FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Members of the Fort St. John Blizzard Bike Club were involved in a pair of races last weekend.
On Saturday, the BC Randonneurs Society hosted a 200km brevet race that took riders from Fort St. John north along the Alaska Highway to Mile Post 73, turning off and passing Buick, Prespatou, and Montney before returning to the Energetic City. Wim Kok was the club’s lone rider in that event, completing the 200km trip in 8 hours, 35 minutes.
A number of riders came out for a race on Sunday afternoon from Wood Corner on the Alaska Highway to the Montney Store and back. Dawit Feyissa beat Barry Brandl by a couple of inches to win the 35 km race in 1:05:01. Pat Ferris beat Robert Sapp only a foot to take 3rd place in a time of 1:07:41.
The club will be hosting two races over the next four days. The club will be hosting their second-last time trial of the season over 16 kilometres this evening, beginning at the Baldonnel School at 7:00 p.m.
On Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the club will be heading to Beatton Park for the Mountain Bike Championships.