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October 13/06 9:58 am - Vancouver Island Cyclo-cross

Posted by Editor on 10/13/06

'Cross on the Rock: Courtenay Coal 'Cross
Courtesy Normon Thibault

Vancouver Island Cross Cup Race #2

On October 15, 2006, the Comox Valley Cycling Club in conjunction with Frontrunners Nanaimo and Oak Bay Bikes presents Comox Valley's first ever Cyclocross Race as part of the "Cross on the Rocks" Island Cross Series presented by the Nanaimo Daily News.

This will be race number two of the four race series that finishes up at Fletcher's Farms on November 12th the day after the National Championships in Nanaimo.

The race will be held at the Comox Lake Hostel on Lake Trail Road. Race day registration starts at 10:30 with racing starting at 12:00 with the beginners. Never raced Cyclocross before? Sign up for one of our races and register for the FREE 'Cross Clinic'. Pre-Ride the course with 2-time Canadian Cyclocross Champion and Kona team rider, Wendy Simms.

Race Categories include Beginner Men and Women, Intermediate and Masters Men, Elite Men and Women. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 riders in all categories and bonus primes for the fastest first lap in each event. Local sponsor Rehabilitation in Motion will be providing on-site Massage Therapy for your aching muscles following your race. They have also donated prizes for the top local elite male and female.

If you don't have a 'Cross' bike don't worry, mountain bikes are welcome in all categories. Be sure to purchase a raffle ticket for the Electra Cruiser bike and help send Canadian athletes to the Cyclocross World Championships in January 2007.

As always a big thanks to our series and nationals sponsors: The Nanaimo Daily News, Frontrunners, Oak Bay Bikes, The Howard Johnson, Arrowsmith Mountain Cycles, CrankBrothers, Wheaton, Malaspina University, Specialized, Devinci, Norco, eNVy.

For more information on this event, The Island Cup or the National Championships -


Island Cup Series Schedule

September 17th in Nanaimo at Diver Lake Park

October 15th in Courtenay at the Comox Lake Hostel

October 29th in Victoria

November 12th in Parksville at Fletchers Farms *series final* - double points

National Championships - Also on Vancouver Island is the National Championships to be held on November 11th at Beban Park in Nanaimo.


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