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Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Fat Time Massive Mountain Bike Season Announced

The 2019/20 Fat Tire Mountain Bike season is just around the corner. Racing is expected to commence on Sunday November 17th.

The Bermuda Bicycle Association’s Off-Road Racing is coming back with a seven race series plus a few extras.

The organizers of the series have chosen the locations and format to keep things interesting for all.

Race Divisions

•2 Adult categories, Open 30 (30 minute race) and Open 70 (70 minute race)

•2 Youth categories, 13-16 (30 minute race) and 12&Under (15 minute race)

•Cost per race is $25 for those with racing age 19 and over. A series fee of $150 is available. Registration will be done on RaceDayWorld.com.

•Age is based on the riders age as of 12/31/2020.

In addition to the seven series races there is an endurance race being organized by Dave Collins for January 5th and the National Championships event will be scheduled for March 1st.

Fat Tire Massive 2019/20 Schedule

Nov 17th – MTB Series Race 1 – Arboretum
Dec 01st – MTB Series Race 2 – Casemates
Dec 15th – MTB Series Race 3 – Lagoon Park
Jan 05th – Ferry Reach 50K MTB Race – Ferry Reach
Jan 26th – MTB Series Race 4 – Southlands
Feb 02nd – MTB Series Race 5 – Admiralty House
Feb 16th – MTB Series Race 6 – Hog Bay Park
Mar 01st – MTB Series Race 7 – Ferry Reach
Sunday, October 06, 2019
Cousins & Durkin Win President Cup 2019

Jamie Cousins and Maddie Durkin
The Bermuda Bicycle Association’s President Cup race proved to be full of twist and turns as Jamie Cousins and Maddie Durkin were crowned the Male and Female Champions.

VT Construction/Madison rider Cousins clinched a maiden victory in the annual Presidents Cup after a powerful two man effort assisted by junior Nic Narraway. The race which takes in a full 100 kilometer circuit of the island was billed as another opportunity for Dominique Mayho to demonstrate his dominance and to create a window for the juniors to shine through.

Leaving St. George after approximately 25 kilometers a lead breakaway including Cousins, Mayho, Narraway, Alexander Miller and Caitlin Conyers and they quickly established a gap of over a minute on the chasing peloton.

With the strong tailwind pressing the riders westward, this was now clearly the winning move. Unfortunately, as the pace at the front eased slightly on Shark Hole Hill, a brief touch of wheels by Alexander Miller brought him down quickly and Conyers as well.

Mayho stopped to check on Conyers while Cousins and Narraway continued and formed the winning pair. Though Mayho eventually rejoined the chase, the wind was out of his sails and the lead duo continued to expand their lead.

Coming into the final stretch on Harbour Road Cousins was able to out-power his younger rival to take the victory and the Silver Cup in a time of 2:35:07. Junior Male winner Narraway was second in 2:35:08 and Mayho came home in third on his own in a time of 2:40:05 and junior Liam Flannery won the sprint from the remnants of the peloton, including impressive pre-juniors Moses Johnson and Cameron Morris.

Durkin was clocked in a time of 2:43:03 which put her across the line 16th overall, Ashley Couper was the second female finisher and 21st overall clocking 2:51:06 and Nicole Mitchell was the third female finisher and 23rd overall.

Conyers, despite her crash was able to eventually continue and completed the course though in pain.

Click Here to see the Full 2019 Bermuda Bicycle Associations President Cup Road Race Results

Saturday, October 05, 2019
Bermuda Police Service Gymkhana 2019

Not even showers throughout the morning could prevent the Bermuda Police Service from celebrating the 10th year of the Gymkhana that was revived back in 2009.

One of the major highlights of Police Week activities is the Gymkhana that takes place on the Police Field.

The day featured cycling races for a number of Age Groups, which allowed the youngsters to participate in a safe environment, as they interact with police officers.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019
Horsfield To Compete in Caribbean Championships

Bermuda National Mountain Bike Champion Robin Horsfield will be representing Bermuda at the Caribbean Mountain Biking Championships in Constanza, Dominican Republic.

Horsfield will be competing in the Under 23 Cross Country event.

The Dominican Cycling Federation and the Dominican Mountain Bike Commission invited all the National Federations of the CARIBBEAN ZONE, affiliated with the Pan American Cycling Confederation (COPACI) and the Caribbean Cycling Confederation, to participate in the Caribbean Championship of Mountain Bike in the modalities of XCO, XCR and XCE, which will take place between October 3rd and 6th, in a housing project Constanza Hills, province of La Vega, Dominican Republic.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
BBA Single Category Road Race Announced

A relatively short (27.7 mile) single category race has been organized by the Bermuda Bicycle Association for this coming Sunday.

The event is a single loop that goes from Paget to Dockyard and back and all riders will be competing against each other.

The riders will start is from 60 Harbour Road, Paget, they will head east on Harbour Road to The Lane, right at the roundabout over Trimingham Hill to the roundabout on South Road. Go right at the Trimingham Hill roundabout and left through the Paget traffic lights.

They will stay on South Road to the end at Barnes Corner. Left on Middle Road, crossing Somerset Bridge and on Somerset Road which becomes Mangrove Bay Road, Malabar Road, Cockburn Road and Pender Road in to Dockyard.

The riders will then make a U turn in front of the Clocktower (around the bollard) and return on Pender Road, then Cockburn Road to Malabar Road, Mangrove Bay Road, Somerset Road and Middle Road, now heading east.

Stay on Middle Road to a left on Burnt House Hill and then Harbour Road. Finish is in front of 60 Harbour Road, just west of the intersection with Chapel Road.
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