Thanks to Paul DeBeer and Brad Phaneuf at Algoma Bicycle Company for making the second race of our series such a great event! We had 56 racers, 16 teams in the relay, 21 riders in the individual race and 14 kids in the kids’ race. The event attracted a number of new riders, including some very promising young riders, some UPCROSS racers from Marquette, and a number of island folks. Thanks for coming out racers, there would be no race without you! There also would be no race without a venue, thanks Jocelyn Township, Mountainview Centennial Park was a fantastic venue!

Thank you to Aaron Rahim from Giant for bringing up the demos and providing draw prizes. Thank you to the Hoffmans for supplying St. Joe Island Coffee throughout the day. Thank you to Brian and Judy Dukes for all their work at the FREE bbq and concession – no hot dog handups without you!

Course design, marking and the many kilometres of race tape were all done/donated by Paul and Brad with help from Jamie Capisciolto. Amanda Luther and Lisa Venier handled the daunting registration table. John Myles and Kim Chapman were the timers.

Here are the officially unofficial results:

Relay Race (results shown with #laps and race time in min)
1. David Olscamp and Jan Roubal – 8 laps in 57:24
2. Algoma Auto Appraisal: Dan Ableson and Steve Demidovich – 8 laps in 59:17
3. The “D””N”’S: Steve Golech and Greg Hughes – 8 laps in 1:00:14
4. Ray Gowlett and Jason Luther – 7 laps in 56:50
5. Team Beard: Corey Ellah and Dylan Robinson – 7 laps in 59:04
6. The Macaroons: Dominic Chussi and Luke Cane – 7 laps in 1:00:48
7. D & D: Daniella Gebhart and Detlef Berndt – 7 laps in 1:01:58
8. The Genettis: Lisa Venier and Tony Talentino – 7 laps in 1:04:46
9. Keepin’ up with the Jones’s: Paul DeBeer and Emma Jones – 6 laps in 59:35
10. Island Roadies: Anita Ableson and Janet McLeod – 6 laps in 1:00:05
11. The McMillans: Brent and Avery McMillan – 6 laps in 1:00:08
12. Wesley and Barb Willoughby – 6 laps in 1:01:12
13. Dakota Souliere and Kirsten Azar – 6 laps in 1:01:55
14. Nathan Mackay-Coutu and Carson Callahan – 5 laps in 57:55
15. Algoma Bicycle Company: Kate DeBeer and Jodie Stewart – 5 laps in 1:03:19
16. H & M: Hailey Callahan and Meghan Bringleson – 5 laps in 1:10:17

Individual Race (results shown with #laps and finish time, race start was between 12:45 and 12:50)
1. Jan Roubal – 7 laps, finish at 1:33:55
2. Jamie Capisciolto – 7 laps, finish at 1:35:05
3. Paul DeBeer – 7 laps, finish at 1:35:48
4. Corey Ellah – 7 laps, finish at 1:36:11
5. Steve Demidovich – 7 laps at 1:36:29
6. Brent McMillan – 7 laps at 1:37:13
7. Aaron Rahim – 7 laps at 1:39:14
8. Mika Jyhla – 6 laps at 1:34:33
9. Jason Luther – 6 laps at 1:35:07
10. Greg Hughes – 6 laps at 1:35:52
11. Steve Golech – 6 laps at 1:37:25
12. Jared Nicholson – 6 laps at 1:39:41
13. Detlef Berndt – 6 laps at 1:40:37
14. Tara Lasse-McKinney – 6 laps at 1:43:31
15. Daniella Gebhart – 5 laps at 1:36:22
16. Tony Talentino – 5 laps at 1:38:44
17. Brian Duncan – 5 laps at 1:40:06
18. Chad McKinney – 5 laps at 1:44:15
19. Jaroslav Roubal – 4 laps at 1:39:53
20. Austin Holmes – 4 laps at 1:44:35
21. Harry Hoffman – 4 laps at 1:45:05

1. Owen Duncan
2. Jack McMillan
3. Makks Demidovich
4. Edie Galarneau
5. Teija Lapalainen
6. Felix Galarneau
7. David Lloyd
8. Ryder Demidovich
9. Parker Holmes
10. Jenna DeBeer
11. Joshua Roubal
12. Arken Eddy

1. Jack McMillan
2. Makks Demidovich
3. Teija Lapalainen
4. Edie Galarneau
5. Arken Eddy
6. Felix Galarneau
7. Joshua Roubal
8. Mia Lloyd
9. Ryder Demidovich
10. Parker Holmes
11. Emma Phaneuf

Thank you to everyone who stayed to help take down the course –much appreciated!

