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September 29/09 4:55 am - Durham Cyclocross Classic Info

Posted by Editoress on 09/29/09

“Get Your 'Cross On, Before Your Turkey Fill”

Whitby, Ontario
On Saturday, October 10th, the 9th annual Durham Cyclocross Classic will take place at Heber Down Conservation Area in Whitby, Ontario.  The Durham Cyclocross Classic is the longest, continuous running event in the Southern Ontario Cyclocross series.

“The event has continued to grow each year and draws participants with all levels of skill and experience,” says Dan Salter, Event Promoter, “It's a great atmosphere, with great sponsors, a great course and spectacular fall colours.”

Event Highlights Include;

• Minimum of $900.00 in Cash and $1000.00 in Prizes and Draws
• New Course Layout with Varied Terrain
• New Computerized Timing and Scoring
• Categories for All Levels,
• Covered Pavilion,
• Donation to the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
• and a European-Style  Beer Garden running beside the course.

Event Sponsors Are:

• Mill St. Brewery
• CRCS Contracting, Oshawa
• Bicycles Plus, Oshawa
• D'Ornellas Bike Shop, Scarborough
• and  new for 2009 Specialized Canada

This is an OCA sanctioned event, following designated OCA rules and start times.  One-day licenses will not be available at this event; series permits will however be available.
About the Durham Cyclocross Classic
The Durham Cyclocross Classic was resurrected by Dan Salter in 2001 based on 'cross events that took place in the 1980's in Heber Down C.A.  Dan Salter was an accomplished Road, Mountain and 'Cross racer until 2006.  Dan fell in love with 'cross racing in 1998 and has seen it grow quickly from infancy in Ontario.  Dan's goal is to introduce newcomers to the fun, adventure and personalities involved with cyclocross racing.  For more event information, visit:, or (905) 438-8669


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