Blizzard Bike Club

Blizzard Bike Club

Fort St. John, BC

Oct 4, 2007

Seven Blizzard riders will be going to Edmonton, this weekend, for a Cyclo-cross ?triple? header, including a very race ?World Cup? event.

Robin Baillie, Pat and Stephen Ferris, Colter Young, Jolea Bilodeau and Barb Polehoykie will be doing the World Cup events , Saturday and Sunday. Kendra Young misses the age deadline but will do the ?Oktoberfest? Cyclo cross event, Sunday.

The World Cup Cyclo cross is a big deal in cycling, much the same way as the World cup for hockey or soccer. It is a rare Canadian event.

Cyclo cross is like steeple chase road cycling held off road, in a park area.

Almost all of the Blizzards traveling have had Cyclo cross National Championship experience, none have done a ?cyclo-cross? World Cup before. Competition will be fierce with top North American riders coming up to contest for series points. There may be some Euro?s there, as well.

Saturday is an individual time trial cyclo cross for lane placings in the World Cup race. Sunday is the actual mass start World cup cyclo cross event. Monday is the Alberta Sanctioned ?Oktoberfest? Goldstick Park event.

Check for the latest race updates over the weekend.