Posted by Editoress on 06/14/07
Trek Store Toronto Canada Cup at Hardwood Hills - this Sunday
Important Notice for Elite Men/Women, Jr Expert Men - Canada Cup
UCI/CCA rules state these riders must pre-register at least 48 hrs in advance. The registration deadline is Friday June 15 by 6:00 pm for these categories.
see www.hardwoodhills.ca for details and pdf entry form
Over 800 riders will converge upon Hardwood Hills this Sunday for the 12th annual Canada Cup, sponsored by the new Trek Store Toronto.
Many riders have already arrived to pre-ride the course, including the Chinese National Team!
The weekend starts with the Ride for the RVH, a charity ride in support of the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Center, presented by the Barrie Cycling Club. This is a family oriented mountain bike ride with 2km, 5km, or 10km options, with riders collecting pledges towards this great cause. The Ride for the RVH starts at 10:00 am Saturday June 16. Full ride info and pledge forms available at barriecycling.com/rvh.
Saturday will also be filled with many athletes pre-riding the Canada Cup course, and a Special Appearance by Gary Fisher, one of mountain bikings founding fathers! Gary Fisher will be at the Trek Store Toronto Saturday morning and be at Hardwood Hills by 4:00 pm for a pre-ride and autograph session.
The Trek Store Canada Cup races will take place all day Sunday, with the Pro/Elite races going off at 11:30 am.
Canadas best pro/elite riders will need to be on top form to challenge the 9 km course, and some of the best riders in the world. Race organizers have confirmed entry from Olympians Seamus McGrath and Kiara Bisaro, as well as 3 riders from the Chinese Womens National Team as they prepare for 2008 Olympics.
Gary Fisher will also join in the pack of Sport riders, racing at 9:30 am and then be available for autographs at the Trek Store Toronto tent for the duration of the day.
Hardwood Hills has been host to a Canada Cup National Series event annually since 1996, and has been twice awarded MTB Organizer of the Year by the Canadian Cycling Association. The Canada Cup event is also part of the Plastiglas Ontario Cup series as a Platinum Points race, and hosts categories for any ability and age of riders from beginner to elite, and 10 yrs to 60+ yrs.
The Trek Store Toronto and Hardwood Hills welcomes all mountain bike enthusiasts to come ride, race, or just watch the fun! Full event details and registration at www.hardwoodhills.ca/canadacup.htm
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