Back To News

Pumpkin Cross Family Cycling Event Creeping Up On Maple Ridge

Fun Halloween Cyclo-Cross Race Has Something For Everyone On Nov. 1

Local Ride Racing’s 2015 edition of Pumpkin Cross is approaching quickly, and this year’s event will again include amazing cyclo-cross racing with its much loved Halloween-themed festivities. The event will be held on November 1 at the North Alouette River Greenway Park in Maple Ridge, BC.

Entering its ninth season, the Maple Ridge based Pumpkin Cross has grown to be one of BC’s biggest cyclo-cross races – one that has been a big supporter of women’s racing, youth initiatives and high performance.

Liv Cycling Canada’s Sandra Walter will be back on board offering her “Women’s Only” clinic at the venue on October 31.  This fun and informative clinic will introduce participants to the unique and fun sport of cyclo-cross, while preparing the riders to take part in Sunday’s competition. There is also a $30 special price for first-time beginner women, which includes the clinic, Sunday’s race, and one-event insurance. 

Pumpkin Cross is also part of the Cycling BC Premier Cyclocross series, a six-event series that tracks riders’ results in all categories as they compete for the honour of being crowned overall series champion.  For information on the series, please visit

The Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre will be back with their Adapted Wheeled race, an event that encourages young athletes to challenge a course on their wheeled machine of choice.  There will be full youth categories and a special price for all riders under the age of 19. 

Cycling BC’s iRide program is returning for 2015 offering free coaching and skill development sessions for youth. Pumpkin Cross’s free and popular kid’s race will return, offering riders fun on their own race course.

“It is great to see how the cyclo-cross community has supported Pumpkin Cross over the years. The costume contest has almost become a bigger component of the event than the race itself. With so many partners on board, I am sure we will see record numbers for the event,” commented race director Barry Lyster. “We are also inviting sponsors and vendors to be part of this cyclo-cross festival.”

Pumpkin Cross would like to thank its sponsors: Local Ride Racing, Code Sports, Colnago Canada, Cycles Lambert, Power2Max, Catlike Helmets, Epoch Analytical, Liv Cycling Canada, Giant Bicycles Canada, Cycling BC, Maple Ridge Equestrian Centre, City of Maple Ridge.

Registration is now open.  For more information, to register, and for vendor and sponsorship opportunities, please go to

Glotman•Simpson Cycling Club at Pumpkin Cross 2014.
Maggie Coles-Lyster, Pumpkin Cross 2014.
Elite men, Pumpkin Cross 2014.
Sandra Walter, Pumpkin Cross 2014.