The Presqu’ile Pursuit is an event hosted by the Cobourg Cycling Club and takes place on the Inner Loop of Presqu’ile Provincial Park in Brighton ON.
This event follows the structure of an Australian Pursuit bicycle race over 3-4 or maybe five laps (depending on handicap) of roughly 6.6 Km each within the park. This format allows a handicap for all riders based on ability or current season Time Trial results allowing all participants an equal chance of success. The faster the rider, the later they depart the start line. First person to cross the finish line after the set distance wins!
For those not inclined to race, attendance is highly encouraged to simply come out and ride the beautiful waterfront circuit at Presqu’ile (before and after the Pursuit), cheer on the racers and reminisce on a fantastic season during a BBQ lunch. Members of neighbouring clubs are welcome to join us for the non-competitive portion of this event in order to see what the CCC is about and to promote future membership initiatives. Invite your cycling friends and come on out!
For 2017 the club will make use of the enclosed Picnic facility on the inner loop of the park. A BBQ will be provided to encourage a season ending social gathering for Club members and other cycling enthusiasts alike. This is also the Start & Finish Line location. New this year, a BBQ lunch will be provided for racers. Additional meals can also be purchased for family and friends.
The “Pursuit” will take place between 11:00 and noon. Pre-registration is required so that our time keepers can apply an appropriate handicap. If you are racing, please arrive no later than 10:00AM to check in and warm up. (Drivers meeting at 10:15 is mandatory) The BBQ will follow immediately after the race. Leisure cycling is encouraged outside of Pursuit timings. Bring your family and ride one of the most scenic venues in Northumberland County. We simply ask that you remain clear of the course during the actual event in order to allow racers full road access.
Leave your TT bikes at home! Due to the nature of this event, a road bike is necessary as you will be riding in close proximity of others. Speedy helmets, booties, wheels etc. are at your discretion. We won’t judge 😉
Cost and Registration
Participants are responsible for costs incurred for Park entry. Ample parking is available on the West end of Lakehurst Street (300 Meters from the park gate) and at the wood lot near the gate for those that wish to carpool. Entrance to the park is free for bicycles.
Racers fee is $15 which includes lunch. Additional meals will be $7. Funds will be collected on race day. Please bring cash!
Please pre-register no later than Friday, October 2nd by emailing email@example.com
- 1 x Marshall at loop entrance
- 1 x Marshall at Light House
- 1 x Time Keeper at the Start/Finish Line
- BBQ Attendant
**Please email us if you would like to volunteer**
We will proceed rain or shine! The enclosed picnic facility offers ample enclosed space for our social event!