POWTOWN Cyclocross Classic

Cyclocross in Powell River! September 22nd. Willingdon Beach Park.

What is Cyclocross?

“In other words, it’s the perfect spectator sport and plenty of fun for all. If you ask us, cyclocross is also the most inclusive type of bike racing there is, and perfectly represents the Powtown vibe. Don’t want to race? Come down and cheer or heckle. Or see if you can get the racers to accept a gift (referred to as a “hand-up”) while they ride past. Think marshmallows, Twizzlers, cookies, or cups of mysterious liquid. Fast or slow, serious or silly, there’s something in cyclocross for you.”

PowTown Post

Free cyclocross clinic – Wednesday September 11th 5:30 – Location TBA

Learn about what happens in a CX race. A brief primer on mounting/dismounting and cornering. Participate in a short race circuit.

Do I need a Cyclocross bike? Nope! This course will be very mountain bike friendly, and anyone can participate!

Here’s a little video from our friends on the Island at Cross on the Rock. The COTR series kicks off in Cumberland on September 8th.

Categories

Youth, Open, Masters. Men and Women in each category. There will also be a mini kids race between the Youth and Open Races.

Launch – All ages, 30 minute race.

Open – All ages, 45 minute race,

Schedule

Launch – 9:30 – 30 minutes

Kids – 10:15 – 15 minutes or shorter – very short course

Open – 11:00 – 45 minutes

Registration and Insurance

Participants of the ‘Kids’ race will be free. Youth 16 years old and younger will be $10 to cover their insurance. 17 Years old and over, $20 ($10 Cycling BC insurance + $10 Registration Fee). Day of registration will cost $5 more. Pre-registration can be done via email – justin@tawsbikegarage.com – or at TAWS, payment can be made at the shop at any time, or on race day. Cash only please! Pre registration is preferred to help manage planning.

Brooks Outdoor Club

All proceeds for this event will be donated to the Brooks Secondary Outdoor Club.

Rules

1. Be a good sport, ride fair and safe. This event is meant to be a fun community bike event. Please be aware of the safety of others and yourself when riding. Poor sportsmanship or language will not be tolerated. Have fun be safe!

2. There are no rules on the the style of bike you must ride. A cyclocross bike or mountain bike will be best suited to this course. Road bikes will find this course quite difficult. If you have questions about this, please email justin@tawsbikegarage.com

3. Races will be a mass start, and all racers will finish on the same lap as the leader. The course will be clearly marked by race tape and cones. There will be areas of the course with a volunteer to tell you where to go or what to avoid.