Unbelievable for July but I did a cross race last Thursday in Washington. Even more un-real was there were 3 other C.O.T.R. racers there doing it too! Craig Ritchey and Kevin Noiles had great races in the Elite category… me not so much…lots of work to do!

I have been getting quite a few e-mails with regards to the SCHEDULE for C.O.T.R. 2011 so thought I better fire it out. Even better is that I have the preliminary schedule for all of BC. Which races end up being BC cups etc. remains to be seen but in the meantime you can start booking some days off and checking your schedule. After all…what is it just over 6 weeks until the first of the C.O.T.R. races for 2011!! That is not much time. If your bikes are like mine (seized bottom brackets…various other things in disrepair) you will need every second just to get your bikes up and running.

First thing first:

CROSS ON THE ROCK Schedule for 2011 (and other provincial races)
Keep in mind this is still PRELIMINARY!

BC Cyclocross Schedule 2011 Preliminary

SO we have at least 2 courses that were not used last year and possibly up to 4….when venues get finalized we will start posting it up.


We will be chatting with Atomic to see if they can move their race to the 19th so that there is no conflict with our series final date (honestly Atomic…you don’t want to conflict with us!).

AND we are a tiny bit concerned with the C.O.T.R. #1 date on September 11th as (just in case you have not heard) Wendy and I are expecting Tycho’s partner in grime and crime on the 5th of September and sometimes these little creatures are early and some times they are late… rarely are they on time!

Some changes to C.O.T.R. for 2011.
(I will put these in BULLIT form so that they are easy to read and you won’t miss any)

  • Contest…for best photo from the series. Take some pictures. Send us your best. We will fire up a gallery…we will decide which one rocks the best!
  • Kids races…working on this but we would LOVE to get this going again.
  • Masters…should we change the ages to 40+?
  • Beer Gardens…we wish!

OK I will re-read some of the feedback that we got at the end of last year and see what else we need to change. One thing for sure….the series will be a LOT of fun ‘cause you guys make it FUN…AND we will have some T-Shirts again!

Nanaimo Social
There is talk about a social event on the Saturday night of the double header in Nanaimo. If it goes down it will be at the new Oak Bay Bikes location which is not even open yet…we will keep you posted on it.

These guys deserve a bit more recognition for last year…..

Intermediate Men
1st Place: Mitchell Thacker
2nd Place: Regan Pringle
3rd Place: Chris Dickenson

Masters Men
1st Place: Jamie Emery
2nd Place: Brent Stubbs
3rd Place: Peter Wellsman

Open Women
1st Place: Dawn Anderson
2nd Place: Joele Guynup
3rd Place: Amanda Wakleing

1st Place: Drew MacKenzie
2nd Place: Dylan Tremblay
3rd Place: Steve Bachop

Best Rookie Season.
Jeff Drew. After winning a couple of races in Intermediate Jeff moved up to Expert and had a few top 10 performances. In the last race in Port Alberni he was on track for a top 5 until an untimely flat on the last lap of the race. Winning a sweet Lezyne Carbon 4 multi tool from Lambert….it is so nice!

Most Improved Female
Amanda Wakeling
After a great rookie season 2 years ago where she dominated the women’s beginner category at 13 years old…last year Amanda was 11th in the Open Women for the series. A few DNF’s. Sickness and some sub par results. This year she came back and got stronger towards the end of the season and placed 3rd overall for the series. All at 15 years old. Plus she was the youngest female at National Champs racing the elite women. Winning a Lezyne Carbon Drive S pump from Lambert

Most improved Male
Regan Pringle
After wallowing mid to back of the pack of Intermediate in 2009 Regan stepped it up and won 3 races in the intermediate category this season. Winning a Lezyne Carbon Drive S pump from Lambert

THANKS AGAIN TO OUR SPONSORS FOR 2010 …..we will update you to our 2011 sponsors with our next update:

KONA who have been with us since the star of the series. Sponsors of the KONA KUP. MAJOR draw prize sponsor!
LAMBERT who support this series like you can not even believe…..a LOT of prizes from Leyzene and Pedros via Lambert
Phillips Beer a new sponsor but stepped in tokeep the beer flowing.
Oak Bay Bikes all the locations have been supporting the series since the start….and they do a lot of work. Also organizers of the KONA KUP and the Island Champs
Aviawest with awesome room-night draw prizes for the events along withone of our GRAND prizes
Howard Johnson…..room nights and support for our Victoria and Nanaimo events with hotel deals
SaltspringCoffee…..Bryn was out there racing…and bringing bags of goodness for our racers
OAKLEY provided us with sweet draw and series prizes of cool shades.
The North Facegave us some draw prizes and we are hoping to get them on board even bigger in 2011
Frontrunners….well they let me put on the races. Draw prizes. Number sponsor….etc!
Pro Bar. Another new sponsor for this year with their tasty bars. Again hope to have them on board bigger in 2011 as well
ActionMotorcylces…..the hospitality tent at Victoria and a tonne of draw prizes!

Brought to you by the Council of Cross.

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

Look for the next update in your mail box MID-August!

Until then…train hard!

YES…. it is THAT time again, Cross on the Rock News #1 for 2011!

One thought on “YES…. it is THAT time again, Cross on the Rock News #1 for 2011!

  • September 1, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Masters…….50 plus. 40 plus is too young. Remember demographics of Canada…most common Canadian is born in 1960…ie 51 years old and therefore it makes sense to put the 50 plus as masters to make the group competitive…late 50s and 60s don’t want to compete against prepubescent just-turned 40 year olds. They don’t even speak the same language. 40 year olds know how to use things like cell phones, you tube and liked bands from the 80’s…so masters…50 year olds are the true masters.

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