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October 2/03 6:02 am - Burnaby Track, OCA Party, Azzurri & The Hard Road Tickets Selling Out

Posted by Editor on 10/2/03

Burnaby Race Registration Online
Courtesy Jeremy Storie

Burnaby Velodrome Nov 7-9 race registration is on-line now. Please visit for on-line registration. This is the opening race of the winter track season in Canada. All events will be held in the dry, warm traffic free confines of the Burnaby Velodrome. This 200m track is North America's only indoor velodrome.

Ontario Cycling Celebration hosted by Gears

Friday is your last chance to get advance tickets for the Ontario Cycling Celebration hosted by Gears!

The fourth annual event will happen this year on October 4th, 2003, at the Mockingbird (562 King St. W, just west of Spadina) in Toronto. Drop by after 6pm to get the party started. Curt Harnett and Mark Connelly, the voices of the Hamilton 2003 Road World Championships will begin the Awards presentations at 7 pm, where Chrissy Redden and Sue Palmer-Komar will help present the 2003 Ontario Cycling Association awards. The party will switch Gears after 9pm with a live DJ and dancing, billiards, and a chance to let loose, cyclist style!

Celebrate cycling in Ontario, Canada and the world!

We would like to thanks our event sponsors for working with us to make this a great evening:


Gears Racing and Gears Bike Shop
Canadian Cyclist
Pedal Magazine
Event Clothing provided by Sugoi

Tickets for this event will be available from the Ontario Cycling Association. Advance tickets are $20 for non-members, $15 for OCA members (with proof of membership).Clubs purchasing 10 or more tickets will receive a 20% discount - $12 each.

Call the OCA at 416 426-7416 or email at with your credit card info to book your tickets today.

Tickets will be $20 at the door.

Party with the Azzurri!

This is probably going to be the party at the Worlds - a chance to have dinner with the Italian team! Organized by Giuseppi Ferrara, one of the initial founders of the Hamilton Worlds, the team will be having dinner at Liuna Station, the refurbished Hamilton train station on James Street. Ferrara says that the entire Italian team will be there including, yes, outgoing world champion Mario Cipollini and this year's favourite Paolo Bettini.

The party takes place Monday, October 6th, starting at 6:30 pm. The cost is $75 per person, and includes a superb buffet dinner. There are only a limited number of tickets available, and you must book by Midnight (EDT) Sunday, October 5th. To reserve your tickets, click here.

Note: In the first 24 hours, 25% of the tickets have been sold, so do not leave it too late!

Hard Road Premier

It is now less than a week until the Canadian Premier of The Hard Road, the movie which tracks a first year professional team through an entire season on the U.S. circuit. If you love bike racing, you will want to see The Hard Road.

There will be a total of 6 screenings over 4 days in Hamilton during the Road Worlds - one each next Wednesday and Thursday (October 8th and 9th) at 6:00 pm, and 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm shows on Friday and Saturday (October 10th and 11th). Tickets are $10. Only 55 seats are available for each showing at the Stair Case Theatre, so get your tickets before it is too late.

Click on The Hard Road button at the top of the screen for more information and to order your tickets. As a bonus, everyone who orders their tickets before October 4th (ie, Midnight EDT October 3rd) will be entered into a draw for a pair of week long grandstand tickets for the World Championships, valued at $300.

Note: The deadline for the draw has been extended by 24 hours, however, nearly 40% of the tickets have been sold, so do not leave it too late!


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