Archive for September, 2010

Edmonton’s Tuesday Night ‘Cross Race is Cancelled for Tonight

Posted in 'Cross, Racing on September 28, 2010 by bikealberta

It’s a bummer, but here is the word from the boys at United Cycle:

After careful consultation and much deliberation, the United Cycle Tuesday Race Crew has decided to cancel the race tonight planned for Capilano Park.
We do not want to risk our situation with the city by destroying a whole lot of grassland. Capilano is especially under very strict scrutiny by the neighborhood residents.
So see you all next week at Goldbar Park, same time. Please start bringing lights if you are not already. Don’t need anyone getting smoked by a car, that would really suck.

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Furious3 MTB Stage Race is Close to Being Sold Out

Posted in MTB, Racing on September 26, 2010 by bikealberta

Currently, Furious3 is 81% sold out!

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Registration just opened on September 17th and already the race is 81% full.  Don’t miss out on this great new mountain bike stage racing event.

Furious3 is the newest race for 2011 in Fernie. It’s a 3 day multi-staged mountain bike race and everything for people looking for an epic mountain bike adventure.

When: July 1-3, 2011 (Register early as registration fees will go up effective April 1st, 2011)
Where: Fernie, British Columbia, Canada (Google Maps)
How Many: Race registration cut off happens after 200 registrations in the categories Solo Men, Solo Women, Team Women, Team Men, Team Coed and 20 Relay Teams registrations. So register early to secure your spot! Click here to view a list of currently signed up racers.

For more information and to register visit www.furious3.com


Alberta’s ‘Cross Season Kicks Off This Weekend w/ the School of ‘Cross & Hop ‘n Hurl

Posted in 'Cross, Racing on September 21, 2010 by bikealberta

The Edmonton Road and Track Club and Revolution Cycle present the second annual School of Cross on Saturday September 25th with Hardcore Bikes presenting the annual Hop n’ Hurl on Sunday September 26th. Both races will be held at Royal Gardens Park (4030-117 street). There will be different courses on both days to keep all the racers on their toes. Both courses promise to be very spectator friendly with a great atmosphere on both days.

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Registration for both races is available at www.karelo.com

Check out the School of Cross techguide [here]

The Hop n’ Hurl techguide can be found [here]

See you out at the races!

Dark Knight & Oval ‘Cross Registration is Open

Posted in 'Cross, Racing on September 20, 2010 by bikealberta

Provided by Cyclemeisters

“The biggest weekend in Alberta Cyclocross will return for it’s third great year this October 2nd and 3rd. The Dark Knight and The Oval ‘Cross will be back … bigger, better, and well … new.

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As some of you may have heard, the UofC has kindly asked that we not return to the grounds so we went and found an even better race course for you at C.O.P. The atmosphere and lunacy will be the same as always and the new course promises to be an even better thrill ride. In keeping with our other Cyclemeister race courses we’ve managed to include a downhill pump track … so get practicing your cross-ups on your ‘cross bikes because you’re getting some air baby. Race details have been posted and registration will open on Zone4.ca on September 20th. Field limits will be in effect so register early. See you all on the 2nd. Cheers, The Cyclemeisters.”

You can find the tech guides here:

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2010 Bow 80 is Cancelled

Posted in MTB, Racing on September 16, 2010 by bikealberta

Provided by Bow Cycle

Bow80 Enthusiasts,
 
With great regret, we have decided to cancel the 2010 edition of the Bow80 Revenge of the Ninja Cows. While the trails are ridable, we believe the weather on Sunday will be a repeat of last years. We got lucky getting everyone safely off of the mountain but we do not wish to risk the participants or volunteers health. We will be refunding entry fees for all those who registered through Karelo, in-store registrants will be called and refunded. 
We are going to move the date of the Bow80 up next year to hopefully avoid these problems.
 
If you have any questions you may contact myself (Bob Grunewald) or Darrell Elliott. Bow Cycle’s Phone number is 403 288 5422.
 
On behalf of the owners of Bow Cycle and the organizers , we thank you for your understanding,
 
 Thank you,
 
Bob Grunewald
Marketing
Bow Cycle & Sports
6501 Bowness Rd NW
Calgary, AB T3G 5J4
(P) 403 202 4359
(F) 403 288 5728

Furious3 MTB Stage Race Registration Opens Tomorrow

Posted in MTB, Racing on September 16, 2010 by bikealberta

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The Furious3 Registration will open at 12:01 am this Friday September 17, 2010. Only 200 spots are available at this time.

Furious3 is a 3 day multistage mountain bike race hosted in beautiful Fernie, British Columbia. Furious3 Fernie is a race that caters to many different types of riders. Whether you need a warm up or training race for the one of the longer races, a shorter race to have a taste of multi day competition or you just don’t have the time or the money to invest in doing one of the longer multiday races then this is the perfect option for you.

To read more about this event, surf on over to bikridr.com or visit www.furious3.com

Here are some juicy details of Stage #2:

Day 2 of the Furious3 course will take you on a tour of some of the best single track trails the valley has to offer. You will skirt town on Old Stumpy and work your way over to the west side of the valley. There you will get more than your fill of some epic trails. With over 4000 feet of climbing you will see some beautiful views on the journey. Of course with 4000 feet of climbing comes 4000 feet of descending as well. Lots of bermed corners and fun flowing and twisting trails that will make you forget about the climbs.

Alberta Youth and Paralympic Road and Track Championships

Posted in Racing, Results, Road on September 9, 2010 by bikealberta

Youth and Paralympic cyclists of Alberta met in Calgary over the Labour Day weekend for their final event of the year – the Alberta Youth/Paralympic Road and Track Championships. The focus of the event is completely on the Youth and Para crowd – no other categories offered. Racing started Saturday with an Omnium-style track meet at Calgary’s Glenmore Velodrome, and then moved to the hamlet of Madden, about 70 km north of Calgary, for a Time Trial Sunday and Road Road Monday.

The Paralympic categories featured over a dozen riders, competing on hand-cycles, trikes, and bikes. Para riders included National team member Jaye Milley, recently returned from two top-6 placings at the World Championships, in addition to a strong, competitive crew of hand-cyclists.

Riders to watch in future, and stars of the weekend, included the Juventus pair of Kinley Gibson and Samuel Beaudoin, who swept all three events in U17 Women and U17 Men, respectively, while Sam Radzke (CMC/Bow Cycle) did likewise in U15 men.

The event was hosted by the Calgary Bicycle Track League, and Calgary Cycle/Top Gear racing team.

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U17 winner Samuel Beaudoin leads a break in the RR

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Hand-cyclists tackle one of the steep rollers on the RR course
Photos by Dallas Morris

Full results can be found here:

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