News from The United Riders of Cumberland

UROC AGM March 3rd, 2011!!!!

The UROC Annual General Meeting is slated for March 3rd, 2011 at 7:00pm.  Location is set as Tarbells Cafe, 2705 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland.  The agenda will be as follows:

  • Welcome
  • Minutes of 2010 AGM
  • Confirmation of minutes/agenda.
  • President’s Speech
  • Treasurers report
  • Discussion/Questions
  • Election of Board
  • Closing remarks
  • Social

All interested members are invited to attend.

Fall Classic Nov 7th!!!!!

On Sunday November 7th, 2010, the United Riders of Cumberland are proud to present; the Fall Classic Cross Country Mountain Bike Race!  The race is a fun focussed cross country race for men, women and children of all ages!  The Fall Classic has been organized to raise awareness, support and money for the Cumberland Community Forest Society.  The CCFS has worked hard for 10 years to preserve forest lands adjacent to Cumberland and you, your family and friends can help preserve more!  All you have to do is show up and ride your bike!

Registration is from 10:30am – 12:30pm @ Dodge City Cycles (Right in the heart of Cumberland)
Race Start is 1:00pm at the #6 Mine Park
Race fee is by donation to the CCFS!
Other highlights include a post race bbq, draw prizes and more!

12 Hours of Cumberland Results

Team Category Place Overall 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Andrew Male Solo 1 3 11:48
James Male Solo 2 4 11:32
Tom Male Solo 3 10 11:54
Peter Male Solo 13 11:09
Dan Male Solo 22 11:04
Aaron Male Solo 24 11:05
Lee Male Solo 25 11:07
Davin Male Solo 26 11:28
Joel Male Solo 28 10:14
Jamie Male Solo 29 11:19
Doug Male Solo 31 11:32
Ben Male Solo 34 6:00
Derek Male Solo 36 8:39
Jesse Male Solo 37 8:46
Ross Male Solo 38 5:12
Eric Male Solo 40 9:14
Brent Male Solo 41 9:03
Daryl Male Solo 42 4:09
Glenowyn F Solo 1 21 11:34
Lindsay F Solo 2 33 11:31
Megan F Solo 3 35 9:59
AASF Female 2 1 18 11:40
Lasses Female 2 2 27 11:31
Mo-Lasses Female 2 3 29 11:02
Dirt Flirt Female 2 32 10:13
Wakling Mix 1 12 10:19
Random Screw Mix 2 16 11:10
Skandalious Mix 3 17 11:28
The Leftovers Mix 20 11:30
Evertie Male 2 1 2 11:44
Runners from North Van Male 2 2 6 11:45
Fat Dad Male 2 3 23 11:04
Fatboy Slim Male 2 39 9:54
Fig Rolls Male 4 1 1 11:53
Go An Male 4 2 9 11:54
Femme de Fireball Female 4 1 14 11:34
Wholly Alliance Mix 4 1 5 11:33
No Name Brand Mix 4 2 7 11:21
Low Riders Mix 4 3 8 11:28
Meat & 2 Veg Mix 4 9 11:48
Bunny Killers Mix 4 15 11:43
Riding Fools Mix 4 19 9:44

New Community Forest Signs

Curious about the new signs posted in the Cumberland Community Forest? Following is some history of the Forest and how to care for this community resource!

The Cumberland Community Forest consists of two parcels of land totalling 71 hectares and is owned by the Village of Cumberland. The first coal mining in the Comox Valley occurred in these woods in 1888, and many artifacts remain including the remnants of mines and the original logging roads. In addition, local mountain bikers have put in hours of work to build and maintain the significant trail network.

This land was given to the Village by the members of the Cumberland Community Forest Society (CCFS) in 2005 to be an accessible wilderness park for all people, for all time.

To protect that vision of the park, a conservation covenant is registered on title. This is a legal document and is a commitment by the Village of Cumberland to honour the terms of the covenant. The two covenant holders are The Land Conservancy of BC and the Comox Valley Land Trust. These conservation organizations are tasked with monitoring activities and the management of the park to ensure the terms of the covenant are met. The terms include restrictions on activities and use in the park; such as motorized vehicles are not permitted, no new trails are to be constructed, and no man-made structures are to be built. However, the covenant does permit mountain biking on the existing trail network. Currently a management plan is being finalized as part of the covenant and includes the management of vegetation, wildlife, sensitive habitats, signage, fencing, roads and trails.

