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Cyclocross scaring up some Beans n’ Barley this weekend

The 10th annual Terrascape Racing Beans n' Barley Halloween Cyclocross Race, “the scariest event in the Alberta Cyclocross Cup,” according to organizers, is taking place this weekend, October 31, 2015.
The event, sanctioned by the Alberta Bicycle Association, will be held at Shaganappi Park on 14th Avenue in Southwest Calgary at 10 p.m.
Beans n' Barley (chili), will be served around a fire pit on the race grounds.
The course is about 2.5 km long, with seven category’s ranging from novice men, to kids, to open men.
Being Halloween, costumes are mandatory, but “must not impair your vision or have pieces that fly around and might get caught in your spokes or equipment and cause a crash or that might get in the way of another rider,” according to the Alberta Bicycle website.
Registration for ABA or UCI license holders is $35 and can be done online here.

“This time it’s weatherproof.”

The last Supercross cycling event of 2015 will be held this Sunday, November 1, in Cochrane.
Billed as Deadgoat Supercross – “This time it’s weatherproof”, the event, sponsored by the Deadgoat Racing Club of Calgary, will be held regardless of the weather, organizers say. Last year’s event, held just off John Laurie Blvd between Charleswood Dr. and 19th St NW Calgary, saw a mix of snow and rain throughout the day.
Held this year at the Cochrane Ag Cross Country Grounds on Range Road 43, the event welcomes cyclocross, road and mountain bikes, in categories ranging from novice to expert.
Registration for ABA or UCI license holders closes October 30 with no race day registration allowed.
Check in time commences at 8:30 a.m. with the first race kicking off at 10.