2017 Russ Hay’s Criterium. Photo by Jonathan Foweraker.

Registration is now live for the Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series p/b Lexus Victoria and the Global Relay Canadian National Masters Cycling Championships as these two mega-events join forces June 1-3, 2018.

“We are only three months away and the momentum is building for what will be an epic cycling event here in Victoria.” said Race Director, Jon Watkin. “Racers from across Canada will experience three days of spectacularly scenic yet challenging racing events in Metchosin, Oak Bay, and downtown Victoria.”

“With such a majestic location, we are very proud to be hosting our Canadian Masters Road Championships in beautiful Victoria, B.C.” said Cycling Canada CEO, Pierre Lafontaine.

“Cycling is a life-long sport and having so many Masters athletes competing in this event demonstrates that age knows no barriers when looking to new challenges. We are excited to help stage a memorable event for our Master athletes.”

Racers will be soaking up the splendor of a scenic waterfront when the Series kicks off on Friday, June 1 with the Specialized Time Trial at Clover Point and Dallas Road.  The time triallists will start individually at one-minute intervals, racing two laps of a technical 10km out-and-back course on Dallas Road and Beach Drive.

On Saturday June 2, the racers will take to the hills of Metchosin en masse to test their mettle on a gruelling 10km circuit which has served as a past course for the BC Road Cycling Championships.

“We affectionally call it a race of attrition,” says Watkin. “The first lap typically features the fearless and bold breaks – then it just comes down to endurance and power. The winners will truly be deserving of a National Cycling Championship Jersey.”

The Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series reaches a crescendo on Sunday, June 3 with the Russ Hay’s Grand Prix Criterium around the BC Legislature.  This race – the “Nascar” of cycling road racing, takes racers – wheel-to-wheel, shoulder-to-shoulder, around a fast four-corner circuit in front of thousands of cheering spectators. Racers will complete multiple laps while negotiating turns at over 60km per hour while sprinting for lap prizes called “primes.”

Kids ages 3-10 will be able to take part in the Kids Bike Challenge where they will be joined by Canadian Olympians to ride along the race circuit.

The final event of the series is the Broad Street Cycles Fixed Gear Criterium, where cycling goes rogue with racers using bicycles that have no brakes and use only one “fixed” gear. Hoyne brewery will have a beer garden on hand to close off the weekend of cycling action.

To register and for more information visit www.victoriabikerace.com

Summary of Events

  • June 1 – Specialized Time Trial on Dallas Road – Canadian Masters Time Trial Championships
    • Categories:  Men & Women Masters, U13, U15, U17, U19, Novice, Cat 4, Cat 3, Cat 2, Cat 1
  • June 2 – Metchosin Cycling Classic – Canadian Masters Road Championships
    • Categories: Men & Women Masters Only.
  • June 3 – Russ Hay’s Grand Prix – Canadian Masters Criterium Challenge
    • Categories:  Men & Women Masters, U13, U15, U17, U19, Novice, Cat 4, Cat 3, Cat 2, Cat 1
  • June 3 – Kids Bike Challenge
    • Boys and Girls ages 3-10
  • June 3 – Broad Street Cycles Fixed Gear Crit
    • Categories:  Open Men and Women

For more event info, visit www.victoriabikerace.com

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