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October 31/03 7:36 am - Cash for 'Cross, San Diego "Training", Provincial News

Posted by Editor on 10/31/03

Cyclo-Cross Cash

Crank Brothers, an American manufacturer of pedals and other cycling products, has announced a program that pays riders who do well while racing on their pedals. Elite riders who finish on the podium (top three) at UCI sanctioned 'cross races in the U.S. while using Crank Brothers Egg Beater pedals will share a $10,000 (U.S.) purse at the end of the season. We confirmed with Kevin Westcott at Crank Brothers that the program is open to Canadian riders:

"The program is open to any elite rider, men and women competing in all of the 25 UCI races here in the states. For riders getting in the top ten of these events, Crank Brothers will sponsor them with pedals."

Riders can enroll in the program by contacting Kevin Westcott, Crank Brothers' athlete liaison, at (949) 464-9916 or

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time...

Jim Fisher forwarded the photo links below from Travis Smith. Travis, Cam McKinnon, Laura Yoisten, and Ryan McKenzie are in San Diego for training - currently the location of the worst forest fires in the history of California. The photos were taken at three o'clock in the afternoon!

Photo 1

Photo 2

Alberta News
Courtesy ABA

Road and Track Commissaire Course

The Alberta Bicycle Association is pleased to host a Road and Track Technical Assistant Commissaire Course Saturday, November 29th in Red Deer. The course provides an introduction to Road and Track officiating - no prior racing or officiating experience is required. Clubs please take note - next year you will be obliged to provide a certain number of Commissaires based on your membership numbers. The course will run from 10 am until 5 pm., at the Red Deer Holiday Inn (6500 67St. Red Deer). Registration fee is $35.

Registration Form (MS Word file)

Nova Scotia News
Courtesy BNS

Bicycle Nova Scotia AGM

The 2003 BNS Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, November 8 from 10 am to 4 pm at Sport Nova Scotia, 5516 Spring Garden Road, Halifax.

The annual meeting will also mark the beginning of BNS' 2004 volunteer recruitment drive. Those interested in volunteering to help on the board or committees should attend.

Also, the 2003 Awards Night will follow the AGM at 6 pm at the Fleet Club on Barrington Street, just north of the MacDonald Bridge.

Newfoundland & Labrador News
Courtesy BNL

The second event in the School Race Series will take place on November 9 at the Smallwood Rec Plex in Mount Pearl. Registration will take place between 9-10:00 a.m.. Races will start at 10:30, with a race fee of $3.00 (Riders will need a minimum of a BNL General Membership). There will also be a Short Track race for BNL riders not currently in school. For more info, contact Ross Young at .

2003/04 Athlete Assistance Program

Application forms for the 2003/04 Athlete Assistance Program are now from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. The application along with Guidelines for Applicants are available from John French ( or by visiting the Government Web Site at under the heading of Sport/Recreation. Applications are due by Friday, November 14, 2003, and must be submitted to BNL. The Athlete Assistance Program is designed to provide financial assistance to athletes to help offset the costs associated with training and travel to competitions.


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