Bart Jarmula, Melanie Bernier win first twoonie x-country bike race of 2012

Bart Jarmula, Melanie Bernier take top spots in first 2012 Arrow Helicopters Twoonie Mountain Bike Race.

Bart Jarmula races down the Hemlock Grove trail on Mt. Macpherson on his way to winning the first race of the 2012 Arrow Helicopters Twoonie Mountain Bike race series on May 9.

Bart Jarmula and Melanie Bernier took top spots in the first 2012 Arrow Helicopters Twoonie Mountain Bike Race on Wednesday at Mt. Macpherson.

Jarmula fended off a tough challenge from Tim Auger and Don Robertson, who finished 23 and 34 seconds back of Jarmula’s winning time of 48:05.

Bernier ran away with the women’s race, finishing in 50:22. Sarah Newton and Jamie Kraus took the other podium spots.

The race saw the cyclists pedal down the road, up the Yew R Here trail, down Hemlock Grove, back along the road, back up Yew Are Here, and down Quarry trail – twice.

The second race takes place on Wednesday, May 23. Visit for details. Full results are as follows:

MEN Final Time Overall Place
Bart Jarmula 0:48:05 1
Tim Auger 0:48:28 2
Don Robertson 0:48:39 3
Dominic Unterberger 0:48:47 4
Travis Hunt 0:49:50 5
Thom Madlung 0:50:47 6
Richard Mulligan 0:52:00 7
Callum McLeary 0:52:06 8
Pete Smillie 0:54:45 9
Kellen Viznaugh 0:55:03 10
Bruno Long 0:55:17 11
Rich Hamilton 0:56:26 12
Doug Page 0:56:30 13
Daryl Ross 1:00:09 14
Andrew Clark 1:02:20 15
Mick Stevenson 1:04:31 16
Simon Brittin 0:36:00 17*
Bob Roger 0:42:00 18*
Brian Kozak 0:47:09 19*
WOMEN Final Time Overall Place
Melanie Bernier 0:50:22 1
Sarah Newton 0:59:48 2
Jamie Knaus 1:03:33 3
Atsuko Knight 1:06:02 4
Amy Guidinger 1:08:02 5
Suzanne Dupuis 1:08:50 6
Courtney Rennie 1:09:22 7
Penny Page-Brittin 0:43:30 8*
Liz Kozak 0:58:07 9*

* Indicates one lap only

Note: An earlier edition of this article referred to the trail Yew R Here as Ewe R Here. The difference being, as Rob Mohr pointed out, that Yew’s are common in the are, Ewe’s aren’t.

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