Race Day Sign-on and Registration


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If you have pre-registered, please print off a Waiver, sign it and bring it to the race.

If you also require a 1-day license, please fill out the One Event License Form and bring it along to the race.

If you have not pre-registered, please print and fill out the registration form plus the waiver and 1-day license (if required).  Please bring the exact change for payment.

Your help with this will help make registration / sign-on run smoother.


Fun Halloween Cyclo-Cross Race Has Something For Everyone On Nov. 1

October 7, 2015 (Maple Ridge, B.C.) - Local Ride Racing’s 2015 edition of Pumpkin Cross is approaching quickly, and this year’s event will again include amazing cyclo-cross racing with its much loved Halloween-themed festivities. The event will be held on November 1 at the North Alouette River Greenway Park in Maple Ridge, BC.

Entering its ninth season, the Maple Ridge based Pumpkin Cross has grown to be one of BC’s biggest cyclo-cross races – one that has been a big supporter of women’s racing, youth initiatives and high performance.

Liv Cycling Canada’s Sandra Walter will be back on board offering her “Women’s Only” clinic at the venue on October 31.  This fun and informative clinic will introduce participants to the unique and fun sport of cyclo-cross, while preparing the riders to take part in Sunday’s competition. There is also a $30 special price for first-time beginner women, which includes the clinic, Sunday’s race, and one-event insurance. 

Pumpkin Cross is also part of the Cycling BC Premier Cyclocross series, a six-event series that tracks riders’ results in all categories as they compete for the honour of being crowned overall series champion.  For information on the series, please go to www.cyclingbc.net.


The Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre will be back with their Adapted Wheeled race, an event that encourages young athletes to challenge a course on their wheeled machine of choice.  There will be full youth categories and a special price for all riders under the age of 19. 

Cycling BC’s iRide program is returning for 2015 offering free coaching and skill development sessions for youth. Pumpkin Cross’s free and popular kid’s race will return, offering riders fun on their own race course.

“It is great to see how the cyclo-cross community has supported Pumpkin Cross over the years. The costume contest has almost become a bigger component of the event than the race itself. With so many partners on board, I am sure we will see record numbers for the event,” commented race director Barry Lyster. “We are also inviting sponsors and vendors to be part of this cyclo-cross festival.”

Pumpkin Cross would like to thank its sponsors: Local Ride Racing, Code Sports, Colnago Canada, Cycles Lambert, Power2Max, Catlike Helmets, Epoch Analytical, Liv Cycling Canada, Giant Bicycles Canada, Cycling BC, Maple Ridge Equestrian Centre, City of Maple Ridge.

Registration is now open.  For more information, to register, and for vendor and sponsorship opportunities, please go to www.localride.ca.

Photo Credits:  Pete Whalen


Media Contact:
Barry Lyster, Local Ride Racing
Phone: 604-312-3318

Race the Ridge to Offer Separate CAT 4 Men's Category

High Demand Prompts Maple Ridge Road Cycling Race Organizer to Add Additional Category

Local Ride Racing's Brett Wakefield leads the pack in last year's Cat 3/4 Men's Race the Ridge Crit. Photo: Paul Craig

Local Ride Racing's Brett Wakefield leads the pack in last year's Cat 3/4 Men's Race the Ridge Crit. Photo: Paul Craig

April 16, 2014 (Maple Ridge, B.C.) - Race the Ridge presented by Local Ride is pleased to announce the opening of a separate Cat 4 Men’s field for the popular Maple Ridge cycling stage race, scheduled for April 26-27, due to high registration numbers.

The Cat 4 Men's category was originally combined with the Cat 3 Men's field.

“There is a strong growth of new riders entering our sport here in B.C., and giving these racers their own category will only help to support this growth," said event organizer Barry Lyster.

Race The Ridge is entering its 12th year in Maple Ridge and it is B.C.’s only timed stage race. The event is also part of Cycling BC’s new BC Premier Road Series.

Registration closes at 11:45 p.m. on April 23.

About Race the Ridge presented by Local Ride
Race the Ridge presented by Local Ride is one of BC’s longest running road stage races. Local Ride is an organization based in Maple Ridge, BC that produces high quality cycling events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Race the Ridge was voted second in the Canada-wide 2013 Pedal Magazine Awards in the Best Race Event category behind Local Ride Racing’s Pumpkin Cross. Local Ride also includes a multi-discipline cycling team, comprised of some of the best cycling ambassadors you will meet. Find out more at here

About Cycling BC
Cycling BC is the provincial governing body for the sport of cycling BC, representing a full range of cycling disciplines including Road, Track & Cyclo-cross, Mountain Biking and BMX. Cycling BC has 2000 licensed riders and over thousands of club members participating actively in competitive cycling across the province. www.cyclingbc.net

About the BC Premier Series
The BC Premier Series is a new high-level competitive road cycling circuit in the province that aims to raise the quality of racing in the province and establish a prestigious provincial tour that BC’s talented riders will aspire to win. The 2014 BC Premier Road Series consists of five popular events: the DEVO Spring Series Classic Stage Race, March 29-30, Race the Ridge, April 26-27, Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series, May 30-June 1, UBC Grand Prix on July 8, and the Tour de White Rock Criterium on July 12.

Local Ride Racing's Steve Devantier during the 2013 Cat 3/4 Men's Race the Ridge Criterium. Photo: Paul Craig

Local Ride Racing's Steve Devantier during the 2013 Cat 3/4 Men's Race the Ridge Criterium. Photo: Paul Craig