La Barriere Cross – Cyclocross

Date: October 3, 2010

Location: La Barriere Park

This is race #3 of the cyclocross cup series. Details

*Note that the bridge just north of the park on Waverley is washed out. You will need to access the park from the south off of Hwy 247 (Marchand Rd). Hwy 247 can be reached on the east from Hwy 75 (Pembina Hwy) a few kilometers south of Saint Norbert or on the west via LaSalle. See map below.

Please Note we are guests of the City of Winnipeg and we must leave the park in similar condition to which we find it. We are required to rake the course after we are finished. All riders are requested to bring a rake to help rake the course. Raking will begin as soon as the A race is completed.

Kids (U13): 1:00 PM (15 min + 1 lap)
B-race (B level, citizen, U15, &  U17): 1:45 (30 min + 2 laps)
A-race: 3:00 (45 min + 2 laps)

Assembly and Seeding: Riders in the 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 2010 season. Riders who have not raced yet will start at the back of their group. The seeding list will be available on by Saturday.

Registration: Registration opens at 12:00 and ends 30 minutes before your event. You must hold a UCI/CCA racing licence, MCA citizen licence, KOM licence. Registration and waiver are available online and at the race site. Please download the form and waiver, complete both and bring to the race.

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

Cost: $15 for U17 and above. Free for U15 and citizens holding a MCA citizen license. Cash only.

Categories: Kids (U13, U11, U9); B level (includes U15 and citizens); A level

Race Course: The course 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 grass fields, forest paths, crushed gravel path, and grass fields. 

Participation Series:
All A, B race entrants are eligible to win a set of cyclocross race wheels (choice of tubular or clincher). Details

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, and wheel exchange may take place, but 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.

Road, mountain, and cyclocross bikes are allowed. Tires in the A group are restricted to a maximum width of 1.5” for 26”wheels and 35mm for all others. MTB handlebars must not have bar-ends. All bikes must have functional front and rear brakes. 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 is available in the parking lot.

Courtesy and Safety:

 The park is a public 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.

Be courteous to all park users. Please clean up after yourself.

The washrooms just north of the parking lot have been closed all year due to water levels. Outhouses are available.