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October 22/08 10:36 am - Barrie Cyclo-Cross Race (Ontario)

Posted by Editor on 10/22/08

Barrie Cyclo-Cross Race

On Sunday, November 2nd, the Barrie Cycling Club will be hosting its second Annual Cross Race. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to host the event at Sunnidale Park. This year the event will be held at Hardwood Ski & Bike, a short 15 minute drive north of Barrie. We were fortunate to secure Hardwood as a location for the event and a course has been laid out that I'm sure will be a hit with both seasoned and novice cross racers alike. Hardwood has hosted numerous Provincial and National level events, including Cross Nationals in 2005. For further information, directions and a course map go to

Registration opens at 8:00 am and closes 30 minutes prior to each race start. The course will be open for pre-riding after 8:00 am on November 2nd.

PLEASE NOTE: One day licenses will be available for this event at a cost of $5. They can be purchased at the time of registration.

Cost of the event is $25 pre-registered and $30 day of registration, for all categories other than Junior and Under 17. For these categories the cost is $20 pre-registered and $25 day of event. All riders are encouraged to pre-register, either through the OCA website or by calling Hardwood Ski and Bike at 705-487-3775.

Race starts will be as follows:

10:00 am - Under 17; Senior 3/4 Male; Beginner Male; Master 3 Male

11:30 am - Junior (17-18) Male& Female; Senior Female; Beginner Female; Master Female; Master 2 Male

1:00 pm - Senior 1/2/3 Male; Master 1 Male

There will be a cash purse for Senior 1/2/3 Male & Senior Female, with great merchandise prizes for all other categories. Awards will be held immediately following the completion of each race start.

The BCC would like to thank the following sponsors who have made this event possible:
Tarpin Lumber (Barrie)
Days Inn Barrie
Hardwood Ski and Bike
Pearl Izumi
Sugoi Clothing
Ryder Eyewear

The course is approximately 2.5 kms in length and offers a great mix of the terrain features at Hardwood Ski & Bike. There are fast sections of grass and doubletrack, combined with numerous technical, twisty and bermed sections, 1 double barrier, one run-up and a short, sandy dismount. The course then ducks into the woods for 2 fast sections before heading to a quick descent leading to the start/ finish area. This course is guaranteed to be a hit for all levels of rider, from beginner to expert.


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