Rossland Rubberhead festival rides again

Preparations underway for annual festival in September

The Rubberhead returns to Rossland this coming September 3 and 4. The festival boasts three events over two days, and hosts riders from across the continent.

On Saturday, The Dreadhead “Super D” Downhill Race kicks the weekend off high up on Highway 3B in the Larch Ridge section of trails. The race comprises mostly downhill riding through an amazing landscape, but heavy bikes beware – there is a substantial uphill section thrown in to keep things interesting. Later that afternoon at the Centennial ball field dirt jumps, the Huck ‘N’ Berries Jam rears its head once more with your host, Rory Belter. The contest mixes dirt jump and slope style, with beginners and intermediates welcome in addition to an advanced/pro category with possible cash prizes. There is also a children’s pump track event scheduled.

Food, beer and entertainment will be running all afternoon at Centennial, so even if you don’t care to boost yourself twenty feet above the ground, there will something for more Earthbound revelers as well.

On Sunday, it’s the event that started it all, the Seven Summits Poker Ride. Test your stamina on the world famous epic trail, and then end up at Lion’s Campground for a post-race party. It’s as much fun as can be packed into a single day.

For those who would like to be involved in this year’s festival, volunteers are very much needed. The perks include food, beer, a thank you party, and the priceless satisfaction of lending a hand to a great community event. Stop into Revolution Cycles on Columbia Avenue in Rossland for details.

For further information, visit or call Revolution Cycles at (250) 362-5688, or go online to bikerossland.ca and click on “Rubberhead”. A full event listing and complete information is forthcoming at rosslandrubberhead.com.

 

 

 

 

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