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October 1/09 12:56 pm - Vanier Park (BC) Cyclocross

Posted by on 10/1/09

Vanier Park Cyclocross (Vancouver) this Sunday, Oct. 4th

The BC Cup Cyclocross series' longest running event, the Vanier Park Cyclocross Classic returns for another year on October 4, 2009 at it’s unique urban location in downtown Vancouver overlooking the scenic Burrard Inlet.  With preparations for a very significant global sporting event scheduled for early next year already under way, parts of our usual course layout are unavailable.  In its place we are pleased to announce an all-new course within Vanier Park with all the twists, turns, and high-speed fun expected of a top notch layout.

Visit the official event web page for complete event information and resources.

CLICK HERE  for online pre-registration available until Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 with discounted entry fees.


For smoother race day entries CLICK HERE to print and fill out your registration form in advance.

Co-organizers West Coast Racing and Trek Red Truck Racing ( would like to thank our list of excellent sponsors and partners who are supporting the 2009 race plus provided a bevy of prizes for all categories.

Event Schedule:

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

10:00am – 'C' Men & Women (Beginner & Citizen)  - (30 minutes each), Junior Men/Women (30 minutes)

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

10:40am – Bike Gallery Cross, age 11-15 ( short course, ~15minutes)

11:00am – 'B' Men (45 minutes), Open 'A' & 'B' Women* (45 minutes), Master 35+ Women (45 minutes)

12:00pm - 'A' Men* (60 minutes),  Master 35+ Men (45 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.

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 Kids' Cross)

Canadian Men and Women purchasing $10 one day Cycling BC license (or $30 for extra insurance coverage, only $5 for U17)

Entry fees and registration:

Save money and time on race day  CLICK HERE  to pre-register now until Friday, Oct. 2nd ! Or (for UCI license holders) register for entire BC XC Cup series at

Race day registrations $30.00 CAD/USD

$10.00 one day event insurance for non-license holders, available at day-of registration or on-line registration

Kids’ Cross entries FREE for under 10! $5.00 for ages 11-15

Race Day registration closes 30 minutes prior to each start

Save time and effort on race day! CLICK HERE to print and fill out your registration form in advance;

The Vanier Park Cyclocross Classic is proudly presented by premier sponsors Trek Red Truck Racing, Race Face, PowerBar, Ryders Eyewear, and Schwalbe Tires.

Other participating sponsors include Active Life Physio, ATAC Sportswear, Bike Gallery (sponsor of neutral tech support zone and Kids' Cross events!), Mighty Riders, Bicycle Sports Pacific, North Shore Athletics, and Uprising Breads.

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 Cardiac Classic BC Cup Cross Country event and the West Coast Super D.


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