Team Mission and Vision

Terrascape is a bicycle racing club, based in Calgary, developing and supporting cycling and its moral values in the community at large.

To be recognized in the Alberta cycling community as a racing club which:
*Creates a team culture that supports each members’ goal attainment,
*Is dedicated to supporting our high performance racers, and establishing a team infrastructure that meets the training needs of the club, and
*Demonstrates commitment to the organization of superb cycling events, promoting fair play and sportsmanship throughout Alberta.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

2012 Beans 'n' Barley is ON!!!

BE NOT AFRAID!!!! The Beans and Barley is a GO!!!
It's been a while since Alberta has had a good snowy 'cross race.  Embrace the challenge cycling friends and you will be rewarded with a glorious day that will be talked about for years. 
We have a comprehensive grass remediation plan for after the race. We will work with City Parks, the community, and park users to make sure the turf looks even better than before the race. Letters were canvassed to the community to let them know we are holding the event. We have consulted with the city on the flyover. We are preparing extra measures for your comfort in the cold ( but please bundle up).
We have the hall into the evening, we have chili, we have bevvies, we have tents, and much more.
Join us, register and come enjoy the event called the BnB.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Friday, 19 October 2012

This just in... We got the ok from Jim Smith, Chief Commissaire for the BnB for costumes in ALL categories, including Elite Men. Fellas, it is on.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Beans & Barley CX race 2012, October 27th NEW on this post TECH GUIDE

Hey you, yes you cycle cross freak ! if you don't have anything better to do on October 27th come and race your cross bike and have lots of fun !! We will have the best beer and chili in town, as well as good music and lot's of events going on. Kid's race will be at around noon with lots of candies and chocolates to keep them hyper all week !!

Registrations are now open, follow the link


Beans n’ Barley

Halloween Cyclocross Race

Technical Guide
Dress up and throw down!
Saturday October 27, 2012
Shaganappi Park, Calgary, AB
2516-14th Ave SW

Elite, Expert, Sport, Open Women & Citizen/Newbie Categories with a fun kid’s race

Online Registration: 


Registration includes toasty 2012 Beans’n’Barley
Merino wool socks, chili, bun & a frosty beverage

Beer tent, Chili station, FREE coffee and hot chocolate.


Draw prizes for racers and volunteers including an entry to 2013 Furious3 Fernie!
Terrascape is pleased to partner with Transrockies Events to support Kidsport Charity with a raffle for an entry to TR3 or any Transrockies 1-day event. Proceeds going to Kidsport charity $5 per entry or 3 for $10.

Sanctioned by:

Welcome back!
Welcome to the 7th annual Terrascape Racing Cyclocross Race, the scariest event in the Alberta Cyclocross Cup. Our outstanding venue, as well as the excitement and challenge of our course make it a fan and racer favourite! As always, your race entry includes food and beverage: “Beans and Barley” = “chilli + beverage”.  The fire-pit will be a popular fan gathering spot given our Alberta weather.

The course is about 2.5 km long with 50 metres of climbing. It will be scary suffering as the straight-up climb of the Knobby Gobbler is followed by a white knuckle descent.
There will be a prize for best air off of the hump near the finish line. There are lots of grassy off-camber slopes and a few surprises will be added to the map before race day. A mechanical zone will probably be located as indicated.  

Directions to the Shaganappi Hall & Tennis Club at 2608 - 14 Avenue SW, Calgary (403-246-3535) are available here: Directions to Beans & Barley Cross Race.

Parking will be along the western and southern edges of the Park and at the school to the southwest. Please respect the community residents.


Online registration:, before October 26th @ noon.

NO Race Day Registration!

·         $40 for ABA licensed racers
·         $25 for Citizen racers
·         $10 Single Event Licenses (SEL) are available for Citizen racers. You will be placed into the Sport Men or Open Women’s category. Terrascape will cover the Citizen SEL fees.

Ø      Entry fee includes socks and post-race food of chilli + a bun + a beverage!  

