Desjardins Le Tour de Terra Cotta

Le Tour de Terra Cotta, 2010. Photo by Mike Davis

Here’s a guest post about an Escarpment bike race day. Escarpment Views will be in the vendor expo area giving out free copies!

Ontario’s Largest Non O-Cup Road Race – Exciting new additions this year!
     The 7th Annual Le Tour de Terra Cotta rides August 1, 2011. 600 riders are expected over five events and throngs of spectators will line the course making the day feel like a stage of a prestigious European road race.  
    New this year is the second largest guaranteed cash purse for a road race in Canada for the 104km signature race designed for elite riders, overall individual top prize of $1000, male and female equivalents. Cash prizes three deep by age category, ten deep overall.  Additional events include youth race & time trial, adult 26km &, and a brand new 52km distance for resolute riders looking to complete 6 laps.
     Event features full road closure – no yellow line rule, the safest course by far and coveted by cyclists, mechanical, medical support, race kits, technical T-shirts for early registrants, escort vehicles, electronic timing, feed station & lunch for adult registrants. pectator will enjoy the concession, licensed patio, kid’s activities, vendor expo area and prize draws. Photos and event videos are planned to be available in the weeks following the event.
     Desjardins Financial Security (DFS) is Platinum Sponsor. Gold Sponsor, Dimpflmeier Bakery. Silver Sponsor, James Dick Construction. Bronze sponsor, Cavalier Transportation of Bolton.
     Visit for technical guide & info. Contact Registration opens at 7 a.m. – space limited, plan to arrive early for ease of parking. Road closures in effect race day. On-line registration available at

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