Island Cup is returning to Forbidden Plateau for the first time since 2018! These secluded, rugged and lushly forested trails begin at historic Bevan townsite and immediately climb up to give the Comox Glacier a nod, as breathtaking bluffs drop down below to Comox Lake, the Puntledge River and beyond. This race is sure to be a series’ favorite again! Local bike shop, Trail Bicycles, will be hosting this fast, loose, rock slabbed race that includes close to 32 km of trail and 1200 meters of climbing, all built into 5 incredible stages. Much gratitude and kudos to past and present trailbuilders for stewarding this unique network of trails and to Mosaic for collaborating the use of this land for such an exclusive racing event! 

  • Please note registration is opening August 23rd at 8:00am 


5 Categories:

Expert, JR Expert (Under 19) and Masters (40+) will all do the Long Course (5 Stages)

Sport (4 Stages)

U19 (3 Stages)

Youth U12 will ride 1 Stage

Attendance is capped at 200 Riders

Pricing: $85 Adult, $65 U19, $50 Youth

*If you do not have a valid Cycling BC Provincial RACE license, or UCI License you will be charged and extra $10 during registration as a “non licensed  rider”  According to Cycling BC in 2023 You are only allowed 3 non licensed races per year.  If you plan on racing more than 3 races you must purchase a License.  We highly recommend doing this before registration day.  VISIT CYCLING BC FOR MORE INFO

Race entry also includes a Burger and Pop and some sweet draw prizes!

Feed station on course will be stocked with HORNBY ORGANIC BARS and lots of great goodies from MATTHUW RONALD-JONES as well as the highly anticipated Trail Bicycles Bakery!


  • 8:30 – Registration package pickup open  
  • 10:15 – Racers meeting for Expert/Jr Expert/Masters (Long Course)
  • 10:30 – Long Course riders start
  • 11:00 – Racers Meeting for Sport/U19 (Short Course)
  • 11:15 – Short Course riders start
  • 12:00 – Youth Riders Meeting/Start
  • 4:00 ish – Awards/Podiums/Swag



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Registration is online only from August 23 8:00am – September 14 11:59pm


Total of 5 Stages depending on your category. Click the logo for the Trailforks link. 

Please note that the stage order might be modified before the race.  We want to keep riders flowing through the course and may have to juggle the order of stages to minimize bottle necks.

5 Stage course 

1 Rebel  
2 Screamon Demon / Iron Horse  
3 Dustwich  
4 Cabin Fever / Slither – (Upper Cabin Fever may not be in the course due to ongoing land sales)  
5 Velvet Thunder  

Expert Long Course 2/3/1/4/5

Jr Expert/Masters Long Course 1/2/3/4/5

Sport 1/2/3/5

U19 Short Course 1/3/5

Youth ride Stage 5


The start/finish location will be at the Lake Trail Guesthouse 4787 Lake Trail Road, Courtenay. Thanks to Bonnie for allowing us to host here again! Parking will be along the side of the road on Lake Trail Road leading up to the Guesthouse and also the public Parking lot next to the water treatment plant. Please do not block the entry into the treatment plant or any other yellow gates and driveways along the road. If at all possible please carpool!