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June 22/99 8:05 am - Ontario News

Posted by Editor on 06/22/99

Greatest Northern Ontario Challenge
(courtesy Al Faucon)

Have you been looking for a new kind of mountain bike experience? An event which will challenge you and your machine?

Then we challenge you to THE GREATEST NORTHERN ONTARIO MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE. THE 4th ANNUAL 100 KM MOUNTAIN BIKE ENDURO & MTB FESTIVAL, Saturday August 14th and Sunday August 15th 1999. NEW FOR 99 - 30 KM MOUNTAIN BIKE MINI ENDURO (for those who would prefer a shorter distance with all the challenges of the enduro)

This Northern Ontario race is not your typical race where you follow other riders around in circles. It's more than just mountain biking; It is also about adventure, exploration and exhilaration.

Beginning in Mattawa, participants will follow an arduous path along the Mattawa river through breathtaking and demanding terrain for 100kms until they reach the finish line in North Bay. Cyclist from around the continent and even across the globe - Boliva - make the "LOST IN THE ROCKS AND TREES 100KM ENDURO" one of their annual pilgrimages. Many are elite riders, but most are weekend warriors racing against themselves. Come and check it out for yourself. It will be the event you will be talking about long after the bike season ends.

The event is sanctioned by the Ontario Cycling Association.

To get more information, see last year's results as well as a few pics, and to print up an entry form, check out

Hope to see you in the Bay.

Mississauga Midweek Club Novice Criterium

TONIGHT‚S EVENT was run under a similar handicap format to the Wednesday events. This was partly because of the large number of entries and partly to measure the ability and experience of the riders. The Monday event was started for novices but in recent weeks a number of more experienced and rapidly developing riders have created a different kind of event.

In order to return to the original Monday evening purpose, the following riders have been promoted to the Wednesday handicap group, where they should be able to hold their own Congratulations! You will still be welcome on Mondays, albeit in a helping capacity, to assist the newcomers in learning the basics of road racing.

Ed Makarchuk, Ray Zucchetto, Amit Ghosh, Gord McFarlane, Mike Viel, Walter Grabovac, Drew Harvie, Frank Gunn, Garnett Abbey, Glen Cameron, Norman Jew.

Event #4, May 12th
Distance 39.6 km, 18 laps
Handicap Group Ave. 39.4 kph, Scratch Group Ave. 40.8 kph
Weather: 26 C, Calm w. sunny periods

125Ed MakarchukInd.S31-00-1812
243Lori Ann MunzerIntersportW1-00-1911
336Ray ZucchettoInd.S3s.t.10
441Amit GhoshU of TS3s.t.9
547Gord. MacFarlaneInd.S3s.t.8
635Garnett AbbeyOakvilleS3s.t.7
739Duncan NewmanInd.S3s.t.6
87Gary HirschPavanMDs.t.5
919Mike VielInd.MBs.t.4
1018Norman JewInd.S3s.t.3
1145Dave PinderBramptonMBs.t.2

41 starters, 33 finishers

Prime Points

Garnett Abbey 9
Gord McFarlane 8
Lori Ann Munzer 6
Ray Zucchetto 6
Glen Cameron 6
Norman Jew 6
Mike Viel 5
Ed Makarchuk 4
Dave Valenti 4
Bill Buckley 2
Dan Thompson 1
Tom Howell 1
Frank Gunn 1
Gary Hirsch 1

Thanks to Tina Mayberry, Lorne Thompson, Jeff Archbold, Don Hunter, Mike Ybanez, Stirling McArthur, Pierre Perrin and anyone else I‚ve forgotten.


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