Looking at the criterium series stats. (to August 7th.), some significant facts should be noted re. the different categories
15 riders total of whom 10 are boys and 5 are girls. Best turnout 11.
45 riders total of whom 42 are men and 3 are women. Best turnout 21 (20 men and 1 woman
5 total (3 boys, 2 girls). Best turnout 5
44 total (30 men, 14 women). Best turnout 15 on 2 occasions (5 women, 10 men)
The time trials have a higher average attendance, especially for the women, with about one third of the total riders for the series. The criteriums have a base of about 12 riders, with one fifth of the total series riders competing regularly. This figure is helped by the high percentage of youth riders coming to race, even though the majority are from the Courtenay/Comox area.
The new venue at Arbutus Meadows Equestrian Centre already shows signs of attracting more participants (and is a lot easier to set up!). The addition of a variety of track style events should attract even more riders. Look out in the near future for points criteriums, elimination races and flying laps.