The Merritt Crown 2020

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Event Category: Communities, Merritt, and EventsEvent Tags: bike race, british columbia, merritt, and mountain bike race

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  • The Merritt Crown is a royal race of epic proportions and it’s back for another year. On September 26, in Merritt BC, we will be offering 3 options to participate in this volunteer-run race that raises money for the local trails:

    • 2-4 person team relay
    • 50km short track
    • 120km long track

    The route links Merritt’s four distinct riding areas—Coutlee, Iron, Lundbom, and Swakum—making a shape similar to a crown. To date, less than 25 riders have completed the challenge: 120 kms of riding, over 3,300m of vertical, in less than 12 hours.

    To ensure safety for our racers, volunteers, and the community of Merritt, we have postponed from our original date of June 20, 2020, to September 26th, 2020. While present circumstances have forced many events to be cancelled, we are fortunate to have the flexibility of low overhead. We are confident that we can run the event under current restrictions by staggering start times, doing temperature checks at registration, and providing volunteers with PPE. That said, we are watching the situation closely and will adjust as needed.