Event: Defeat the Duffy, July 14, 10-2

This Sunday, the 3rd annual Defeat the Duffy will take place… a testament to all the hard-core, lung-busting, intense athletes that populate this neck of the woods, and who think that a weekend ride up a mountain is a fun way to earn your latte…
Check out the details on their facebook page. 
Paul Nicholas is the creative genius behind this one.  We’ve all ridden it a bunch in training and the smack talk between all of us was always entertaining.  We never get that many people to pony up but it’s fun anyway – riders have to leave all electronic and timing devices behind and guess their ride time.  The rider closest to his/her time wins.  I think Paul actually came within seconds of his guess time our first year.  Winner gets a basket of Pemberton goodies, participants must make a donation to the food bank and we follow up the ride with a family-friendly BBQ.
The rules are:
  • Guesstimate your time from Lillooet Lake to the parking lots of Joffre Lakes on Highway 99 north of Pemberton. Approximately 13km of ‘fun’ climbing.
  • No timing devices, GPS or iPods allowed.
  • Time closest to your guess wins a basket of Pemberton Valley produce and goodies.
  • All types of bikes welcome: road, mountain, DH, single speed…
  • Entry fee is donation to the Pemberton Food Bank.


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