Registration for Local Ride’s popular Race the Ridge, Barry’s Roubaix, and Pitt Polder Time Trial cycling events, set to take place in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in April, is now open online at Karelo.com with discounted early bird rates available until February 28, 2014.
“We’re excited about our 2014 spring events,” said Maple Ridge cycling event organizer, Local Ride Racing’s Barry Lyster. “Our goal is to offer high quality events that feature the sport in our community and highlight the world-class cycling opportunities we enjoy here in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.”
The first race out of the blocks will be the Pitt Polder Time Trial in Pitt Meadows on Saturday, April 12. The generally fast and flat route showcases the area’s scenic agricultural lands. Frequent winds may affect the race as riders battle against the clock.
Barry’s Roubaix will see some of the province’s top cyclists hit the rural roads and picturesque Pitt Meadows dyke network the following day, Sunday, April 13, for a road race that pays homage to the historic European Spring Classic, Paris-Roubaix. Barry’s Roubaix, which is held on the same day as the famed French race, simulates the iconic event’s bone-rattling sectors of cobblestones by including a large section of gravel dyke in the course.
Finally, the weekend of April 26-27 will host one of the longest-running cycling stage races in BC, Race the Ridge. The event consists of three challenging stages that sees the rider with the lowest cumulative time after the final race crowned champion. Race the Ridge is also proud to be part of Cycling BC’s new BC Premier Road Series. Race the Ridge recently tied for second place in the Best Canadian Race Events category in Pedal Magazine’s 2013 Awards, as voted by readers from across the country. Lyster’s Pumpkin Cross cyclo-cross race placed first in the awards.
“2014 promises to be a very special year,” said Lyster. “With the many positive changes that have happened within Cycling BC and their commitment to building on a solid foundation to create a series of great top-level events, it’s going to be a fantastic season of racing in the province. Cycling BC is committed to helping organizers grow their races into lasting and prestigious events.”
Riders are encouraged to register early for the top cycling events in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows to receive early bird discounts at www.karelo.com .
For more information about Local Ride’s events, navigate to Our Races.
Register for the Pitt Polder Time Trial here
Register for Barry’s Roubaix here
Register for Race the Ridge here