Provincial Cyclocross Championships

Date: Sunday, November 6, 2011

Host Club: Olympia Cycling Club

Race Organizers: Ian Hall and Hal Loewen

Provincials are run by age category and not by classification (Cat 1/2/3/4). Therefore you may be in an all new time category for this race. Here are the age breakdowns, race and start times:

  • Citizen (20 min +1 laps) at 11:00
  • U11, U9, U7 (15 min +2 laps) at 11:45
  • Female: U23, Elite, 30+; Male and Female: U13, U15, U17, 40+, 50+ (35 min +1 lap) at 12:45
  • U23, Elite (24-29), Male 30+ (45min +2 laps) at 2:00
  • Who are you racing against? Depends on your age as of December 31, 2012 – yes, 2012! Cyclocross is technically on next year’s schedule so that is the date used for the age cut off.

    The awards ceremony will take place at the Fall Supper in St. Malo. Here is a map showing you how to get to the Fall Supper: Chalet Malouin, 14 St. Hilaire Street.

    All competitors will receive a meal ticket with their entrance fee. Extra meal tickets can be purchased for family and friends using the online registration, cost $13.50.

    Vegetarian meals will be available but you must order these by Tuesday, November 2nd.

    Race Information

    Times:

  • 10:00 – Registration opens
  • 11:00 to 11:30 – Citizen race (20 min + 1 lap)
  • 11:30 to 11:45 – Open course
  • 11:45 to 12:15 – Kids race: U9, U11 (15 min + 1 lap)
  • 12:15 to 12:45 – Open course and seeding
  • 12:45 to 1:30 – 2nd event: U 13, U15, U17, all women, male 40+, male 50+ (30 min + 1 lap)
  • 1:30 to 2:00 – Open course and seeding
  • 2:00 to 3:30 – 2nd event: U23, Elite (24-29), male 30+ (45 min + 2 laps)
  • 4:30 Awards ceremony at Chalet Malouin, 14 St. Hilaire Street in St. Malo
  • Cost:

  • $20. Cash or cheque – make cheques out to “Olympia Cycling Club”.
  • $10 for citizen and U11 racers holding an MCA citizen license. Cash or cheque.
  • Registration:
    Registration opens at 10:00 and ends 30 minutes before your event. Except for the kids race (U11), all riders must hold a valid UCI/CCA racing licence, MCA citizen licence, or KOM licence.

    The best way to register is using this online form, fill it out and bring your money to the race. Using this form will make signing in easier for you and us!

    Print forms of the registration and waiver are available here and at the race site. To speed things up for everybody please download the entry 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 licence to the commissaries.


    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 prior races of the 2011 season.
  • Riders who have not raced yet will start at the back of their group.
  • Riders must start in their seeded position or be relegated.
  • Please ensure that after signing the registration sheet that you also initial beside your name on the seeding sheet.
  • Race Course:
    The course will be open for pre-riding at about 10:30 on race day, but no sooner due to concerns about soil erosion. Length will be 2.5 km. The course will consist of grass, forest paths, gravel road, sand (lots of sand) and grass paths.

    Race Regulations:


  • Hand-ups (food, tools, or supplies) 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, or wheel exchange may only take place 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.
  • Road, mountain, and cyclocross bikes are allowed.
  • Tires in the A group are restricted to a maximum width of 35mm.
  • MTB handlebars must not have bar-ends.
  • All bikes must have functional front and rear brakes.
  • More details are available here
  • 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. Do not park on any roads as the race course will use the roads.

    Courtesy and Safety:
    The park is a public area. Marshals do not have authority to prevent people from entering. Keep your head up at all times.
 Be courteous to all park users. Please clean up after yourself.

    Washrooms:
    Washrooms will be outhouses.

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

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