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May 9/03 7:51 am - Track Worlds to Germany, BC NEws: Enduro Weekend, Blizzard Bike Club, Ten Speed Team News

Posted by Editoress on 05/9/03

Track Worlds Move to Germany
Courtesy UCI

The 2003 Track World Championships, initially to be held in Shenzen, China from July 30 to August 3rd, will take place in Stuggart, Germany, during the same week.

The definite program for competitions to be held in the Schleyer Halle, where World Championships already took place in 1991, will be defined soon.

Within the frame of positive negotiations with the German Federation (BDR) and local authorities, the UCI has also attributed to Stuttgart, as bidding city, the 2007 Road World Championships.

North Shore Enduro Weekend 2003
Courtesy Richard Juryn

The North Shore Enduro Weekend returns for another year after a successful introduction last year, bigger and better than ever. There are now 2 events to participate in – the classic Mountain Bike Enduro on May 31st and the Kintec Footlabs Trail Running Enduro on June 1st.

The beauty of an Enduro style event is that it is possible to have an exciting, demanding environment for the fittest endurance athletes while at the same time run an event that is not too challenging for the first time participant.
There will be solo mans and women’s categories for the top Mountain Bike riders and adventure athletes, 2 person teams for a fit twosome or couple and 3 person teams for the corporate or casual competitor. With a 6 Hour format and a great 4 km. cross-country style course, the North Shore Enduro is a super fun event to participate in.

The North Shore Mountain Bike Enduro is being run May 31st 2003, on the same course as last year in beautiful Camp Brick in the Seymour Demonstration Forest, North Vancouver.

With a host of sponsors, tons of fun and performance prizing, music, free massage therapists, Expo area, a great after event Party and a host of other diversions this is an event not to miss! All of the event details including on-line registration are available at or email

: May 31st 2003
Location: Camp Brick, North Vancouver, Seymour Demonstration Forest
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Registration: all registration information at or email

Blizzard Bike Club Fort St. John, BC
Courtesy Pat Ferris

May 8, 2003

Stephen Ferris won the Thursday night Baldonnel time trial with a time of 25:04 minutes. Mike Hientzman edged out Trevor McDonell by one second for second with 25:53. Richard Howes was 4th at 26:30 and Pat Ferris 5th at 26:54. Ed Fornelli was 6th at 27:21, Tammy Howes 28:39, Tim Gladysz 29:17, Roger St. Jean 29:21 and Al Withers had 29:29 to round out the top ten times.

Tammy Howes was the fastest women's time. Lisa Verbisky was next at 30:48, Tessa Bilodeau 31:16, Barb Polehoykie 34:11, Erin Drummond 37:24, Donna Sipe 38:34 and Anathalie Redmond 41:29. Robin Sipe had 29:33 for 11th spot, Robert Martens 29:46 with a flat tire, Joseph Gladysz 29:47, Derek Waldron 30:17, Brian Maddigan 30:51, Ross Garbutt 31:02, Andy Bourgeois 31:16, Adam Currie 31:28, Ken Nix 31:46, Sam Keats 33:03, Owen Giebelhaus 33:04, Art Ramsay 33:54 and Ryan Stickel 41:57.

Julie Waldron won the 8 km with 14:39, Cherie Dunn was second at 16:24, Dayna Stickel 3rd at 18:11, Doreen McDonell 18:48 for 4th and Cody Withers 5th at 22:07.

Thirty-five riders came out on a cool but calm evening.

The Blizzards have a pair of riders headed for Edmonton, this weekend. Stephen Ferris will be their seeking a spot on the provincial 'Tour D'Abitibi team. Vaughn Hildebrand will be there to compete in Category four to get ready for the Penticton Ironman. David Ferris will be the team manager.

Locally, the club will have a hill climb time trial from Beatton Regional Park, along 'Dead Coyote Flats' and up the tough West Beatton hill. It is 8.5 km's of fun! Race time at 10:00 am.

TeenSpeed - BC
Courtesy Steve Lund

The TeenSpeed Cycling Team of Victoria is set to kick of another great season!

TeenSpeed coach Tracey Temple was recently nominated, and is now a finalist, in Victoria's prestigious Women of Distinction Awards! Tracey was nominated for her work with the TeenSpeed Team, in particular our GirlzRock program, in the Sport and Fitness category! The 2003 Women of Distinction Awards will be presented on May 23 in Victoria. Go Tracey go!!

Shaw Cable was on hand at the Newton Heights School Race May 8 to interview Tracey and film her in action, watch for it on Shaw TV in the days to come!

Tracey will also be the Cycling BC coach at this summers Western Canada Games in Manitoba.

Other early season news....

TeenSpeed is once again dominating the Victoria School Cycling league...Full results are too numerous to list but TeenSpeed has swept the top 3 (and sometimes 5) in the Senior, Junior and Girls categories in every race to date. Emily Sandwith, Matt Savage, Mike Turner, Robin White, JP Dunlop and Andrew Greydanus have been race winners so far. The final race in the series goes May 15 at Hartland MTB Park.

In early season race action Robin, White, Ben Turner and Christian Ravlic went 1-2-3 in the intermediate category at Island Cup #2, Hammerfest in Parksville on April 26.

TeenSpeed coach Dave Jetz clocked the fastest time (of all riders) of the night at the Sydney Velo Tuesday night TT on opening night, May 6, 25:12 was his time. Smokin' fast in May!


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