April 21/06 2:07 am - Upcoming Events and News (eastern)
Posted by Editoress on 04/21/06
Bicycle Newfoundland & Labrador (BNL) has a great looking new website. Check it out at www.bnl.nf.ca
Check out the Bicycle Nova Scotia (BNS) website for: Jaimie Lamb's reports from Europe, the 2006 race calendar and upcoming events.
The season kicks off in Nova Scotia with the BNS Road Race Series event #1, the AMP Road Race, Sunday April 30th at Atlantic Motorsport Park, Shubinacadie, NS. For more info go to www.cyclesmith.ca
Cape Breton Island's FIRST Cycling Summit is taking place this weekend. The Summit will bring together a powerful mix of community leaders, tourism operators, health care providers, business leaders, government and non-profit organizations. The goal of the Summit is to discuss how to maximize cycling's potential to bring social and economic benefits, mainly in the fields of tourism, health and environment. Interested persons can still register to attend by going to velocapebreton.com
Velo Cape Breton's Annual Bike Check and Swap and Sale will take place on Saturday April 29th , 8:30 to 1pm. More information at velocapebreton.com.
Velo NB has the 2006 event calendar, the Sussex Road Race originally scheduled for April 29-30 has been rescheduled to May 28. Phil Cortes writes about his win in Texas and a set of guidlines for the 2006 race season are online. Check out the website
Prince Edward Island
Cycling PEI is presently looking for volunteers that are interesting in helping during the 2006 season. For more information about how you can help, please contact CPEI and talk with Kelsey.
The FQSC has launched a new program, Roulez Gagnants, "En tandem vers l'excellence", linking Quebec's top riders with up and coming young riders.
After a 4 year absence, the Raid Pierre Harvey has been resurrected and will take place on July 1st and 2nd. The Raid has joined the Foundation Marie-Helene Prémont and will donate some of the profits to the Foundation. Marie-Helen Prémont will ride the event as well. Registrations are now being accepted at www.raidpierreharvey.com
April 21st, 22nd & 23rd are the Provincial Track Championships at the Forest City Velodrome. For full information go to www.forestcityvelodrome.ca
The 5th Annual Kelso O-Cup DH course build day will take place on April 23rd. Peter Appleton, organizer of theOntario DH Cup posted the following message on the SirBikeaLot website: I went up and met with the forces that be at Kelso to pick out a new lower section for the course as the section of the last couple years has been slated for natural regeneration (and it needed it). So we will be building a newer section on the other side of the valley, I have a tentative triple jumps section that should give everyone some extra air miles.
So come on out and throw some dirt around, I'll provide water and some snacks for those in attendance. Its always a great way to get back into the DH zone, meet old friends and get a early look at the course before the masses.
11am, please bring rakes and shovels, meet at sunset lodge
Rain date will be April 29th.
Thanks for all your support
The first race of the 2006 Ontario Cup XC MTB Series will take place on April 30th at the Mansfield Outdoor Centre in Mansfield. Full information (including registrastion) for the event and all upcoming Ontario Cup races can be found at www.chicoracing.com.
The first race in the Ontario DH Ontario Cup will take place at the Kelso Conservation Area on May 6th and7th. Information and registration is available at the SirBikeaLot website.
The London Centenial Wheeler's Spring Classic, Springbank Road Race (now 38 years old) takes place on May 7th. The race course is a 2.2 km closed circuit within Springbank Park, London. Information is available at the website.