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Cyclesmith Halifax Short Track Series

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - June 26 @ 8:00 pm

Cyclesmith Short Track Series/XCC                      


The Cyclesmith Short Track MTB Series is back for 2024. Short Track racing is a non technical mountain bike race that lasts 15 to 30 minutes depending on your age category. It offers an exciting loop through the park, with courses designed to be enjoyed by riders of all ages and skill levels. Each age category will have a course designed based on the riders skill level and ability.

The series takes place at Africville Lookoff Park (end of Novalea Drive in Halifax) every Monday from May 06 – June 26, 2024 from 6pm to 8pm (8 races!)

Organizer contact info: Kieran Sharpe – (902) 818-5205 [email protected]

Fees & Registration

Entry fee is $60 for any age, any ability and covers all 8 races in the series. For families, if you register more than two people at the same address, registration will only be $50 for each additional person!

Rider categories for 2024:

Under 8 (boys/girls)

Under 10 (boys/girls)

Under 13 (boys/girls)

Under 15 (boys/girls)

Open 15yo+ (Men/Women)


Online registration only.


Not sure if your child will like the series? Test the waters. There is a one time only, one event only drop in fee for all youth categories (u8/10/13/15) of $20 – which is credited toward the series fee if the youth likes the event and wants to participate again. This is available in person only.


Event Schedule

6:00pm – Rider sign in opens

6:30pm – Race 1 -U8, U10, U13, U15 Approx. 20 minutes plus one lap

7:00pm- Draw Prizes for all riders

7:15pm – Race 2 – Open 15+ Approx. 30 minutes plus one lap

Notes for Participants

  • There will be draw prizes between the kids race and the Open race approx 7:00
  • It is recommend to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated
  • Be mindful of the later race taking place when leaving the park and watch for riders that are still on course.
  • Remember that the HRM Wet Weather Field Restrictions apply to our event, thus check the HRM website if it’s a rainy day
  • We would like to post pictures of the young racers competing at Short Track on the Cyclesmith website. There will be a sheet at the registration table for parents to sign for those that are happy to give permission to do so.
  • We will have chip timing for U13, U15 and Open categories. For those categories please ensure you get your chip before your start time and return it after the race.
  • We will have an easier inner loop for the Under 8 and Under 10 aged riders in the 6:30 race.
  • Each registrant will get their own number plate at the start of the series once registered that they will keep, and bring to each event

Note: The age is a good guideline for categories, but kids all develop at different ages, and you can certainly move your child up an age category at any time during the series. Please let the volunteers know before the event so they can change their category


May 6 @ 6:00 pm
June 26 @ 8:00 pm
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