Brett Stevenson wins inaugural Giv’r to the Riv’r mountain bike race

One of the riders in competition at the Big Bam Ski Hill on Saturday. Facebook photo.

TAYLOR, B.C. – After two postponements due to heavy rains and a slippery course, the Fort St. John Mountain Bike Club hosted the first-ever Giv’r to the Riv’r mountain bike race at the Big Bam Ski Hill this past weekend.

Fourteen riders took part in the race, which saw some incredibly exciting racing over the course of two heats on the club’s course from the top of the hill near Taylor.

Brett Stevenson ended up taking first place in the race, after posting blistering times of 2:21.4 and 2:21.99. Zach Dzuba finished the race with a silver medal after notching a 2:26.96 on lap one, and a 2:26.24 on lap two. Brandon Klamut was on pace to finish 2nd after recording a 2:26.8 on his first lap, before dropping 3 ½ seconds to 2:30.3 on lap two, which was still good enough for a bronze finish. Jesse McArthur was the fastest U18 rider on Saturday, posting a 2:37.2 and a 2:36.8 to take 7th place.

The full results, along with lap times from the first Giv’r to the Riv’r are as follows:

1st Brett Stevenson 2:21.4/2:21.99

2nd Zach Dzuba 2:26.96/2:26.24

3rd Bradon Klamut 2:26.8/2:30.3

4th Dillon Newcomb 2:30.3/2:30.5

5th Trapper Gilowski 2:33.9/2:33.3

6th Jason Reimann 2:40.5/2:36.8

7th Jesse McArthur 2:37.2/2:36.8 (Winner Under 18)

8th Lyndon Grunewald 2:47.8/2:49.1

9th Nick Doher 2:52.9/3:09.2

10th Kyle Hurren 3:13.8/3:10.9

11th Ben Harder n/a/3:12.4

12th Gabe Wiebe 3:14.6/3:15.3

13th David Terry 3:54.1/3:41.1

14th Wes Fraser 3:57.9/n/a

15th Jonah Harder DNS