Posted by Editor on 08/24/99
Whistler Classic Registration Extended!
Online registration for the Whistler Classic this coming weekend has been extended until Thursday, August 26th 3:00 pm EDT (Noon west coast). To register, just click on the hotlink button in the upper right corner of the Canadian Cyclist page and go to Registration.
On a related note: I (the editor) will be flying out Friday to cover the event live over the weekend. If there is anyone driving up to Whistler Friday afternoon and has space for one person, please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24 Hours of Adrenalin Results
Chad Grenier at Trilife has gotten some results to us. He apologizes for the delay, but says that the webserver with the results has been down for the past day (which is why you can not get results from the Trilife site either).
Hardwood Hills was the host of Canada's Largest mountain biking event and the biggest 24 hour event in the world this past weekend with 2,600 riders and 7000 campers and spectators gathered for the Woodstock of Mountain Biking. People began arriving Friday afternoon and did not leave until Sunday afternoon. The camping areas dawned RVs, multi-coloured tents, coloured wigs and costumes and while most people came in a group of 5-10, some groups brought as many as a 100 riders and friends.
Rain fell on upon the participants and support crews Friday evening for several hours however it did not dampen the spirits of the athletes on hand to have a weekend of fun, excitement and of course great mountain biking. The lengthened course (22kms) was more challenging and exciting as ever. People always rave "the course is so much fun, lots of singletrack, technical sections, but not too difficult."
"People have caught Adrenalin fever. Today active people are looking for events that are challenging, fun, team and active lifestyle oriented," said Stuart Dorland, President and Founder of Trilife Sports International, event organizers. The Kokanee 24 Hours of Adrenalin is just that; people getting together with friends to enjoy a weekend full of memories that will last a lifetime.
While 99% of participants ride in teams (4, 5 person open age, 5 person all female and 6-10 person corporate category) 25 endurance athletes from all over North America gathered to test their limits by riding the event by themselves in the solo category. These athletes are the heroes of the event and provide motivation for everyone on the course. No matter the struggles one faces the solo riders are experiencing the same challenges ten fold. First timers Jason Vincze and Heather Johnston walked away with top honours.
Special thanks to all the participants, sponsors, volunteers who helped this year be a success from Trilife Sports International. For more event coverage log on to Live Webcast at www.24hoursofadrenalin.com and CanadianAdventure.com.
Top Finishers are:
1.Jason Vincze-Tarantula/KHS Toronto 17 laps 24:02:56
2.Matt Ohran-Pharmenex Provo, UT 15 laps 24:00:35
3.Glen Meeuwisse Orillia 15 laps 24:29:15
4.Greg Blackwell Fernie, BC 15 laps 24:38:00
1.Heather Johnston Guelph 12 laps 24:00:42
2.Joanne Uhlmann Mississauga 11 laps 24:23:50
4 Person Elite:
1.Gears Racing Mississauga 23 laps 24:08:32
2.Waterloo Cyclepath Waterloo 23 laps 24:59:03
3.Angriff Bolton 21 laps 25:00:26
All Female-5 Person Open Age-Under 135:
1.Hegemony Beaverton 16 laps 24:15:35
2.Jedi Night Riders Guelph 12 laps 24:07:35
3.Lucy's Crew Barrie 11 laps 24:03:40
All Female-5 Person Open Age 135+:
1.Rip N Hammer Chix Pickering 17 laps 25:05:36
2.Team Caledon Hills Cycling Inglewood 17 laps 25:09:02
3.Gears Girls Toronto 16 laps 24:27:53
5 Person Open Age-Under 100:
1.Avenging Disco Godfathers Stouffville 22 laps 24:54:09
2.Six Hairy Legs Burlington 21 laps 25:06:41
3.Algonquin Outfitters Huntsville 20 laps 24:35:03
5 Person Open Age-100-149:
1.Courtesy Bicycles Windsor Windsor 22 laps 25:13:48
2.Team Ryeka Sport Oakville 21 laps 24:39:32
3.Low Alpine/Smart Wool Markham 21 laps 24:44:15
5 Person Open Age-150-199:
1.KHS Canada/Jet Lights Newmarket 22 laps 24:01:22
2.Five Screaming Inches Brantford 22 laps 24:15:06
3.D'Ornellas Racing Scarborough 22 laps 24:56:41
5 Person Open Age-200+:
1.Boyds Nite-Riders Markham 21 laps 24:06:56
2.Kamikaze Cool Team 1 Collingwood 21 laps 24:09:22
3.Senile Cyclists Ancaster 21 laps 24:45:59
Corporate (6-10 Person):
1.Schwinn Ski Pro Shop St. Catherines 22 laps 24:16:45
2.Hardwood Hills Oro Station 22 laps 24:33:33
3.Clearly Nike Canada Ajax 22 laps 24:41:35
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