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September 6/08 1:16 am - 2008 Liberty! Bicycles Off-Road Squeezer, Cycle Solutions O-Cup Provincial Champs Pre Race Report, 2008 SIRC Research Award

Posted by Editoress on 09/6/08

Liberty! Bicycles Off-Road Squeezer - Ontario

We are getting a lot of positive feedback about our new starting sequence at this year's Liberty! Bicycles Off-Road Squeezer. Featured this year is an afternoon start specifically for Elite-level riders. It will be a relatively small field among the 1000 (or so) participants at the event. The Elite start will offer $5000 in cash prizes for the Top-15 Men and Top-15 Women. First place is $1000 per gender. Last year the event was won by Mike Garrigan and Amanda Sin.

We expect phenomenal spectator support at the race which starts and finishes in Downtown St.Catharines, but it is predominantly an off-road event. Race date is Sunday, September 28th. Details and registration at or call 1-877-99-PEDAL.

Kurt Gwisdek
Liberty! Bicycles Off-Road Squeezer

Cycle Solutions O-Cup Provincial Champs Pre Race Report
Courtesy Peter Appleton, A href= target=_blank>

Presented by Commencal, Camp Fortune Sept 13/14

I have received tons of emails from both Ontario and Quebec, this will be a sanctioned race in Quebec and Ontario this weekend and will hopefully lead to the 2009 Ontario/Quebec DH Challenge!

Finally the answer everyone has been waiting for....What Course??? What Course??? Well Matt Woods, Will Cadham and his amazing trail crew have created something super special so be sure to bring your A game for the Provincial Championships!.

- Camping is free as always in the parking lot!

- Save $10-20 and pre-reg online at

- Map and Directions are at

- Bring lots of TUBES, you're gonna need em!

REMINDER: Minime Category IS NOT allowed to race in Quebec currently, hopefully next year the FQSC will allow it, so we'll see all the Minime's at Blue Mountain in August.

We can’t thank enough our amazing support staff, Lee Allen, Kris Somers (MC/DJ), Allan Hawley and his timing staff, Pro Patrol and of course the amazing volunteers and sponsors: Bike Store, Commencal Bikes, Norco Performance Bikes, Kenda Tires, Titec Components,, Privateer Racing, To Wheels, Industry Bike park, Trident Distribution, Gamut, FUNN.

2008 SIRC Research Award - Official Launch
Courtesy SIRC

SIRC (Sport Information Resource Centre) is proud to announce the official launch of the 2008 SIRC Research Award and the introduction of the SIRC Research Development Award.

We are very proud to acknowledge sport research and to ultimately showcase the award recipients work to a worldwide audience. The continuation of support from CIHR ˆ Institute of Musculoskeletal Health, EBSCO Host, Coaches of Canada and Wellness Options is greatly appreciated.

Sport Research plays such a vital role in helping our athletes and the sport system to excel and achieve results of excellence. It is equally powerful to use the passion associated with the involvement in sport to inspire academic excellence and encourage students to push their knowledge base and produce quality research, says Debra Gassewitz, CEO and President of SIRC. We are very proud to recognize through the SIRC Research Awards the significant advancements made by Canadian researchers and to encourage the development of new researchers in the fields of sport and fitness.

"It was an honor to receive the 2007 SIRC award in the category ‘social impact of sport in the community’." Ms. Melanie Elliott, lecturer University of Regina. “I believe it is very important to build awareness and share the results of our study nation wide. By winning this award, I have been provided with the opportunity to speak at many differ ent conferences and functions, all in hopes of building awareness of sport and physical activity for Aboriginal people with disabilities. Thank you SIRC for recognizing the importance of this work - your passion towards sport in the community is greatly appreciated."

The SIRC Research Award recognizes outstanding sport research that benefits the Canadian sporting community. SIRC invites Canadian researchers to submit sport related original research papers in consideration for the 2008 SIRC Research Award. Winners receive $2,000, media coverage in Wellness Options and Coaches Plan, inclusion in the SportDiscus Database and international exposure to the sport and academic community through SIRC’s publishing channels.

The 2008 SIRC Research Award has two categories;
• The social impact of sport on the community
• The impact of applied research on athletic excellence / high performance

The 2008 SIRC Research Development Award is designed to encourage development of research writing skills, with an emphasis on preparing research reports that are comprehensive and yet can be disseminated and understood throughout the sporting community. SIRC invites Canadian undergraduate students to submit their literature review research papers in consideration for the 2008 SIRC Research Development Award. Winners will receive $1,000 each as well as media exposure throughout the Canadian academic and sporting community.

The 2008 SIRC Research Development Research Award has two categories:

• Health and Sport
• Participation and Sport

For more information and eligibility criteria regarding the 2008 SIRC Research Award and SIRC Research Development Award please visit target=_blank>


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