SCCCX#2 ST. JOSEPH ISLAND CROSS

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

 

Schedule:

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

 

Fees:

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.

 

OTHER NEWS:

 

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

ABOUT THE SCC CX SERIES

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