Curtis Spencer gets some air during the Vedder Mountain Classic bike race on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

PHOTOS: Vedder Mountain Classic races through Chilliwack

Annual race began in 1985 and ran until the mid 1990s, and was revived four years ago

Racers pedalled up mountains, over rocks and around trees during the Vedder Mountain Classic bike race on Saturday.

The Main XC event featured a long course (33.6 kilometres) and a 15.1-kilometre short course.

Chilliwack’s Ricky Federau placed first in the Long Course Elite Men division of the Main XC event with a time of 2:16:11.

The annual event began in 1985 and ran until the mid 1990s, and it was revived four years ago by a group of passionate volunteers who were eager to share some of the most spectacular single track trails that the Valley has to offer: epic climbs, technical sections, long descents, smooth rolling contours, rocks, roots and loam.


 

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Racers take off from the start of the Vedder Mountain Classic bike race on Saturday, including Chilliwack’s Ricky Federau (right #59) who placed first in the Long Course Elite Men division. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Two hundred racers took part in the Vedder Mountain Classic bike race on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Darryl Saynor makes his way uphill during the Vedder Mountain Classic. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Peter Bartman (front) and Dawson Friesen zip down Vedder Mountain during the race on Saturday. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

A cyclist heads down Vedder Mountain during the race. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

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