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October 27/07 6:13 am - BC Cup Cyclocross #6

Posted by Editor on 10/27/07

BC Cup Cyclocross #6 - Pumpkin 'Cross
Courtesy Local Ride Bike Shop

On Sunday, October 28, cyclo-cross will debut in Maple Ridge with Pumpkin 'Cross '07, race #6 of the BC Cup Cyclo-cross Series.

"Maple Ridge Park will combine the technical aspect for riders with great viewing areas for spectators. We're trying to model it on the incredibly popular races like this in Europe, which often attract tens of thousands of spectators. Next year we'd like to run a series out here," said Barry Lyster, race organizer and owner of Local Ride Bike Shop.

Local Ride Bike Shop is presenting the race, to be held on a 2.5-kilometre course in Maple Ridge Park, which will include obstacles, such as barriers, a log, a run-up, ghosts and twisty trails.

"It's going to be the best 'cross race of the year," said Local Ride Team rider Jean Ann McKirdy, currently tied for first in the Women's A division in the BC Cup standings with Melanie Vaughn (Steed Cycles).

The day will start off with a free kid's race at 9:30 a.m. for everyone under 16, followed by all other race categories and topped off with the Men's A race at 12 noon.

There will be a great spectator viewing area, MC, cash for top categories, pumpkins, ghosts and prizes for best costume. Visit for more info.

- Sign on opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes 10 minutes before your start time
- Pre-register here for $25
- Day-of registration is $30
- You must present your racing license and a signed waiver at registration to get your number

- 9:30 a.m. - Under 16 Kids Race - 20 minutes
- 10:00 a.m. - Men's C & Women's B - 30 minutes (staggered start)
- 10:45 a.m. - Men's B & Women's A - 40 minutes (staggered start)
- 12:00 p.m. - Men's A - 60 minutes

Maple Ridge Park, Maple Ridge, B.C.

Travel Directions from the WEST
Follow Lougheed Hwy (#7) EAST over the Pitt River bridge to Maple Ridge. Turn LEFT (EAST) at Dewdney Trunk Road / Maple Meadows Way (by Staples). Follow Dewdeny Trunk EAST to 232nd Street. Turn LEFT (NORTH) on 232nd Street and continue NORTH until you see Maple Ridge Park on the right.

Travel Directions from the EAST
Follow Lougheed Hwy (#7) WEST. Turn RIGHT on 240th Street. Follow 240th Street NORTH to Dewdney Trunk Road. Turn LEFT on Dewdney Trunk Road, then turn RIGHT on 232nd Street. Follow 232nd Street until you see Maple Ridge Park on the right.


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