·      Racers will compete in the Cyclocross category corresponding to their respective Road or Mountain Bike category, whichever is higher:

Road / MTB category
Cyclocross Category
Cat 4 and 5 / Beginner and Sport
Sport Men
Cat 3 / Expert
Expert Men
All Women
Cat 1 and 2 / Elite
Elite Men

License Check:
·         Community Hall (southeast corner of the park, by the tennis courts)
·         Opens at 9:00 am, Sunday, October 30
·         Closes 15 minutes prior to your race
·         Failure to bring your license may result in a $10 fine.
·         All racers must have a valid UCI/ABA license or purchase a Single Event License (SEL) at the time of registration for $10.

·      This event will be run according to ABA/CC/UCI regulations. Racers are expected to know and understand these. They are available here.

·      Please bring your race license, and cyclocross body numbers. If you do not have body numbers, the ABA will provide those for you on race day. Number position will be posted at sign on.

·      Cash prizes will be awarded according to depth of field.
·      Our Beans and Barley commentators will be interviewing race / prime / prize winners.
·      Fans may also purchase food and drink in the Community Hall.

We will have first aid on site at Shaganappi community hall. The nearest hospital is Foothills Medical Centre, 1403 29th St NW.


It's Halloween (almost) and a Beans n’ Barley tradition of late is that some riders wear costumes. This is permitted in categories other than Elite Men, who are required to ride in full, normal team kit. However, there are still a few rules:
·         costumes must not impair your vision or have pieces that fly around and might get caught in your spokes or equipment and cause a crash or that might get in the way of another rider
·         numbers must still be clearly visible to commissaires
·         "costume" does not mean team kit of other teams or advertising of products you like
·         for prize presentation, at least the jersey/jacket of team kit must be clearly visible

Cyclocross bicycles must be used in the Expert and Elite Men categories. Mountain bikes are permitted in the other categories. Disc brakes are permitted.

The bike/wheel pit is marked on the map. A Course Marshal will be stationed at the pit. Please label your equipment and remember to collect it.


Sport Men
10:00 am
40 minutes
Citizen Men
10:02 am
40 minutes
Women (Open and Citizen)
11:00 am
40 minutes
12:00 pm
10 minutes
Expert Men
12:30 pm
50 minutes
Elite Men
  1:45 pm
60 minutes

The ABA and the organizer may shorten races and/or alter the course dependent on weather, time delays and combine categories if necessary. Please know your start time.

The course is open for training from 9:00 am to 9:45 am. The course will be closed during all races. Any rider on the course during another category’s race will be fined. Any other opening of the course between races will be at the discretion of the Chief Commissaire. Racers must receive permission at the start line before pre-riding. Helmets must be worn during all riding.

Awards for category winners will take place at the Community Hall as soon as possible after each race. Names for draw prizes will be pre-drawn and posted beside the results for each category. All competitors are eligible for the awesome draw prizes provided by our sponsors plus compete for:
·      Best costumes in all categories
·      Special categories: new moms, Clydesdales and “marinated” (40+)
·      11th place
·      Big air

Upgrade & AB cyclocross series points will be available to Top 8 finishers in each category as per ABA Schedule (20, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2).

Raffle tickets for the TR3/Transrockies event entry will be available for purchase at the Beer Table, in the community hall. $5 per ticket, or 3 tickets for $10. Raffle will be held as soon as possible after the Elite Men’s race. Winner of the TR3 raffle will be contacted if not present.

Winners must be present for draw prizes, except for the TR3 Raffle. Draw prizes will be announced/posted following the Women’s race.

o        Port-a-potties will be located outside the Community Hall. Please use them, not the park.
o        Please pick up garbage, which includes any gel packs and other items to help us keep the park clean.
o        Alcoholic beverages will not be served to minors. Fake ID will not work;
if you’re a junior, we know who you are.
o        Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission regulations will be enforced.
o        Alcohol can only be consumed in the designated areas; it can not be consumed throughout the park.
o        Spectators can have alcoholic beverage(s) along the course only in designated areas.
o        Racers cannot have alcoholic beverage(s) on the course.

You have to be there to get your annual dose of
beans n’ barley

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If you have questions, contact Andrew at: