Racing and More: Four Perfect Days of Cyclocross In Seattle, September 16th – 19th
Kick your early season into high gear in Seattle with “Four Perfect Days of Cyclocross.” For more about the upcoming StarCrossed event, check out our exclusive feature on the race and interview with race promoter Terry Buchanan. And check out our full profile of the Rad Racing GP and an interview with promoter Jim Brown.
Rad Racing NW, Lake Washington Velo and Low Pressure Promotions, LLC, announces their cooperation on “Four Perfect ’Cross Days” in the Seattle metro area from September 16th to 19th.
This four-day festival of cyclocross events includes:
Brian Vernor’s (Pure Sweet Hell) new film, The Cyclocross Meeting, is about the currently exploding US cyclocross scene and the emerging Japanese cyclocross scene. The Cyclocross Meeting follows Barry Wicks and Adam McGrath to top US races in New Jersey and Oregon, and then to Japan, where they compete with seven-time Japanese National Champion Keiichi Tsujiura, and the up-and-coming talent Yu Takenouchi. The film screening is presented by Yakima, Chris King, Giro and Nuun. The September 16th showing will be at the Seattle Musical Theater located at the Magnuson Park Community Center in Seattle. Tickets will be available online via Brown Paper Tickets.
On September 17th Herriott Sports Performance in conjunction with Lake Washington Velo and RAD Racing NW presents a FREE cyclocross clinic featuring HSP athlete Jonathan Page, 2007 Cyclocross Worlds Silver Medalist. This clinic is a unique opportunity to take instruction from one of the most accomplished cyclocross racers in American history. Jonathan will preview the StarCrossed course with the riders in attendance and go over the nuances of the race start and the barrier section, as well as give his personal insight on the other sections of the course. Clinic starts at 5:30pm at the Marymoor Velodrome in King County’s Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA.
Finally, the weekend of racing arrives with the rounds one and two of the North American Cyclocross Trophy (NACT) on September 18th and 19th at StarCrossed and the Rad Racing GP.
First presented in 2002, StarCrossed was the nation’s first twilight cyclocross race. Now it is the much-anticipated season opener to the US cyclocross season, kicking-off each year in style under the lights of the Marymoor Velodrome on a fast and spectator-friendly course surrounded by a festive atmosphere. StarCrossed features great racing, DJ spun tunes, a packed Deschutes Brewery beer garden, racing under the lights and generous door prizes. Racing for the Elite Women starts at 7:00pm and 8:00pm for the Elite Men at King County’s Marymoor Park.
2010 will be the ninth year for the Rad Racing GP, he longest running UCI cyclocross race in the state of Washington. The event moves to the shores of Lake Sammamish for 2010, bringing a fabulous course featuring high speed balanced by a brutal beach section on the shores of Lake Sammamish with views of the Cascade Mountains. The famous 80-meter thigh-busting “Knapp-time Run-up” from past editions of the Rad Racing GP will be replaced by an equally long beach section that will challenge riders as they gamble on whether to ride it or run it. Riders either really love it or they hate it, but regardless they will be stirred on by frantic race fans in the beach side Deschutes Beer Garden. Racing for the Elite Women starts at 3:00pm and 4:0 pm for the Elite Men at Lake Sammamish State Park.
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