24 Hours of Light

Mountain Bike Festival . Whitehorse, Yukon . June 28–29, 2014

How do I get to the Yukon?

Air North or Air Canada offer daily flights from Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

How do I get to the race?

The race venue is the Copperbelt Mining Museum on the Alaska Highway, about 5 km from downtown Whitehorse. Here's a map and directions.

Where can I stay?

On race day there is plenty of tent space on site, both quiet and noisy, as well as RV parking.

Before and after the race, or if you simply prefer the comforts of a bed, there are many hotels, B&Bs and camping options nearby. Visit travelyukon.com for more details.

No lights allowed. What does that mean?

We live in the land of the midnight sun! You don't need lights, even in the darkest part of the night.

What will the weather be like?

We've seen it all, from snowing to +30 C, and some years in the same 24 hours. Be prepared for everything.

Do we need to bring food and water?

Yes. We provide some food but you should bring enough food and water for 24 hours.

Can I bring my dog?

Please, NO DOGS. Not at the race, campsites or parking lot.

Where can I sleep?

We encourage staying up all night! If you do need to grab some sleep there is plenty of tent space, both quiet and noisy, as well as RV parking.

How long is the course?

Our course varies from year to year, but one lap is normally between 12–15 km. Most riders complete a lap in 45-60 minutes.

What is the course like?

It always includes a mix of flowy singletrack and wider ski trails to make passing easier, especially on the climbs. It is a blast for beginners and experts alike!

Is there a course map?

Sorry, no. We don't finalize the course until shortly before the race.

How do I register?

Registration is done online. Check back in April or May for a link.

How much does it cost?

Race cost is $90 per rider. Contagious Mountain Bike Club members receive $25 off their entries.

Can I pay with cash?

All registration is online and requires a credit card. This saves paperwork and keeps our event green.

How can I change a team member?

You can change team members at the captains meeting on Friday. There will be a $10 charge per change.

How can I find people to join a team?

If you're a solo rider looking for a team, or a team who needs an extra rider, try asking on the Contagious Mountain Bike Club facebook group.


We love volunteers! If you want to help, we can promise you a really fun time and some nice swag too!

On race day we normally need help with timing, course marking, logistics, set up and take down and FUN! Before the race there is a lot of planning and organizing, collecting prizes, preparing race packages, trail work... If you have a special talent, skill or interest we can accomodate that as well!

If you want to help out in any way, please e-mail us at info@24hoursoflight.ca!

Contact Us

PLEASE read through all the information on this site first. Honestly, if it's not listed here we probably don't have any answers for you.

If you need to get hold of us, our e-mail is info@24hoursoflight.ca.