These restrictions are to balance the ability of people to enjoy activities in the park with the protection of the park so that it can continue to be enjoyed by many people and to be a home for many plants and animals. The forest provides an enormous benefit to the community through the trees ability to provide oxygen, filter pollutants, improve water quality and more – much of the covenant’s language protects these natural processes of such a living landscape.

This balancing act requires the community to love the park but not to love it to death. Overuse leads to braided trails and erosion. Building new trails eliminates needed vegetative cover and built jumps can limit the use of the area for the greater community. We ask that all of us respect the terms of the covenant so that the park can provide joy and respite for generations to come.

On behalf of the Village of Cumberland, the Cumberland Community Forest Society, the Comox Valley Land Trust and the United Riders of Cumberland we thank you for your support, your understanding and your help in enjoying and protecting this treasure. A copy of the covenant is available at the Village office or an excerpt online at www.cumberlandbc.net. To become a member of the CCFS or view the entire covenant online please check their website at www.cumberlandforest.com.

If you notice misuse of the park, please contact The Village office at 250-336-2291.

Thank you and enjoy your park experience!

Over 150 Acres of Forest Preserved…

 

…but our work has only just begun. The Cumberland Community Forest Society, and their friends and supporters, have accomplished an amazing feat over the past 5 years. They have ensured the protection of over 150 acres of beautiful forest lands surrounding the Village of Cumberland.

New monthly donors are needed to meet monthly fundraising targets. Make monthly donations (pdf 190 Kb) of $10 or more towards the forest, or give a one-time donation (pdf 112 Kb). The CCFS now has charitable status, allowing us to give tax receipts for all donations over $10.

Cumberland DH Results

Photo by: Brett Smalley

Nearly 150 downhill mountain bikers descended on Cumberland last Sunday for the Island Cup DH race and neither they, the course or the weather were set to disappoint. Times were fast and commitment was high with local riders making a huge presence.
Cumberland local Dylan Varkonja won the Intemediate Men’s division with a winning time of 0:02:23.39.  Derek Tryon, another local rider finished 8th with a time of 0:02:25.14.  Local riders also made a huge dent in the top 10 of the expert men’s category as Brent Anderson finished 2nd, Jeff “Palm Bay” Beeston was 3rd, Simon Stevenson was 5th and Jamie Woods was 10th.  The expert men’s victory went to Dean Tenant of Victoria with a scorching time of 0:02:03.68.
See below for a full list of results.

Photo by: Brett Smalley

The United Riders of Cumberland would like to acknowledge the generous support it received in making this event the success that it was from: The Village of Cumberland, Belfor Property Restorations, Warrens World Auto Recycling, Torry and Sons Plumbing and Heating, Phillips Brewing, Hancock Forest Management, Dodge City Cycles, Trail Bicycles, Mountain City Cycle, Simon’s Cycles, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Riding Fool Hostel, Island Mountain Rides and Eatmore Sprouts.

Check out some of these amazing photos by local rider/photographer, Erik Peterson!

Photo by: Erik Peterson

Results are printed below:

