February 20, 2009 (Maple Ridge, B.C.) – Registration is now open for Race The Ridge 2009 presented by Local Ride Bike Shop. This road stage race to be held April 25-26 in Maple Ridge, B.C. is a true test and showcases three challenging stages – a road race, individual time trial and criterium. The event will feature several exciting changes for 2009, with the road race running in reverse direction from 2008, a new 6.5 km time trial starting in downtown Maple Ridge and ending with a hilltop finish, and a newly renovated Town Core for the popular Criterium.
Due to popular demand, the event will be time based, and organizers are offering an early registration special of $90 if racers register before March 15. Just like last year, the categories are capped, so sign up early to ensure your spot on the start line. Registration is pre-registration only, with the deadline set for 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 23. To register online, go to www.karelo.com. For more information visit www.localride.ca and follow the links to Race the Ridge.