Posted by Editoress on 05/9/12
Outback Events announced today that it is rescheduling the inaugural Mission Classic Gran Fondo. It is now set to take place on September 23, 2012 instead of May 27, 2012. The 120 and 70 kilometre courses will start and finish in Mission, BC, and feature beautiful scenery, timed climbs, well paved roads, supported aid stations, professional on-course support and the camaraderie of group cycling.
The decision to move the date of the event to the fall was a difficult one but has been made in the best interests of the event and the community. Outback Events has been busy in the past few weeks, working with the host communities to ensure that venues and courses are available to us for the new date. Now that the details for the event date have been finalized, the date change is now official.
“We think that this date change will provide the event with the opportunity to attract more riders and give us further opportunity to work with the community and sponsorship partners to ensure we produce a strong inaugural event,” said Joe Dixon, founder of the Mission Classic. "The District of Mission has been a strong supporter of this event from the beginning and we look forward to working with the new Mayor and council to ensure that the event is a success this year and in the future. Any time that you have to reschedule and postpone an event it is a tough decision and one that we've struggled with making. We apologize for any inconvenience that this change may create for our athletes but we feel it is the best decision for the event.”
Outback Events is committed to a continuing collaboration with the host communities, race crew and sponsorship partners over the coming months, to produce a safe, fun, and enjoyable cycling experience in September.
“Our goal is to bring a first rate cycling event to an area that is known for great riding and has a long history of great local club support and events to area. The combination of a scenic, rural course located just 70 kilometres from Vancouver will make the Mission Classic Gran Fondo an event not to be missed," says Dixon.
Information for registered athletes that are unable to participate on the new event date is available at the event website: www.missionclassic.ca
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