Archive for February, 2011

Cycle Mania is Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

By Kristina, February 22nd, 2011

The Race the Ridge Cycling Stage Race presented by Local Ride Bike Shop in Maple Ridge, BC, is confirmed for May 7-8, 2011 and it’s on track be the biggest edition in the event’s nine-year history. Registration is now open for the challenging three-stage race that showcases the world-class cycling opportunities in the Maple Ridge area, while offering exciting, high-speed, and spectator-friendly cycling events on tried and true courses.

The competitions kick off on the morning of Saturday, May 7 with a 22km time trial in scenic Golden Ears Provincial Park that’s easy on the eyes, but tough on the legs and lungs. Riders will attempt to recharge in the afternoon in time for the most spectacular event of the weekend – the Town Core Criterium. This fast-paced, aggressive race in the heart of downtown Maple Ridge is unique, because spectators can watch nearly the entire battle unfold from a single vantage point with front-row views as riders take risks to win this multiple lap contest. In traditional stage racing style, the final event of the weekend will be a grueling road race. On Sunday, May 8, Race the Ridge will once again see competitors challenge the 10km Thorn Hill course, using strategy, smarts, and pure strength as they vie for the win over multiple laps of this hilly circuit.

More details can be found here: Race the Ridge

Local Ride Racing is pleased to announce that they will be hosting Barry’s Roubaix on April 11th 2010. This will be a new twist on the old classic Harris Roubaix road race. It will be a modification of the old course, and in the spirit of the classic Paris Roubaix it will contain more gravel, and an additional series of corners on the back side of the course. It is sure to serve up a tooth rattling and gritty good time!

More details can be found here: Barry’s Roubaix