Cyclists ready to test their metal can still sign up for the mountain bike race that has put the Columbia Valley on the map for endurance enthusiasts.The Kootenay Krusher is taking place on Saturday (August 18) with different distances to choose from, depending on how challenging a course you’re willing to take on.

Hosted by Nipika Mountain Resort in Radium Hot Springs — the race location — and the Columbia Valley Cycling Society, this epic cycling venture is open to everyone with kids 14 and under encouraged to ride for free. Both men’s and women’s categories are being offered for the following ages: 15 to 19, 20 to 39, 40 to 49 and over 50 and a family-fun riding day is set for the day after the race on Sunday (August 19). The main event itself on Saturday will consist of 25 kilometre and 50 km distances for the above categories, and three and five kilometre distances for kids, as well as single track courses. To find our more, visit or, and to register go to Entry is $75 and racers will receive an event t-shirt, a post-race meal, and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.