7 Summits Challenge coming up in Wells/Barkerville

The sixth annual 7 Summits Bike and Hike Challenge will be on Sept. 15. Participants start off by cycling up Barkerville's Main Street

The sixth annual 7 Summits Bike and Hike Challenge will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. Participants start off by cycling up Barkerville’s Main Street. That afternoon, seven mountains and 7,000 feet of elevation gain later, they will arrive in Wells, having completed one of the most interesting, scenic and expansive day hikes/bike rides of their lives!

This unique bike and hike challenge’s goal is to get people into the mountains, challenge their abilities, celebrate and raise awareness about our fragile alpine environment and raise money to support the Friend of Barkerville.

The 7 Summits Challenge is a great antidote to ultra-marathons, as it is specifically designed to be achievable, not formidable. It is meant to be completed, not necessarily won! The poker run, and awards for seventh place and most average time are meant to acknowledge enjoyment, not just competition, for this event. Most of the 75 to 100 participants travel in social groups of equal paced individuals. Some are hikers, some are bikers and, this year, there are some trail runners going ‘bike-free!’

Registrations will be accepted until Thursday, Sept.13. Cost is only $45, includes unique swag, mid-race lunch, and snacks. The event finishes with a banquet at the Bear’s Paw Cafe.

For more information on the event, photographs or registrations, visit www.7summitsbikeandhike.org


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