Beban park is HUGE. But on any given weekend there is a LOT going on. This weekend in particular there is the Kris Kringle Craft fair in their main buildings along with hockey, soccer, swimming and the list goes on. This will take a lot of the available parking. The best place to park for the race is south of the registration in the gravel lot by the gold course and tennis courts. IF there is no soccer on the Beban fields then that lot will also be available. The lot by the BMX track is normally under-utilized. The paved parking by the Pool and arena will be over-run with craft fair people so it would be best to avoid those lots. Parking on the roadways or grass is strictly forbidden and will get you towed.
Make 100% sure your tent is staked and secured. With wind this week and in the forecast we can not have any tents becoming kites. There will be quite a bit of space for team tents (No vehicles) as marked out on the attached map. It is drop and go until we close and lock the gates around 10am. After that point you will have to carry your gear in. On the flip side the gate will be LOCKED until after the expert race so it will be carry out until that point. There will be no team vehicles inside the gate or we will run out of space for the team tents.
There are LOTS of washrooms located in Beban park. EXCEPT in the area where the race is held. The washrooms that we have used in the past that are located in the VIEX grounds are now de-funct. You can locate washrooms in almost all buildings in the park. Both arenas. Down by the artificial turf field. In the Pool. Over in the craft fair area. NO DIRTY BIKE SHOES OR DIRTY PEOPLE INSIDE THE BUILDINGS OR WASHROOMS. Clean yourself up BEFORE going into a public area. We want to be able to use this venue again.
Awards: Awards location will be posted at registration. The small red barn will be too small for this year and weather will play a part so we will post this on race day. It will be a GOOD IDEA to bring a lawn chair for the awards as there likely will be no seating and the awards for the series take double the time of a regular COTR event.
Things are coming together for Saturday’s race. Both the weather and the course will be similar to last year’s event but with a few notable changes. With this year’s construction of the Steve Smith Bike park the BIG puddle and tree area of the course are GONE. We will make it up though. Expect a mud fest and challenging (long) course. MIVA will use all of the available barriers and every ounce of terrain to ramp up technical aspect. This is the championship event. So expect a championship worthy course.
AJ’s Island Grill Food Truck will be on-site and ready to serve upBreakfast and Lunch. Great coffee, Gourmet burgers, wraps and all sort of deliciousnesses.
Beer Garden! Riot Brewing will also be hosting a covered area serving their finest. Come watch the racing in sand riding arena and heckle responsibly.
We will want to get the awards going as soon as possible on Saturday. With that in mind please help us both tear down as well as RAKE out the course. With the rain in the forecast the more raking we can do on Saturday the better the course will look on Sunday and Monday when people are driving by or walking through. Please bring a rake and work gloves. Many hands make light work and get the work done FAST. We will make an announcement when we are starting the awards….and…..well…..there will be no one left on course so you will notice that the awards have started!
Course Map and venue map
|Intermediate / Masters / Expert||$25||$35|
|Jr/Youth racing Intermediate or Expert||$15||$25|
|Registration Open||9:15 am|
|Beginner Clinic||10:00 am|
|Beginner Men (Including Youth U13 and U15)||10:45 am|
|Beginner Women (Including Youth U13 and U15)||10:46 am|
|Zoom Zoom Half Lap||11:30|
|Intermediate Men (Including U17)||12:00 noon|
|Intermediate Women (Including U17 and Masters Women)||12:01 pm|
|Lil Nutcase Kids Race||12:10 pm|
|Masters Men (40-54)||1:00 pm|
|Super Master Men (55+)||1:03 pm|
|Expert Men||2:15 pm|
|Expert Women||2:16 pm|