A note from Kim Mitchell, road coordinator, on behalf of the MCA:
Manitoba now has a Provincial Level Commissaire for road and cyclocross. Arlene Woodcock completed this training this past month and I congratulate Arlene on this accomplishment. The goal for 2013, now that we have access to a local Commissaire trainer, is to increase our pool of officials.
Those of you who have been around the community for many years, or even just a few years, will recognize how critical commissaires are to a smooth functioning race. Likely you’ve also noticed how the same individuals man these posts from race to race. The Manitoba Cycling Association, (OK — I’ll use the word), DESPERATELY needs more trained commissaires to officiate our races for our Road and Cyclocross events and Arlene is running a course aimed for both race disciplines over two Saturdays in April (6th and the 13th).
Without Committed cycling officials there would be no races.
So if you love bike racing or you love someone who loves bike racing and you are interested in helping out at races in an official capacity (or know someone who might be) please consider attending this course on April 6th and 13th. You have until March 28th to declare you interest and further details on signing up can be found here: http://mbcycling.ca/crossroad-commissaire-training-deadline-march-28th.