Posted by Editoress on 10/9/12
Barrelling down the ski hills of Etobicoke’s Centennial Park has become par for the course for a growing community of endurance cyclists. Now in its 15th year, Midweek Club’s Toronto Cyclo-cross Race, has quietly gained momentum and is now one of the longest running cyclo-cross events in Ontario, and is the only provincial level cross event held in the GTA.
This year’s Toronto Cycle-cross race will be held on Sunday, October 14th, beginning at 10:00 am. This year, proceeds will be donated to two great causes: the Ontario Cycling Organization's youth programs and Erace Cancer's support of cancer research at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
Sound Solutions Racing Team will be present at Toronto Cyclo-cross selling “HOSS” hats and will raffle off a signed and framed Team Garmin-Sharp jersey. Midweek will also contribute a portion of race entry fees to this cause. This is to memorialize friend and teammate Kevin Watson, who passed away from pancreatic cancer this year. Kevin, aka Hoss, was an avid supporter of cyclo-cross and for encouraging and enabling youth access and participation in the sport. Midweek will have a part of the course designated “The Kevin Watson Snarl”, which will be designed by Bob Haufler to be as similar as possible to sections that Kevin had designed in the past. Kevin always helped Midweek with course design and setup at this event in the past.
Erace Cancer Cycling Team will be accepting cash donations for their cause. These are easily made when registering for the race on-line at the Ontario Cycling Organization website: www.ontariocycling.org, or on Midweek's website: www.midweekclub.ca. Midweek will be donating a portion of the race entry fees to this cause as well.
Pre-Reg Race Fee is $45 for all OCA Members. UCI or OCA Citizen Permits required and must be presented at sign-in. Pre-Registration closes on October 11, 2012.
About Toronto Cyclocross
Toronto Cyclocross is one of the longest running and storied cyclo-cross events in Ontario. Having been part of the North American Cyclo-cross Trophy series, a three time UCI event and, this year, part of the Ontario S-Cup series, it has become a mainstay on the southern Ontario cyclo-cross circuit. The only provincial level cross event held within the borders of Toronto, its Centennial Park venue offers a variety of terrain and elevation to challenge all types of riders, from beginners to the most hardened, mud covered pros out there.
About Midweek Biking Club
Midweek Cycling Club is a GTA based competitive bicycle racing club focused on the road and cyclo-cross disciplines. Throughout the year, Midweek delivers high quality programming from Learn-To-Race clinics, to weekly race series, to high level race events. From September to November, Midweek runs a cyclo-cross training clinic at the ski hill in Centennial Park every Tuesday, beginning at 6:30 pm. Open to riders of all levels of skill and fitness, Midweek Cycling Club is an inclusive community of cyclists who enjoy riding and/or racing their bikes. For more information on joining the club, visit www.midweekclub.ca.
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