Southern Cross (Cyclocross)

Date: Sunday, October 16

Host Club: ABES

Race Website:  Southern Cross Website

Race Organizer: Johnny Sawatsky

Location: Altona Centennial Park. It will take you 1 hour to get to Altona from the South perimeter of Winnipeg.


  • 11:00 – Registration opens
  • 12:00 – C Race* 20 minutes plus 1 lap (Cat 4 men and women)
  • 1:00 – B Race* 30 minutes plus a lap (Cat 3 men and 1/2/3 women)
  • 2:00 – Open Race* – 20 minutes plus a lap (all non-licensed riders)
  • 3:00 – Ages 8 and under – modified course
  • 3:00 – Ages 9 – 12 – modified course
  • 4:15 – Kids awards at the park
  • 4:30 – A Race* 40 minutes plus 2 laps (Cat 1 men)
  • 6:30 – Awards and draw prizes at the Altona Curling Club
  • * Clydesdale (200+ pounds) prizes for the fastest big boys
  • 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 opens at 11:00 AM and ends 30 minutes before your event. Races are open to EVERYBODY but non-MCA licensed riders must ride in the OPEN or kids races. Registration and waiver forms are available online and at the race site. To save everyone time, please download the forms, 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.

    $15 for CX 1, 2, 3, 4 and Open racers. Cash or cheques (made payable to Johnny Sawatsky)
    $5 for citizen’s racers. Cash or cheques. Free for Kids (Under 13) with a non-perishable food donation to the Rhineland Area Food Bank

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.
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.

Farmer sausage burgers and drinks will be available at the race for all registered riders.