Website changes underway

The Knee Knacker web­site is under­go­ing renovations. During the next few weeks you may see the web­site change mul­ti­ple times. The con­tent will stay the same but we’re improv­ing the nav­i­ga­tion, typog­ra­phy, and pre­sen­ta­tion, espe­cially for mobile users. The last time we changed the web­site was in early 2012 which is, in Inter­net terms, ancient his­tory. The site is “live” all the time, so we’ll do most of the con­struc­tion late at night to min­i­mize dis­rup­tions to you. Just watch out for the dust and over­hang­ing wires!photo-1

Early season trail condition report: Hollyburn Chute

The Holly­burn Chute sec­tion of the Baden Powell is in great shape this year. After inspect­ing it today, we can report that it’s basi­cally snow free, save for a few short patches south of the Blue Gen­tian Lake trail junc­tion. North of the junc­tion, there’s still con­tin­u­ous snow about 60cm-90cm deep. And unlike last year when people were doing con­tor­tions through all the blow­downs, this year the area is free of downed trees. Let your train­ing begin!

Baden Powell Trail condition, April 11, 2014 near the Blue Gentian Lake junction.

Baden Powell Trail con­di­tion, April 11, 2014 near the Blue Gen­tian Lake junction.


The Baden Powell Memorial Connector Project

Sev­eral people have asked if the Knee Knacker is involved with the Baden Powell Memo­r­ial Con­nec­tor project. We fully sup­port the project’s goal to create a new sec­tion of trail to bypass Indian River Road, but the race is not offi­cially involved with the project. If you’d like to sup­port the Baden Powell Memo­r­ial Con­nec­tor project, go to

How to track tonight’s race lottery results

There’s more ner­vous­ness and excite­ment with tonight’s race lot­tery results than the Oscar’s Best Pic­ture cat­e­gory. But how can you keep up with the results? First, gather your family and friends. These are the folks who–win or lose–you’ll need for sup­port. Second, grab some snacks and your favourite bev­er­age. (Add bev­er­ages as required.) Third, start­ing at 8pm, huddle around your com­puter or mobile device where you can:

  • Go to our Face­book com­mu­nity page to see the live results, or
  • If you’re not on Face­book (gasp!), visit our Lot­tery Results page and click your browser’s refresh button peri­od­i­cally to dis­play the latest results.

Good luck to everyone!