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November 9/05 12:57 pm - BC Cyclocross Series Final Race, BC Mountain Bike Race Organizers' Conference

Posted by Editoress on 11/9/05

Final Race of the First BC Cyclocross Series Saturday, November 12th at Beban Park
Courtesy Normon Thibault

Frontrunners and Multi-Sport promotions are proud to host the last race of the 8 race BC Cyclocross Series this Saturday at Beban Park. So far this year all the races in the series have had record turn outs for their events. With the season winding down and double series points on the line we are hoping for a great turn out on our re-designed and tweaked course. Last year we had a huge number of beginners trying out their first ever cyclocross or bike race and we are hoping that we have a bunch of people come out again on Saturday that are curious about cross or are beginner riders. The beginner course removes a couple of sections of the course that are a little more technical so it is less intimidating.

As with all our races we will have a learn to cyclocross clinic with Team Kona Rider and 2 time National Champion (2003 and 2004), Wendy Simms, starting at 10:45. She will take riders around the course and point out various features and explain techniques.

For the first time we have a FREE kids race. This race will be over a short course but we will have some cool features such as mini barriers. This is open for all kids that that do not want to do the beginner event.

Cost for the event is $20 with a Cycling BC license. Beginners without a license pay a little more to cover insurance. Kids riding in the kids event are FREE.

We have some awesome draw prizes including a set of FSA RD200 Wheels donated by Orange Sport Supply.

Schedule: Cross Cup Finals
"Cross on the Rock" Race # 2 : Nov. 12th Beban Park

• Registration: 10:45-2:10 (up to 20mins before your race)
• Course open for pre-riding: 11:00-12:00
• Learn to Race cyclocross clinic: 10:45-11:30
• Beginner race 12:00-12:50 (Race time approx. 40 minutes for 1st person)
• Kids Race 12:50-1:05
• Women's, Master's, Intermediate race 1:15-2:00 (Race time approx. 45 minutes for 1st person) Women will have a separate start 1 minute back of the masters + intermediate.
• Course open for pre-riding: 2:00 -2:30
• Expert (A) race 2:30-3:30 (race time 60 minutes for 1st person)
• Last of the awards 4:00

Sponsors include: Adidas, Arrowsmith Mountain Cycle, eNVy-Orange Sport Supply, Helly Hansen, Frontrunners, Schwalbe, Howard Johnson Hotels-Nanaimo and NRG Enterprises

.... and with support from: City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo Parks and Recreation.

For more information:

Contact: Normon Thibault at: 250-729-8200 or

2005 Cycling BC Mountain Bike Race Organizers' Conference

Location: Coast Abbotsford Hotel & Suites, 2020 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC

Date: Sunday, November 20, 2005

Time: 9:30 am ˆ 4:00 pm


Date Setting Session: 9:30 am to Noon
- Goal: Build the 2006 BC Mountain Bike Event Calendar
- 2006 BC Cup Organizers are required to attend
- All other event organizers are welcome

Lunch: Noon ˆ 1:00 pm

Organizers' Forum: 1:00 pm ˆ 4:00 pm
- Goal 1: To discuss the future of the BC Cup Series and Provincial Racing in BC
- Goal 2: To discuss event timing and race management of 2006 MTB events
- All organizers welcome
- Be prepared to discuss the 2005 season and your opinions on how provincial MTB racing in BC should evolve in 2006, 2007 and beyond

RSVP by Thursday, November 17

For more information or to RSVP, contact:

Kevin MacCuish, Cycling BC Mountain Bike Manager
Phone: 604-737-3142


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