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August 17/04 5:29 am - Victoria Cycling League Final RR of Season, U19 Stage Race, North Shore Credit Union Enduro

Posted by Editoress on 08/17/04

Final RR in the 2004 Victoria Cycling League

The final road race in the 2004 Victoria Cycling League series runs this Wednesday night on the popular Latoria Road course. There are still a couple hill climbs, but this is the last chance for anyone looking for a good, fast road race (or any road race for that matter) in Victoria this year.

Contact the TeenSpeed Cycling Club at 883-1949 for more info.

U19 Stage Race
Courtesy Allan Prazsky

Our Junior Challenge Race Series is growing! We have just added a unique event to the '04 Road Calendar, the inaugural U19 Comox Valley Stage Race. Can you please post the attached.

Inaugural Under 19 Stage Race to hit Comox Valley September 11 & 12! With the growing interest in road racing among young racers, the good folks at the Comox Valley Cycling Club will host the inaugural Comox Valley Junior Stage Race, open to all racers between the ages of 10 and 18 (as of December 31/04).

The 3 stage, two-day event incorporates a road race, time trial and criterium, catering to four different age categories; Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19. Distances vary based on age;

Time Trial (Saturday)*
Moderate climb out, mostly downhill back along rural, quiet roadway.
U13 - 4km
U15 - 6km
U17 - 10km
U19 - 10km

Road Race (Saturday)*
Mostly flat, one long false flat, a two short downhills.
U13 - 15km
U15 - 30km
U17 - 51km
U19 - 68km

Criterium (Sunday)*
Flat with one very short uphill section.
U13 - 10 laps
U15 - 12 laps
U17 - 16 laps
U19 - 20 laps

* Events and dates subject to change.

Eligible Riders:
All riders with a race licence
Riders belonging to the Junior Challenge Club
Riders that can show proof of membership in an affiliate Cycling BC Club
Unlicenced riders must purchase a one-event race membership

Junior gear restriction apply to all racers. Maximum roll out distance is 7.93m.

Looking to learn more, or ready to commit to an action packed weekend of racing? Contact the BC Team Abitibi Coach, Ed Schum at

North Shore Credit Union Enduro set to go this Saturday!

Looking for a fun race with great organization, extra activities and lots of prizes? The third running of the North Shore Credit Union Enduro is set to go this Saturday, August 21 and it looks like our picture perfect weather is going to continue!

Course Marked for Pre-Riding
We have the course at the Lower Conservation Reserve fully marked for pre-riding including the new sections. Feel free to ride the course this week so that you know exactly where you are going and how to plot your strategy!

New Course Additions
We have added 2 new sections onto the already great Enduro course. Right after the singletrack climb out of Camp Brick is a new section of doubletrack that features both descending and climbing sections.

In the past, there have been some challenges in the middle of the course where the track crosses the Baden Powell Trail. A large pipe was known to reach out and grab a number of competitors in previous years. We have added a little more open trail on this section followed by a nice piece of singletrack that twists and turns through the forest before joining the regular trail back near the Baden Powell.

These sections have made the course a little bit longer and a lot more interesting!

Corporate Challenge, presented by Keystone Environmental
This is your way to give something back! Enter your team, download a pledge form and help raise money for North Shore Rescue, a great volunteer service right here on the North Shore. And as an added bonus, the team that raises the most pledges will be awarded 4 awesome official Festival race jerseys, courtesy of Keystone Environmental. (check out the jerseys at

Striking Winners Jerseys
Thanks to Atac Sportswear ( ) we have some great winners jerseys that will be awarded to the winners of all categories. Check them out!

Saeco Coffee
This year, we have an exciting new sponsor in Saeco Coffee! They will be setting up with one of their specialty coffee machines right in the transition area where competitors can take full advantage of the caffeine boost!

Early Check-In
As in previous years, we will have early race check-in and race registration at Camp Brick (start/ finish area) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on Friday evening August 20. We encourage all participants to use this service. Check-in on Friday evening without distractions and line-ups, then show up on Saturday morning with nothing to do but race and have fun!


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