“There are going to be some new twists and turns to this year’s course that will keep all of the racers on their toes,” said Race Organizer Barry Lyster, owner of Local Ride Bike Shop. “In addition to obstacles like Lezyne Lake, the Spooky Forest, and the Coffin, our course designers have some tricks up their sleeves.”
Over the five-year history of Pumpkin Cross, organizers have always strongly encouraged its participants to dress in costume. They even entice competitors with a cash bonus if they can win their race in costume and a prize for overall best costume.
“We anticipate an even larger rider turnout than last year with a larger percentage getting creative with costumes. It’s great to see more and more people embracing the festive Halloween spirit by dressing up and having fun. That’s what Pumpkin Cross is all about,” said Lyster.
Pumpkin Cross even offers a free kid’s race and a $10 race entry for youth Under 17.
“We would like to thank the Maple Ridge Equi-Sport Centre for allowing us to use their venue for this fun family event,” said Lyster. The race is generously supported by the following sponsors: Local Rid Bike Shop, Giant Bicycles, Cycles Lambert, Lezyne Pumps and Tools, Maxxis Tires, GORE Cables, Honey Stinger Energy Foods, Pedros Tools, Kicking Horse Coffee, District of Maple Ridge, and Cycling BC.