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Manitoba Cyclocross #8 – Preview

release by the MCA

November 3, 2009 – This is it – the season is coming to an end. While there are still some points up for grabs, we are planning to have some fun with this one. Not only will there be the usual race, we’re throwing in a poker derby just to spice it up a bit. Collect the best combination of cards and win a prize. And for those with an artistic bent, there will be an optional haiku race as well; create a haiku based on a mystery theme and put yourself in line for another great prize. What is a haiku? It is a short 3 line poem based on a scheme of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables (race rules below).

Race Details

Location: Kildonan Park (Pavilion parking lot)

Registration: Located in the skate changing area, lower area of the pavilion (around the back, by the pond)

Registration Form (pdf) here
Waiver Form (pdf) here

– Registration opens at 12:00
– Kids Race: 1:00 (15 minutes +1 lap)
– B-race: 1:30 (30 minutes +2 laps)
– A-race: 2:30 (45 minutes + 2 laps)
– Awards following the A-race

Cost: Citizen and U15 with licenses free, all others $10

Licenses: You must hole a UCI/CCA racing licence, MCA citizen licence, KOM licence.

Fun Race Details:

Poker Derby Format: collect a card on each lap of the race and make your best poker hand with the cards you collect. Ties will be broken by how you finished the race.

Haiku Challenge (optional): On the first lap of the race a word or image will be displayed somewhere on the course. You have the remainder of the race to come up with a haiku based on that word or image. Write down your haiku within 15 minutes of the completion of your race (we’ll check this) and submit it to the race organizer. The race organizer will read the submitted haikus anonymously at the awards – the one receiving the loudest cheer wins. Paper and pens will be provided. Haikus not following the 5-7-5 syllable scheme will be eliminated.

Contact Hal Loewen hal_loewen@shaw.ca for more information.

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