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September 20/07 7:47 am - We Need More Cowbell Cross

Posted by Editor on 09/20/07

We Need More Cowbell Cross - St Catherines, Ontario
Courtesy Nathan Chown

On Saturday September 29th the first annual "We Need More Cowbell Cross", presented by MacEachern's Deep Steam carpet care, will take place at Burgoyne Woods Park in St.Catharines. The course will be 95% grass with one 200 meter section of pavement. Due to the lack of rain, the terrain is bumpy and this will definitely wear on the riders towards the end of the race. The course will be marked by stakes and tape for the turns and the no brainer sections will still be marked with flags on each side of the course. There will be one run up and one set of barriers, so only 2 dismounts per lap - unless you fall off your bike then there is more!

The course will be about 3.3 K long but very FAST. Of note is the Roller Coaster Section (think miniature BMX track) section which will test all the rider's skills. The course will be mostly ~3 meters wide with a few exceptions. There will be a good mix of technical grassy turns and straight power sections and some off camber.

We have Cowbell trophies for the winners of each category. A sample of the bells can be seen in the pictures section with chief prize distributor Casey Chown. Also for draw prizes there will be Sidi shoes, a selection of products from Rapid City Cycle, Super Feet insoles and other fun stuff. At the event there will be power and water hook up but most likely a bike wash will not be needed. All race information can be found at the event web site There will coffee and muffins and fruit on site at no cost.


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