Just like the MOMAR racer, I too have to make some tough choices. The big one for me was the decision to forgo the Burnaby MOMAR and only offer the race in Cumberland. The MOMAR has been in Cumberland for 12 of our 13 years and it’s always a big success. The community and trails are first class all the way and the party never misses. Saturday, September 21st, 2013, is the date — mark it in your calendar.
We had two great years in Burnaby with challenging courses, fantastic trails, and many amazing memories. However, in the end, the numbers just didn’t add up and we had to make the difficult decision to let it go. It was a tough call because Gary and I had a good plan for another course that would have used some cool new terrain.
I would like to extend a BIG thanks to Matthew Coyne at Tourism Burnaby for inviting us to Burnaby and making it all happen. Thanks to the City of Burnaby and Simon Fraser University for granting us permission to race on their trails. Thanks to Magnus Johansson and the GVOC for designing the awesome orienteering stage on the SFU campus! And a big final thanks to my good buddy, Gary Robbins, for your awesome course design and management!
Now with all our adventure eggs in one basket, the Cumberland MOMAR will be capped at 350 racers and with only one MOMAR, I’m predicting an early sell out. With the Cumberland race, you can count on another fun Friday night registration night at the Riding Fool Hostel complete with a free beer and a goodie laden swag bag. We promise you another stellar course with lots of navigational choices, sweet single-track riding, and non-stop adventure. No, there won’t be any contrived obstacles, just you and the challenges of the wild Cumberland wilderness. And we’ll celebrate your day in a big way at the award winning after-party!
We hope that you will make this MOMAR part of your adventurous plans for 2013! We hope that you will rally your couch potato friends to join your team.
Yours in adventure,