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September 13/10 11:54 am - Durham Cyclocross Classic: 10 Years and Going Strong

Posted by Editoress on 09/13/10

Durham Cyclocross Classic Celebrates 10th Anniversary with a New Course

On Sunday, September 19th, the 10th annual Durham Cyclocross Classic will be happening 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 and a brand new course.” 

The new course provides sections of gravel, asphalt, grass, wood chip and sand

Event Highlights Include;

• Minimum of 750 in Cash and $1000 in Prizes and Draws
• New course Layout with varied terrain
• Categories for all levels,
• Covered Pavilion
• Only 30 minutes from Toronto
• 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
• And D'Ornellas Bike Shop, Scarborough

This is an OCA sanctioned event, following designated OCA rules and start times.  One-day licenses and series permits will be available at this event.
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 email


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