Bruxelles Spring Classic (Road)

Date: April 17, 2011

Designation: MCA Road Cup #1 – Road Race

Race Organizers: Ian Hall & Hal Loewen

Location: Bruxelles Manitoba

Driving Directions: Google Maps point to point directions from Winnipeg

Online Registration (Karelo)

Registration opens at 10:30 and closes at 11:30 AM. The race starts at 12:00 PM

Registration: Registration opens at 10:30 and ends 30 minutes before your event. You must hold a UCI/CCA racing licence or a MCA citizen licence. Registration and waiver forms are available online, at Olympia Cycle and Ski (1813 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg MB) and at the race site. Please download the form and waiver, fill out and bring the completed form and waiver to the race.

Cost: $25 for pre-registration, before April 15th at 8:00 PM, $40 the day of the race for those holding a UCI/CCA/MCA license. Free citizens holding a MCA citizen license. You must have either a UCI/CCA/MCA race license or MCA citizen licesne. Cash and cheque only. Make cheques out to the Olympia Cycling Club


  • Cat 1, 2, 3
  • Cat 4
  • Cat 5/MCA citizen
  • Open (mountain bike)

Distances to be Covered:


*lap length will be determined by weather and road conditions

Amenities: Lunch will be available for racers following the completion of your race. The cost of this will covered in your race fees. Friends and spectators will be able to purchase lunch – details to come.

Maps of the course will be made available if spectators wish to ride the course and see the race in progress. Spectators will ride course in the opposite direction of the race so as not to interfere with the progress of the race.

Race Course: The course will between 20 and 31km in length. The length will be determined by the weather for that day. The surface will be 95% gravel roads (they may be hard packed or loose), 4% dirt road, and 1% pavement. It will be a wide open, rolling with sweeping corners. There will be between 5 and 7 climbs, some reaching a 10% grade. The course will go through the village.

Race Regulations:
There will be a wheel exchange vehicle on the course following the racers. Road and cyclocross bikes are allowed. Mountain bikes without bar-ends are permitted in the Open category. All bikes must have functional front and rear brakes.

Riders are required to wear a hard-shell ANSI or SNELL approved helmet while racing, warming up, and cooling down.

Parking is available in the parking lot at the community hall and roads in the village.

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 marshals do not have authority to prevent people from entering the course. Keep your head up at all times. Be courteous to all vehicles and pedestrians.

Washrooms will be open with running water. We are responsible for returning the change rooms at the community hall to their original state. If you track mud in or dirty the sink, etc. please clean up after yourself.

Race Map: Coming soon.