The "Wall of Noise" at Christie Pits Race from a few years ago. Photo Credit, Greg Paupst. 

The "Wall of Noise" at Christie Pits Race from a few years ago. Photo Credit, Greg Paupst. 

Are you Ready for the 2nd Annual CXTO Christie Pits Cookie Cross?

We are very pleased to let you know that we're going to be back at Christie Pits this coming October 28th for another fun day of cyclocross racing. Just like last season's inaugural event, we'll have races and categories for all levels, ages and abilities of cyclist. 

Kids / Youth Races, Events and Activities

  • "Try" a Cross Race
  • Race what you brung
  • Masters Races
  • Elite Races

Our Schedule of Events (to be confirmed):

  • 7:00 Check-in / Registration Opens
  • 9:00 Novice Men's Race (40 min) E4, M3 Race  
  • 10:00 Youth Race, Girls & Boys (30 min) (U15, U13 Licensed Riders)
  • 10:50 Intermediate Men's Race (50 min) E3, M2, U19 & Single Speed
  • 12:00 Women's Race (50 min) Elite, Masters, U19, U17 and Single Speed
  • 13:00 Free* Community Kids Race (1 Lap shortened course, any bike will do)
  • 13:30 Beginner Try-a-Cross, Women & Men (2 Laps, any bike will do)
  • 14:30 Open Men's Race, (60 min) E1, E2, M1 & U19 (We're going for Max Cowbell)
  • 16:00  Teardown and Cleanup    

 

A Note on Community Stewardship

The success of this event and cyclocross racing in Toronto is dependent on connecting and respecting the local community. The collaboration of volunteers, participants, spectators, organizers, contributors and community is what will make Cookie Cross a success in 2016 and enable races to happen within Toronto in 2017 and beyond.

Please work with us in bringing back cyclocross to Toronto by caring for the park as if it were our own backyard, supporting the local businesses, and following the parking, bicycle and related laws of the city.


Inclement Weather and Environmental Concerns

One of the City’s biggest concerns about cyclocross is the potential damage it can cause to the grass and landscaping in City parks, particularly if it rains.   While CXTO can put on a fantastic race it cannot control the weather!   It has been agreed with the City of Toronto that if there is heavy rain on race day or in the days leading up to race day, the race not take place so that we can avoid the sort of damage that has given cyclocross a bad name in the past. If the weather does not co-operate, an announcement will be made on the CXTO website and Facebook page and appropriate action will be taken. i.e.: Rain date on November 19th or 20th... or postponement to a future date

 

Parking

There is very little parking near Christie Pits. Where possible, spectators and participants are asked to take an alternate forms of transportation. If driving is a must, please plan your parking arrangements, car pool with a friend, and arrive early. 

There is no parking onsite. There are Green P pay-and-display parking lots along Bloor Street West, as well as limited Street Parking on both Bloor and Christie streets (http://parking.greenp.com). The Parking Lots are $5-8 for daytime parking until 6pm and are strongly recommended. Street Parking is $3 per hour with a 3 hour limit. Depending on demand, the closest available parking lot may be a kilometer or more from Christie Pits. Please be prepared to walk or ride your bike from your vehicle to the venue. 

Please do not park on the neighbourhood side streets as this is a major disruption to the local community. Parking Enforcement will be ticketing all day. 

We're very much looking forward to our Cookie Cross event at Christie Pits on October 28th, 2017.

 

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