The Shred Hard Camp is just one of many events happening at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, British Columbia in August and September.
Dylan Sherrard is a professional mountain biker who grew up in the Yukon and now bases himself near Kamloops, British Columbia. He’s a writer, photographer, tour guide and he’s also responsible for teaching the next generation of shredders at the bike park at Sun Peaks Resort, which was just upgraded with a $350,000 investment.
This month Sherrard is again hosting the Shred Hard Summer Camp, which introduces riders aged 10-17 years to all aspects of mountain bike freeriding. From August 26-30, Sherrard will join other coaches to teach riding with style and how it is that bicycles are having a positive impact on the world.
The Shred Hard Summer Camp is only one of many happenings at Sun Peaks Resort in August and September. Another popular and long-standing event is the Dirty Feet Race on September 8. Since 2012, over 100 participants each year have explored the mountain by foot at the North Face Dirty Feet Mountain Run and partaken in one of four distances: 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km.
Aside from those two events, below is a month-by-month guide of what’s going on at Sun Peaks for the rest of the summer.
August at Sun Peaks Resort
August is the hottest month of the year in Sun Peaks and there are lots of activities for the entire family to enjoy from the Twilight Market to the Shred Hard Camp. If things get a bit too sizzling, be sure to cool off at the nearby McGillivray and Heffley lakes. Here are the month’s events by date:
Aug 1-9, Weekdays: Family Weeks
Aug 10: Sun Peaks Twilight Market
Aug 17: West Coast Camaro Rally Show and Shine
Aug 23-25: The 10th Annual Retro Concert Weekend
Aug 26-30: Shred Hard Back to School
Aug 31-Sept 2: Peaks Pedal Fest
September at Sun Peaks Resort
The fun in Sun Peaks continues into September and this year Sun Peaks has bonus weekends throughout the month, meaning the chairs will keep spinning for lift-access hiking and mountain biking every weekend. Here are the month’s events by date:
Sept 2: Lift and a Lager
Sept 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29: Bonus chairlift weekends
Sept 8: The North Face Dirty Feet Mountain Run
Sept 28: Fall Festival
Sept 28: Sun Peaks Cider Fest
For more information, visit sunpeaksresort.com.