October 15, 2009; Conshohocken, PA, USA: MAC’s Queen weekend is nearing one-thousand entries as the pre-entry deadline looms. The Granogue and Wissahickon cyclocross races of the MAC Powered by SRAM Cyclocross Series, which had a combined total of 981 entries as of 7:00 Thursday morning, are two of the main focal points for the weekend racing calendar, with UCI-C2 races for Elite Men and Women and a full compliment of amateur classes racing on two of the most difficult and prestigious cross courses in America.
It was also just announced that Victory Brewing Company is again sponsoring the Wissahickon Cyclocross in the rural outskirts of Philadelphia. Victory Brewing will be selling their VBC pint glasses (with three free beer tickets per glass) to benefit the Neighborhood Bike Works (NeighborhoodBikeWorks.org). Neighborhood Bike Works is a nonprofit educational organization in West Philadelphia that seeks to increase opportunities for urban youth through bicycling, and which promotes cycling as an environmentally-friendly means of transportation.
Racing begins Saturday, October 17 on the private 400 acre Granogue Estate near Wilmington Delaware that is opened to both racers and spectators for this annual event. The following day, the MAC Powered by SRAM Series heads 25 miles north to the beautiful 33-acre Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair Grounds in Glenmoore Pennsylvania. For more information on the two races, see BikeReg.com.