July 1st 2012, Alert Bay is hosting its first annual mountain bike race, the Alert Bay Dog Run. The trails up here are great; they run from easy, flowy stuff with plenty of room to pass and sections that are a challenge to just about anyone. The Dog Run will take people over the entire island and most of the way back again. Come up and enjoy riding these great trails and help raise money for animal rescue at the same time.
Dogs, cats, and eagles all get our help when they are injured and the first two get spayed as long funds are available. That is the main reason for this race. It might help showcase the Island’s great trails too, but keep the cause in mind when you are sweating your way up some brutal climb. Are you just a casual rider? Don’t let that stop you from entering the race! It isn’t about winning. its about finishing and helping improve the lives of many animals.
Don’t forget about the prizes! Some great prizes have been donated for this race. Carvings, some goodies from Rocky Mountain Cycle, and some other prizes from local business’s are up for grabs.
You don’t have to ride to help out. Not everyone can grind their way through these trails, but there is a dance later the same day and proceeds go towards the same good cause. Dance to Slack Water’s tunes and keep the energy level high until late that evening: these guys never fail to fill the dance floor.
To register for this event, go to the Dog Run website and hit the register link. Sign up, pay the $25.00 race fee (all going to a good cause remember) and get your road trip mobile ready for the 1st.
Any questions or if you would like to volunteer or help to sponsor this event contact David Faren, the event organizer.