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February 5/05 11:28 am - UCI Cylo-cross in Ontario, Ride with Rendall Open House, Volunteers Needed, Norco Receives Bike of the Year Award

Posted by Editoress on 02/5/05

Aurora `Cross Receives C2 status
Courtesy OCA

What began as a dream three long years ago, turned into a reality on Friday morning as the UCI awarded the Aurora Cross a C2 sanction.

As a result, Ontario will be home to the National Cyclo-Cross Championships on November 5th at Hardwood Hills and a UCI race November 6th in Aurora. Although yet to be confirmed, it appears the Aurora Cross will be the first ever UCI Cyclo-Cross race in Canada!

The Aurora Cross has become a mainstay on the OCA calendar and a rider favourite. This was proven at last year's record attended Provincial Championships in Aurora.

The OCA congratulates organiser Scott Doel and the CCA for receiving this sanction. We would also like to thank the following

Town of Aurora
Without their help, the Aurora Cross would never had been in situation. Their commitment and understanding over the years has been amazing. A town official was even spotted as a spectator at last year's Provincial Championships

Canadian Cycling Association
In particular Kris Westwood and Rémi Berube. Mr. Westwood personally delivered the sanction application to the appropriate UCI officials in Europe. Mr. Berube's tireless dedication and determination was instrumental in securing this sanction.

Scott Doel
Mr. Doel has quickly become the cyclo-cross guru of Ontario. It was his dream three years ago to have Ontario host a UCI level cyclo-cross race. We thank him for his vision and determination.

Ride with Rendall Open House

On Thursday February 10th, Ride with Rendall Cycling will be hosting an information night at Grace O'Malley's at 1151 Olgivie road in Ottawa. The information session will be open from 7.30pm to 9.00pm and will be followed by a live band.

The night is designed to provide information on the RWR cycling club/ team and to give everyone a chance to meet the various people involved with the RWR cycling program.

Ride with Rendall is a performance orientated club that is in the process of expanding its membership. From Mutisport to mountain bikes, road to track, there is something for everyone regardless of your cycling background. If you have a bike and are looking for a bunch of people to ride with and to learn from, you are encouraged to come out to see what it is all about. The club is based in Ottawa with members spread across Canada.

Those who all ready belong to RWR or another cycling club are more than welcome to come out to share a few stories and to stick around for the live band.

If you are unable to attend but are interested in joining the Ride with Rendall team please contact Glenn at

See you there, Glen

Cyclist volunteers - Meals on 2 Wheels

A Toronto charity is looking for Cyclist volunteers interested in participating in their Meals on 2 Wheels at St. Christopher House (downtown Toronto). The Meals on 2 Wheels program depends on volunteers who are willing to use their bicycles to deliver meals to seniors, disables, chronically ill, those who have just been released from the hospital, and others who are unable to prepare their own meals with a hot nutritious meal.

If you are interested, please, contact Jennifer Woodill at (416) 532-4828 ext. 105 or by e-mail:

Norco Receives Award

Mountain Biking Magazine has named the Norco VPS Six its 2005 Bike of the Year. The article appears in the March 2005 edition, and will be on newsstands soon.

"It's pretty exciting for a Canadian bike & company to get this kind of recognition from a US magazine like Mountain Biking," commented Norco's marketing guru, Peter Stace-Smith, "For us, it shows that not only is the Canada producing some of the best riders in the world, we're also still leading the way with our bikes."


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