Across the Highlands Challenge (AHC) is an off-road mountain biking non-competitive event open to participants of all ages from the Maritimes and abroad. Since inception in 2000, the growth of AHC has been relatively steady at 70-75 participants in average with maximum booking at 100 which happened twice. There’s no similar event to compete with on the Island and despite tentatives to hold similar events on the mainland, AHC is recognized as THE MUST DO mountain bike event for the recreational cyclists during mid-July.
Across the Highlands MTB Challenge
Saturday July 16, 2016
Veloclub Cheticamp now being the owners of AHC, a brochette of volunteers are preparing one of a kind AHC.
Info and Registration at: www.velocheticamp.ca
The goals of this event were to support the tourism industry and to advance the concept of Cape Breton Island as a mountain biking destination. There are usually three loops (~30, ~45 and ~65km) presented to the participants. Loops are a combination of off-roads stretches available in the chosen area, i.e. forest roads, ATV trails, section of single track and sometimes pubic paved roads to connect the dots so to say. Pit Stops and check points are established at about 15km intervals on the course. Usually accessible by road vehicles for emergency reasons, a strategically located Pit Stop can be used for more than once saving on the need of large number of volunteers.
The organization and delivery participation of volunteers who can accomplish multiple tasks before, during and after the event.
In the past two years, Cheticamp bike club organized AHC 14 and Na Beinn Trails in Mabou the AHC 15 events