Sp'akw'us bike race crowns its 2019 champions 

Riders from Squamish, Coquitlam and Fernie take the top spots

click to enlarge PHOTO: KEILI BARTLETT - Athletes from far and wide flocked to Squamish to participate in the Sp'awk'us races this weekend.
  • Photo: KEILI BARTLETT
  • Athletes from far and wide flocked to Squamish to participate in the Sp'awk'us races this weekend.

This year's Sp'akw'us bike race has seen the ascent of athletes from Squamish, Coquitlam and Fernie.

With hundreds of riders participating, the annual event has been a flagship Squamish race since the Test of Metal stopped its operations.

The top times are:

Men's overall 50KM Day 1

Eric Goodwin — Squamish — 2:22:10

Cory Wallace — Jasper — 2:26:47

Patrick McNeely — Brackendale — 2:26:54

Women's overall 50 KM

Sandra Walter — Coquitlam — 2:33:38

Sonya Looney — Kelowna — 2:41:55

Elissa Lok — Garibaldi Highlands — 2:46:13

Men's overall Day 35 KM

Carter Nieuwesteeg — Fernie — 1:31:47

Eric Goodwin — Squamish — 1:34:58

Lief Rodgers — Port Moody — 1:35:46

Women's overall Day 35 KM

Sandra Walter — Coquitlam — 1:41:11

Elissa Lok — Garibaldi Highlands — 1:47:24

Marin Lowe — Garibaldi Highlands — 1:49:04

Men's Challenge Two-day stage race

Eric Goodwin — Squamish — 3:57:08

Carter Nieuwesteeg — Fernie — 4:01:36

Garrett Sczechowski — Bellevue — 4:08:02

Women's Challenge Two-day stage race

Sandra Walter — Coquitlam — 4:14:49

Sonya Looney — Kelowna — 4:32:43

Elissa Lok — Garibaldi Highlands — 4:33:37

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