When summer leaves us we’re left with a nip in the morning air, the leaves turn, we start to get a bit more rain – and the cyclocross bikes come out.
Returning for the fourth time to Cumberland is B.C.’s premier cyclocross series – Cross on the Rock. Race number two of the series goes this Sunday, Sept. 30 at Village Park in downtown Cumberland. “Another Dodgey Cross Race” is sure not to disappoint racers or spectators with a challenging course that will use the entire Village Park and Coal Hills BMX track.
Race director Curtis Saunders is constructing his dizzying “whirly whirl” of doom for racers to tackle each lap as they battle for Cross on the Rock glory.
New to cyclocross? What is cyclocross? Want to try? Come out and take an introduction-to-cyclocross lap with former national champion Wendy Simms of The Kona Factory Team.
This will be a great day to come out and watch some of B.C.’s finest cycling talent in an extreamly spectator-friendly environment. Bring the kids as all participants in the free “Little Nutty Kids Race” will get ribbons and rounds of enthusiastic applause from the crowds.
There will be heaps of great prizes donated through local Cumberland businesses and supporting Valley bike shops and witty (if not obnoxious) commentary from Comox Valley Nissan’s Matt Powsey. There will also be DJs spinning tunes on the wheels of steel all day to keep the vibe fun and energetic.
Registration starts at 10 a.m. sharp and racing gets underway at 11 a.m. Organizers say this will be a great time to hang with the family and watch some great racing or get out of your comfort zone and give cyclocross a try. For more information check out www.crossontherock.com.
– Cross on the Rock