Posted by Editoress on 03/19/11
On Sunday, June 12th, The Wedgewood Cycling Team presents its seventh annual road race on the streets of Vancouver.
Returning to the scenic route surrounding Pacific Spirit Park near the University of British Columbia, the race will again be set against a spectacular backdrop of the Pacific Ocean and the Coastal Mountains, and will attract racers from around the Pacific Northwest and Canada anxious to compete in one of Canada's premier cycling events.
New for 2011 is the PreFondo Race/Ride, which is sure to attract a great deal of interest for people preparing to ride one of the many GranFondo or Charity Rides this year. "The PreFondo event is the perfect training for group riding on safe and closed roads," explained Event Director Jonathan Wornell. "There are many great events that are encouraging new riders, some who may be intimidated by riding in a large group. We wanted to create something that would be accessible and which could be ridden with team mates, friends or family in preparation for the bigger events."
Registration for the PreFondo event will be have limited space available, so riders are encouraged to sign up early.
|Masters B/C, Junior Men||9||94.5 km|
|Men 3/4||8||84.0 km|
|PreFondo (Men and Women together - no licence reqd)||6||63.0 km|
|Elite Men (1, 2, or 3)||12||126.0 km|
|Elite Women (1, 2, or 3)||8||84.0 km|
Participants will again enjoy racing on completely closed roads and benefit from full neutral support provided by Mavic and The Bike Gallery (www.vancouverbikegallery.com).
Camosun Hill will provide extra excitement in the Senior Men and Senior Women's races as they battle for the King and Queen of the Mountain prize.
Online registration closes on June 8th (midnight) after which time registration and package pick up will be at The Bike Gallery (4433 West 10th Ave) 2pm - 5pm Saturday, June 11th (no credit card payment available). Early Bird pricing is available until May 15th.
Set on the edge of Point Grey Village and the University Of British Columbia, our Expo Village will give companies the opportunity to show off their goods and services to the riders, crowd, and visitors, opportunities for space in the Village Expo are now available.
The Race will again be a primary fund raising initiative for the Wedgewood Cycling Team, in support of the BC Cancer Foundation. Funds raised this year will go towards helping the fight against Cancer in British Columbia.
Full details and registration is now live at www.teamwedgewood.com.
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