2015 Cyclocross News

Although there is lots of summer left, here is some cyclocross news from Cycling Manitoba:

  • The chip timing system (which is awesome) requires people to run it. It’s an intuitive system, but does have a learning curve. If you are interested in volunteering to help for one or more races, please let the Cyclocross Chairperson (Terry Macyk) know. An honorarium is provided to timing crew members. And you’ll have the thanks of many, many racers.
  • We will be reusing the cloth numbers issued to racers last year (2 ONE body number plus 2 shoulder numbers). If you have lost your set, please let the Cyclocross Chair know.
  • New for this year, to help manage the not-insubstantial costs of numbers, there will be a few for the issuing of replacement number sets once the season starts – $20 (note: if you don’t already have a set of numbers, the first set is free).
  • The $5 levy/rider, per race that was instituted last year to pay for the timing system and course stakes will continue for 2015 to finish paying off the system, and may continue into 2016. When you the awesome, fast, accurate results the system creates you’ll think $5/race is a deal.
  • Cross Labs (learn to cyclocross clinics, free and open to all) are planned for August 26, September 2 and September 9. More details coming.
  • Number and timing chip pick up night will also be September 9 (right after cross lab, in the same venue).

Also, Olympia Cycle will be hosting some info clinics in August that focus on cyclocross. Watch olympiacycle.com/clinics for details…

Where’s the Beach Results

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Thanks to all those who came out to Where’s the Beach yesterday. It was a tough day with high temperatures, humidity, and smoke in the air, challenging to say the least. Thanks to Olympia Cycle and Ski for their sponsorship and long standing support of the event and club. Also, thanks to Junk Yard Dogs for their maintenance of the trails and keeping this great venue rideable. Finally, thanks to Dallas, Russell, Mike, Jason, Pete, Tim, Ron, David Hamm’s parents (Marvin and ???? – help me out here) for all of their work and effort in running the race.

RESULTS 

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Where’s the Beach 3.0 – Race Bible and Registration

ONLINE REGISTRATION

See the registration on Webscorer

Date: July 4th, 2015.

Who Can Race/Participate: Everyone – woohoo! Event insurance has been purchased for this race, a MCA license is not required to participate.

Location: The race start finish is located at the Birch Trails, just southwest of Roseisle Manitoba.

Onsite Registration:  If you wish to register onsite the price jumps to $60.00 per individual – no price breaks for additional family members (really, it makes our lives a lot easier when you pre-register). Waivers for adults, and waivers those under 18 (must be the age of 15 or over) will be available at the race. Payments by cash and cheque only.

Ages: 15+ as of December 31, 2015

Distances: (best guestimate)  33km (1 lap), 66km (2 laps), 100 km (3 laps):

Start times: 8:00 AM for the  3 lap; 9:00 AM for the 2 lap; and 10:00 AM for the 1 lap

Costs: Pre-registration: $40 for individual, $25 for each additional family member; entry includes food ticket and eligibility for draw prizes. Onsite registration: $60 for individual, entry includes food ticket and eligibility for draw prizes.

Event Rules:

  1. All racers shall act in a responsible and respectful manner to other riders, the organizers, the landowners, spectators, and any and all public they encounter. THIS IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT!!! Why is this important, inappropriate behaviour can ruin it for everyone like it did here.
  2. All racers shall respect the environment – NO LITTERING!!! You drop that gel wrapper you go back and pick it up
  3. All racers bikes must operate a bicycle with both front and rear working brakes.
  4. All racers must wear a CSA approved helmet while riding on OR off-course (even the parking lot).
  5. Riders shall act and race with caution and respect for their fellow racers. They shall be held responsible for any accidents that they cause.
  6. It is a racer’s responsibility to familiarizing yourself with the race course before the race (look at the map and keep your head up at all intersections!).
  7. A racer must act in a sporting manner at all times and shall permit any faster rider to overtake without obstructing.
  8. If a rider exits the course for any reason, he/she must return to the course at the same point from which they exited.
  9. Music players and electronic devises are NOT allowed by any racers during any events
  10. Handlebars must have end caps.
  11. Glass containers are not allowed on the course, including the feed zone.
  12. The organizer and/or officials retains the full right to refuse any racer from racing.

Other information:

Cut off times for the 3 lap race will be enforced, you will not be permitted to start your last lap after each cutoff. The 100 km race is intended for strong and experienced cyclists

The 1 lap event will be a laid back affair and will involve a coffee break and scavenger hunt/quiz.

Washrooms are available at the race site

Race Map and GPX Files:

To get a GPX or TCX file of the course go to this page, on the right side of the page select the EXPORT link, select the file type you require by putting a check mark in the appropriate box and then click on the link of the file type (orange font colour). Sorry we cannot help you with loading this onto your GPS device.

GPX File, TCX File

Where’s the Beach 3.0

 

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Date: July 4th, 2015.

Who Can Race/Participate: Everyone – woohoo! Event insurance has been purchased for this race, a MCA license is not required to participate.

Location: The race start finish is located at the Birch Trails, just southwest of Roseisle Manitoba.

