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October 12/11 9:42 am - Toronto Cyclo-cross adds Night Racing

Posted by Editoress on 10/12/11

A FIRST in Ontario will be happening the evening of October 15th at Centennial Park, Toronto... cyclo-cross under the lights. If you have never seen or raced this crazy fun cycling discipline at night, we encourage you to come out and partake in something truly different.

Saturday, October 15th's race is under the lights of the ski hill. First start group goes off at 5:30 pm and the feature group racing from 8:20 to 9:20 pm. Saturday's course features the ski hill and is designed so you can see all the thrills, spills, attacks and action from the base of the ski hill. The ski hill lights will be supplement by some pretty cool lights. Plan to be there! Encourage your friends and family to join you!

Don’t forget the Toronto fall bike Blowout Sale is on the 15th - pick-up some great deals in the morning and end the day with some great racing.

Sunday, October 16th's schedule has been adjusted. The first race of the day is off at noon, Ski Centre, Centennial Park, Toronto.



Derrick St. John leading through the sand pit at the 2010 Toronto Cross


Sunday's course is going to be fast and a lot flatter than Saturday's. It still incorporates some of the nasty stuff 'cross riders love but you won't be see the top of the ski hill on Sunday. The woods are back and with them will be logs to bunny hop. It will be a very fun course to watch and to race. Of course, Southern Cup points are at stake at this race!!!

As always, check out for details

The tech guide for this year's Toronto 'Cross is available here

Prizes: Besides the cash there are some really good product prizes this year... cool stuff from Timex, Contour, dzNuts, Hincapie, DeFeet and some surprize goodies from those firms that make Midweek programming possible.

Accommodation… this isn't in the tech guide:

Courtyard Marriot is offering you a special rate $95 plus taxes. All you have to do is ask for the cyclo cross special rate. They are just down the road from the park and as per past years they will have bike wash facilities available to you.

5050-5070 Creekbank Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 5R2


Below: Katy Curtis leads through the sand at the 2010 Toronto Cross



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