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October 21/08 9:46 am - The 'World' Indoor Cyclo-cross Championships of the World

Posted by Editoress on 10/21/08

The World Indoor Cyclo-cross Championships of the World
Courtesy Sean Carter

DATE - November 8, 2008
LOCATION - Springbank, Alberta
TIME - Noon to early evening

TICKETS - $30 - available at Bow Cycle, Campione Cycle, Pedalhead Calgary, Da Capo Cafe in Edmonton - and at the door.

Directions, Updates & Technical Guide -

We don't really know what possessed our club president Vinny to ask his friend John if we could put on a race in John's barn - but thankfully - John said "Are you kidding me? - Sounds like a blast!" - and so here we are!

We have secured the use of a 80ft x 240ft heated, and lit barn and are building a cyclocross course that will be totally inside, running around the bands, spectators and beer garden.

Races will be run 4-at-a-time, in heat-style racing, with every racer getting a minimum of 2 races in. We will have just 2 categories, Open and 1Cog. Open is pretty self-explanatory and 1Cog is for fixies, coasters, cruisers, singles - anything, as long as it has 1Cog. A women's event will also be run if there are enough entrants.

The course is being designed and constructed by Keith Bayly and will offer traditional cyclocross features - tight turns, loose surfaces, off-camber corners, long straights, and multiple barriers - as well as a few special surprises!

To ensure that the spectators on hand have a good time, we will have music provided by local Calgary bands - The Bownesians, Dead Man's Hand, and The Ramblin' Ambassadors.

Libations generously provided by Steam Whistle Pilsner and concessions provided by Veloplzen club members.

With Alberta's cyclocross scene growing every year and producing some of the best racers, on some of the best courses in Canada, we at Veloplzen thought the time has finally come to turn the dial up on the 'cross' amp to 11, tear it off, and run it over with cyclocross tires!

Please join us on November 8th for the cyclocross event of the year!

Will you be the first World Indoor Cyclocross Champion of the World?

Veloplzen Cycling Club -

Supporters and Sponsors

Steam Whistle Pilsner
Mold Squad
PODS Calgary
Bow Cycle
Campione Cycle Calgary
Pedalhead Calgary


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