Iron Lung & Organ Grinder Official Garvin Report

June 15th
Team Cyclemeisters/ Bow Cycle

This past weekend saw the 3rd edition of Team Cyclemeister’s  Iron Lung XC at the magnificent Canmore Nordic Center.  In 2 days we saw over 600 racers take advantage of the sun and spectacular weather in 2 days of racing.  New for this year was the introduction of the RMCC Little Lung kids race and the Organ Grinder 5hr Enduro on the Sunday following Saturday’s XC.


Along with the addition of the new races we also debuted the Nordic Center’s incredible new trail network.  Laid out and cut by none other than Matt Hadley, this trail network was intended to be a race course from the get go.  Racers were treated to a course the required every bit of technical skill and fitness that they could muster, but it also rewarded them for their intense efforts with flowy trails that could be ridden by anyone, but only ridden fast by those with skill.  Giant grins were the order of the day on both day’s and although the course’s were extremely demanding they were just plain fun … goofy fun!  Everyone was definitely ready for the fun to come back to MTB racing it seems.

I won’t go on, but “best ever course” is a pretty bold statement when you’re at the Nordic Center, but that is what was being said by old and new racers alike … perhaps another Canmore classic has been born!!

Team Cyclemeisters


Full results are available at

Photo’s at

Rider race reports …


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