Waterloo Cycling Club helped to put on Dam Cross the second cross O-Cup of the season this past weekend. It was a great day of racing and the whole weekend went smoothly thanks to the volunteers from the club, Woodstock and the race community. I’ll list everyone that helped below, but I may forget a name or two as the weekend was kind of a blurr. Add any names I missed.
Building the course on Saturday was fairly quick and well organized. A good number of club members came out to help (@Andrew_Meyer, @jeremyhaak, @KevRidesGravel, @bike_daniells, @Eva_Bako), thanks so much! Ontario Cycling event staff were also out helping all day. Our friends in Woodstock that run the weekly cx series Nordic Cats came by put in many hours pounding stakes and even suppling barriers and some extra push-in stakes.
Race day saw many of our usual cross racers out as well as a couple club members that gave their first race a try, thanks and congrats @valentinacastilloc and @joemonks. Would love to hear about your races and experience here.
Many people helped where they could on race day, @Natalka kindly volunteered to help at registration all day, @jeremyhaak was on course maintenance and well everything duty, @JBeattie and @KevRidesGravel took up announcing duties and heckled/cheered all day. @jnet, @Andrew_Meyer made the drive to help with tear down and many of the racers stuck around for a bit to help as well.
It was a great team/community effort, thanks everyone for making it happen. Next year we’ll bring Dam Cross back to it’s full glory and hopefully make it a double header again as a regional race on Saturday and an O-Cup on Sunday.
Questions, comments and feedback and of course stories are greatly appreciated,
P.S. I’m terrible at taking photos unless I drag along my dslr, which I didn’t, so I’ll let everyone else supply those.