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October 9/08 9:27 am - 2008 Pumpkin `Cross October 26th

Posted by Editoress on 10/9/08

Local Ride's Pumpkin `Cross
Courtesy Barry Lyster, Local Ride Bike Shop

Local Ride's infamous Halloween-themed BC Cup cyclocross race is sneaking up on you! Action starts at 10:00 am for the third race of the BC Cup Cyclocross Series on Sunday, October 26th, and features a new course and location at Maple Ridge's Albion Park.

"The new course, venue and spooky theme will help make this year's Pumpkin `Cross the best race of the series. We're aspiring to create a quality course that's worthy of hosting the National Championships and other high-level races in the future," said race organizer, Barry Lyster.

Pumpkin `Cross is known for its festive atmosphere, which includes great racing, music, food, prizes, a costume contest, and a kid's race. It's a family event, and whether racing or cheering, you're sure to have a blast.

The course promises to be a challenge for all, with all the classic elements of `cross racing: run ups, a set of barriers, a road section, grass switchbacks, technical trail riding, and the Maxxis double-sided wheel pit.

It's the `cross event of the season with over a $1000 in cash prizes up for grabs, as well as draw prizes, and a best costume award. Score a $20 cash bonus with a win while in costume!

Remember to register early at Register by 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 25th for $25, U18 riders $10. Day-of registration will incur a $15 late fee. Unlicensed riders add $10 to $30 for insurance, depending on affiliation with Cycling BC. Kids 13 and under race free!

Note: The call-up for A categories will be done according to series rankings, while Masters, B and Novice will be done in order of registration - so sign up now!

Thanks to the great folks at Cycles Lambert for donating a tonne of prizes from Maxxis, MET Helmets, Finish Line, and G.O.R.E.

Event Schedule
Sign-on Opens at 9:00 am and closes 30 minutes prior to each race.

10:00 AM
Open Beginner (30 minute race)
B / Master Women (30 minute race)

10:35 AM
9-13 Kids Race (15 minute race, half laps)

11:00 AM
B Men (40 minute race)
Master Men (40 minute race)

12:00 PM
A Men (60 minute race)
A Women (40 minute race)

Entry Fees
Kids Cross (13 and under) - Free
U18 - $10
Other categories - $25
*Unlicensed - add $10 to $30 depending on affiliation with Cycling BC
** Day of registration late fee - $15

***Note: US racers must have a valid UCI license.

Albion Park, 24500 104th Ave, Maple Ridge, BC

The course includes all the classic parts of cross racing; run ups, a set a barriers, a road section, grass switch backs and some technical trail riding. You will pass the wheel pit two times per lap.

*Note: course is subject to change

Albion park is easiest to reach by driving north on 240th street and turning right at 104th Ave. 240th can be reached from the Vancouver area, simply by driving east on Hwy 7. From the Langley area you can use the Albion Ferry, turn right off the ferry and you will end up on 240th.

There is parking located at Samuel Robertson Technical just north of the park along 245th b street

For more race info, click HERE



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