Cross is Here!

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Cyclocros Season Kick Off Party

It is our pleasure to announce that West Point Cycles will be our host for the season kick off party. There will be refreshments, munchies, so come on down to meet your GSX ambassadors. Whether you are a seasoned off road rider, or curious to hear what the hype is all about, stop by and say hi.

Where: Westpoint Cycles, Main St. and 2nd Ave, Vancouver
When: Thursday, Aug. 29, 6:30PM

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GSX FREE Cyclocross Clinic

Hosted by none other than Wai-Ben Wong, BC Provincial Champion runner-up, you will learn essential skills such as dismounting, remounting, cornering, tire choice, etc. If you do not have a cyclocross bike, let us know, as most of our members tend to have spares. And since they are some of the nicest people around, they would love to lend you a bike. Mountain bikes are also OK to bring, and of course, gravel bikes. There will be donuts, refreshments, and random prizes.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, at W 37th Ave. and Kersland Dr., Vancouver
When: Sunday, Sept. 1, 9:30AM to 11:30AM

Not interested in racing? Volunteer!

All racing events would not be possible without the help of volunteers! Many hands make light work, so if you'd be willing to donate your time, we would certainly appreciate it! VCXC is a community powered organization. If you're interested in volunteering, please let us know!

Other Events

Wednesday Night CX Practice

From now until it gets too dark to ride after work, the Wednesday Night CX practice is a good opportunity for rookies and veterans alike to hone their cyclocross skills. It is a free event, organized by James C. Birkenbuel (Mighty Riders), who, as a lover of the sport, donates his time and knowledge to promote it, and welcome new riders.

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, at W 37th Ave. and Kersland Dr., or W 32nd Ave. and Cambie St., Vancouver
When: Every Wednesday, 5:00PM to 7PM
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448991965225917/

Want to learn from a Pro?

A full day of cyclocross instruction covering everything from proper remount and dismount technique, to starts, to cornering, to (functional) bunny hopping. The clinic will be led by current National Champion, Michael van den Ham. Michael has taught over a dozen clinics over the course of his career and shares the tips, tricks, and techniques gleaned for years of racing and training. Lunch included.

When: August 31st, 9:30am-4:30pm
Where: Glenridge Acres (https://www.google.com/maps/@49.141018,-122.4468788,3428m/data=!3m1!1e3)
Cost: $80 Early bird ($100 after Aug 22), $60 for Juniors