Registration: Online registration opens on Friday, June 12th.

Ages: 15+ as of December 31, 2015

Distances: (best guestimate)  40km (1 lap), 80 km (2 laps), 120 km (3 laps):

Start times: 8:00 AM for the  3 lap; 9:00 AM for the 2 lap; and 10:00 AM for the 1 lap

Costs: $40 for individual, $25 for each additional family member. Entry includes food ticket and eligibility for draw prizes

Other information:

Cut off times for the 2 and 3 lap race will be enforced, you will not be permitted to start your last lap after each cutoff. The 120 km race is intended for strong and experienced cyclists

Washrooms are available at the race site

The complete race bible will be published shortly – STAY TUNNED!

Grand Beach Race Bible

Registration Page

See the registration on Webscorer

Race Organizers: Olympia Cycling Club, Two Wheel Revolution

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Race Directors: Dallas Sigurdur, Wayne Bishop

Race Date: May 24, 2014

Race Format: XC Race – Mass start with your entire category. Lap counts depend on what category you are in.

Location:The Grand Beach trails are located in Grand Beach Provincial Park. To find the trails go to the Park’s East Gate, turn right at the Cross Country Ski Trails, 200 meters past the East Gate entrance. Stay to the left to get to the trail head

Times:

  • Registration Opens – 8:30
  • Kids Pre-ride: (U7, U9, U11, U13) – 8:30-9:30
  • Event 1: U7/U9 (male and female) – 10:00
  • Event 2: U11, U13 (male and female) – 11:00
  • Change course for next events: 12:00
  • U15 through Elite Pre-ride: 12:30 – 13:15
  • Event 3: Elite, Expert, Comp, Sport Senior, Sport Junior U17, U15, U17, U15 (male and female) – 1:30
  • Prizes 4:00

Registration: Walk up registration

On-site registration opens at 9:00am and ends 30 minutes before your event. You must hold a UCI/CCA racing license or a MCA citizen license. Please download the entry form and waiver, fill out and bring the completed form and waiver to the race.

Costs:

  • Pre-Registration: 18 + $25, U18 and under are $10 for those holding a UCI/CCA/MCA license.
  • On-Site Registration: 18 + $40, U18 and under are $15 for those holding a UCI/CCA/MCA license
  • Free to citizens holding a MCA citizen license. You must have either a UCI/CCA/MCA race license or MCA citizen license & it must be presented at time of registration.
  • Cash and cheque only, please make cheques out to the Olympia Cycling Club.

Categories:

  • Elite, male and female
  • Expert, male and female
  • Comp, male and female
  • Sport Senior (19+), male and female
  • Sport Junior (U19), male and female
  • Citizen, male and female
  • U17, male and female
  • U15, male and female
  • U13, male and female
  • U11, male and female
  • U9, male and female
  • U7, male and female

Race Time by Category:

Race times will vary, but will be approximately 30 minutes for Citizen, 45 – 75 minutes for Sport/Comp and up to 90 minutes for Elite & Expert.

Food:

Refreshments and a light snack is included with all registrations

Prizes:

Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category for categories U15 through to Elite. U13 and under will receive a prize. There will be a draw for additional merchandise.

Race Course:

The course will between 7 and 9km in length. The length will be determined by the weather for that day. The surface will be a combination of hard packed trails, loose sand, and gravel. There are large and small rock to go around and over, including roots. The course is a combination of single and double track and is up and down in nature with few flat sections.

Race Map

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Race Regulations:

  1. All racers bikes must operate a bicycle with both front and rear working brakes.
  2. All racers must wear a CSA approved helmet while riding on OR off-course (even the parking lot).
  3. Riders shall act and race with caution and respect for their fellow racers. They shall be held responsible for any accidents that they cause.
  4. Racers must have their license with them at all times during a race event.
  5. It is a racer’s responsibility to familiarizing yourself with the race course before the race (marshals will not be obligated to give out directions to confused riders).
  6. A racer must act in a sporting manner at all times and shall permit any faster rider to overtake without obstructing.
  7. If a rider exits the course for any reason, he/she must return to the course at the same point from which they exited.
  8. Music players and electronic devises are NOT allowed by any racers during any events.
  9. Sleeveless jerseys are NOT allowed.
  10. You can only wear a jersey of a club or team you currently belong to, no pro team jerseys that you are not a member of; if you do not belong to a club wear any jersey that is not a pro jersey nor a club jersey where you are not a member of that club.
  11. Handlebars must have end caps.
  12. Glass containers are not allowed on the course, including the feed zone.
  13. The organizer and/or officials retains the full right to refuse any racer from racing.
  14. Please consult the UCI and CCA rules to see all applicable rules and regulations

Parking:

Parking is available at the site.

Courtesy and Safety:

The course is open and the public can access the course at any point. Signs will indicate that bike race is in progress, but be aware that marshals do not have authority to prevent people from entering the course. Keep your head up at all times. Be courteous to others.

Washrooms:

Washrooms (outhouse) will be open.