RACE REPORT: We Need More Cowbell Cyclocross Race

On Sunday, September 28th Team905 p/b Steelmark Business Services was at Burgoyne Woods Park in St. Catharines for Ontario Cycling Cyclocross O-CUP #1 – We Need More Cowbell Cross Race.

We love this home town race, which is organized by 905er Nathan Chown and supported by many local volunteers. Being able to stay local makes this race a must do! This marked the 8th installment of the “Cowbell Cross” and it has become a highlight race on the Ontario cyclocross calendar!

Race day was greeted with unbelievably warm weather (25+, sunny, no wind) and a course that was bone dry and fast!

Here is our race report in pictures!

Big thanks to our team partners: Steelmark Business Services, Wellbrook Plumbing, Mortgage Intelligence Niagara, Inception Cyclery, ClifBar, HoneyMaxx, Rumble Super Shake, Cat5 Gear, Sports Suds, Waving Cat Media, Schwalbe Tires, Smith Optics.

As always, we race to raise awareness and support for Cystic Fibrosis Niagara and Autism Ontario.

Thank you to Andrew (SlowBurnRacing) and Brandon (Inception Cyclery) for contributing their photos.

1.Registration

Cowbell Cross takes place in picturesque Burgoyne Woods, St. Catharines, ON. Eager racers signing in.

 

2.Marked_course

Course designer and 905’r Nathan Chown has an eye for developing fast, flowing, euro style courses.

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4.M2_Start_2

Start of 11:15am M2 race. Dr. Stephen Cheung and Dan Dakin in the front row.

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Dan Dakin negotiating the tight corners in the wooded section. Dan finished 17th in the M2 field.

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Dr. Stephen Cheung approaching the wooded section. Stephen finished 8th in the M2 field.

8.Cauthion

Jamie and Steve ready to cheer/heckle.

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Race organizer Nathan Chown looking smooth over the famous wood chip pile. Despite endless hours organizing and building a course, Nathan finished an impressive 3rd in the 1:15pm Elite race.

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Jamie Schuman finished 7th in the 1:15pm M1 field.

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Steve deBoer creating a gap in one of the power sections. Steve finished 12th in the 1:15pm M1 field.

 

12. Antje_last_race

Our friend Dr. Antje raced in her final cross race here in Ontario. She is moving to Florida, good luck Antje!

 

13.Unmarked_course

Cross is Boss!

 

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