Coppermine Race 2020- registrations open

The iconic Coppermine Race is a go for 2020! 

March 28th is the date to save and NOW is to get your registration and training on the go. 

The annual Coppermine Race is a Marathon XC MTB race that weaves through some of Nelson's best backcountry trails and traverses the spectacular Coppermine Mineral Belt and Dun Mountain. Now in its 13th year, the most exciting thing about this year's race is that the descent of the Coppermine Trail has just been completely re-furbished by Easy Trail Services. All the boulders and rocks that previously caused sore bones and numb hands are now removed and replaced by glorious dirt, bermed corners and smooth stream crossings. This means a much less intimidating descent for those feeling a little nervous, and a super fun and flowy descent for those looking to crush PBs!

The second most exciting this about this year's race is the MEGA PRIZE. Gravity Nelson, organizer of the Coppermine Race, has partnered with Helicopters Nelson to offer a guided Heli-drop to the Coppermine saddle for the winner and 3 friends! We have other great sponsors such as Solander, CamelBak, Pic's and many more that will be donating spot prizes, goodie bag supplies, and food and drink for racers and volunteers.
There are two courses to cater for different riding abilities. The Coppermine course is a stunning 40km loop all the way to the mineral belt at the Coppermine saddle, where this unique event takes its name. The Coppermine Epic course has the extra climb to the top of Fringed Hill (900m) and the amazing native forest singletrack descent of Black Diamond Ridge added to the mix and is suited more to the experienced mountain biker. We also have family, corporate and team group categories available, as well as E-bikes!