Update: There will be food. Included in your race fee with be a burger and pop, coffee or hot chocolate. Chili will be available at extra cost as a fundraiser.

Hello Cross on the Rock’ers (and everyone out there in TV Land)….did you miss us for the last week….are you READY to race this weekend? It looks like the forecast is forever changing the last few days….for the better. Still might be a bit nippy but it might be clear now. IFFFF there is snow on Saturday we are asking that everyone bring shovels and brooms to help clear the course. Unless there is a total blizzard and the roads up to Shawnigan Lake are closed down….the race will be a GO. It is cross….a winter sport….we can’t let anything stand in our way….plus after you watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuxnUZyzs30 from Gary Croome…..well we don’t want to appear soft to the rest of the world now do we?

SO this Sunday. Island Championships. Shawnigan Lake School. Last chance to race cross on Vancouver Island this year. Last race of the series. Double Points. Series Championships. A LOT of draw prizes. Series Awards. Series Draw Prizes. We will have the fireplace going. There will be food. There will be warm drinks. There are showers. The course will be awesome (again) Great Course…..what else can I tell you. Lets get a great turn out and see everyone there….if EVERYONE that raced this year came out we would have a race of 259 people! That is a lot of people racing cross on the island! Support the sport. Support cross. Support the series! Lets race!! (PSSST: No shoes in the clubhouse)

Also confirmed: Jason from Lambert will be at the finals with tent and tools to help out.

Race guide is published and on the web site tomorrow for all the details and information you need.



We had a major contribution from the Everti Cycling Club of $500 toward the trailer. They have put a challenge out to the other clubs to step it up as well…..we gotta get this trailer! I will fire an update out after the last race and we hope it will be a GO! (Plus I think Curtis wants it out of his driveway). Thanks Everti!

More Lumber Cross Follow Up

Lot of positive feedback still coming in from Lumber Cross. I did not know how much everyone loved mud!! That is the spirit we are building!

“Wicked course” Aaron Amar.
“Best course I have raced this year” Jason Sandquist

From Lee the race director:

Event highlights :

1- MUD
2-three local father & son teams raced!!
3-Hug from Wendy
4- more than two words out of Drew
5- MUD
6- two DH kids saying, I want a cross bike !!

Thanks again, that was an unbelievable success.


You can read Mical’s Race report on the race here: http://micaldyck.blogspot.com/

If you need to get fired up even more this week for the last race check this stuff out:

Joe Sales takes, posts and sells the best cross photos I have ever seen…full stop. When I checked this out just now there was a muddy Craig Ritchey photo….kick ass….(Wendy is photo #2 of the 10 photo gallery) check it out and dream about one day Joe snapping an epic shot of you: http://www.joesales.ca/

Wendy’s report from Nationals: http://www.cxmagazine.com/simms-journal-fifth-canadian-title-2010

AND lastly a HUGE Happy Birthday to Katie Rabien today!!

Organized by:

Brought to you by the Council of Cross.

Race Directors: Chris Dickenson and Ian Craib
Course Designers: Chris Dickenson and Dan Scott
Host Club: Oak Bay Bikes Westshore

Series Sponsors: Phillips Beer Oak Bay Bikes Aviawest Howard Johnson KONA LAMBERT-Leyzene-Pedros Saltspring Coffee OAKLEY Frontrunners The North Face Pro Bar Action Motorcycles

This Cyclocross Series is Organized by the Cross Council:

With the following cycling clubs: VICC, Experience Cycling Club, UROC, Arrowsmith MTB Club, Alberni Valley Riders and IRC

Supported by:
OBB Victoria, Westshore and Nanaimo
Trail Bikes in Courtenay
Experience cycles in Duncan
Frontrunners in Nanaimo
Straight Up Cycles in Victoria
Dodge City Cycles in Cumberland
Ozzie’s Cycles in Port Alberni

Sanctioned by:
Cycling BC

Race #7 Island Championships: Pre Race

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