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Unfortunately due to low registration and the recent local wildfires & resulting smoke that have forced a closure of trails on Crown Land, the 2017 Six In The Stix has been cancelled. Stay tuned for info about the 2018 event.


Incredible enthusiasm, linked with excitement for competition–A Cross-country race/event; 0 to 6hrs of amazing forested single track riding on your mountain bike–singles or teams of 2.

An EVENT for mtn bikers of ALL ages and riding abilities…

  • 6 hour x-country SOLO: ride as fast and as much as you want on a 13km single-track loop course over a wide variety of terrain. Solo categories based on age & gender are: Teen 6 (14-19 years old), Men and Women 20-39, Men & Women 40-49, Men & Women 50+
  • 6 hour x-country RELAY TEAM of 2: enjoy some fun riding & adventures with friends for 6 hrs on some sweet trails that suit all abilities of riders. Relay Team categories are (based oncombined ages of both riders): Teen 6 Team (both riders 14-19 years old), Family Team 6 (parent & child or grandparent & grandchild), Couples 6 Team (common in-law), Men/Women/Mixed <80, Men/Women/Mixed 80-99, 6 Team 100+
  • 1ap Stix for recreational riders: get a taste of the thrills of the swoopy & fast 13km course by riding one lap as an introduction to the 6-hour main event.
  • Kids & Youth STIX: choose between a 15-min fun paved ride around and over obstacles (recommended for riders 2-6 years old) and a 30-min or 60-min thrilling trail ride (recommended for riders 5-14 years old) on a mostly smooth single & double track loop that presents some elevation change.***Age of rider as of Sept. 17, 2017***

The Course

The Course is situated in the trail system of the Community Forest bordering the city of Cranbrook, BC. The East Kootenay’s of BC is increasingly well-known as a mountain bike destination providing riders with endless fast & swoopy single track trails, with a selection of technical rocky terrain and of course some long & thrilling descents down the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. The lap for 6hr XC solos & 2-rider relay teams is ridden in a counter-clockwise direction, was designed in 2014, climbs 365 m per lap, is all singletrack with lots of fast & flowing downhill sections. The popular 30-min & 60-min Kids & Youth Stix races take riders on a 1.4 km loop of single & double track trails. The BASE of the event is the large paved parking lot of the College Of The Rockies (COTR).

Six In The Stix:    MAP (pdf)    MAP (pdf) with text description    Email for KML &  GPX files

Youth Stix - credit Chris Andrews

All events based out of College of the Rockies & Community Forest

Saturday, Sept. 16

    12:00pm: Youth Stix late registration & Race Bag pick-up
    1:00pm: Youth Stix races START
    10am-6pm: Grab Bag pick-up for 6-hour XC and 1ap Stix @ Gerick Sports, Cranbrook

Sunday, Sept. 17

 LATE Grab Bag pick-up & Sign-in for all 6-hour XC solo & teams and 1ap Stix participants
    9:00am: START of the 6-hour XC for solos & teams, and the 1ap Stix

    12-4pm BBQ LUNCH – Free for racers, non-racers may buy tickets online or @ the BBQ
    3:30pm Draw prizes and Awards

Registration (Click HERE to sign up)

Online sign-up is processed by Registration Logic and your entry fee includes your race, 6-hour re-fuelling station, 6-hour souvenir shirt, 6-hour BBQ lunch, event insurance, GST, draw prizes & awards and a great time mountain biking with friends on some pretty fun trails!

  Age Limits Early Bird Regular Late
Event AGE Sept 17/17 Mar 1-Jun 30 Jul 1-Aug 15 Aug 16-Sept 16
6 Solo 20 y/o & up $75 $85 $95
6 Teen Solo 14-19 y/o $65 $75 $85
6 Relay Team 14 y/o & up $130/team $150/team $170/team
Teen 6 Relay Team 14-19 y/o $110/team $130/team $150/team
Youth Stix 1-14 y/o 15-min $5 30-min $10 60-min $15
1ap Stix-Rec. 12 y/o & up $35 $35 $40

***Age of rider as of Sept. 17, 2017***

Cancellation policy: a registrant may cancel an entry, by email notice to race organizer , up until August 17 with a $20 service charge. After August 17, there is no refund of entry.

BBQ Lunch: 

Included in your 6 hours & 1ap Stix entry fee is a Sunday post-race lunch.  Spectators are invited to join in the celebration & lunch, by purchasing lunch tickets during the racer’s online registration or at the door.  Proceeds of the BBQ lunch will go to the WildHorse Cycling Club that helps promote cycling in the Kootenays.  Spectator Lunch – Burger, Salad, Chips & Pop: $7 • Spectator Lunch – Hotdog, Chips & Pop: $4


Want to be part of the team of helpers who’ll make this the best possible event? The event will need help with setting up on Saturday afternoon/evening, and on race day with rider sign-in, timing, final prepping, course marshalling, foods, event tear-down etc….Please contact me at and we can make plans.  Your help is very much appreciated.

RME Volunteer Incentive Program

Volunteer at any RM Events race and receive either a $10 voucher that can be redeemed to enter a future Wasa Triathlon or a $6 voucher for a RME mountain bike event. Sign up to volunteer, have fun and feel good by helping others, then when ready to register for your event, email the race organizer for your discount code.

Here’s a few links to see photos and video:

Six 6 - credit John Przeczekweb

2013 Six Slideshow

2012 SITS video

2012 Mini STIX

2011 SITS video by Jose Galdamez

2011 photos  by Jose Galdamez

For mtn biking opportunities in the East Kootenays, visit