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October 17/08 11:38 am - Vanier Park Cyclocross Info

Posted by Editoress on 10/17/08

Vanier Park Cyclocross (Vancouver) this Sunday, Oct. 19th
Courtesy West Coast Racing

The annual Vanier Park Cyclocross Classic in the heart of downtown Vancouver returns this weekend on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008 at Vanier Park near the Burrard Bridge. West Coast Racing and Trek Red Truck Racing have come together to deliver the usual full slate of senior races and free kids' races, plus have added a new full BBQ service on site.

Full event technical guide including maps to event site, venue facilities, and course map available online at

Event Schedule

9:00am - Registration opens (sign on ends 30 minutes prior to each start)

9:30am - Free Bike Gallery Kids' Cross, ages 11 to 15 (1 lap full course)

10:00am - Open Beginner (30 minutes), 1 minute gap, Women B / Master Women (30 minutes each)

10:30am - Free Bike Gallery Kids' Cross, age 10 and under (mini-course, ~5minutes, parental assistance allowed)

11:00am - Men B (40 minutes), 1 minute gap, Master Men (40 minutes)

11:30am - BBQ lunch by M&M Meat Shops, Burgers/Hot Dogs+ Pop $2 through to 2:00pm

12:00pm - Men A* (60 minutes), 1 minute gap, Women A* (40 minutes)

1:15pm - Award / Podium presentations

* Mountain bikes allowed in all races except "A" races. Only bikes in accordance with UCI regulations for cyclocross allowed for "A" races.

Special Kids' Cross offer!
Limited number of 20 free pass Kids' admissions available to the nearby H.R. Macmillan Space Centre, with purchase of an adult admission.

Open to any of the following:

• Cycling BC or CCA licensed racers
• U.S. Racers with UCI licenses
• All kids age 15 and under (for free Kids' Cross)
• Canadian Men and Women purchasing $10 one day Cycling BC license (or $30 for extra insurance coverage)

Entry fees and registration

• $25.00 CAD/USD per competitor

• Kids' Cross entries FREE!

• Race Day registration closes 30 minutes prior to each start

Contact Information

Race Director: Sven Sturm
Email: sturm.sven (at) yahoo (dot) (com)
Phone: 604-984-6835

Who is West Coast Racing?

West Coast Racing is a community cycling club operating as a not-for-profit society run entirely by volunteers from within its membership. Various outdoor and indoor cycling programs are run by West Coast Racing year-round for mountain bikers, road riders, and cyclocrossers. West Coast Racing is also the organizer of the new Cardiac Classic BC Cup Cross Country event, which debuted to rave reviews this past July. The 2008 Vanier Park Cyclocross Classic is proudly presented by premier sponsors and event co-promoters Trek Red Truck Racing. See for more information.

Other participating sponsors include PowerBar, Active Life Physio, Atac Sportswear, Bike Gallery (sponsor of neutral tech support zone and Kids' Cross events!), Deakin Outdoor, M&M Meat Shops, Race Face, Schwalbe Tires, and Uprising Breads.


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