Snow & Cyclocross

Yes for the second week in a row we are talking about snow and biking! This time the snow is the natural kind, the gift from Mother Nature and instead of a road bike race it's a cyclocross. So now you are probably wondering what is a cyclocross?

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Cyclocross, is a growing off-road cycling discipline, that appears at first glance to be mix of BMX bike racing, cross country mountain biking, and road riding. The sport’s short, looped courses include obstacles, ramps, bumps, sand pits, sharp turns and sometimes lots of the mud — all navigated on a road-bike-like cycle that has drop-bar handles, skinny tires and no suspension.

 Cyclocross, invented nearly 100 years ago in Europe as an off-season training regimen for road-bike racers, has a storied tradition and a worldwide following. Internationally, professional competition is administered by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the Swiss organization that also oversees the Tour de France. Cyclocross is a fall sport, with races starting in September and continuing throughout the fall.

 Date:                                     Sunday, September 29, 2013

Location:                                Main Village of Big White Ski Resort

Registration & Sign In:             10:00 – 11:30 in front of the Kids Centre

Race Start Times:

  • 11:30 B Group   30 Minute Duration
  • 12:15 Kids Races (U12)  3 Laps
  • 1:00 A Group 40-50 Minute Duration (Depending on weather and conditions)

 Parking:          Village Centre Parking Lot, Happy Valley Parking Lot, side roads in village

 Participants who do not hold a valid Cycling BC (or equivalent) card must purchase 1 day race insurance ($10:00)

 http://cyclingbc.net/cyclo-cross/

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The arrival of Autumn brought colder weather and snow! Time to start dreaming of winter, skiing, snowboarding and all the activities that you love to do here at Big White. Remember you can buy your season pass online at www.bigwhite.com or at our Ambrosi Rd Office in Kelowna.

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