Sunday, October 31, 2010

Next Up Is Provincials

Another race is done and what a great event it was. Thanks to the folks at Red River Racing.

Next up is Provincials. Note that Provincials is run on a completely different format than any other cross race of the year. All racing is done by age categories instead of ability categories (with the exception of the Citizen's race). Rider's require a race licence in order to qualify for provincial medals. The organizer has added a Citizen's race to the beginning of the day's events, but technically that race is not part of Provincials.

UCI championships for cyclocross always occur in January. Theoretically our Provincial Championships would qualify someone for Canadian Nationals which would inturn qualify them for World Championships. As conditions for racing locally are less than ideal in late January we hold our Provincial Championship in late October/early November. Nonetheless it is the start of a process that culminates in a January 2011 race. Therefore, your race category for next week's race is determined by what your age will be at the end of 2011.

Still confused? Just take your age at the end of this year and add 1. That will be your category.

Citizen race at noon 12 PM, 20 min + 2 laps
Kids U13 race at 12:45 PM, 10 min +2 laps (modified course)
U15, U17, All Women, Men 40-49, Men 50+ - 1:15 PM (35 min + 2 laps)
Junior Men (U19), U23 Men , Senior Men (20-29), Men 30-39 - 2:30 PM (45 min + 2 laps)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bunny Hopping

Bunny hopping* will be allowed at the Halloween at the Harbour race on a trial basis. It will be allowed in the 'A' race only. Bunny hopping in the remaining races this year will depend on the construction of the organizer's barriers.

Bunny hopping will NOT be allowed at Cross Provincials due to the variation within categories.

*If you don't know what bunny hopping is then this rule won't affect you.


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

CrossTastic Results

Thank you everyone! Mens and Womens results here


Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween at the Harbour

Next up on October 30 is Halloween at the Harbour, brought to you by Red River Racing. The course will be challenging, but the mood will be light. Costumes are encouraged and will be rewarded with an extra entry for door prizes including a $1,500 carbon fiber wheelset.

All the details can be found here.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

CrossTastic Is Sunday

CrossTastic is Sunday. Details at the CrossTastic site
3 bikes (cyclocross frame and carbon fork) to be given away! UPDATE: With the help of Olympia Cycle there will now be 4 Frames (XS to XL sizes)
European sausages, coffee, and hot chocolate for everyone!
This is the final race in the Cyclocross Cup series to determine Manitoba Cross Supremacy.
Start seeding

Seeding lists for Sunday's race. Riders have earned their starting positions. All riders must start in their seeded position. Moving up on the start line will result in disqualification.

Riders eligible to move from B to A:
Cameron McLaren
Artur Pich
Milo Delbigio

Riders not listed in either list must start at the back of the B start. Appeals to start in the A race based on out of province race results should be made to the Cyclocross coordinator (Gary Sewell) well ahead of the B race.


Final Chance For Cup Points This Weekend

CrossTastic marks the final opportunity to gather points for the cross cup. I'll post the current standings later today.

Men's and Women's Cup Standings as of Race #5. Updated and corrected.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Better Than Christmas

We all know that cyclo-cross is the most fun you can have on two wheels (or any number of wheels for that matter). After our mid-season break for turkey it just gets better and better!

It all starts with the Manitoba Gran Prix of Cyclocross on October 16/17. Barbecues in St. Malo and Altona and $1200 in draw prizes for Gran Prix participants.

Follow that up with Cross-Tastic on Oct. 24. BBQ for both spectators and racers. Three cross frames and forks, and other prizes for participants (over $3000 worth).

And then Halloween at the Harbour on Oct 30 with a $1500 set of carbon tubulars up for grabs.

Add in the race wheels for the participation series and TRP brakes for the season pass draw and you could put together a new high end cross bike or two!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

La Barriere And Ahead

Thanks to Moni for entering the results for me. Preliminary results are here.

Next up we have a break, then the Gran Prix weekend of St. Malo and Altona on October 16 and 17th. Promises to be super-exciting!

With all the mechanicals that are happening it is perhaps appropriate that Cross-Tastic is giving away three, count 'em, three Ridley cross frames and forks on the 24th!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dave Benson's Photos

Check them out.

Menno Cross here.

La Barriere Cross here.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Thanks to everyone for their help. It was wonderful to see the 25 or so people helping tear down and clean up the course. Thank you ever so much.