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Twilight MTB Race Series
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About this event
Twilight MTB Race Series p/b Bushtukah
The Trek Twilight Race Series powered by Bushtukah is a 4 race event. This series will feature a unique 4.6 km lap course, with safe and well marked trails, held at the beautiful Wesley Clover Parks, in the west end of the city of Ottawa.
The intent of the series is to encourage mountain biking participation in the Ottawa area. It offers 3 different courses ranging in difficulty from novice to advanced. As much as there will be timed results, Bakker's Trailblazers is primarily seeking rider skill and fitness development throughout the summer.
Event Details and Schedule
The Trek Twilight Race Series powered by Bushtukah is a 4 race event. This series will feature a unique 4.6 km lap course, with safe and well marked trails, held at the beautiful Wesley Clover Park, in the west end of the city of Ottawa.
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Stage #1: 07-Jun-2023 p/b Whiprsnapr
Stage #2: 21-Jun-2023 - p/b Bioped
Stage #3: 5-Jul-2023 - p/b Mint'N Dry
Stage #4: 23-Aug-2023 - p/b MyVeloFit
Race Registration must be done online before midnight before race start. There will be NO on-site registration. All registrations must be made online. All participants must also present themselves to the pre-race sign-in tent to confirm their participation.
6 yrs old and Under: 2 laps of Ducky Dash Course (1.6km)
7-8 yrs old: 3 laps of Ducky Dash Course (2.3 km)
9-10 yrs old: 2 laps of Mid-Life Crisis Course (3.9 km)
11-12 yrs old: 3 laps of Mid-Life Crisis Course (5.8 km)
13-14 yrs : 4 laps of the Mid-Life Crisis (7.7 km)
15-18 yrs: 5 laps of the Mid Life Crisis Course (9.5 km)
15-18 yrs (Advanced Riders): 3 laps of the Outer Limits Course (9 km)
19 yrs and over (and learn to race adults): 5 Laps of Mid Life Crisis Course (9.5 km)
19 yrs and over (Advanced Riders): 4 Laps of Outer Limits Course (12.2 km)
19 yrs and over (Elite): 4 Laps of Outer Limits Course (12.2km)
Distances same for men and women. Categories are defined based on age and skill level, not necessarily on fitness level.
The Outer Limits (3.2 km loop w/ 100m start) sponsored by
The Mid-Life Crisis (1.9 km loop w/ 100m start) sponsored by
The Ducky-Dash (755 m loop w/ 50m start) sponsored by
All Races: (Note that depending on turnout, race times might be staggered around the designated start time
12 yrs old and Under: 5:00pm (staggered start)
13-18 yrs old: 5:45pm (staggered start)
18 yrs and above: 5:45pm (staggered start)
15-18 yrs old (Advanced): 6:45pm (staggered start)
19 yrs and above (Advanced): 6:45pm (staggered start)
Licensing and Insurance (New for 2023)
For the 2023 season, participation in the Trek Twilight Series will not require any cycling canada (or affiliate) licenses. Race insurance will be covered as part of the registration fee. Day permits will not be required. There will also be no limit to the number of races allowed for non cycling Canada members.
Timing Chip Pickup: Timing chips will be provided for the race series (and individual races). Race chips will be available on site, at Wesley Clover, prior to the race. Please allow yourself time to pickup the chip before race start time. Every racer must keep their chip for the entire season. Lost chips will need to be replaced at a cost of $5
With Wesley Clover Parks being a private establishment, we ask that all participants respect the parking accommodations. Parking will be held on the Wesley Clover grounds. We ask that all participants follow parking signs, and only park in the designated area.
Bakker's Trailblazers will be providing portable toilets. We ask that participants use them, and not the grounds. Since the Wesley Clover Park grounds also welcome campers, we insist that all participants stay within the race area grounds, and respect the privacy of all other Wesley Clover patrons. Failure to do so will result in 1 warning and expulsion of participants for a second offence. No refund will be offered.
First Time Racers (and children <15 yrs of age):
For first time racers, Bakker's Trailblazers strongly recommends that riders pre-ride the course before the first race. The grounds can be accessed on weekdays after 330pm and anytime on weekends. Access is through P3 on Corkstown road. We value safety and fun foremost. Pre-riding the course will help equip new racers with the right knowledge going into their first event. For a learn to race clinic, contact Bakker's Trailblazers at firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is enough interest, we will hold a 3 hour clinic. Details to be communicated at a future date.
Inclement Weather Policy: All races will be held rain or shine. In the event of thunder and lightning, race starts will be delayed until extreme weather has passed. In the event where the weather is too threatening, Bakker's Trailblazers will make a decision to cancel the race at least 3 hours prior to the first race start. No refund will be issued. Note that race sign-up will be open up to 11pm prior to race start.
Private MTB lessons:
Bakker's Trailblazers will offer private MTB riding lessons tailored to the BT Twilight Race Series Course. Whether it be focused on fitness or skill development, our PMBIA instructors will tailor the lessons to meet your needs. You can inquire at email@example.com for details
Click here for other frequently asked questions about the Trek Twilight MTB Race Series p/b Bushtukah
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