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June 23/06 8:48 am - Masi Adobe Racing Cypress Hill Climb Update, Blizzard Bike Club NEws

Posted by Editoress on 06/23/06

Masi Adobe Racing Cypress Hill Climb
Courtesy Philip Burgess

Just a final reminder that the July 2nd Cypress Hill Climb in West Vancouver, BC is fast approaching. The race promises to be exciting and well attended and we have secured some fabulous prizes, not least a chance to win a Masi Gran Criterium frameset.

We are offering all the major categories and for those of you who are not aware, all funds collected will be donated to Bicycles for Humanity, a charity that collects and ships used and discarded bicycles to Africa. For our efforts, the team has just received a thank you email from none other than Paul Sherwen, one of the voices of the Tour de France.

The Hill Climb isn't all - we are also organising a fun dinner event at the Templeton Diner on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver the evening of July 2nd. Cost is $20 whcih includes entree and a dessert and again this is a fundraiser for Bicycles for Humanity. Pat Montani, founder of BFH, will be on hand to tell us about his plans for the Vancouver area. Space is limited, though there are some seats left, if you would like to join us, let us know asap!

All the latest details including race bible are on our team website : or you can contact race organiser Philip Burgess philipbee[at]

Blizzard Bike Club Fort St. John, BC

June 22, 2006

Robin Baillie (H+R Block) turned in a fast 22:08 minute time to win the Baldonnel time trial, Thursday night. Pat Ferris was second at 25:59 and Irvin Tang third at 26:30. Roger St. Jean was 4th at 26:38 and Rod Lewis 5th at 26:54.

Matt Sparling was 6th at 27:26, Richard Wood 28:08, Wim Kok 28:12, Dean Lowry 28:33 and Colter Young 10th at 28:46.

Gord Harris was 11th at 28:51, Jolea Bilodeau 29:08, Kevin Cooper 29:19, Bob Andrews 29:54, Barb Polehoykie 30:25, Ken Nix 30:44, Floyd Polehoykie 34:37 and Eva St. Jean 35:58.

Marie Young won the 8 km with a 14:25 minute ride. Cassie and Calvin Bell were second at 17:38 and Samantha Sparling third at 19:21.

Coming up:
-Challenge Cup #5 is a 14 km time trial on Bear Mountain in Dawson Creek at 2 pm.
The Blizzard‚s are in the lead with 257 points to Grande Prairie‚s 139 and Dawson Creek‚s 127. There are nine races in the 2006 series. Grande Prairie is the defending champion.

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