The 2017 SCMA 42nd Three Flags Classic


We are pleased to present the 2017 3FC! For only the 5th time in our history, the route will be going from north to south. Check in will be at the Quality Inn located in Abbotsford BC, located less than 10 miles from the Sumas border crossing. After a 7-year hiatus, we are returning to Mexico with a finish in the City of Puerto Peñasco, at the beachfront hotel, Peñasco del Sol.

Take your time to glance through each of the items listed on the drop down menus and learn about the history of this magnificent ride, the route we will be taking this year (final route sheets forthcoming), information about border crossing into CAN and MEX, eBlasts previously released with ride info, photo’s from previous 3FC’s, and links to information on weather conditions during this 4-day event.

Format of the Three Flags Classic

This event is NOT a race. No records are kept in regards to elapsed time. This event is a 6-day event with 4 days of actual riding and a finish banquet. It is an endurance event where riders may be exposed to extreme cold, rain, sunshine, extreme heat, road closures, and more. Riders are presented with a preferred route but can ride any route they choose, as long as they reach 3 checkpoints and the finish within the times allotted.

At the time of registration riders will receive a starter’s package usually containing a plaque, 3FC passport, preferred route sheet, decal, pin, shirt, and cap.

Check In Day: Thursday, Aug 31st, is Event check-in, start banquet, rider’s and first timer’s meetings.

Days 1,2,3, and 4: are riding days

Day 4: Monday, Sep 4th, is the main finish date.

Day 5: Tuesday, Sep 5th; additional finish hour and evening Finish Banquet.

There is usually a Happy Hour around 4:00 pm on Tuesday, with the banquet doors usually opening around 5:00 pm.

We have extended the traditional Monday evening finish time to include 11:00 am to noon on Tuesday. This is being offered to allow riders additional time to avoid riding in the heat of day and/or to avoid crossing the border and riding to Puerto Peñasco at night when road visibility is not optimal. If the weather is extremely hot, riders can motel in the Phoenix area to avoid heat exhaustion. They then can get an early start Tuesday morning to make it to Puerto Peñasco in the morning’s cooler temperatures.

More information about the route, checkpoints, hotels, etc. will be published as it becomes available. Dates and times subject to change.

Best to All

Chris White


2017 42st Annual SCMA Three Flags Classic
For further clarification, or questions about this event, contact Chris White, Chairman, 2017 Three Flags Classic at:
or (250) 283-7256

 Also visit our Three Flags Facebook page.

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