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January 2/01 11:34 am - CC Awards, B.C. Advocacy, Euro 'Cross

Posted by Editor on 01/2/01

Canadian Cyclist Awards

There have already been lots of votes cast in the Canadian Cyclist of the Year awards, however, we made one glaring omission in the Best Individual Performance category - Sue Palmer's superb ride at the Road World Championships in October. We have added that to the voting page, so if you want to go back and choose that performance (even if you have already voted), just vote in the Best Individual Performance category. Voting ends at Noon EST, January 10th.

SIMBS News - B.C.
(courtesy Jim Richardson)

This is from the SOUTH ISLAND MOUNTAIN BIKE SOCIETY in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It contains information on mountain biking issues.

1. How a $10 membership gets you a $66.50 value (plus some intangibles) - First the dollars, then the sense. The membership costs $10, about the cost of two tubes. Here is what we spend the $10 on:

$8.50 - Trail Work (tools and lunches for trail volunteers)
$10.00 - Administrative (website, copies, phone, etc)
$15.00 - Newsletter, stamps and envelopes
$33.00 - Conference attendance, education, insurance, the dance, AGM, memberships in organizations

Do the math! This is the leverage that SIMBS applies to your dues, and multiplies the effects of your dollars. You also get intangibles that are priceless. Advocacy, lobbying, a credible voice for mountain biking. Do your part to support mountain biking. Join Today!

2. Annual General Meeting Monday January 15th - 7:00 pm at the Commonwealth Pool. SIMBS elections, draw prizes, awards, featured speakers, refreshments. We invite you to come and have a say in the direction of SIMBS in 2001. Positions are opening up on the board, hear a parks planner talk about the future, see the plans for the Technical Training Area.

(a) New Parks Planner to speak about access to trails - Come to the AGM and hear Don Watmough of CRD Parks as the featured speaker at this year's AGM. We have asked him to speak to us because CRD is in the midst of writing their Master Plan for the new Park that contains the most public land suitable for trails. What better way to learn about the issues that relate to mountain bike access to trails than to hear it from the bureaucrat that makes the recommendations to CRD. We will hear about CRD's view of potential conflicts with other user groups. We will learn about the environmental issues that affect which user groups get access to what land. This will determine which trails we get to ride for the next five to fifteen years!

(b) Big Turnover in SIMBS Board - Up to half the board positions will come open this AGM. The President., Vice president, Treasurer, and Secretary, positions are open. Some of the incumbents will be running again but there is a good opportunity to get
involved and affect the direction of SIMBS. What do you want to see SIMBS doing? Check out the board job descriptions

(c) Technical Training Area - Approved Plan Explained. Now that the TTA is approved, we'll be explaining its design, and what is needed in terms of materials, equipment and manpower. This will be an excellent opportunity to get involved. Take on a part of it!

3. Website Redesigned - Visit our new and improved site As well as the classifieds, and the discussion forums, you will find the details of these stories:

- Hiking Accident Claims SIMBS Trail Builder Gordon Clay
- Technical Training Area Approved !
- Rope Needed For Downhill Bypass
- Big Changes On SIMBS Board Coming
- Gene Wey Paralysed in Tragic Accident
- SIMBS Jerseys For Sale
-Switchbacks Time Trials
- Isn't It time You Joined SIMBS?
- New Hartland Trail Map Is Out!

P.S. We need writers for more content. Drop us a line, and we'll post your stuff! Fill in the missing material on SIMBS website. We need content.
South Island Mountain Bike Society (250) 477-2455
Jim Richardson, President
Box 215 - 2680 Quadra St. Victoria, BC, V8T4E4

Superprestige 'Cross #7 - Diegem, Belgium

1 Sven Nijs (Bel) Rabobank
2 Erwin Vervecken (Bel) RVS Liege at 0:55
3 Mario De Clercq (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites 1:20
4 Tom Vannoppen (Bel) Vlaanderen 2002-Eddy Merckx
5 Marc Janssens (Bel) Palmans Ideal
6 Richard Groenendaal (Ned) Rabobank
7 Peter Van Santvliet (Bel) Spaar Select
8 Kipcho Volckaerts (Bel) Jonge Renners
9 Gerben De Knegt (Ned) Rabobank all s.t.


1.Richard Groenendaal (Ned) 169 points
2. Tom Vannopen (Bel) 120
3. Erwin Vervecken (Bel) 119
4. Peter Van Santvliet (Bel) 118
5. Mario De Clercq (Bel) 114


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