Inspired by the famed Cobbled Classic Paris-Roubaix, Jeremy’s Roubaix is a staple of the B.C. spring road scene. It debuted 14 years ago as Harris Roubaix but was renamed Jeremy’s Roubaix after the late B.C. cycling coach Jeremy Storie. Instead of cobble stoned roads, the race that is based out of the city of Pitt Meadows uses sections of gravel dyke paths.
Storie passed away suddenly in February, 2013 after years of being a fixture on the B.C. cycling scene. As a coach and mentor he worked with Olympic bronze medalists Jasmin Duehring, née Glaesser, and Laura Brown, and multiple-time track world championship medalist Stephanie Roorda. Storie was also dedicated to the development of youth cycling,
Maggie Coles-Lyster was one of Storie’s athletes and the proceeds from the race go towards supporting Coles-Lyster on her path to developing into a world class cyclists on the road and track. At 18-years-old she is targeting the podium at the 2017 junior road and track world championships.
For the 2017 edition of Jeremy’s Roubaix, there will be a separate master men’s field. There is also special pricing for junior and youth riders for the race that embraces whatever mother nature decides to toss at the rides be it wind, rain or clear skies.
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Early registration pricing for Jeremy’s Roubaix runs through March 15 at localride.ca. Also open for registration is Race the Ridge with its omnium format featuring the Thornhill Road Race and new to 2017 a time trial, and the Hatzic Valley Road Race.
Jeremy’s Roubaix continues to look for partners and volunteers to help with the 2017 race. Contact Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.