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September 17/14 11:10 am - Hardwood Cross Series Starts Next Week (Ontario)

Posted by Editoress on 09/17/14

Hardwood Ski and Bike welcomes cyclo-cross riders from all over Ontario starting on Wednesday, September 24th, for the 5th Annual Cyclo-Cross Races Series, sponsored by Velocity Cycle & Ski.

"This series is great because it can help the new cyclo-cross rider gain experience and improve their skills, and will also offer the elite riders a competitive challenge," says Jack Sasseville, President & GM of Hardwood Ski and Bike, the official host of the race series.

The event will take place every Wednesday night for 5 weeks in a row. Each rider will complete multiple laps of the course, which is a 3 km, open track, off-road course. The course is a fun, fast course, with a few technical challenges and dismounts. Competitors can choose to ride the course on a mountain bike or a cyclo-cross bike.

All ages and abilities are welcome. Entry fee is $12.50 for each race or $53.00 for the entire series. To pre-register, please visit Same day registration opens at 4:30pm and the races start at 6:00pm. Riders are encouraged to bring other riding friends and athletes to give cyclo-cross a try.

There will be draw prizes every Wednesday night of the series, all donated by the title sponsor - Velocity Cycle and Ski in Orillia. Plus, placing results for each category and prizes at the end of the series for most number of points gained throughout the series.

The Velocity Cycle & Ski Wednesday Night Cyclo-Cross Race Series is a great training opportunity and lead up to the Ontario Provinicial Cyclo-Cross Championships, also hosted by Hardwood Ski and Bike on November 9, 2014


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