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A morning of Cyclocross racing coming to Cornwall

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Total Cyclery and Sports

A morning of Cyclocross racing coming to Cornwall
The Ottawa Bicycle Club is coming to Cornwall to host, in cooperation with Total Cyclery and Sports of Cornwall, a morning of cyclocross racing! The Cornwall race is race number six of a ten race series being held this fall throughout the Ottawa valley.
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Cornwall - Oct. 29, 2011 - The Ottawa Bicycle Club is coming to Cornwall to host, in cooperation with Total Cyclery and Sports of Cornwall, a morning of cyclocross racing! The Cornwall race is race number six of a ten race series being held this fall throughout the Ottawa valley.

Cyclocross is the fastest growing discipline in cycling, with popularity skyrocketing worldwide. Special cyclocross bikes are used (think of a road bike with narrow mountain bike tires) as racers ride on grassy fields, dismount off their bikes and carry them over barriers, run up steep, short hills and ride through sand pits or mud depending upon conditions!

Races are very spectator friendly, presenting many opportunities to see the action up close and personal.

The racing in Cornwall will occur on Sunday, Oct 30th at Lameroux Park. Come on out to cheer on some of the best racers in Canada, including former and current National and Provincial age category champions, as well as Cornwall’s own Derrick St. John who has been silver medalist at the Canadian National Cyclocross Championships. Derrick has achieved many top ten finishes in international cyclocross races over the years.

Races start at 9 am (for U17 and younger, Women, Master B Men and older, and Novices) with the second race starting at 10:45 am (Elite Men, Master A Men & Junior Men). Nearly 200 racers are expected, ranging in age from 8 to 70.

For more information on the races go to www.cyclocross.org or call race organizer, Bob Woods, at 613-256-1874. Or just make your way to Lameroux Park on Sunday, October 30th.


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