Mountain bikers converging in Mission this weekend

Downhill and cross-country bike races held on Bear and Red mountains

A pair of major mountain bike races are hitting the hills of Mission on Canada Day weekend.

The Red Mountain cross-country and Bear Mountain downhill challenges are set to go, with the cross-country race on June 30 and the downhill on July 1.

Parking for the races is at 10969 Dewdney Trunk Rd., by  Mill Pond. For more information or to register, visit