Halloween at the CAMP (Cyclocross)

Date: October 30, 2011

Designation: Cyclocross

Race, if you dare!

The course will be open for pre-riding at about 10:00 on race day. Length will be approx. 3 km and will consist of grass fields, forest paths, crushed limestone path, and grass paths with the possibility of a few other surprises.

Costumes:
Get into the spirit of things! This race is for fun, so come dressed in a Halloween costume. Those racing in costume will be acknowledged for their efforts. Kids, bring your empty pillow case for some early trick or treating goodies.

On Hallowe’en the thing you must do
Is pretend that nothing can frighten you
An’ if somethin’ scares you and you want to run
Jus’ let on like it’s Hallowe’en fun.

More information available at the race website

Times:

  • Kids (U11): 11:15 PM (12 min + 1 lap)
  • C-race (CX 4 women, CX 4 men, citizen riders): 12:00 PM (20 min + 1 lap)
  • B-race (CX 1/2/3 women, CX 3 men): 1:00 PM (30 min + 1 lap)
  • A-race (CX 1/2 men) : 2:30 PM (45 min + 2 laps)
  • Assembly and Seeding:
    Riders in the C, B and A races will assemble 10 minutes before the scheduled race
    start and will be called to the start line in seeded order. Seeding is based on placement
    in the first two races of the 2011 season. Riders who have not raced yet will start at
    the back of their group.

    You must initial beside your name on the seeding list when you sign-in or else you will
    start with the non-seeded riders.

    Registration:
    On-site registration only! (waiver and registration forms)

    Registration opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 2:00 PM, 30 minutes before the final event. Except for the kids race (U11), all riders must hold a valid UCI/CCA racing license, MCA citizen license, or KOM license.

    Registration and waiver are available online and at the race site. To speed things up for everybody please download the form and waiver ahead of time, complete both and bring to the race. Save a tree and print on both sides of the same sheet. All riders (including those with season’s passes) must hand in a waiver and show their license to the commissaries.

    All riders (including those with season’s passes) must hand in a waiver and show their
    licence to the commissaries.

    Cost:

  • $15 for CX 1, 2, 3, and 4 racers. Cash only. Sorry, absolutely no cheques.
  • $5 for citizen’s racers. Cash only. Sorry, absolutely no cheques.
  • Free for U11.
  • Race Course:
    The course will be similar to last year’s very popular course. It will be open for pre-
    riding at about noon on race day, but no sooner due to concerns about soil erosion.
    Length will be 3 to 3.5 km. The course will consist of a hard pack road, forest paths,
    and grass fields.

    Race Regulations:

  • Hand-ups (food, water, tools, supplies, or anything else) are not allowed anywhere on the course. A rider may NOT take on any additional water or food at any time during the race.
  • Mechanical work, bike exchange, and wheel exchange may take place only within the designated pit lane. Riders may never cut across the course and may never backtrack
    along the course to get to the pit lane. For more information see the poster at sign-in.
  • Road, mountain, and cyclocross bikes are allowed depending on race. MTB handlebars must not have bar-ends in any of the races. All bikes must have functional front and rear brakes in all of the races. Tires in the A race are restricted to a maximum width of 35mm. Bikes in the A race must have traditional road style handlebars (drop bars). More details are available on the CXMB blog
  • Riders are required to wear a hard-shell ANSI or SNELL approved helmet while racing,
    warming up, and cooling down.
  • Parking:
    Parking is available in the parking lot.

    Courtesy and Safety:
    The camp is a private area and will be marked as closed, but marshals do not have
    authority to prevent people from entering. Keep your head up at all times.

    Please clean up after yourself.

    Washrooms:
    The washrooms just north of the parking lot may or may not be open. They were
    closed last year. Outhouses are available.

    Last Minute Information:
    Please regularly consult the cyclocross blog for any last minute updates.

    Upcoming Events
    1. Manitoba Cycling Association Inc. Annual General Meeting

      November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm