Muc Off – Cross on the Rock 2022.

The Broad Street Cycles GP delivered some wicked action and GREAT atmosphere last weekend.  Now we prepare for “field riding” and hopefully some proper mud this weekend.

Weekend warm ups:

  • REGISTER…..6:00pm is the cut off as usual but just register NOW and you will be done!!/events/cross-on-the-rock-2022-race-5-chris-cross-cowichan-fairgrounds-cowichan-valley
  • COSTUMES!!!  It is hard to race in a T-Rex costume but really……it would be awesome!  One year Roland dressed up like a pregnant Wendy (she was pregnant at the time to be fair).  Team Buttcat are pretty much always in costume.  THIS SUNDAY it is your chance!  Wear a costume…..race with it on or just wear it after/before!  Get into the spirit!!
  • You might notice that the crew for this weekend swapped the name for the event.  Just pretend it was CoweX all the time and it will be easier!

1.  CoweX Cross Preview

Thanks to the inspiration from Ian Craib and OBB from 2017’s Kriss Kross January race.

CoweX Cross – October 30, 2022

REGISTRATION LINK.  6:00pm Saturday Cut off.

Location: Cowichan Exhibition Park – 7380 Trans-Canada Hwy, Duncan, BC V9L 6B1
            -55 minute drive from Victoria
            -33 minute drive from Nanaimo
            -Right off the highway North of Duncan
Parking: (SEE THE MAP) There is a HUGE parking area.  Look for the signs on the right immediately as you enter the exhibition.  We have overflow parking if needed but doubtful it will be. Do NOT park where you should NOT park!
Registration: If you need to register or switch your category it will be located at the Stratford Room.  Washrooms will also be around the same building, try not to wear your muddy CX shoes.  We are expecting A LOT of mud this weekend (finally) and the cleaner we leave the washrooms the better.
Team Tents: See the attached map.  The pits will be located close by the team tents as well.
Course:  Think grass, hills, MUD, tractor pull, sawdust and some climbing (not quite Bowen).  It will be a bit more of a traditional European style course with plenty of COTR flair thrown in for good measure.
Taco’s:  The Taco Revolution Food Truck will be on site for all your post and pre-race taco needs. TACOS!!!
Warming Up:  We are not the only group using the park that day so please refrain from riding around the taped off main grounds as we don’t want Cyclist’s riding around where cars are driving to the Home Show OR Big Shop of Horrors Haunted house.
Bike Wash:  It will finally be needed and Peter Creighton from HLC will be onsite with the Muc-Off Pressure washer cleaning all our bikes.  Thanks for the support Pete!
Prizing: Prizing and awards will be provided by Cycle Therapy Bikes in Duncan, Eleven Speed Coffee and Muc Off!!  Plus Riverway Dental for the Hot Lappers!


2.  Broad City Cycles GP.  As full a review as we do!Photo link from Patrick:

Flemming Sorvin captured some images from the launch race:

From Roland
Thanks to all racers for coming out to to race. Second year at Jordie Lunn Bike Park. Completely different weather made it a completely different course. Technical and unforgiving, more that a few racers (including me) left some skin on the course. 

Shout out to the setup crew: Raph Lalumiere, Fabian Merino, Matt Mahoney, Gillian Carleton, Adam Lawrence, Hugh Hart, Tony Wakelin, Andy Achuff, Peter Simonson, Jon Watkin and extra should out to Doug Doyle who found a wasp nest while setting up the course and couldn’t race.

Registration crew: Shawn McKean, Sylvia Storry, Holly Ouellette

Timing crew: Matt Mahoney, Jill Ciceri, Damian Parlee, Claire Townsend, Jill Ciceri, Ros Penty, Zina Boileau, Joanna Fox

Event Prizes: Broad St Cycles, Muc Off, Eleven Speed Coffee, Riverway Dental and Pelle!!

And everybody who helped tear down the course!

Our old friend Pelle Gustavs popped by COTR #4 on Sunday and brought a special prize for 1st place in the men’s and women’s races.  He made these custom one of a kind COTR 2020 stitched bags!  The photo does not do them justice.  They were so sweet.  We almost wanted to jump into OPEN and try to win one for ourselves!!  Thank Pelle!

 3. Hitting 100 COTR Races!!

Derek Steel hit 100 races at the Muc Off Cup but he was no where to be seen during the awards so we were able to host a double ceremony at the Broad Street Cycles GP when Roland Rabien also hit 100.  307 Cross on the Rock races between these three!

4.  Cross on the Rock Season 2022 Schedule

DONE – September 11th. COTR #1. Qualicum Beach. Cross on the Commons.
DUSTED – September 18th COTR #2. Cumberland. Coal Cross.
DUSTIEST – October 10th. COTR #3. Nanaimo. Muc Off Cup.
Still pretty DRY – October 23rd. COTR #4. Langford.  Broad Street Cycles GP
We know what is coming…..October 30th. COTR #5. Cowichan Valley. CoweX Cross.
November 13th. COTR #6. Nanaimo. Hot Crossed Bunnies.Parting Shot.
All the race directors for Cross on the Rock are working towards the ZEN like directing that Roland achieved on the weekend.  Just look at that inner peace!

Newsletter #8 – And the racers asked for mud and mud we shall have!