The second-annual Stuckylife Semiprestige Winter Cyclocross Series

For all you cyclocross racers and fans, check this out.

(press release from Stuckylife)…

semi3Presented by the good people at Broad Street Cycles, our three-race, unsanctioned cross series will bring some late season grassroots racing to the Van Island CX community.

The first event, a DIY riff on a classic cross race will offer 45min of lung-burning excitement, and a social Sunday afternoon.

Semiprestige CX Race

SUNDAY, NOV 30th, 2014
Mary’s Farm & Sanctuary
1128 Finlayson Arm Rd.

  • 11am
  • A & B race
  • $10 entry
  • All abilities, bikes and ages welcome. Spectating encouraged!

Case your back wheel on the barrier, and cross through for event details:


The course is on a new venue, kindly offered up by Mary of Mary’s Farm & Sanctuary. It will be a Vancouver Island variation of a classic CX course: twisty, flowy, grassy and off-cambered. More tubular-friendly than last year’s mossy rock fest, and set in a large rolling pasture, it should provide a fantastic mix of challenging features, and lung-searing laps. Think maximum flow, crazy Belgian off-camber lines, and natural grass bowls.

Parking: Riding out to the race is encouraged, though limited parking is available at the Farm & Sanctuary. Likely room for 15-20 cars MAX.

The Broad St. boys will be leading a group ride from their shop up to the race. Rolling out at 9:30am from the shop (1419 Broad St).

As well, Broad Street Cycles will be on hand for “neutral” support solutions.

Bring a backpack with warm clothes and drinks. We will have a few tents set up, possibly some warming beverages on tap, and are planning on making a day of it. Lights for the ride home might be a good plan.

Free entry if you take a ferry to get here!

9:30am- Group ride from Broad St Cycles to the race course.
11am- Course open for pre-riding
11:45am- B race (35+min)
12:20- Course open for pre-riding
1:00- A race (45+min)
2:15- Podium! Champagne! Revelry!

Bring some cash with you. Purveyors of baked Belgian batter, Wannawafel, will be on course and serving hot Liege waffles.

As well, Dead Beetz food truck is going to make an appearance. This excellentlocal food truck makes all kinds of delicious menu items, from burgers to fried root vegetable chips, etc. Come hungry.

In more big news, local purveyors of precious liquids, Driftwood Brewery have stepped up with an incredible show of support. There will be loads of potable prizing for the Semiprestige, as well as some sweet Driftwood swag to snag.

Lastly, Birzman tools, manufacturers of slick CNC’d bicycle tools and accessories have offered up a couple of wares for a couple of lucky racers. Come out and win win win!

Still don’t know what the hell we are talking about? Click HERE for a race recap from last year.

Look for updates later in the month on the Boxing Day CX TT, and the return of Halldor’s Blubber Burn, the Island’s most technical cyclocross race.

November 25, 2014 in Events by

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Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day 2014 a well loved family event


Write-up courtesy of Mike Wulder

A beautiful sunny day and a large turn out resulted in a fantastic experience for all involved in the 2014 Take a Kid Mountain Day hosted by SIMBS at the Mt. Work Mountain Bike Park. Children from a wide range of ages and experience, following a bike check by MEC, went for an exciting loop on Hartland trails by SIMBS volunteer ride leaders. Several groups were formed, and the trails were selected to match the experience and abilities of the riders. Following the riding, a Thrifty Foods supported BBQ refueled everyone after their time on their bikes. Local businesses Oak Bay Bikes, Canadian Tire, Russ Hayes Bicycle Shop and North Park Bicycle Shop were very generous in providing valuable goods for draw prizes. In fact the local businesses were so generous that every participant received a draw prize!


Cobble Hill

Write-up courtesy of Matthuw Ronald-Jones

The 4th Annual Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day at Cobble Hill Mountain’s Cleasby Bike Park was another great success.  A glorious fall day welcomed almost 50 kids of all ages and skill levels along with their families from the South Cowichan Valley and Saltspring Island.  Will Arnold from Experience Cycling was on hand to help with helmet fitting, bikes checks and plenty of free swag for the apres ride raffle.  A big thank you to the many volunteers that helped guide rides all over the Cowichan Valley’s busiest regional park. Mark your calendars for the first Sunday in October of 2015!
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As always, the SIMBS board would like to thank you to all the families that make Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day such a success. As well to all the local businesses that are so supportive of this family event.

October 30, 2014 in Events by

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