Category Archives: Cyclocross

Winding down(sorta)

Written By on August 13, 2017

Last week was a busy one. First we had the hugely successful second running of the Midsummers Cross Race at Diver Lake Park.  An amazing event.  Despite the heat and smoke we had a great turn out, lots of volunteers to make set up a breeze leaving plenty of time for racers to pre-ride the course.  Also a huge turn out of racers with 113 taking the line and kicking up dust.  That number includes the Zoom Zooms and the Half lappers that made sure Norm warmed up for his race He had to to drop that Megaphone because they? Read More

Midsummers Cross and Hill Climbs

Written By on August 7, 2017

Crits and time trials are done, but the season is far from over. Wednesday night we are hosting the Mid Summers Cross race in Diver Lake park.  Entries are limited with only five spots left in the A race(at 5pm Monday afternoon)  If you’re interested nows the time to sign up //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js We’re still looking for help Tuesday evening around five pm to walk the course and rake up pine cones/move big branches etc… to prep the course.  I had a quick look around this afternoon and it’s not too bad.  Four or five people with rakes and gloves and? Read More

Mid Summer Cross Race is filling up

Written By on July 20, 2017

It’s limited to 55 in each category (A and B) so don’t miss out, sign up! Hosted by Cross On The Rock and MIVA, held at Diver Lake on Wednesday August 9th. Two categories: The B’s start at 6:15 (beginner, intermediate) And the A’s at 7:15. (Fast intermediates top 15, experts, advanced) no sandbagging. Volunteers please contact miva.president@gmail.com, help will be needed during the race as well as setup/teardown. Each race is capped at 55 racers. No refunds. No wait list. No extra race added as we’d be pushing daylight. All pre-registration. ***Must provide valid Cycling BC number during online? Read More

Please don’t ride on Beban or Bowen Cyclocross tracks

Written By on November 22, 2016

We had two great cross racers at these two locations and we hope to have many more to come. In order to do so we need to repair the damage sustained by these races. Some of us have been out there two times repairing the damage but more is still required. Please help us out by NOT riding on these tracks. Also we will need some help on further repairs so if you can help that would be great. We are just waiting for a little bit drier weather. Please be ready to answer the call. Thanks for your cooperation? Read More

MIVA’s HOT CROSS BUNNIES RACE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!

Written By on November 7, 2016

What a great cyclocross race we hosted on Saturday, thanks to all involved and the weather remaining good. We had over 300 racers which is one of the best turnouts for Beban Park. A muddy and tough course was appreciated by most, loved by many and probably loathed by some too. HUGE THANKS TO: NORM THIBAULT – for his amazing ability to organize behind the scene, set up on the day of and just keep everything so dialed. Thanks Norm!! RON HEWITSON – MIVA’s Race Director once again calmly did all the necessary prep beforehand then organized all of us? Read More

A Mid Summer Cross Race – Results and Recap

Written By on August 16, 2016

If you build it, they will come. Norm’s dream of bringing Cross back to Diver Lake in the dead of summer proved this to be true. A huge turnout (SELL OUT) and one of the best courses designed on the island had people raving for next years race, with suggestions of overnighter doubleheaders, other additional locales, and much more. One of the remarks overheard most often was that the course maximized the venue size better than anyone imagined, with the Le Mans style start spreading the group out early. By the stats: Females 20 Female Finishers 20 Males 75 Male? Read More