By Kim Chapman

Categories CX


Owing to the popularity of the relay race at SCC CX#1, Algoma Bicycle Company has decided to bring the B relay back for St. Joseph Island Cross on Sunday, Sept 27.


So…there will be a 60-minute 2-person relay race starting at 11am and a 45-minute individual race starting at 12:45pm. Both races are open to all levels of riders, and riders can compete as a team in the first race and on their own in the second race, if they want extra racing.


Between the relay race and the individual race there will a short lap kids’ race suitable for young kids. Older kids are welcome to compete in the relay and/or individual races. We are continuing to offer reduced SCC membership fees for kids’ 12 or under ($10 instead of $30).


Date: Sunday, September 27


Venue: Mountainview Centennial Park, St. Joseph Island, 3670 5 Side Road, Hilton Beach, ON POR 1G0



9:30 am – Registration opens, SCC membership ($30 for older than 12 years, $10 for 12 or under) required for participation; event waiver must be signed to participate

9:30 am – Course opens for pre-riding, please register before riding

11:00 am – 60 min two-person relay starts, line-up at 10:50 for race instructions

12:15 pm – ½ lap kids race

12:45 pm – 45 min individual race starts, line-up at 12:40 for race instructions



The race series is free with your Sault Cycling Club membership. If you aren’t currently a member you can purchase yours at registration. $30 for everyone older than 12 years, $10 for 12 and under.




GIANT will be present with their demo truck – if you are interested in trying any of the fleet they bring (road, mountain or cyclocross) you must bring your license and credit card and sign the Giant waiver


There will be a free hot dog lunch for racers and spectators! Bring out your family and friends!


Directions to venue:

-Follow Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-17 to ON-548S (St. Joseph Island turnoff – signs for SJI/Hilton Beach/ Richards Landing) and go 5.4km

-Turn right onto D Line Rd/ ON-548 W and go 4.0km

-Turn left onto 10th Side Rd and go 10.2 km

-Turn right onto P Line Rd and go 2.1km

-Turn left onto 5 Side Rd/ 5th Side Rd/ ON-548 W (destination on left)

By Kim Chapman

Categories CX


Our aim for this series is to encourage riders of all abilities to participate. The series is open to all SCC members and there is no charge (there are also no prizes). If you don’t yet have a 2015 membership ($30), you can get yours at race registration, or at a local bike shop.


The series is a volunteer effort. It’s our first year hosting a series and some venues are untested. Many riders will be new to the sport and some may be new to racing. Please cut everyone some slack.

The races will be friendly and competitive. Any off-road worthy bike (cyclocross, mountain, fat) can be used. Helmets are mandatory.


We will have two races each day. The B race will be run first, is shorter in duration (typically 30 minutes) and is intended for beginners or slower or more fun-oriented, less-competitive riders. The A races are longer (typically 45 minutes) and will be more competitive. Fast beginners are welcome in A races.


The number of laps per race will be determined after the first lap of the race by the timing volunteer.

Lapped riders will complete a shorter number of laps so that everyone finishes at about the same time.

Riders must register to be on the course and are not permitted to warm up or cool down on the course while a race is in progress. There will be time to pre-ride the course before the B race and immediately between the B and A races.


Please note, cyclocross is not like mountain biking or x-country skiing in that slower riders do not yield (or track) to faster riders. Faster riders are required to pass slower riders safely and in a way that does not impede the slower rider’s progress. Please be courteous if you come upon a slower rider and let them know you are there, but do not expect them to move out of the way for you.

By Kim Chapman

Categories CX