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August 27/05 8:35 am - Rocky Trailer Stolen, Gord Fraser Camp, Merckx Tickets, BC / Alberta / Ontario Race News

Posted by Editor on 08/27/05

Rocky Mountain Trailer Stolen

The little freeride trailer was stolen from Rocky Mountain's factory on Annacis Island (Lower Mainland) at 5:45pm Wednesday Aug 24th. It's rather conspicuous, so if anyone has noticed it the last 24 hours, could they contact Crimestoppers at 604-669-8477 or Delta Police at 604-946-4411. Nothing was in it - just a pain in the butt and we really need the trailer for upcoming events.

Gord Fraser Cycling Camp 2005

Professional cyclist and three-time Olympian Gord Fraser will hold his first cycling camp this November 13th - 20th in Tucson, Arizona.

In addition to fully supported daily riding with Gord and his HealthNet teammate Scott Moninger this all-inclusive camp will feature Allen Lim of Powertap. Allen is hot off the Tour de France, where for the first time ever he and Powertap recorded and analyzed power data of top 9th place finisher Floyd Landis.

Daily rides will include instruction on technical skills and provide essential training tips that no avid cyclist can ride without. Ideal accommodations, catered meals, massage, and nightly presentations from Gord and other professionals will all be part of the package.

Tucson is a magnet for professional and amateur athletes in fall and winter. It is fast becoming a training mecca and supports both domestic and international pros, including riders from the T-mobile men's team.

Gord has created six days of riding in the picturesque landscapes of the Sonoran desert for intermediate to advanced level cyclists.

For information and registration, contact the Website at or 1-800-659-0360.

Evening of Champions Tickets Available

Tickets for "An Evening of Champions" with Eddy & Axel Merckx in support of the BC Cancer Foundation are now available at

For further information please contact Philip Meyer at

Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6

Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6 will kick off this Sunday, August 28, at Hardwood Hills Cycling Centre between Barrie and Orillia on Simcoe Road #11. Some of Ontario's elite competitors that have been racing in other parts of Canada will be returning for this weekend's event. This event will certainly make for some great late season cross-country mountain bike racing.

The course for this weekend's Plastiglas Ontario Cup #6 will be totally different from the Canada Cup taking place at Hardwood in June. Not to disappoint riders, the notorious boneshaker will also be included in the race course. Sunday's cross-country events will test racers over distances ranging from 7 - 47 km. The experts and elites will be racing from 1 pm until 3 pm with the amateur events beginning at 9 am.

The Plastiglas Ontario Cup Series consists of 7 events taking place at premier mountain bike venues all across Ontario. These events have categories for all mountain bike ability levels and registration is available on the day of the event.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 27
Pre-ride, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday, August 28
X-Country Racing, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(pros race at 1 pm)

Escape Velocity Series Final Standings - Vancouver
Courtesy Gord Ross

Final standings are in for the 2005 SISU World Tuesday Night Championships. Congratulations to all competitors for coming out and racing hard at our weekly event. August 30th will be the last Tuesday Nighter of the year and is RETRO NIGHT, so bring your funky old jersey's, hairnets, Oakley Factory Pilots, downtube shifters, toeclips, and anything else you think is old and cool. Draw prizes will be awarded to the most retro-riders.

World Tuesday Night 2005 Champions:

Men Cat 1/2: Sean Dawson, Trek/Red Truck Racing
Women Cat 1/2/3: Marni Hambleton, Symmetrics Cycling
Men Cat 3: Attila Fritz, Mighty Riders
Men Cat 4: Ron Klopfer
Men Cat 5: Jason Burch
Women Cat 4: Leslie Vice, Dizzy Chicks

Please join us for awards, trophy presentations, and our final spin of the season.

For more information, please visit our website at

Alberta Youth Road Championship Registration
Courtesy ABA

Registration for the Alberta Youth Road Championships will begin on Monday, August 29. Please send your name, club, category, and your racing number to

Open for participation by Junior (age 17 - 18) and younger cyclists, the event is meant to give youth experience in the major road disciplines while competing with their peers and to introduce new riders to road cycling. Categories available for entry for both male and female riders include:

- Junior
- Under 17
- Under 15

The 2005 Alberta Youth Road Championships will be held in and around Calgary according to the following schedule:

- Individual Time Trial: Saturday, September 3
- Road Race: Sunday, September 4
- Criterium: Monday, September 5

Riders from Alberta and elsewhere in Canada are invited to participate. A technical guide with more detail will be available on the Alberta Bicycle Association's website, starting Monday, August 29.

For more information, or to register, please contact:

Kevin MacCuish
Events Coordinator, Alberta Bicycle Association
Phone: 403-297-2720
Fax: 403-297-2702

360 Thursday Night Series Extended - Ontario
Courtesy OCA

Due to popular demand, the Bi-Weekly Mountain Bike Series in Windsor will extend into the fall. It will begin Sept.15th and end Oct.27th. The Series will include 4 races in the Windsor Area. Races start at 6:00pm, sharp. This is a great opportunity to try something different if you are not from the Windsor area. Please check out the web site for all the details:


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