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Hardwood Cyclo-Cross Race – Oct. 30

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October 28, 2011 Oro, ON) – The Hardwood Cross Race is part of the Ontario Cycling Associations (OCA) Southern Cup Cyclo-cross Series which is is Southern Ontario’s main cyclo–cross series.

Cyclo-Cross races take place in the autumn and winter and consists of many laps of a short course with a variety of terrain and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount.

The Hardwood course is a 3 km course which is a mix of grass, sand, hard-pack dirt, and double single track ski trails. There is 37 meters of climb each lap with one flat barrier and two run ups per lap. The course combines all of the elements of a great cyclo-cross course including a couple of off camber sections, plenty of turns as well as faster sections. It will test the skills of all levels of riders.

This sport has grown immensely in Ontario and is very spectator friendly as riders are passing spectating areas every 6-8 minutes.

WHEN: Sunday October 30th, 2011
– 10 am Start – M3 Men, Beginner Men, Under 17 men and women, Under 15 men
– 11:30 am start – Under 19 Men and Women, Masters Women, M2 Men, Elite Women
– 1 pm start – Sr. Men, M1 Men, Under 23 Men

WHERE: Hardwood Ski and Bike, 402 Old Barrie Rd. W., Oro Station, Ontario

About Hardwood Ski and Bike
Hardwood Ski and Bike is a family oriented cross country skiing, mountain biking, disc golf and outdoor recreation facility with 300 acres of beautiful trails. We have 80 kms of mountain bike, 74 kms of cross country and +10 kms of snowshoe trails. Our facility is located 15 mins. north of Barrie just off Highway 400, within 1-hour drive from downtown Toronto.
“A place where everyone can enjoy pursuing their outdoor fitness activities in a fun, social, safe and healthy atmosphere”.

For additional information, please contact:
– Jack Sasseville, General Manager OR
E-mail at jack@hardwoodskiandbike.ca
– John Sustersic, Marketing & Events Manager
E-mail at marketing@hardwoodskiandbike.ca
Phone at (705) 487-3775

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