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March 19/03 8:43 am - Riders Wanted for Junior Tour of Ireland, MTB First Aid Course, Saturn News

Posted by Editoress on 03/19/03

Junior Riders Wanted

Roger Curtis is in the process of assembling a team to compete in the Junior Tour of Ireland in 2003.

Join some of Europe's finest teams as they compete in the 26th edition of the JT. Last year's winner was Stephen Roche's son Nicolas. Past winners have included Mark Scanlon (Agr2), Martin Early (Tour and Giro stage winner), and Paul McCormack (US based crit wizard).


1. Take risks and make things happen in the race.
2. Hammer.
3. Hammer even harder.
4. Hammer hardest.
5. Kiss the Blarney Stone.


•Depart Pearson (Toronto) airport Sunday, August 3, 2003
•Arrive Shannon, Ireland Monday, August 4, 2003
•Races are 5th to 10th
•Sight-seeing August 11
•Depart Shannon Tuesday, August 12

The Damage:

The cost for this event includes round-trip travel from Toronto to Shannon, entry fees, accommodation (bed, breakfast, and dinner in a newer student accommodation), track -suit, and rider support.


Riders are invited to apply to the coach as soon as possible. He can be reached at It is possible to take two teams of four assuming there is enough interest. It is also possible that the cost to each rider may be lower (or higher) than 'advertised' based on our endless pursuit of the best air-fare. So, think green and apply.

First Aid Course for Mountain Bike Volunteers
Courtesy MAMBO Kings MTB Club

The course is hosted by MAMBO Kings MTB Club, and is open to all interested mountain bikers. The course will be tailored to the sorts of injuries you would expect from mountain biking accidents. This is an ideal course for anybody who volunteers in a mountain bike club, or who helps out at mountain bike events.

Interested people should contact Dave Seto at, (905) 664-6500 Please respond by this week, as registration will fill quickly.

Course Details: This is a certified course with the National Ski Patrol and includes the Heart and Stroke Heartsaver program. The course is 16 hours and occurs on 2 successive days, on March 29/30 weekend.

Cost is $60 per person for the joint course (First Aid and CPR). The first aid certification is good for 3 years.

The Heart and Stroke CPR certification has to be renewed every year, it is 4 hours to recertify. Recertification costs $15 each for your CPR in each of the next two years (2004 and 2005).

The course will take place in Milton, Ontario at Glen Eden Ski Area in the Sunset Lodge (new lodge at west end of ski area).

You will receive cards of certification for both CPR and First Aid plus a large certificate.

Downloadable PDF of Course Outline

Saturn Withdraws Sponsorship of Cycling Classic
Courtesy Giana Roberge, Saturn Cycling Team

Saturn Corporation, the longest-running corporate sponsor in the sport of cycling, is in its 12th season. In the process of rolling out plans for 2003, Saturn has elected not to sponsor the Cycling Classic-the one-day pro race from Boulder to the ski town of Breckenridge in Colorado.

"For the past two years, the Saturn Cycling Classic has been a great way for us to see how event title sponsorship fits in with our overall event marketing objectives," says Christine Rivers, Sponsorships and Sales Promotions Coordinator for Saturn Corporation. "While we had a positive experience with our sponsorship of the Cycling Classic, we have decided to focus on long-standing components of the Saturn Cycling program such as the 22-member pro men's and women's cycling team, the Saturn Cycling Development Team, the versatile Saturn CyberBike and the Saturn retailers who support grass-roots cycling events in their communities."


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