April 18th, 2010

Beginner Men

# Name Place Start Finish Total
201 James Campbell 1 0:04:00.00 0:06:38.46 0:02:38.46
217 James Perrier 2 0:20:00.00 0:22:38.90 0:02:38.90
207 Greg Saabel 3 0:10:00.00 0:12:39.66 0:02:39.66
206 Marcell Szlavy 4 0:09:00.00 0:11:41.83 0:02:41.83
235 Dan Owen 5 0:36:00.00 0:38:43.66 0:02:43.66
228 Brandon James 6 0:30:00.00 0:32:45.04 0:02:45.04
230 Richard Abernathy 7 0:32:00.00 0:34:48.17 0:02:48.17
231 Sean Hooson 8 0:33:00.00 0:35:51.83 0:02:51.83
204 Tom Cundiff 9 0:07:00.00 0:09:52.49 0:02:52.49
200 Mark Bradley 10 0:03:00.00 0:05:55.77 0:02:55.77
205 Kevin Ball 11 0:08:00.00 0:10:56.24 0:02:56.24
233 Brendan McMartin 12 0:34:00.00 0:36:59.64 0:02:59.64
237 Jarrett Linday 13 0:38:00.00 0:41:01.92 0:03:01.92
226 Stefan Crucil 14 0:28:00.00 0:31:03.01 0:03:03.01
202 Luke Burrows 15 0:05:00.00 0:08:03.71 0:03:03.71
221 Casey Davidson 16 0:24:00.00 0:27:05.71 0:03:05.71
234 Reece Hennigar 17 0:35:00.00 0:38:06.69 0:03:06.69
215 Darren Thomas 18 0:18:00.00 0:21:06.77 0:03:06.77
227 Torin McIvoa 19 0:29:00.00 0:32:09.21 0:03:09.21
208 Bryce Dirocco 20 0:11:00.00 0:14:09.32 0:03:09.32
203 Riley Varkonja 21 0:06:00.00 0:09:10.86 0:03:10.86
209 Jonathan Laurie 22 0:12:00.00 0:15:11.02 0:03:11.02
223 Seth Davis 23 0:26:00.00 0:29:14.03 0:03:14.03
211 Brody Carison 24 0:14:00.00 0:17:21.77 0:03:21.77
224 Jeffery Wynne 25 0:27:00.00 0:30:22.22 0:03:22.22
216 Eric Sibbald 26 0:19:00.00 0:22:27.11 0:03:27.11
229 Michael Elsser 27 0:31:00.00 0:34:28.39 0:03:28.39
220 Jack Tilley 28 0:23:00.00 0:26:29.67 0:03:29.67
214 Joel Vanterlee 29 0:17:00.00 0:20:33.73 0:03:33.73
222 Harrison Bacher 30 0:25:00.00 0:28:36.56 0:03:36.56
236 Mike Anderson 31 0:37:00.00 0:40:38.70 0:03:38.70
212 Tony Stiles 32 0:15:00.00 0:18:43.51 0:03:43.51
213 Tristan Jeffery 33 0:16:00.00 0:20:06.64 0:04:06.64
441 Logan Macdonald 34 0:02:00.00 0:06:22.26 0:04:22.26
219 Bowen Irvine 35 0:22:00.00 0:26:40.62 0:04:40.62
210 Kris Ferguson 36 0:13:00.00 0:19:17.65 0:06:17.65
218 Nathan Crein 37 0:21:00.00 0:27:30.98 0:06:30.98
225 Kyle Woodley DNS DNS
232 Luke Lestock-Kay DNS DNS

Intermediate Women

# Name Place Start Finish Total
299 Christyna Jones 1 0:44:00.00 0:47:22.87 0:03:22.87
295 Sabrina Donovan 2 0:48:00.00 0:51:30.18 0:03:30.18
297 Brandy Simmons 3 0:46:00.00 0:49:38.11 0:03:38.11
298 Claire Pearce 4 0:45:00.00 0:48:39.36 0:03:39.36
296 Chris Brock DNF DNF

