The Cycling PEI (CPEI) season began this past weekend with the first stage of the 2006 CPEI - Dalvay by the Sea Mountain Bike Citizen Series. The Summerside Rotary Park was the location of the Summerside Muck Raker MtB XC event which had a large number of participants from all 3 Maritime Provinces.
Eight of the 9 categories winners were from PEI including Norm Adams completing the 11 lap Male Expect category in a time of 1 hour and 46 minutes. Other category winners were sport male (8 laps) Bruce MacPherson 1:15; sport female (5 laps) Madeline Hughes-Stretch 1:01; U18 male (5 laps) Kyle Knebone 50 minutes; U13 male (3 laps) NS?s Lucas McCulloch 37 minutes; 55+ male (4 laps) Ted Cross 1:05; and beginner male (5 laps) Cody Croken 1 hour and 15 minutes. An event first had Cycling PEI Executive Director Kelsey McIntosh (plate #911) participating in his first ever race and finished second behind Croken. Beginner female champion was Ruth Sturz finishing her 3 laps in an impressive 42 minutes and 22 seconds.
Organizer Tyler LeLacheur could not have asked for a better day as the run came out from behind the trees as the event official, Luke MacDonald called the riders to the start line. 33 participants in 9 categories took to the line in preparation for the 3.7 km course. Both LeLacheur and MacDonald would like to thank the many volunteers that assisted with hosting this top level event.
This event was also the first event for 11 new Mountain Bike Coaches who completed a clinic the day before. Cycling PEI took in NB?s Andre Ouellette for the MtB course, the first of its kind in recent PEI history.
The next stage in the CPEI - Dalvay by the Sea Mountain Bike Citizen Series is the Tour de Pants on Sunday July 30th at the Brookvale Nordic Park. The next CPEI Citizen event is the Smooth Cycle Road Series stage #3, PEI Bike Fest July 15-16 in Summerside.
2006 Cycling PEI / Dalvay by the Sea Citizen MTB Series Stage # 1, Summerside Muck Raker Sunday June 25th Category Placing Plate Prov Name Time Expert Male 11 laps Expert Male 1st 850 PE Norm Adams 1:46:33 Expert Male DNF 859 PE Mark Victor DNF Sport Male 8 laps Sport Male 1st 837 PE Bruce MacPherson 1:15:24 Sport Male 2nd 831 PE Mark Creamer 1:22:14 Sport Male 3rd 805 PE Joel Mills 1:22:18 Sport Male 4th 808 PE Mark Bowlan 1:26:03 Sport Male 5th 855 PE Randy Miles 1:26:04 Sport Male 6th 819 PE Jared Stretch 1:34:18 Sport Male 7th 832 PE Frank Hughes 1:40:52 Sport Male 8th 856 PE David MacLean 1:41:48 Sport Male DNF 806 PE P.J. Stephen DNF Sport Female 5 laps Sport Female 1st 851 PE Madeline Stretch 1:01:42 U18 Male 5 laps U18 Male 1st 858 PE Kyle Kneabone 0:50:42 U18 Male 2nd 89 NS Sandy Johnson 0:51:23 U18 Male 3rd 88 NS Shane Starkey 0:52:02 U18 Male 4th 281 NS Trent Cormier 0:52:18 U18 Male 5th 445 NS Paul Slaunwhite 0:52:52 U18 Male 6th 810 NS Luc Lochead 0:53:00 U18 Male 7th 291 NS Ryan MacDonald 0:53:08 U18 Male 8th 287 NS Daniel MaCleod 0:55:19 U18 Male 9th 846 PE William Mackenzie 0:56:00 U18 Male 10th 853 PE Jordan Daigle 0:57:50 U18 Male 11th 290 NS Matthew Williams 1:00:05 U18 Male 12th 838 PE Lars Nilsson 1:00:06 U18 Male 13th 289 NS Justin MacDonald 1:00:07 U18 Male 14th 852 NB Patrick Oulette 1:03:32 U18 Female 5 laps U18 Female 1st 828 PE Hailey Fisher 1:20:25 U13 Male 3 laps U13 Male 1st 362 NS Lucas McCulloch 0:37:36 55+ Male 4 laps 55+ Male 1st 860 PE Ted Cross 1:05:06 55+ Male 2nd 855 PE Arnold Van Vliet 1:16:42 Beginner M 5 laps Beginner M 1st 833 PE Cody Croken 1:15:34 Beginner M 2nd 911 PE Kelsey McIntosh 1:31:08 Beginner F 3 laps Beginner F 2nd 858 PE Ruth Sturz 0:42:22