Date: Saturday June 17th, 2017.
Format: The 2017 Coal Miner’s Lung will be the 2017 VeloNB XCM (marathon) Championship. There will be 3 categories, A (19+), B (17+) & C. The course will be ~20km with 3 laps for A, 2 laps for B, 1 lap for C.
Cutoff – Out of respect for our volunteers, we will institute a cutoff for the 3 lap/60km race. Riders must have completed the first two laps in under 3hrs 15 minutes to be eligible to head for a third and final lap.
Time: Registration 12:30 – 1:30pm. Race start 2:00pm (A), 2:10pm (B), 2:20pm (C)
Cost: $30 (VeloNB members), $35 (non-members) through online registration (will close Friday June 16th, time to come). $45 onsite day of registration.
Location: Minto Centennial Arena (registration, start/finish, post race festivities). Directions
Awards/Prizes: A category winners will be engraved onto the Golden Mattock. Trophies and cookies the size of your head to podium placers. Extensive draw prize table for all participants.
U17 M/F podium awarded in the 20km race.
Post Race: We are calling the event a festival this year. After the race, there will be a beer garden, food trucks and leaders taking early finishers to the local swimming hole. Starting at 6:00pm, there will be musical acts including Fredericton’s Rock Band – Featuring Dr. Sean Morrissy. Bonfire to follow.
Camping: All participants are welcome to camp in the parking lot for free. The arena will be open for participants to use washrooms/showers and shelter in the event of bad weather.
Sunday: There will be a couple of rides, of varying speeds, heading out in the morning to showcase trails not used during the race.