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