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Portland, OR — Katheryn Curi Mattis has announced she’ll be dusting off her cleats for the women’s cyclocross race at CrossVegas on September 14th. Curi Mattis is a perennial threat in any contest she enters, but she will certainly have her work cut out for her — CrossVegas attracts some of the best cyclocross racers in the world and has become a regular highlight of the bicycle industry’s annual trade show.
Tim Johnson and Jeremy Powers: teammates no more. Watch these two champions clash for the first time at Cross Vegas wearing opposing colors. Before they meet on the field, they will do battle at the Interbike/PDW Circulus for an exhibition race and press conference.
Lancaster, Massachusetts – The Minuteman Road Club is pleased to announce the opening of registration for The Midnight Ride of Cyclocross (MRCX), which will take …
We have 7 races on Vancouver Island this year, from Victoria to Cumberland, Nanaimo to Port Alberni. Of those seven races, six are series races and one is the “Island Championships” (see information below). Of the six races in the series we will score a max of five events throwing out your worst series score if you do all six events. The last race of the series will be the series championships in Victoria and will be double points as it has been in the past.
The Zanconato Single-Speed Cyclocross Trophy Series: A six race single-speed cyclocross series and a chance to win a custom Zank frame and fork!
The Zanconato Single-Speed Cyclocross Series is a series of made up of six of the coolest grassroots races in New England Cyclocross with a dedicated single-speed category. Men and women will be scored separately but race at the same time.
Las Vegas — Faster shifting means faster racing, and at CrossVegas, it’s measured in fast laps. Fast is encouraged! . . . that’s why WickWerks is sponsoring the”WickWerks Wicked Fast Lap Award” at CrossVegas. In each category the rider who completes the fastest lap will receive a cash prize — $100 for blazing a Wicked Fast Lap.
Colorado Springs, Colorado – USA Cycling’s new rankings system is now available for all current licensees via their My USA Cycling Account. The revamped system will not only provide increasingly accurate rankings, but also the ability to compare and contrast results and rankings with fellow riders across disciplines, age and ability categories.
Team H&R BLOCK is once again proud to co-host with Mighty Riders the Langley Cyclocross Classic and opening round of the BC Cross Cup at Aldor Acres farm on Sunday, September 4th, 2011. As in years past, all net race proceeds will be donated to the MS Society. Come out to test your skills and fitness on this great course with cash and merchandise prizes for all categories. Draw prizes for all racers and volunteers will be awarded following the Elite Men’s race.
Are you ready for Singlespeed Cyclocross Worlds? A year ago, San Francisco locals battled it out in Seattle for the rights to host the prestigious and raucous affair in the city by the bay. Rising victoriously amidst the barrier-hopping, costume-wearing and beer-guzzling, the date and venue has now been set for this year’s event. Needing no introduction, the famed Golden Gate Park will welcome racers as they compete for the title of Singlespeed Cyclocross World Champion (SSCXWC) during the weekend of November 18-20, 2011. With title sponsor Sheila Moon Athletic Apparel and well-known local race promoter Murphy Mack — responsible for West Coast GoldSprints and the multi-terrain SF Enduro — throwing their weight and considerable expertise into the occasion, the pair promises to make the three day event a weekend unmatched by the race’s previous host cities. Details are still being finalized.
Boston, Massachusetts – The Providence Cyclocross Festival presented by Interbike, one of the premier cyclocross events in the country, will open registration at midnight on Thursday, September 1. This year’s edition of the race, to be held on the 8th and 9th of October, will include a UCI Category 1 race on Saturday and a UCI Category 2 race on Sunday. Both days will be part of the new Shimano New England Professional Cyclocross Series presented by Verge for the elite racers and the amateur Verge New England Championship Cyclocross Series.
At just age 18, American bike racing legend Greg LeMond began his bike racing career in Palo Alto, California. He went on to become the first American to win the Tour de France in 1986, again in 1989, and 1990. Lemond is back to his roots this September 17, 2011 to ride in the Echelon Palo Alto Gran Fondo.
Winston-Salem, NC – The team managers of Smartstop/Mock Orange Bikes presented by Ridley Professional Cyclocross Team, have forged a partnership with the owners of the highly successful Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop Road Team to create this truly unique year round program.
Baltimore, Maryland — Hooglede-Gits. Wachtebeke. Baltimore? September 17-18, Belgian-style cyclocross racing arrives in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park for the seventh annual Charm City Cross. Record numbers of participants already pre-registered for Charm City Cross, a UCI 2 race and part of the Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross (MAC) series, which promises to be the most well-attended series yet and welcomes several international competitors. So warm up the waffles, fry some frites, chill the Chimay, and ring the cowbells — Hampden’s Twenty 20 Cycling Company is bringing cyclocross to Baltimore.
Longmont, Colorado — Luck really is a lady this year at CrossVegas. Crankbrothers has stepped up to support women’s cyclocross racing at Clif Bar CrossVegas by sponsoring the crankbrothers ladylucx elite women’s race. The ladylucx race will offer prize money to the top 5 women finishers that’s equal to the men.
