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March 26/02 10:10 am - Hilton Falls (ON) Event Info, Employment Opportunity, Trinidad, Charity Tour

Posted by Editoress on 03/26/02

Hilton Falls All Weather Challenge MTB Time Trial - April 7

Its just about time for the All Weather Challenge! Try and get your registration in soon to help everyone with planning and organization. Part of the proceeds from this event go to trail maintenance in the park. The course map will be posted on the W.O.W. web site WOW by April 1. The race course will be determined on Good Friday, March 29th depending upon trail conditions. A rough map will be available at the Park Office later in the day.

Hilton Falls is now open for Mountain Biking.If there is wet weather they will close temporarily until they dry out. Please respect these temporary closures. Call 905-854-0262 to inquire about trail conditions or to get race info.

Hilton Falls Trail Work April 13th - Request For Volunteers

Hilton Falls Conservation Area is asking for volunteers to help complete the extreme Bent Rim Trail within the park. This is the technical trail that W.O.W. designed over a year ago. Between persons unknown who have attempted to destroy the trail on 2 occasions, to really rough terrain, the last kilometre of the trail hasn't been properly finished. On Saturday April 13th at 9:30am volunteers are asked to contribute some sweat equity into finishing the trail and doing grooming on the entire route. Rakes are the most needed implement as well as tools like small pruners. Trail work will last for 3-4 hours followed by complimentary pizza and refreshment. Please contact the park at 905-854-0262 or at to let us know you're volunteering.

Employment Opportunity of Victoria, BC is looking for a coach to assist in running it‚s successful Teen Speed youth cycling program. NCCP certification is an asset as the successful candidate will be expected to lead road, MTB and track rides. This is a part time position with the opportunity to increase to full time for the right person.

Please send resumes to Steve Lund at

Track Racing in Trinidad

this report was received late on Saturday - ed

Hello all, another weekend of racing is upon us.

Last night was the official opening track event of the West Indies -vs- the World cycling series. Last weekend was a separate event (southern games). The event last night took place on a velodrome called "Skinners Park", quite ironic that this is the name....

Glen Rendall (from Ottawa) says " this track ain't nothing" as he has competed many times on the infamous Delhi track in Ontario. The track at Skinners Park is the southern part of Trinidad in the city of San Fernando. The people here love cycling, and packed the house (approx 1000 spectators) to watch the 30 international cyclists, plus 4 other groups of category riders compete in 4 events each category The track is fairly flat, only marginal banking and quite narrow (approx 2 meters wide).

The racing was very intense and fast paced. Glen Rendall and Ryan McKenzie raced international and spent the night in the pack, mixing it up with the 11 other countries. Travis Smith had our best showing in the category 1 event, placing 2nd in the opening 3 lap event.Joel Regimbald, Chris Bentley, Nick Corcoran all fared much better this opening night and were all very competitive in the category 1 field.

This venue will host the cyclists again next Friday night.

Today (Saturday), the riders move to the Arima velodrome. A 450 meter, "normal" looking velodrome. Arima is also a very cycling friendly community and the crowd is expected to be large again.

Kurt Innes

Charity Tour

The Tulip Tree Tour is a comfortably paced ride through the countryside of Chatham-Kent. We offer a 100 km and a 40 km loop. The 100 km route takes us through the largest stand of hardwood deciduous forest left in southern Ontario. This is our 5th year and will be held on June 9th, 2002. All surplus proceeds will go to the W.I.S.H. Centre, a not for profit community centre serving Chatham-Kent. For more information call (519)354-5673, email or see our web site:


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