Intermediate Men

# Name Place Start Finish Total
120 Dylan Varkonja 1 1:16:00.00 1:18:23.39 0:02:23.39
144 Garnet Kehn 2 1:39:00.00 1:41:23.53 0:02:23.53
113 Adam Kral 3 1:09:00.00 1:11:23.63 0:02:23.63
116 Derek Ross 4 1:12:00.00 1:14:23.87 0:02:23.87
100 Grant Lestock-Kay 5 0:56:00.00 0:58:24.26 0:02:24.26
112 Mark Wallace 6 1:08:00.00 1:10:24.90 0:02:24.90
117 David Graham 7 1:13:00.00 1:15:25.13 0:02:25.13
121 Derek Tryon 8 1:17:00.00 1:19:25.14 0:02:25.14
153 Daryl Macleod 9 1:47:00.00 1:49:28.08 0:02:28.08
139 Terryl Bertahnolli 10 1:34:00.00 1:36:29.66 0:02:29.66
128 Blair Land 11 1:23:00.00 1:25:29.82 0:02:29.82
104 Greg Honeysett 12 1:00:00.00 1:02:31.29 0:02:31.29
122 Jake Glennie 13 1:18:00.00 1:20:31.42 0:02:31.42
145 Tanner Pressner 14 1:40:00.00 1:42:31.42 0:02:31.42
132 Eric Nowak 15 1:27:00.00 1:29:31.72 0:02:31.72
101 Rob Wilson 16 0:57:00.00 0:59:32.22 0:02:32.22
154 Kevin Vanderhorst 17 1:48:00.00 1:50:33.47 0:02:33.47
114 Kevin Mabon 18 1:10:00.00 1:12:34.77 0:02:34.77
138 Adam Holman 19 1:33:00.00 1:35:34.96 0:02:34.96
108 Jake Osborne 20 1:04:00.00 1:06:35.37 0:02:35.37
107 Derek Diedrickson 21 1:03:00.00 1:05:35.60 0:02:35.60
136 Sam Sedun 22 1:31:00.00 1:33:35.74 0:02:35.74
148 Cody Kowaliuk 23 1:43:00.00 1:45:36.38 0:02:36.38
106 Jeffrey Shore 24 1:02:00.00 1:04:36.57 0:02:36.57
150 Justin Davies 25 1:54:00.00 1:56:36.58 0:02:36.58
111 Dez May 26 1:07:00.00 1:09:37.00 0:02:37.00
103 Tyler Loewen 27 0:59:00.00 1:01:37.17 0:02:37.17
105 James Splinter 28 1:01:00.00 1:03:37.52 0:02:37.52
140 Sterling Ball 29 1:35:00.00 1:37:37.62 0:02:37.62
158 James Lewis 30 1:52:00.00 1:54:39.41 0:02:39.41
137 Hal Gunnarsson 31 1:32:00.00 1:34:41.45 0:02:41.45
129 Jason Green 32 1:24:00.00 1:26:43.87 0:02:43.87
102 Eric Leachman 33 0:58:00.00 1:00:44.93 0:02:44.93
118 Steve Ward 34 1:14:00.00 1:16:45.69 0:02:45.69
115 Michael Kootnikoff 35 1:11:00.00 1:13:46.02 0:02:46.02
142 Gary Marven 36 1:37:00.00 1:39:46.25 0:02:46.25
155 Robert McDowell 37 1:49:00.00 1:51:46.76 0:02:46.76
126 Leon Tulevski 38 1:53:00.00 1:55:47.70 0:02:47.70
109 Dave Guinan 39 1:05:00.00 1:07:47.91 0:02:47.91
157 Corbin Brennon 40 1:51:00.00 1:53:48.52 0:02:48.52
127 Andrew Gower 41 1:22:00.00 1:24:48.71 0:02:48.71
123 Liam Montgomery 42 1:19:00.00 1:21:51.90 0:02:51.90
152 Ken Greig 43 1:46:00.00 1:48:52.81 0:02:52.81
156 Cole Nightingale 44 1:50:00.00 1:52:52.83 0:02:52.83
125 Oliver Woodlan 45 1:21:00.00 1:23:53.48 0:02:53.48
124 John Crockford 46 1:20:00.00 1:22:56.37 0:02:56.37
147 Lorian Arnold 47 1:42:00.00 1:44:56.45 0:02:56.45
149 Jeff Shushack 48 1:44:00.05 1:46:57.63 0:02:57.58
146 Jamie Steele 49 1:41:00.00 1:43:57.78 0:02:57.78
110 Keegan Taberner 50 1:06:00.00 1:08:58.33 0:02:58.33
151 Tom Wain 51 1:45:00.00 1:47:58.47 0:02:58.47
134 Louis Beckinghim 52 1:29:00.00 1:31:59.09 0:02:59.09
141 Jon Lokhorst 53 1:36:00.00 1:38:59.12 0:02:59.12
143 Kyle Riley 54 1:38:00.00 1:40:59.86 0:02:59.86
133 Takoda Crawford 55 1:28:00.00 1:31:00.30 0:03:00.30
135 Matt Beaulieu 56 1:30:00.00 1:33:03.48 0:03:03.48
131 Chris Bane 57 1:26:00.00 1:29:10.20 0:03:10.20
119 Amadeus Godek 58 1:15:00.00 1:18:16.25 0:03:16.25
130 Tyler Johnson 59 1:25:00.00 1:28:23.67 0:03:23.67
99 Cory Faulconer 60 0:55:00.00 0:58:24.26 0:03:24.26

Expert Women

# Name Age Start Finish Total
277 Shawna Wright 1 0:04:00.00 0:06:27.17 0:02:27.17
275 Holly Feniak 2 0:02:00.00 0:04:37.78 0:02:37.78
276 Lindsay Trimble 3 0:03:00.00 0:05:56.29 0:02:56.29

