1st Newsletter for 2018. #2

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1. Season #13 is here.
2. License Requirements for 2018
3. Welcome to our IMPORTANT Sponsors (Part 1)
4) Weekly Cross happenings on V.I.

1. Season #13 is here.

Registering for this year’s events.

You have 3 options. 1) Register for the whole series. Save $20. Save yourself missing the 5:00pm deadline the night before the race. Save yourself a lot of time. 2) Register for each event individually. (You can not register for example for race #5, #7 and #8 at the same time). 3) Don’ pre-register….wait and wait until race day. Check the cloud cover and head to the event. For this option you pay $10 more and you do NOT get a call up. I repeat. You are called up after everyone that pre-registers. This is because we do the call up lists the NIGHT before the race. Does not matter if you are #1 ranked in you category… call up. Make your choice.

The link for the SERIES is here:

Season #13 Events.

Race #1: Season opener September 9th. Victoria. Topaz Park. Pre-race day race number and chip pick up at Pro City from 5:00 – 8:00. Same as the last 2 years. (Pre-Race newsletter to go out FRIDAY). Pro City GP. The biggest race we have EVER had was in this location.

Register here:

Race #2: From the most southern location to the most northern. September 16th…..back in Cumberland with the Saturday NIGHT relay race at 6pm. (Moving up 2 weeks from this year) Note. Village Park. Coal X.

Register here:

Race #3: September 30th: Qualicum Beach. Group favourite! Cross on the Commons

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Race #4: October 8th: Bowen Park Nanaimo. Kona Kup. One of the toughest (most DNF’s) and one of the EASIEST (least DNF’s) courses around. No other race has that distinction.

Register here:

Race #5: October 21st: Port Alberni. The return of P.A. A return to McLeans Mill for this year which would is UNREAL! This location is a national heritage site! Lumber X.

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Race #6: October 28th. Psycho Cross. Halloween Theme. First time to Lake Cowichan. Close to Up AND Down Island. Lakeview Camp Ground.

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Race #7: November 4th SINGLE HEADER at MIVA’s choice venue Beban Park for the Hot Crossed Bunnies.

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(Nationals champs on the 10th in Peterborough)

Race #8: Series final. November 17th Western Speedway for the final race of the year. Day of Thunder!!!!

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2. Licence Requirements for 2018

Licensing is confusing. It does not help that every year the licences change. The insurance requirements change and it all starts again…..WHICH LICENCE DO I NEED TO RACE?

So here we go. I will try to explain your options.

1) Don’t buy any license. Race COTR races ONLY. Pay for a Day of Race Licence each time you race $10 for an adult. $5 for youth. This is OK if you are only going to race once or twice a year. But it is a PITA if you are going to race more than that!

2) Buy a “Provincial Ride License” from Cycling BC. $60. If you are going to race 6 or more COTR events this year. This is your best bet but ONLY if you are ONLY going to race Cross on the Rock which is a Grassroots level event.

3) Buy a “Provincial Race License” from Cycling BC.Adult $90. Youth $60. Get this one if you want to race COTR as well as in Vancouver and Provincial Championships.

4) Buy a UCI license (Cost varies depending on age) if you want to race BIGGER races such as UCI races or National Championships.

Those are your current (for this year) options for Cross on the Rock for 2018

3. Welcome to our sponsors for 2018 (Part 1)

This series does not happen without the support from.


Title Sponsor and sponsor of the kids races: Mazda
Presenting and main prizing Sponsor: Muc Off
Sponsor for the Victoria races: ProPearl IzumiShimano
Super Masters Men’s Category Sponsors Island Cycles
Peter Creighton from Cycles Lambert/Muc OFF (CONFIRMED)
Phillips Brewery for their continued support for the Single Speed category and series prizes for all categories (including Root Beer for the youth).

GRAND Prize Sponsor: And Sam Wittingham from Naked Bikes….because he is SAM

As well as tonne of local sponsors from each community that we tried to give recognition to after each of the events.

This is an ISLAND series and the past support we have received from our island community is awesome. Lets keep it up in the future as it is what drives this series and makes it special. PLEASE SUPPORT THE SPONSORS. These are local businesses and companies that support local businesses. On-line companies, amazon, big business (besides Shimano) do NOT support community events.

4. Weekly Cross Happenings on V.I.

If you hear of any cross rides or training sessions happening NOT listed here please let me know and I will keep these as up to date as I can.
Rock City Cycles Wednesday Night cross ride/workout. 6pm. Nanaimo
Comox Valley Cross Rides. I think ALSO Wednesday nights. Call Trail Bikes.
Cowichan Vallen Cross rides. I think maybe Wednesday nights too… them through FB.
Wednesday night races in Victoria….they start NEXT week

Pretty excited here to be getting this season underway.

Keep en eye in your in box Friday for the Pro City GP preview.

Until then…..keep training HARD.

The 13th season is almost here!!