More clinics and races are still being announced and added to still-growing our online calendar. New York releases their clinic and race schedule below:

NYcross.com, Capital Bicycle Racing Club, Mohawk Valley Cycling Club, Farm Team Cycling, and the Bennington Cycle Club have combined forces and announce the 2008 NYcross.com Cyclocross Race Series. This year’s race series has been expanded to six races in Eastern New York State and southern Vermont. In addition to the race series, NYcross.com is sponsoring a cyclocross race clinic to provide cyclocross instruction to beginner, intermediate and experienced cyclocross racers alike. The clinic and the race series schedule are as follows:

Cyclocross Clinic

Sunday, September 14, 2008
Prospect Park in Troy, NY

NYCross and CBRC present a beginner cyclocross clinic in Troy’s Prospect Park. The clinic will take place one week before the first race in the 2008 NYcross.com Cyclocross Series that kicks off in Clinton, NY on September 21. New cyclocross racers interested in entering their first event, or intermediate racers who want to bring their skills up to speed should not miss this event.

The clinic will cover a wide range of skills and topics needed for cross racing:
Proper technique for:
– rapidly dismounting your bike at barriers
– remounting your bike
– shouldering your bike at run ups
– high speed cornering on grass, mud and other surfaces
– sand pits
– short steep hills
– long, lung busting run ups
Training methods for cross including:
– skill building drills
– weekly workout regimens for building speed on a cross course
– mental preparation and race tactics
– warming up for a cross race
– proper nutrition and hydration while racing cross
Bike set up:
– Tire choices, gears, set-up
– fit suggestions

The clinic will run from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM and be divided into a short initial question and answer period, drills developing individual cross skills, a short mock race where students will have the opportunity to link the individual skills they’ve learned together on a short cross course, and a final Q&A period.
Space is limited to thirty! Please visit www.Bikereg.com to reserve your spot.

Kirkland Cyclocross Race

Sunday, September 21, 2008
Kirkland Town Park, Clinton, NY

Race #1 in the 2008 NYcross.com Cyclocross Series

The Kirkland Cyclocross is the newest edition to the NYcross.com race series. This is race # 1 in the series and is expected to draw racers from across New York State and Vermont and beyond to earn valuable series points. Race day will provide races for 10 categories of racers, from beginners to Pros. All proceeds will benefit the Kirkland Town Park.

7th Annual Schenectady Central Park Cyclocross Race

Sunday, September 28, 2008
Schenectady’s Central Park in Schenectady, NY
Race #2 in the 2008 NYcross.com Cyclocross Series

The 7th Annual Schenectady Central Park Cyclocross Race is brought to you this year by CBRC and NYCross. This year’s course will be a slight variation from last year’s perennial favorite. The course offers a good mix of pavement, grass, and wooded trails, holding true to the spirit of the classic cyclocross courses of the past. There will be one set of man-made barriers, one set of wooden steps, and one or two “natural” barriers that will provide racers with the choice of dismounting or bunny-hopping.

The Schenectady Central Park site offers a picnic area, restrooms, a restaurant/snack bar, a playground for the kids, and plenty of parking.

A USCF, NORBA, or BMX license is required for all races. One day licenses are available at the day of the race for $10.00. Please note that there is a $5.00 late fee for day-of registration. Register online at www.Bikereg.com

Uncle Sam Cyclocross Grand Prix

Saturday, October 4, 2008
Prospect Park in Troy, NY
Race #3 in the 2008 NYcross.com Cyclocross Series
Prospect Park welcomes back the cross action for another round in 2008. Last years course was a favorite of many racers! Plan for more of the same Belgium style anaerobic pain as in 2007. Visit www.nycross.com for up the minute updates and developments!
All USCF Rules apply: no sleeveless jerseys, aero bars or extensions. Mountain bikes allowed with bar ends removed. Riders must wear a CPSC certified helmet and have a USCF Racing License.
One day licenses are available at the event for $10.
– Masters Races are Cat 1-4. 1 Day license holders must race in C Field.
– Minimum field entry is 10 racers.
– The promoter reserves the right to modify or combined fields and prizes
based on race day turn out.
– Parents must sign a waiver for children under 18 to race.
– Riders are encouraged to race more than once. Additional races are only $10!

Avoid late fees, register today! Please visit www.bikereg.com

BattenCross Cyclocross Race

Saturday, October 25, 2008
Cambridge, NY
Race #4 in the 2008 NYcross.com Cyclocross Series

The NYcross.com race series expands its reach to the Cambridge NY region, home of the Tour of the Battenkill road race, the largest one-day race in the US. Farm Team Cycling is host to this newest edition of the 2008 NYcross.com cyclocross race series. More details are to be announced at www.farmteamcycling.org. Register online at www.BikeReg.com

Wicked Creepy Cyclocross Race

Sunday, October 26, 2008
Bennington, VT
Race #5 in the 2008 NYcross.com Cyclocross SeriesHosted by the Bennington Cycle Club, this course was a fine addition to the Series in 2007 and is back in 2008 after its successful debut. The course features plenty of grass and natural obstacles – including a vast sand pit – all set in a classic New England surrounding. The park is family friendly with two playgrounds, walking paths and a BMX course. Rest assured that the Bennington Cycling Club folks will make this inaugural race a fun and creepy race event. Please visit Bikereg to register for what is sure to be a wicked great day of racing!

The Bethlehem Cup

Sunday, November 9, 2008
Elm Avenue Town Park, Delmar, NY
Race #6 in the 2008 NYcross.com Cyclocross Series

CBRC and NYcross.com are pleased to announce the 2nd annual The Bethlehem Cup will be held in Elm Avenue Park in the little town of Bethlehem in the Empire State’s Capital Region on Sunday, November 9. The 6th and final race of the Series will bring out all the Series contenders vying for those Series points. Custom fabricated Bethlehem Cup trophies will be awarded for first place in the men’s elite, women’s elite and single speed races.

The Elm Avenue Park in Delmar, NY is the infamous venue of the 2007 NY State Cyclocross Championship featuring the Belgium style, lung busting hill. Bring out your cow bell and make some noise at the Series finale.
Register online at www.BikeReg.com.