Kathy Sherwin at Raleigh's Midsummer Night's Cyclocross

Kathy Sherwin taking first place at last year's Raleigh's Midsummer Night's Cyclocross.

PARK CITY, UTAH – Raleigh America and Lifeboat Events announce today the creation of the country’s highest altitude and richest non-series cyclocross race to be run at DealerCamp 2012. Dubbed the Raleigh Midsummer Nights Cyclocross Race, the contest will commence at happy hour on July 24 during the opening day of DealerCamp. With a total purse of more than $25,000 on offer, including two “contract with Raleigh” prizes available for the top male and female elite finishers without a pro contract. Last year’s race winners were Kathy Sherwin and Russell Stevenson, though the women’s contract went to Jenni Malloy Gaertner.

Run at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Basin at 7,700 feet above the sea, the Raleigh Midsummer Nights Cyclocross Race course will charge through the middle of the DealerCamp expo providing twilight excitement to exhibitors and retailers alike.

“We are excited to work with DealerCamp on the second annual Mid Summer Nights Cyclocross Race, and to give a rider a chance to secure sponsorship for the season.  This event continues to show that cyclocross is an intense, fun and inclusive community, and doesn’t need to be confined exclusively to the fall season,” commented Chris Speyer, vice president at Raleigh America.