CROSS IS HERE!!!Season #17 open up this weekend with Coal Cross in Cumberland.

Registration is OPEN until 6:00 Saturday night.  Then it is CLOSED.  So do NOT leave it until 5:59pm on Saturday as you will not get registered!

The Course: Some slight modifications to last year’s course are in the works, but expect a fast and mostly flat course to open the 2023 Muc Off – COTR season. Village Park is hosting us again with one of the best COTR courses, local sponsors: Biblio Taco, Blue Toque, Trail Bicycles, and Easton/Raceface will be supporting our event with great prizes along with our series sponsor: Muc Off, Hotel Zed,   11 Speed Coffee, Island Cycles, Riverway Dental, Study Build, Frontrunners,  Rock City Cycles.

This event supports the Trail Bicycles youth race team as well.

The weather forecast looks good, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there.

Number pick up will be in the order of races.  We will have a LOT of numbers to get through so please don’t try to line up for your 2:00 race at 10am!!

If you can help out on race day please send Brett and e-mail to:

As always if everyone can pitch it to tear down and pack up then we can be doing awards and on our way quicker.

Not 100% sure if Biblio Taco is OPEN this Sunday.  We will try to find out.


SEASON #17 COTR Schedule

September 10th. Season opener in Cumberland at Coal Cross.  Make it a double header with the Dodge X Off Road triathlon on the Saturday.
October 1st. This is supposed to be Cross on the Commons in Qualicum.  Will confirm soon.
October 9th. Nanaimo. Bowen park. Almost same as normal. We are going to try to sort out a YOUTH – CLUB CUP challenge. It was suggested by one of the coaches of the vancouver DEVO team so we will try to run this with our event.
October 15th should be the Cross fondo.  If you have not done it.  You SHOULD do it!
October 22nd. Grand Opening of the Langford Bike Park Club house AND the Broad Street Cycles GP at the Jordie Lunn Bike Park.
October 29th. Hot Crossed Bunnies at Beban Park
November 12th. CoweX series final at the Cowichan Fair Grounds!!

OTHER CYCLOCROSS of importance for 2023
Nanaimo Cross Practices  return for the first time since 2019 with the help of Rock City Cycling and Airhouse.  Thursday nights at 6:00pm to start. They are going to start September 7th at Beban Park near the center of the park where we start the Hot Crossed Bunnies race.  For future sites keep your eye on the COTR Socials and Rock City Cycles Socials.

Victoria Cross Club  The BEST practice is practice races!  The longest running cyclocross events on Vancouver Island, BC and maybe Canada.  Check out this article written last year.  The “practices” stat next week and are on Wednesday Nights.  Check out their site here.

Cowichan Cross Practices.  We have HEARD that their are some practices happening mid island with the Dirt Groms but we will try to get confirmation.

Comox Valley Cross Practices  Wednesday nights in the Valley.  Here is the FB page

Provincial Championships. The Thrashers bike club will be putting this event on the first weekend in November in the lower mainland.  We do not have a race that weekend so it will be a great time for a road trip.

Cyclocross National Championships are going to be November 24-25-26 We have heard that they may not be held in Saanich for 2024 so that is still to be confirmed.

Parting Shot
If you missed the Mid Summer Menno event it was a GREAT night.
We look forward to seeing everyone this Sunday in Cumberland or later in the race season.

MUC OFF – Cross on the Rock 2023. Newsletter #2 – Race Week!