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Speed, spectators and spills in the blistering heat at Hardwood (25 photos)

Oro-Medonte facility hosts the 2019 Canadian XCO MTB Championships on Saturday, with racing continuing on Sunday

The two-day 2019 Canadian Cross-Country Mountainbike Championships invaded Hardwood Ski and Bike Saturday.

Despite blistering heat and challenging trails, hundres of athletes participated on the opening day of the two-day event.

Hardwood Ski and Bike is a world-class Nordic skiing and mountain-biking facility located just off Old Barrie Road between Barrie and Orillia. It has hosted provincial, national and international events.

Spectators are welcome to attend the event, which concludes Sunday.


Raymond Bowe

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Raymond is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting from Simcoe County since 2000
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