Wednesday Night Series (MTB)

Host Club: Olympia Cycling Club

Race Organizer: Hal Loewen – 204.489.0931

Dates: May 11, June 1, June 29, July 20, August 3, August 24

Location: Bur Oak Trails are located in Birds Hill Park. Turn right off of Highway 59 at the Park entrance. Proceed to the Park gate. After you go through the gate (there are no park fees for 2010) stay on South Drive (veer left), the Bur Oak parking lot will be on your right.

Driving Directions: Google Maps point to point directions from Winnipeg


  • Registration and sign in: 5:30 – 6:30 (U9 – U13 must register and sign in by 6:00)
  • Event #1: U9, U11, U13 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Event #2: Elite and Expert, male and female
  • Event #3: Comp, male and female
  • Event #4: Sport, U15, U17, Citizen, male and female
  • Format:

    The format for the race are as follows:

    • Time Trial – this is the format for the May 11th and July 20th. These are one lap races where it is you against the clock; points will be awarded based on the racer’s category.
    • Pursuit – this is the format for the June 1st and August 4th races. Similar to the time trial but racers will go off in 5 or 10 second intervals. Racers will do multiple laps according to their category. If you get caught by the rider behind you must let them pass as the first possible spot when they indicate which side they would like to pass on.
    • Mass Category Start – this is the format for the July20th and August 24th races. This is the standard race format we have always run in the past.

    Points will be awarded to the racers according to their category.


    Online registration available only for the entire series. After online registration closes only on site registration will be accepted.

    Registration opens at 17:30 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.

    Adults $10, U17 and under $5 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:
    The Wedensday Night Series times are faster and shorter than standard Cup races. Race times will vary, but will be approximately 40 minutes for Sport to 80 minutes for Expert.
    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.

    Bur Oak Trails at Birds Hill Park

    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 outhouse