Grand Beach – Mountain Bike

Host Club: Olympia Cycling Club

Date: May 2, 2009

Race Organizers: Ian Hall & Hal Loewen

Location: Grand Beach XC Ski Trails. Turn right off of  Highway 12 and and proceed to the Park gate. After you go through the gate (there are no park fees for 2010) go 670 meters and turn right at the sign for the XC ski trails, follow the gravel road, staying to the left to get to the trail head and registration area.

Driving Directions: Google Maps point to point directions from Winnipeg


  • Registration: 9:30 – 11:00 (10:00 for the U9, U11, U13)
  • Event #1: U9, U11, U13 – 11:00 p.m.
  • Event #2: Elite and Expert, male and female – 12 p.m.
  • Event #3: Comp, male and female – 12:05 p.m.
  • Event #4: Sport, U15, U17, Citizen, male and female – 12:10 p.m.
  • Registration:

    Registration opens at 19:30 and ends 1 hour before your event. You must hold a UCI/CCA racing licence or a MCA citizen licence. Registration and waiver forms are available online and at the race site. Please download the form and waiver, fill out and bring the completed form and waiver to the race.


    $25 for pre-registration, before May 1st, $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


    • Elite, male and female
    • Expert, male and female
    • Comp, male and female
    • Sport, male and female
    • U17, male and female
    • U15, male and female
    • U13, male and female
    • U11, male and female
    • U9, male and female

    *Race Time by Category:

    • Elite Male: 1:45 – 2:00
    • Expert Male, Elite Female: 1:30 – 1:45
    • Comp Male, Expert Female, U17 Male: 1:15 – 1:30
    • Sport Male, Comp Female, U17 Female: 1:00 – 1:15
    • Sport Female, U15 Male and Female: 0:45 – 1:00
    • U13 Male: 0:30 – 0:45
    • U13 Female, U11 Male and Female, U9 Male and Female: 0:20 – 0:30

    Race Course:

    The course will between 7 and 9km in length. The length will be determined by the weather for that day. The surface will be a combination of hard packed trails, loose sand, and gravel. There are large and small rock to go around and over, including roots. The course is a combination of single and double track and is up and down in nature with few flat sections.

    Race Regulations:

    • All racers bikes must operate a bicycle with both front and rear working brakes.
    • All racers must wear a CSA approved helmet while riding on OR off-course (even the parking lot).
    • Riders shall act and race with caution and respect for their fellow racers. They shall be held responsible for any accidents that they cause.
    • Racers must have their license with them at all times during a race event.
    • It is a racer’s responsibility to familiarizing yourself with the race course before the race (marshals will not be obligated to give out directions to confused riders).
    • A racer must act in a sporting manner at all times and shall permit any faster rider to overtake without obstructing.
    • If a rider exits the course for any reason, he/she must return to the course at the same point from which they exited.
    • Music players and electronic devises are NOT allowed by any racers during any events.
    • Sleeveless jerseys are NOT allowed.
    • You can only wear a jersey of a club or team you currently belong to, no pro team jerseys that you are not a member of; if you do not belong to a club wear any jersey that is not a pro jersey nor a club jersey where you are not a member of that club.
    • The current, defending Manitoba Cup winners should wear their Manitoba Cup jersey at cup races. Previous years jerseys should not be worn by previous winners.    Handlebars must have end caps.
    • Glass containers are not allowed on the course, including the feed zone.

    Please consult the UCI and CCA rules to see all applicable rules and regulations


    Parking is available at the site.

    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 be aware that marshals do not have authority to prevent people from entering the course. Keep your head up at all times. Be courteous to others.


    Washrooms will be open and are outhouses.

    Race Map: coming soon