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Vote for local riders in Race Face contest

Vote for local riders in Race Face contest

Local mountain bikers Lesley Clements and Nikki Kassel have made it past the first round of cuts to win a prize package worth approximately $10,000.

This is the second year for the Race Face-sponsored Ultimate XC Challenge. Competitors are asked to submit a 90-second video showing why they should be chosen as a Race Face team for the 2006 TransRockies – a seven-day, 600 km race from Fernie to Panorama Mountain Village. The winners will receive free gear, entries to the sold-out race (worth $3,000) and other in-kind support from Race Face. They will also be featured in Bike Magazine’s coverage of the race.

The Whistler father and son team of Eric and James Crowe won the 2005 UXC.

To win round two and get the prize, Kassel and Clements need their video to get more votes than other teams. The second round runs until Friday of this week and winners will be announced on Saturday, July 15.

You can vote online at"> once a day for the duration of the contest. Kassel and Clements are competing under the name Uncivil Servants.

Other contestants are Guillermo Cuello and Rodrigo Elvira of Mexico, Carey Lowery and John Lilly of Tennessee and Georgia and Rich Dillen and Josh Neely from North Carolina – who are pledging to go single speed for the entire race if they win the contest.

Every Woman conference registration underway

Registration is currently underway for the third annual Every Woman in the World conference, Aug. 11 to 13, which was created to promote physical and mental health and wellness while empowering women to try new things.

The variety of workshops available this year range from organizing your life to downhill mountain biking to the art of pole dancing and the strip tease. The complete list of workshops, as well as conference activities is online at , and most workshops are included in different conference packages.

There is also a Wine and Apple Reception on Friday, and a dinner on Saturday featuring guest speaker Darlene Samer. Samer’s presentation "Better Than Balance" is about handling the demands of complex lives where the concept of balance is impossible and impractical.

The deadline for registration is July 1. The cost is $225 for all of the workshops, as well as the Friday welcome reception and Sunday lunch, or $545 for a package that includes two nights accommodation.

Ken Quon memorial race set for Aug. 20

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