24 Hours of Light

Mid June,
, Yukon

A party for 10 years now, 24 Hours of Light is a mountain bike festival and summer solstice party rolled into one. Taking advantage of the 24 consecutive hours of sunlight, one of the features of the contest is that no lights are allowed.

If light conditions deteriorate during the race, the race organizing team will make a decision to stop the race and/or allow riders to use lights on the course.

Taking advantage of the stunning Yukon Territory, the events take place on what has been called one of the most amazing biking trail systems in the world. The race runs from midday to midday, and pits teams of one to eight riders against a meandering 13 km circuit through former snowmobile trails, the World Cup 10 km ski trail, the Sarah Steele Trails and the Bouncing Bunny trail in the Mt. McIntyre area.

24 hours of light attracts more than 38 teams of riders and over 175 participants

This is a 24 hour event, and sleep and rest is not the priority for most visitors. However, there are camping facilities and a park lot for RVs and campers, and many hotels and B&Bs in the area.

The weather can be unpredictable and can range from snow to heatwave all in the same 24 hours. It is recommended to come prepared for any eventuality.

Entry forms can be accessed online at www.yukoncycling.ca and fees range from $65 for solo riders to $520 for an 8-person team.

For more information about 24 Hours of Light visit the 24 Hours of Light website at http://www.24hoursoflight.ca/

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