September 26/05 8:06 am - Bayside `Cross 2005, Blizzard Bike Club News
Posted by Editoress on 09/26/05
Bayside Cyclocross Races
The Bayside Cycling Club is proud to present, for the third year, cyclocross racing in Crescent Park. The dates for this year's races are: Sunday, October 2nd and Sunday, October 16th.
We are proud to be part of the inaugural BC Cup `Cross Series. Generous support from all our sponsors will help to ensure that the races are a success. New this year will be separate Women A & B races, provided that there are enough entrants as well as two new courses for each race day.
Crescent Park is close to both Vancouver and Washington State so the organizers hope that the races will attract a mix of Canadian and American riders.
Location: Crescent Park in South Surrey, BC. (30 min. From Vancouver & 10 min. From US border)
Course Description: Fast, rolling course, mostly on hard-packed gravel trails with a road section.
Entry Fee: $10/Juniors & $20/All other categories - Per race - One-day licenses available - Sign-on starts at 8:15 AM
9:00 AM - Men B & Juniors
9:50 AM - Women A & B
10:40 AM - Men A
From Vancouver, take Hwy. 99 southbound, turn off at Exit 10 (Direction White Rock/Crescent Beach), take the ramp towards Crescent Beach, turn right at Crescent Rd., turn left onto 129 St. toward the park and continue to the parking lot.
From the US, take Hwy. 99 northbound and turn off at Exit 10. From the off ramp, turn left on King George Hwy., turn right onto Crescent Rd. after two sets of lights and follow the instructions above.
*** Mountain bikes are welcome! ***
O'Hagan's Peninsula Cycles
The Original Cakery
Sanctioned by Cycling BC
Blizzard Bike Club Fort St. John, BC
Courtesy Pat Ferris
Mike Heintzman was the winner of the third edition of the â€˜Falling Leaves Road race', Sunday. He edged out Pat Ferris by a couple of bike lengths in an exciting sprint finish after 60 km's of racing on the hilly Montney circuit. Their time was 2:00:00 hours. Terry Stone was third at 2:03:40, David Ferris 4th at 2:04:00 and Richard Wood 5th at 2:05:00.
Ten riders were on the start line under very warm but windy fall conditions. The pack was together until the 30 km turn. The pace speeded up with the pack eventually falling apart at about the 50 km mark. Pat Ferris and Mike Heintzman pulled away and headed to the finish line. Mike won the tough uphill finish to take the final â€˜road' event and the trophy, of the club season.
Other finishers of the 60 km race were Wim Kok in 6th at 2:06:56 and Sam Keats at 2:14:00. Roger St. Jean and Sam Keats fell victim to lumpy railroad tracks and suffered flat tires.
Darren Guliov won the 42 km event by outsprinting Gord Harris for a time of 1:38:43.
-Thursday - cyclo-cross at North Peace School at 6:30 pm.
-Sunday - First cyclo-cross race at Beatton River Park at 2 pm. Cyclo cross is a cycling event that combines off-road cycling and running.