Expert Men

# Name Place Start Finish Total
28 Dean Tennant 1 0:38:00.00 0:40:03.68 0:02:03.68
1 B-dog 2 0:11:00.00 0:13:07.41 0:02:07.41
22 Jeff Beeston 3 0:32:00.00 0:34:09.30 0:02:09.30
29 Tom Kakamousias 4 0:39:00.00 0:41:11.97 0:02:11.97
18 Simon Steveson 5 0:28:00.00 0:30:12.80 0:02:12.80
40 Jeff Austin 6 0:50:00.00 0:52:12.96 0:02:12.96
19 Scott Mitchell 7 0:29:00.00 0:31:13.34 0:02:13.34
35 Dexter Robson 8 0:45:00.05 0:47:14.55 0:02:14.50
6 Galyan Franklin 9 0:16:00.00 0:18:14.51 0:02:14.51
12 Jamie Woods 10 0:22:00.00 0:24:15.85 0:02:15.85
4 Adam Mantle 11 0:14:00.00 0:16:16.06 0:02:16.06
24 Mitch (Thunder) Thacker 12 0:34:00.00 0:36:16.24 0:02:16.24
23 Chris Makuch 13 0:33:00.50 0:35:17.24 0:02:16.74
21 Peter Giesbrecht 14 0:31:00.00 0:33:16.85 0:02:16.85
7 Chris Sykes 15 0:17:00.00 0:19:17.78 0:02:17.78
41 Tyler Tjart 16 0:51:00.05 0:53:18.33 0:02:18.28
32 Kevin Norris 17 0:42:00.00 0:44:18.85 0:02:18.85
2 Steven Quasnelle 18 0:12:00.00 0:14:19.53 0:02:19.53
14 Dave Pfaffenberger 19 0:24:00.00 0:26:20.61 0:02:20.61
45 Dan Espeseth 20 0:55:00.00 0:57:21.99 0:02:21.99
15 Jeremy Baker 21 0:25:00.00 0:27:22.52 0:02:22.52
37 Lars Nyberg 22 0:47:00.00 0:49:23.23 0:02:23.23
8 Dan Diedrickson 23 0:18:00.00 0:20:23.61 0:02:23.61
30 Mike Stepaniuk 24 0:40:00.00 0:42:24.15 0:02:24.15
3 Travis Derkatch 25 0:13:00.00 0:15:24.18 0:02:24.18
31 Jarrod Astren 26 0:41:00.00 0:43:24.35 0:02:24.35
36 Philip Elsser 27 0:46:00.00 0:48:24.69 0:02:24.69
42 Colin Parsons 28 0:52:00.05 0:54:26.29 0:02:26.24
33 Trevor Thew 29 0:43:00.00 0:45:26.46 0:02:26.46
39 Dylan Phye 30 0:49:00.00 0:51:27.56 0:02:27.56
17 Jeff Larouche 31 0:27:00.00 0:29:27.98 0:02:27.98
34 Cory Gillard 32 0:44:00.00 0:46:28.44 0:02:28.44
26 Daryl Chase 33 0:36:00.00 0:38:28.53 0:02:28.53
43 Rob Sahlstrom 34 0:53:00.00 0:55:28.54 0:02:28.54
5 Cam Somerville 35 0:15:00.00 0:17:29.48 0:02:29.48
44 Joe Esnouf 36 0:54:00.00 0:56:29.63 0:02:29.63
25 Pelle Gustavs 37 0:35:00.00 0:37:29.84 0:02:29.84
20 Sean Manara 38 0:30:00.00 0:32:31.60 0:02:31.60
16 Eric Rothwell 39 0:26:00.00 0:28:31.95 0:02:31.95
27 Colton Davies 40 0:37:00.00 0:39:32.25 0:02:32.25
9 james Collister 41 0:19:00.00 0:21:32.88 0:02:32.88
11 Ryan Walters 42 0:21:00.00 0:23:34.36 0:02:34.36
38 Ehren McPhee 43 0:48:00.00 0:50:40.43 0:02:40.43
10 Carson Jordan 44 0:20:00.00 0:22:41.87 0:02:41.87
13 Jeff Forsyth 45 0:23:00.00 0:25:47.48 0:02:47.48