Posted by Editor on 12/14/05
Ontario Downhill Racing Awards
2005 was a banner year for downhill racing in Ontario, as anyone who attended a race can agree to. The courses were excellent, the organization was top notch and, most importantly, Ontario regained its sense of community and the spirit of fun that we had been missing in years past. Attendance at races continues to increase in 05, making it the fastest growing segment of cycling, as well as arguably the most exciting.
Yet not everyone seems excited about the growth and success of downhill in Ontario. When the OCA held the Ontario Cycling Association Awards, downhill and 4x was omitted, and essentially ignored. No awards were handed out, despite the growth and momentum that Downhill has gained. Once again, the sport failed to get the recognition it so rightly deserves.
Well, it isn't being ignored by everyone.
Dropmachine.com, Primary Racing and Sirbikealot Racing have teamed up and have started the First Annual Ontario Downhill Awards. Designed to recognize the riders that so rightly deserve it, the ODHA show that all your training, hardwork and risks are appreciated and most importantly, respected. While the awards are only web based this year they will undoubtedly grow, much like the sport itself, and will soon aim to become THE award for downhillers and 4x racers that compete in the Ontario Cup.
Please take the time to check out the awards at www.dropmachine.com/racing/index.php?action=fullnews&id=1. These racers put a lot of work into their sport, and deserve to be recognized. If the official body won't do it, then we will.
Abbotsford BMX Schedule
The Abbotsford BMX Club is once again hosting a long session of indoor BMX and MTB riding and racing at the Agrifair. December 10 - January 1. A short 30 minute drive from Vancouver gets you into the warmest and driest place to ride in BC. $5 for practice nights. Practice nights are attracting more than 50 riders per night!
Wednesday - Practice and Indoor 4x Racing!
Thursday - Coaching night - Everyone welcome
Friday - Race night! Everyone welcome
Saturday - Race night! Mtb bike open class, BMX Pro-Am class
Check out Abby's full schedule at their website: www.abbotsfordbmx.ca
Next major events:
BC Cup and BC Open Championship - Jan 28-29
Western National Series #1, #2 - Feb 12-13
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