Mid-Season Update // Vanier Recap + Queens CX + Junkyard CX

October 6, 2016

Well that was quite a thing. 400+ registered racers, not including our youth races, graced the Vanier CX event this Sunday, making it the biggest cyclocross event in BC just after COTR cracked that record at Topaz Park. Pretty amazing stuff, and with the crew of West Coast Cycling and Trek Red Truck hosting, the venue and the crowds did not disappoint.

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Vanier CX marked the first of 3 races this October for VCXC, and next up is Queens CX in New Westminster, October 8th 2016 – this course is in the crown jewel of New West, Queens Park, and we are always excited when a community like NW rallies behind an event. Please let them know how much you love the support by getting in touch with them here: @New_Westminster and here: info@newwestcity.ca. This course is SO GOOD – and it looks to be proper CX weather for the event. Park is here: https://goo.gl/maps/cWyp3V22MwT2

Details for the race are similar to last year but as there seem to be a lot of you new folk out there, here’s a course map for reference to where team tents and parking will be, but more importantly, where the Four Winds Brewing Beer Garden will be! Beers are $5, so bring some cash, and all racers will get a beer ticket! Huge thanks to KazLaw Injury Lawyers, Four Winds Brewing, Woven Precision Handbuilts and Cycles Lambert for their support!

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Registration closes on Friday night – get at it here: https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/queens-cross-2016 – if you’re hunting the double header weekend, also check out Cross On The Rock’s Bear Mountain race on Monday, Thanksgiving has never been more fruitful.

While you’re on CCN, check out registration for Junkyard Cross as well (https://ccnbikes.com/#!/events/sorce-junkyard-cx) – the Fifth race for VCXC’s 2016 series is new partner Daryl Evans Racing Junkyard Cross – p/b SORCE Bike Club! Details for the race are at the link, and as follows:

CX racing at it’s very best @ South Surrey Bike Park October 16th and proud to be part of the Vancouver Cyclocross Coalition Series.

We have included almost every type of terrain in the new 2 km + lap course. An uphill road start will take you onto the gravel by the water tower, through the JunkYard Cross Village and past the Red Racer Beer Garden and onto the grass. As you pass around the water reservoir you will encounter off camber hills before you plummet back onto gravel and onto the BLT trail in the forest.  Scramble up the Drop Zone, the steepest muddiest section and back onto gravel. A second pass of the beer garden, (perhaps stop in on your way by) then back into forested single track before popping out onto the road climb. Reverse direction back down the hill while on the off camber swoopy grass then back up the hill on off camber grass along the perimeter of Softball City. We’ve got it all to challenge and entertain you . . .

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Don’t forget your timing chips and numbers! We hope you’re excited and we’ll see you at the races!