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Pumpkin Cross Quickly Approaching

Pumpkin Cross 2019 is quickly approaching, and this year’s event plans to dish up more of the best cyclocross racing and Halloween fun one can ask for, set for this Saturday, October 26th.

Entering its 13th year, the Maple Ridge cyclocross event has grown to be one of Canada’s top cyclocross races. This year’s race is again part of the 2019 Lower Mainland Cyclocross Kazlaw Cup series.

Liv is back on board to offer its Women’s Learn to Race Clinic with Liv ambassador, Sandra Walter. There is also a $35 special package for first-time women racers which includes race entry, a one-day race license and a pre-race clinic on the race course, October 25th at 4 pm.

“We are very pleased to be working with Liv and Giant again for this year’s event. Since we partnered with Liv to offer the clinics and the special pricing, we have seen the numbers of women participating in cyclocross increase across the region,” comments race director, Barry Lyster.

Youth races are also a big part of Pumpkin Cross. There will be a race for all ages and skill levels including Cycling BC’s iRide program which will offer free clinics and races for kids under 12 years old, with loaner bikes available. For iRide schedule and information go to: https://cyclingbc.net/iridecx/

A big part of the day’s events is the Halloween costume contest. Racers are not only honing their race skills but working hard to take the top step for the best costume.

There are still opportunities for sponsors and volunteers to participate in this year’s event. Please contact Barry at localrideracing@gmail.com for more information.

Pumpkin Cross would like to thank its partners: Local Ride Racing, Liv / Giant Canada, Cycles Lambert, Power2Max, Born Superior Sports Care, Pitt Meadows Cycles, Team Giant Vancouver, Hansel and Gretel Bakery, Clif Bar, TaG Cycling, Maple Ridge Equestrian Centre, City of Maple Ridge, Metro Parks, Cycling BC.

For more information and to register, go to www.localride.ca.

Photo by Scott Robarts
Photo by Scott Robarts
Photo by Scott Robarts
Photo by Doug Brons
Photo by Doug Brons