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September 10/03 8:20 am - Travis V Price Classic and Brockville Cyclocross

Posted by Editoress on 09/10/03

Travis V Price Classic and Brockville Cyclocross

September 20-21 in Brockville, Ontario.

The weekend is a family-oriented bike race made up of two separately run but associated events, the Travis V. Price Classic September 20 and the Brockville Cyclocross September 21.

The Travis V. Price Classic is an OCA-sanctioned bike race organized by the Brockville Cycling Club. It is comprised of a 14-kilometre time trial and three 60 plus 5 lap criterium races. Time trials are open to under 17 to Elite 1 for men and women and begin at 8 a.m. running till noon. Criterium races are open to Junior to Elite 1 and run from 1-5:30 p.m. We are offering a total of $3,500 in prize money for the Travis Price event.

The 14 kilometre time trial course runs from King Street (County Road 2) at Phillips Cables, (at the city‚s western border,) seven kilometres to Long Beach and back. We will have police at the start, turnaround point, and finish line, plus an OPP motorcycle cop patrolling the course during the time trial races to ensure our riders safety.
The criterium races will take place on a 1.4- kilometre closed course in the city‚s industrial park bordered by Waltham Road, Crocker Crescent and Broome Road.
To ensure accuracy in our event, we have hired Ottawa-based race service SportStats to conduct timing of our event with the ChampionChip timing system.

Registraton sessions will be held the week before the race September 18 and 19 from 7-9 p.m. at the Brockville Recorder and Times, 1600 California Avenue.
We are also offering for your convenience Internet registration at We would prefer as many racers as possible register online so that we can plan ahead. ONLINE REGISTRANTS MUST SIGN AN OCA WAIVER BEFORE TAKING TO THE COURSE.
Registration will take place race day, September 20 starting at 6:30 a.m. at the parking lot of Phillips Cables (the start of the time trial course.)

For the $45 entry fee, racers get a time trial, a criterium race, as well as a ticket to an awards dinner/dance featuring a live band. We are also offering racers a set of Mavic Ksyrium SSC CL wheels which will be drawn during the dinner dance , a prize donated by T.I. Cycle of Gananoque. Racers must attend the awards banquet/dinner to qualify for the draw.

NOTE: Additional OCA fees such as a one-day race permit, and the OCA race surcharge may apply.

We also have several associated events planned for racers families during the day, including a bike-a-thon from roughly 8 a.m.-11 a.m. at the crit course, plus a family breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Lawrence Park, and a kids bike rodeo, also at the park. A bike rodeo is an event run for younger children on a closed course by Brockville city police to teach about bike safety.


The Brockville Cyclocross Race is a separately run but associated event organized by the Ottawa Bicycle Club and consists of a cyclocross race at Laurier Park in Brockville. This is a fun race with no prize money and is part of the Eastern Ontario Cyclocross Series. It begins at 10 a.m. Cost to participate is $10.

Organizers of both races are working together to co-ordinate their events on the same weekend so we can offer our cyclists two full days of cycling.

We are also hoping to extend the competitive cycling season into the fall, believing that there is still lots of great cycling weather for competitors to take advantage of.

Categories TRAVIS PRICE:

Time Trial Categories:

Under 17 men, under 17 women, junior men, junior women, senior/elite women, master women, senior/elite men (I) Senior/Elite men (II), Senior/Elite Men (III), Master A 30-39 men, Master B 40+men, Master C 50-59, Master D 60+.


Under 17, Junior men/women, female masters, female elite, men‚s masters, men‚s elite classes.

CRIT RACES Categories (no under 17):

junior men, junior women, senior/elite women, master women, senior/elite men (I) Senior/Elite Men (II), Senior/Elite Men (III), Master A 30-39 men, Master B 40+men, Master C 50-59, Master D 60+.

Criterium Groupings.
Group 1 (1 p.m. start) Junior men/women, all master and elite women, and master B, C and D men.

Group 2 (2:30 p.m. start): Master A and Senior/Elite III men

Group 3 (4 p.m. start): Senior Elite I and II men.


