September 12, 2005 – Cops for Cancer has asked the Victoria Wheelers to assist in putting on a criterium in the village of Oak Bay on the morning of Saturday September 17th at 9:15am – the criterium will NOT be a sanctioned event – it will be considered a local race and part of the Victoria Cycling League.
Approval for one race was granted by Oak Bay which will be open to Category 1,2,3 riders, as well as ‘A Group’ riders; riders entering must be experienced and technically skilled to ride this race. Points will be awarded to ‘A Group’ riders who have ridden the Victoria Cycling League races this year.
The course will run west on Oak Bay Avenue; South on Hampshire; east on Brighton; North on Monterey. Start finish will be on Oak Bay Avenue. Flat four-corner 0.7 km crit ciruit; 40 laps.
This is a fund raiser for Cops for Cancer and is part of a larger cycling focussed event; there will be a Trials demonstration; a head shaving for donations and a kid’s bike rodeo. We are hoping for your support at this event, both for the sake of Cops for Cancer as well as to support a race that could become an annual event; if you ride the ‘A Group’ at the VCL races, we hope to see you supporting this race. We will also need volunteers to run the race; please contact us if you are available – it will be a fun morning!
Here is what you need to know:
*All entrance fees are a donation to the Oak Bay Cops for Cancer. We are suggesting a minimum $10 donation; however, feel free to donate more – it brings you good luck
*this is a non sanctioned event, however, proof of Cycling Club membership (Cycling BC affiliated); or; Cycling BC membership; or UCI license must be presented at registration.
*Open to Category 1, 2, 3 riders as well as ‘A Group’ riders.
*Prizes and primes will be awarded at the race
*Registration will be open at 730am and will close at 845am. Arrive early to avoid a wait.
*If you have any questions about whether you qualify for this race, please email us.
*Here is the link to the Oak Bay Police website that has more information about the actual morning event www.oakbaypolice.org