“We are extremely excited about this race,” said Race Director Chris Huebner. “Manitoba has never seen anything like this.” He added: “Racing under the lights has really grown in popularity over the past number of years. Races like Starcrossed in Seattle and CrossVegas during the Interbike industry trade show in Las Vegas are among the biggest and most well-known cyclocross events in North America, attracting quality fields of racers and huge crowds.”
Longmont, Colorado — The nation’s biggest cyclocross race, CrossVegas, has taken CLIF® BAR as its first title sponsor. The original energy bar made with organic ingredients, CLIF BAR is increasing its annual participation from supporting to title sponsor in a multi-year deal concluded recently.
Portland, OR — Even though it seems like summer only started a few weeks ago, the cyclo cross season is now rapidly approaching. The Knights of the Crusade have been feverishly working to line up race locations and dates that we think will make for the most kick butt season ever. Our website, www.crosscrusade.com is finally updated and the 2011 race schedule is posted. We will be visiting many of our long standing venues this year and at the same time have made some cool changes. The biggest of these changes is that we will be going to Bend for the Halloween Crusade weekend on Oct. 29/30. The City of Bend is throwing out a huge fuzzy welcome mat for us and is allowing us to race on the same course that was used for the 2009/2010 U.S. National Cyclocross Championships. Cross Crusade presenting sponsor, Deschutes Brewing Co. is throwing a huge party on Saturday the 29th in their warehouse. Which happens to sit just next to the race venue.
Seattle, WA — Low Pressure Promotions, LLC announced the details of the 2011 MFG Cyclocross schedule at its world headquarters in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, WA today. MFG Cyclocross is presented by Raleigh Bicycles for 2011 and will consist of six races beginning in September and will conclude on November 13th at the 3rd Annual Woodland Park Gran Prix.
Not only does the USGP come to Sun Prairie in September and nationals to Madison in January, but with 15 events on the schedule, the Wisconsin Cycling Association will be one of the largest series’ in the US.
Philadelphia, PA — Nittany Cross, the first two of 14 races in Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series, serves as the closest thing to opening day regional ’crossers have to mark the start of a season that for many goes into the new year. On September 10 and 11, local and international competitors from beginner to elite (professional) categories will descend upon the Valley Preferred Cycling Center’s Trexlertown grounds to participate in the frenzied, furiously fun sport of cyclocross.
Oudenaarde, Belgium — The 2011/12 cyclocross season will see Canada’s Craig Richey and Great Britain’s Gabby Day race for the Renner Custom Cyclocross Team. Building …
Zipp Speed Weaponry, the Indianapolis-based manufacturer of world-class wheels and other racing bike components, will once again be the title sponsor of the Midwest-based Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour in 2011. According to Mitch Graham, Director of the regional series that encompasses Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, “Zipp is an exciting international company – we’re excited to have them as both a regional neighbor and the OVCX title sponsor. We’re extremely happy that Zipp is expanding their support like this, and that their support will celebrate and benefit the working-class OVCX-racers this season.”
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — Hup, hup and away! Shortly after the board and promoters of the Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series (The MAC) announced the 2011 schedule, over 1,100 entrants registered for the first two events. With only 30 days until the opening race and some categories close to capacity, the series is poised for great success.
Seattle, WA – Low Pressure Promotions, LLC of Seattle, WA released the details to the newly formed Rapha-Focus Gran Prix today, with an event date …
The Verge New England Championship Cyclocross Series returns in 2011 with a new focus – to develop and crown the best amateur racers in New England. This year’s Series will crown eight champions – for men, there are Masters 35+, 45+ and 55+, Juniors 10-14 and 15-18 and Amateur (Cat 3). For women, 2011 sees the second year of the Amateur (Cat 3/4) Women’s competition as well as the proud addition of a Masters 35+ contest within the Amateur Women’s race. With the continual growth of the Amateur Women’s field, it became important to add a second category within the race for the fastest category 3 or 4 woman over age 35. Of course, as in years past, there will be races at all events for Category 4 men. Each weekend will also feature at least one UCI-level Elite race that will attract some of the top competitors in the country and the world.
Seattle, WA – August 5th, 2011 — Low Pressure Promotions, LLC of Seattle, WA released the details to StarCrossed presented by Stanley, a brand of PMI today, with an event date confirmed for Saturday, September 17th, 2011 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA. Registration opens Monday August 8th, 2011 on BikeReg.com.
UK riders Helen Wyman (Kona Factory Racing) and Ian Field (Hargroves Cycles) will start their 2011/12 cyclo-cross season in the USA. Starting in Breinigsville for the Nittany Lions ’Cross, the pair will take part in eight events on the east side of America. Other key events will include Charm City, which is a double weekend of racing, the Nor’easter Cross and Ellison Park in Rochester. The trip will conclude with the Gloucester GP races in near Boston.
Last year, Mad Alchemy presented the PRO Signature Line, embrocations inspired by the professional cyclocross racers that use their products. In 2011, Mad Alchemy decided to take a slightly different approach by brewing limited edition embrocation blends inspired by some of, Mad Alchemy founder, Pete Smith’s favorite races. CrossVegas was high on the list.
Mark your calendars for August 2nd, the day reg opens for CrossVegas 2011!