Total for Crits: $2,500

Total for T.T. $1,010


SR 1,2&3$100$75$50
Master A$75$50$25
Master B$75$50$25
Master CD$75$50$25



For the 11 classes in Price Event

First Place: $100

Second Place: $60

Third Place $40

Fourth $27

Fifth: Certificate for a Petro Canada car wash (Stewart Boulevard/Parkedale Avenue station).

(In the event one class is empty, prize money will be split evenly between first place finishers in Elite (I) class in male and female.

Additional Prizes for Criterium

Men‚s Elite I (First Place) Two-night stay at Royal Brock Hotel (Brockville)

Complete Sugoi biking attire including jersey, cycling shorts, gloves and race bag plus $100 gift certificate from J & J Cycle Brockville (@$400 value).

Women Elite I (First Place)Gift certificate for one night (Monday to Thursday) stay at Denaut Mansion Country Inn, Delta, Ontario

How To Get Here

Take Highway 401 to Brockville Ontario.

For Time Trial Course take Highway 401 to Long Beach exit (Exit 687). Take eastbound exit and drive east for 7 kilometers to St. Lawrence Park.

To get to crits from time trial course:. Take King Street east into the city and drive to North Augusta Road (5 kilometres). Turn north on North Augusta and drive to Parkedale Avenue (3 kilometres, just after 401 overpass). You can turn left or keep going to find parking.
If you turn left on Parkedale, angle parking is available on the first road on your right √ Crocker Crescent. You can also proceed past Parkedale on North Augusta and come to Broome Road (first road to your left), where angle parking is also available.
Cyclists coming up North Augusta Road can also turn from North Augusta left on to Parkedale and proceed to California Avenue (second road on your right) and drive up to The Recorder and Times Newspaper at 1600 California Avenue. Race parking is available in the newspaper parking lot.

To cycle to course from Recorder parking lot: Head south on California and go 2 kilometres to Waltham Road. Take a left on Waltham and you will see the course.

Medical Care:

Race organizers have hired SANDS ambulance service to provide paramedic care , with backup from two St. John‚s Ambulance Crews.

The area has one acute care hospital , Brockville General (BGH).

To get there from Crit Course:

Got to Parkedale, drive west to Ormond Street (first street west of California Avenue) head south about 8 blocks to Pearl Street. Hospital is at corner of Ormond and Pearl.

From Time Trial Course.

Take King Street east to Ormond Street (approximately 3 kilometres) Head north 5 blocks to Pearl Street. Hospital is on the corner of Ormond and Pearl.

The local bed and breakfast association has some great places to stay here that are fairly close to the course and are cheaper than hotels.

Misty Pines
1389 County Road 2 (on T.T. course just west of Brockville , two minute bike ride) owner Betty Slack
(if fails try
(great breakfasts)
(613) 342-4325.

Pine Street Bed and Breakfast
owners Michael and Francine Dunn
(Michael used to be a chef for the Royal Family
before emigrating to Canada)
92 Pine Street, Brockville, Ont.
Ontario Superhost Trained.

Underwood House
(beautiful old stone home, Victorian decorations)
owner Keith and Sylvia Clarke
402 King Street West, Brockville
owners Keith and Sylvia Clarke

Blue Heron Inn
1648 County Road 2
Prescott, Ontario
(15 minute drive west to Brockville along Highway 401)
Owners: Graham and Vivienne Cudlipp
These are the hotels that are centrally located, about a five minute
drive away from both time trial and criterium races. They are
also some of the nicest in town. All are very well run with clean rooms.
I personally would suggest the Days Inn.

Days Inn 401 Inn
56 rooms, 36 brand new
including 6 suites with jacuzzi/fireplaces
computer hookups available.
160 Stewart Boulevard, Brockville
(613) 342-6613

Brockville Super 8 Motel
7789 Kent Boulevard
1-800-800-8000 (reservations)

Comfort Inn
7777 Kent Boulevard

I would appreciate it if you would circulate this e-mail on your club site so that your racers can learn about our event. They can also visit to check out an electronic form of our pamphlet.

For more information about the Travis Price contact Mark Calder by phone at 613-342-7433 or by e-mail at .

For more details on the Brockville Cyclocross, contact Bob Woods at (613) 256-1874 or at

Thanks for the help:

Mark Calder


Travis V. Price Classic

Bike race.


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