Canadian Series Cross on the Rock Announces 2013 Dates
We’ve been announcing race series dates here at CXM for the past month, and it’s time to give a nod to our neighbors in the North, the Cross on the Rock series. Featured in Issue 21 as one of the tougher races as far as course design goes, these races will give Canadians (and any American willing to make the trek up to British Columbia) a run for their money. There are 23 ’cross races plus the Victoria series this year in BC, compared to the five races in the same area back in 2005.
- September 29th. Coal Cross. Village Park. Cumberland
- October 14th. Binab Property Group GP. Western Speedway. Victoria
- October 20th. Farmer Bill’s Cattle X-ing. Farmer Bills Farm. Port Alberni
- October 27th. Crosstoberfest. Transfer Beach. Ladysmith.
- November 9th. MIVA Cross (Not official title). Arbutus Meadows. Nanoose.
- November 10th. Kona Kup Provincials Championships. Bowen Park. Nanaimo. Not part of COTR 2013 series.
- November 24th. Ronde Van Hogwarts Series Championships. Shawnigan Lake School. Shawnigan Lake
RACE #1: Starting the season in the Village of Cumberland. Expect Coal cross to have the same awesome venue. We have heard rumors of more course “options” this year.
RACE#2: Victoria has hosted a cross race on Thanksgiving Monday on a few occasions and we are returning to greater Victoria for the holiday Monday again this year for the Binab Property Group GP at Western Speedway. The course last year included one of the toughest 200meters of course ever in a COTR race as well as a 50 across no call up start.
RACE #3: Port Alberni is one of our more remote venues but anyone that made the trip to Farmer Bills last year was rewarded with a great course in really fun (mud) conditions.
Race #4: Beer Garden and Oceanside race course. All that needs saying.
Race #5: New Venue for MIVA’s race this year. We will be heading instead to Arbutus Meadows for race 1 of a double header long weekend. This venue just north of Nanaimo located right on the highway is full of possibilities.
Race #6: Race #6 is NOT part of the COTR series. Instead the second part of the double header long weekend will be Provincial Championships, The KONA KUP at Bowen Park. A true test of every riders full skill set, we will be racing age groups at this one instead of usual COTR categories.
Race #7: Ronde Van Hogwarts. The series championships returns to Shawnigan Lake School. Drew MacKenzie will brew up a special potion of wickedness for the series final. Not sure if Voldemort will be on course or not but you can expect a championship quality course that will reward finishers with double points. After the racing is done we will “retire” to the club house and enjoy the series final festivities and prize giving.
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