Hill Climb #4 in the 5 race Arrowsmith Bikes Series took place at the popular Departure Bay climb. A good showing of 14 riders came out in 33 degree heat. Janna took the female course record here with a blistering 7:54, 21 seconds off last years best. Tamara Zavarise knocked 33 seconds off her time last year as well, and husband Lee took 10 seconds off of his time. It doesn't go unnoticed how dedicated this couple is to make it out to so many events, arranging childcare, alternating, and even volunteering!

Of last year's 26 starters, only 5 were out tonight, as we've seen many of last years regulars missing in action for the hill climbs (cough: Joel L, Paul A, Ken O, Lisa M, Sandy, Carole..etc) and a bit of a changing of the guard. We'd love to see everyone out at next week's finale, there's even a rumour starting tonight that Reagan Lovig may be over from the Sunshine Coast to take part.

Full results from the race here. 2015 climb results here. 2014 (no climb here) 2013 results here. 2012 results here. 2011 resultrs here.

The standings for the Arrowsmith Bikes Series remain unchanged, with Janna holding onto the lead in the female category:

Place Racer name Race results

# of races Total points
1 Janna Gillick ATAC  4 48
2 Lesley Anderson MIVA  3 30
3 Rose Houle MIVA  3 27

The male category remains unchanged with the 1-2 punch of Nick Kupiak and Eli Buffalo still 1-2 in the standings:

Place Racer name Race results

# of races Total points
1 Nicholas Kupiak Broad Street Cycles  4 48
2 Elijah Buffalo Gastown Racing  4 40
3 Jim Brown MIVA  4 27


Next Thursday is the FINAL climb in the series, good for DOUBLE POINTS as well. It's at the annual championship location, Doumont. There will be a post race social at the Black Bear Pub afterward, building on last years good times.

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