Posted by Editoress on 05/7/12
The second race of the Plastiglas Ontario Cup (O-Cup) Mountain Bike Cross Country (MTB XC) Race Series gets underway this Sunday, May 13th, at Woodnewton in Uxbridge, Ontario - just a one hour drive from Toronto. For riders who enjoy a challenge and competing against riders from around the province, this is the race for you! This single track race course was custom designed for riders of all abilities, and specifically designed as a wet weather course that provides plenty of drainage. Riders can expect a challenging, hilly, single track course with steep climbs and descents, and technical up and down sections.
The first race of the O-Cup MTB XC Series that was held two weeks ago at Mansfield Outdoor Centre drew a sizeable race crowd of just under 700 participants and featured several World Cup and Pan Am racers. It was a fun filled day with a race course that offered riders a fast single track with a mix of climbs and bumps that tested riders of all ages and abilities. The second installment of the O-Cup MTB XC Series at Woodnewton is expected to be just as enjoyable and challenging as the first.
The first race of the day starts at 9:00 am and features the Youth and Beginner race categories. These categories are perfect for kids and those with little to no mountain biking/racing experience. You can race in a safe environment where you can experience the thrills of mountain bike racing and test out some of your skills. You can check out the rest of the day's racing once your race has finished, and see the elite riders in action. There is also a free kids race for those 8 year and under at 1:00 pm. For full race information and schedule visit www.chicoracing.com.
You can visit the Ontario Cycling Association (OCA) website to register online for this race. Online registration closes on Wednesday, May 9th at 11:59 pm, the fee for registering for this race varies between $10 and $40, depending on the category you choose to race in. On-site race registration will also available on the day of the race (7:30 am to 12:30 pm), however, the fee will be a little bit more expensive. All riders who are not yet members of the OCA will be able to participate in this event by purchasing a one day event permit - $12 for adults, and $8 for kids 14 years and under (conditions apply). For registration and membership information visit www.ontariocycling.org.
The 2012 Plastiglas O-Cup MTB XC Race #2 is shaping up to be an exciting day for all racers and superb spectator event for the whole family. We encourage riders of all ages and abilities to come along and be challenge on an exhilarating race course that is designed to stimulate the senses. Hope to see you all out there!
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Courtesy Chico Racing
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