Paris to Ancaster (Ontario, Canada) Race?



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Sir Ridesalot

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Hi there.

Well, yesterday (Sunday) there was a race from Paris Ontario Canada yo
Ancaster Ontario Canada a distance of about 60 kilometers.

It was for mtbs and cyclo-cross bicycles. There was paved roads, dirt
roads and a nice section of single width rail-trail. The entrants were
capped at 2000 riders.

A few friends and I were hoping to spectate at the event. However
there were no route maps of the race available prior to the race. The
website said it was because some sections of the course were on
private property.

I thought it was too bad that a route map was not available so that
potential spectators could pick a spot on advance to watch the riders
from. In my opinion a route map would have gone a long ways to
increasing the number of spectators. As it was the only places that
were mentioned werethe start, mid-point feed station and the finish
but no routes between them.

Just wondering if most races do or do not have route maps of the
course so potential spectators would know where to go to view it. It
seems to me that by not providing a route map the Paris to Ancaster
Race lost a great chance to bring a number of potential spectators and
new fans to the sport.


Is it normal not to publish a route map for the public for a bicycle
race?

Cheers from Peter
 
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Davey Crockett

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* Sir Ridesalot <[email protected]> a écrit
>
> Is it normal not to publish a route map for the public for a bicycle
> race?
>


Anything can happen in that **** Hole

If they can deport pacifists like Ernst Zundel because he's a
"Security Risk" and "Suspected Terrorist", without a trial they sure
as Hell can run bike races without route maps

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John Forrest Tomlinson

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On 23 Apr 2007 20:51:36 -0700, Sir Ridesalot
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Just wondering if most races do or do not have route maps of the
>course so potential spectators would know where to go to view it. It
>seems to me that by not providing a route map the Paris to Ancaster
>Race lost a great chance to bring a number of potential spectators and
>new fans to the sport.
>
>
>Is it normal not to publish a route map for the public for a bicycle
>race?


Smaller races generally do not publish route maps for specators, but
rather just for competitors. Some larger races consider both
constituencies.

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Sir Ridesalot

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On Apr 24, 6:31 am, John Forrest Tomlinson <[email protected]>
wrote:
> On 23 Apr 2007 20:51:36 -0700, Sir Ridesalot
>
> <[email protected]> wrote:
> >Just wondering if most races do or do not have route maps of the
> >course so potential spectators would know where to go to view it. It
> >seems to me that by not providing a route map the Paris to Ancaster
> >Race lost a great chance to bring a number of potential spectators and
> >new fans to the sport.

>
> >Is it normal not to publish a route map for the public for a bicycle
> >race?

>
> Smaller races generally do not publish route maps for specators, but
> rather just for competitors. Some larger races consider both
> constituencies.
>
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Thank you John.

That is good to know. I had expected to find a route map on their
website prior to the race.

Cheers from Peter