3 iDIDaRide in Kaslo.

17 km: the mid range course, for both riders and runners. Kaslo arena is the staging point this year and participants will head west down Arena Ave and climb up into the True Blue Trail system via the Hemlock network to the gravel pit. From there you will follow Bjerkness Road and jump back onto the trail system at Sourdough, through to Destiny Ridge, the Connector and climb up to Strawberry Ridge. You will descend from there and connect with Straight Face, on to Look Waaay Up, and I’ll Call Rusty. You pop out on Lettrari Loop and back to the Arena via Arena Ave. 

This will be somewhat challenging – and full on fun! There will be an aid station with food and drinks at the bottom of Strawberry Ridge

30 km: the long race is for riders only. It too will start at the Kaslo Arena and head west on Arena Ave climbing the Hemlock network to the gravel pit. Riders will then cross the gravel pit to climb the short dirt road to ’N’ Zone, continuing up Spanish Moss to Sleepy Hollow, onto the Connector, Strawberry Ridge, Straight Face, then bounce out onto Bjerkness Road. There is more excitement to be experienced after this point, which will remain a secret until it is ready to be revealed! It will include some black diamond rated sections – not overwhelming but a bit gitchy. There will be at least one aid station with food and drinks on this course.

5-8 km: Head scratchin’ for the short course is still under way. The plan is to have a user friendly (ride & run) 5 – 8 km route with limited climbing. Stay tuned for more info or monitor the website if this is the event you are interested in. www.iDIDaRide-kaslo.ca

Folks should know that iDIDaRide is a race but in fact about 2/3 of participants are just looking to have a nice ride or run on Kaslo’s amazing trail system. Everyone is welcome no matter what your goal is!

Registration is open, just visit www.iDIDaRide-kaslo.ca  Details will continue to be updated.

Glen McRae