The WCC’s annual cyclo-cross race, held at Bingemans, is back and as an O-Cup for the first time. Once again Ziggy’s Cycle has stepped up to be our title sponsor. Not only is Ziggy’s providing prizes for podiums, but they will also be onsite providing mechanical support on race day!
King Street Cycles is continuing their support providing prizes. They are also likely to be out providing support in the form of a cyclo-cross tradition, heckling.
TWB Brewing has signed up to give podium earners their delicious beer and swag.
Show your support and be sure to visit our amazing sponsors.
Now to the nitty gritty. If you’ve raced cross before you know the drill, go SIGNUP BEFORE WED, OCT 20 AT 11:59PM. There is no race day registration this year.
If you’re new to cx or cross curious then our local race is the perfect place to give it a try. All you need is a citizens permit, which is a slight upgrade from your club membership. In the entry level categories you can race on any bike! No cross bike needed, mountain bikes work just fine.
If you’re registering for one race you might as well take advantage of our second race, single speed, discount. It’s only $10!
For any other race info visit our website where you can download the tech doc.
If you’re coming to the race, to participate or spectate, you’ll have to fill out our COVID screening form the morning of the race and show proof before entering the area. We’ll have some volunteers at the junction just before the turn into the parking lot.
Looking forward to the race, and the set-up tomorrow. I was reading in the tech guide that helmet cameras are not permitted, but no mention of chest-mounted cameras, same as Dam CX. Is it okay if I wear my chest mount for this race?
Awesome video, David! It was fun for me to relive the race. It’s a blast seeing myself in your video (hey, I know that guy!), experiencing the race through your perspective.
I agree with Mark: you were brave to take the hole shot like you did, but it paid off! You can see me doing the opposite, going wide, which was safe but I ended up only a couple places in front of you, when my starting position was a little more advantageous. In this particular scenario, with so many riders, I think I should have taken the next-to-right lane, not the far right. Another lesson from the video is it can really pay off to put in a little dig to get in front of a rider, especially if that leaves a “rival” behind them. Also, take it with a grain of salt when someone (coughmecough:) in front of you claims (trying to be helpful), “I’m going to ride this!” Lol
Great advice, thanks, Mark. I learned number one coming into that first sandpit where I fell for the first time. Was forced off the bike on Hart hill (number two) and I could have practised my patience (number three).
For sure! Awesome efforts as well Mark. It will be fun to look back at it in awhile again.
Had fun going back and forth. I was a little too full send at parts, on the last corner particularly and found my limits. Learned a lot again, and looking forward to developing and trying more events next year.