Having trouble finding the information you need? To make it easier We've summarized most of the information you'll need for the 2014 season on a page here. Continue to watch the main page for details on upcoming events, etc. Enjoy the racing!
As in previous years, there will be a number handout at the Belgian Club on Thursday September 4th from 7 till approx 9 pm. Chips for the new timing system will also be assigned. Avoid a lot of race day frustration by doing this on Thursday and you can enjoy a cool Belgian beer at the same time if you wish. It's a great social kick-off to the season and if you've got questions for the cross coordinator, cross committee members, or commissaires this is the perfect opportunity.
Everyone is invited to free, fun cyclocross clinics at Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The clinics will involve skills and drills designed to challenge all abilities. If you are new to the sport and aiming to try an event this season or if you've got experience and are aiming to improve - these sessions are for you.
Dates: Sept 10 and 24th 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m All sessions will be held at CMU. Parking is available in the lot north of the large university building (or come by bike - lots of great bike routes nearby!).
What to Bring: - A bike in working order (mountain, touring, hybrid or cross bikes all work) - Helmet - Drinking water - Bug spray - If you're under 18, a parent or guardian (to sign a waiver -- all participants will need to sign a waiver in the presence of clinic staff)
Please note: These events are very popular. Accidents can and will happen. You take part at your own risk.
These particular sessions are put on by members of the cyclocross community, not the MCA.
Please note that for 2014 all riders in the A and B events (CX1/2 Men, CX3 Men, and CX1/2/3 Women) must have a cyclocross style bike (tires max 34 mm wide, road style handlebars NOT straight bars, max width of bars 50 cm). This requirement is still more liberal than the UCI standard.
In 2009 and 2010 the cyclocross committee published rules outlining that all categories except the lowest would require a cyclo-cross bike. A lot of time has been given for riders to adapt to the equipment rules. Riders in the C event (CX4 men, CX4 women, and citizen racers) will still be allowed to use mountain bikes that conform to UCI MTB standards (i.e. no bar ends, no studded tires, at least two functioning brakes, no aero bars, etc.)
Note that to participate in Nationals all bikes will have to conform to UCI standards, the most obvious difference with ours being a max tire width of 33mm.
The CXMB blog is the site of the cyclocross committee and is maintained by the members of the cyclocross committee. Links to specific individual races where provided by the organizer are available by clicking on the race name in the schedule below.