The weekly, Tuesday evening  MIVA criteriums are getting more popular. These great races on a very safe and challenging 1.1km circuit in Nanaimo started off this Spring with only half a dozen or so riders but over the last couple of weeks there have been up to 20 participants. Most of the riders are men, but there is  one regular youth rider, Brodie Hay who would love to see some more young competitors. Comox VCC did bring down a couple of juniors last week but there are local MTB kids who would do well in the races.

A  few women come out to race but their attendance is somewhat sporadic. If  6 girls come out at a time there will be a separate race just for them plus a pre-race clinic to go over skills.  Any woman who brings a second to race will get free entry for both riders.