Devon Bicycle Association

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2015 River Raid XC
Alberta Cup MTB Race

May 31st, 2015

Devon, Alberta

Registration Dates/Costs

Register before May  6th:

Register before May 24th:

Register by May 28th:

Licensed Racers




Citizen Racers









Registration Closes
May 28th at 11:59 pm

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Race Start/Finish and Sign-On is located in the field across from River Drive.

Please DO NOT park in the residential area! See map below for directions to the nearest parking lot (a 5 minute walk from the start/finish)

Equipment drops will be allowed up until 10:30 am, at which point the race course will be closed and no vehicles will be allowed in the race field.

Racer Parking Lot:

35 Saskatchewan Ave Devon, AB T9G 1G1


The River Raid XC is a part of the Alberta Cup XC Series and is sanctioned by the ABA. All ABA and CCA regulations and rules must be followed.

All racers must hold a valid ABA general membership, or be a member of an ABA-affiliated club. 

Racers who do not hold a Racing License MUST register as a Citizen Racer. No exceptions!

Race Course

The race course is on public trails and does spend a short period of time on public roads. All road crossings will have marshalls on race day, however when pre-riding, use caution.

For detailed maps, click the links below

Short Course (click here) 7.5 km

Long Couse  (click here) 9.5 km


The course will be open for pre-riding until 10:30 am on Race Day.

The course will be partially marked with race tape (where possible) and painted arrows on Saturday for pre-ride. The track is all on public property, so you are free to ride it at any given time before race-day.


There will be a combined tech and feed zone located in the field near the start/finish.

Any passing of food, water or equipment outside of this area is not permitted and may result in sanctions from an ABA official.

Categories and Start Times

 Start Time
 Lap Count
 Expected Winning Time
 Sign-On Opens
 9:00 am
First Start Wave
 11:00 am
  2 (short course)
  45-60 min
 Novice Men
 11:01 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
 Sport Youth Men
 11:02 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
 Sport Youth Women 
 11:03 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
 Novice Women
 11:04 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
Citizen Men 19+ 
 11:05 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
Citizen Women 19+
 11:06 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
 Novice Youth Men
 11:07 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
 Novice Youth Women
 11:08 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
 U19 Citizen Men
 11:09 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
 U19 Citizen Women
 11:10 am
   2 (short course)
   45-60 min
 Second Start Wave
 Elite Men
 1:15 pm
 90-105 min
 Elite Women
 1:16 pm
 90-105 min
 Expert Men
 1:17 pm
 75-90 min
 Expert Women
 1:18 pm
 75-90 min
 Sport Men
 1:19 pm
 60-75 min
 Sport Women
 1:20 pm
 60-75 min

Sign-On Closes 1 hour before your start

Double check your lap counts at sign-on. Organizers and/or commissaires reserve the right to change lap counts up to and including the day of the event.


There will be prizing for podiums, as well as draw prizes that all racers and volunteers are entered into. Check back soon for more details on prizing.

New for 2015, thanks to a partnership with Shift Happens Bicycle Repair, we are working to lessen the gap between mens and womens prizing! As a small-income event, we base our prizing directly on the revenue from racer registration, so in the past our prize payouts have been based off of category size. This year, 10% of the sales of Shift Happens Custom Clothing up until race day goes towards the Women's Categories Prize Purses. So the more you buy, the more prizing gets given out! 


A race like this is no easy feat to organize - we rely heavily on volunteers! Please consider volunteering your time - we feed you a great lunch and you get entered into win any of the draw prizes! Contact [email protected] if you are interested.

Racing? Please still consider volunteering to help us set-up course on Saturday and/or stick around Sunday after and help us tear it all down.