Tag archive for ‘Verge Series’

  • “You Got This”: Women of the Verge Series, Part VI

    Cindy, rocking a black dress for her first cyclocross race.

    Cindy Brennan is a librarian by day, as well as a part-time student and she’s wrapping up her second season of cyclocross. 

She races for Bikes Not Bombs, which promotes bicycle technology as a concrete alternative to war and environmental…

  • “You Got This” – Winner of the Verge Amateur Women Series Has It

    Verge Series Overall Podium (L to R) Emma White, Ellen Noble, Lori Cooke. Photo: Natalia Boltukhova | Pedal Power Photography | 2011

    by Ellen Noble Richard Fries calls me the hipster girl. Maybe it’s because of my awesome pink socks, my sweet Trek Portsmouth skinsuit or my thick-rimmed glasses, who knows. But it’s strange to think that before my hipster identity was…

  • Van Gilder and McNicholas Victorious at Bay State Day 1 — UPDATED: Photos, Results

    STERLING, MASSACHUSSETTS — On an unseasonably warm day, New England’s best cyclocross racers invaded the Chocksett Middle School in Sterling, Massachusetts for the first day of the Bay State Cyclocross Weekend. This weekend’s racing, the twelfth and thirteenth races in…

  • “You Got This:” Amateur Women of the Verge Series, Part VI

    Stark taking a corner intently at Northampton. Courtesy of Robert Swider

    Joy Stark is in her third year of racing cyclocross and rides for HUP United. Joy transitioned to bike racing after spending too many solitary mornings before dawn rowing single scull on the Charles River. As part of her race…

  • “You Got This:” Amateur Women of the Verge Series, Part V

    Tessa Clare, pre-race. Devin Riley

    Tessa is in her second year of cyclocross and rides for Threshold Cycling. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts and works as a guidance counselor in Lexington. When she isn’t racing ’cross she is mountain biking with her fiance and dog,…

  • “You Got This”: Amateur Women of the Verge Series, Part IV

    Cait Dooley. Power Animal: Unicorn. Marty Walsh

    Cait is in her second year of racing cyclocross and rides for Geekhouse Bikes. When she’s not racing, she’s a horse-training, figure-skating, gymnast-ing, computer-nerd-ing, bike-mechanic-ing mermaid. If you see her at a cyclocross race, be sure to ask her about…

  • “You Got This:” Amateur Women of the Verge Series, Part III

    Donehew on the Gloucester runup. Todd Prekaski (20poundskull.com)

    Kristina Donehew is in her first year of racing cyclocross and races for Hup United. In her earlier years, she played some college and professional tennis. After four surgeries she discovered cycling and has ridden road, mountain and track with…

  • British Invasion Continues at Midnight Ride of Cyclocross: Video, Report

    Anthony and Field led for the first laps of the race. Russ Campbell

    The New England Holy Week of Cyclocross has begun! The kickoff event, Midnight Ride Cyclocross hosted by the Minuteman Road Club at the Lancaster Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Massachusetts brought out almost 400 racers for a fantastic event complete with some…

  • “You Got This”: Amateur Women’s Nor’Easter Edition

    Lodrina Cherne races for Geekhouse in the Verge Series. © Tiffany Remy (http://www.remyphotographic.com)

    Preparation for my trip to Burlington, Vermont and Nor’Easter ‘Cross came with a lot of expectations. After a weekend where I went flying off my bike like Joey hitting a barrier, I was ready to make the three hour plus drive to Burlington worthwhile. I wanted to get a Verge point which would earn me callups at series races for the rest of the year.

  • UPDATED Nor’Easter Cross: Wyman and Field Invade Vermont, Take Victories

    Men's Podium: Van Den Bosch, Field and Basin (Lef tot Right). Jeff Bramhall

    With most of the top pros toeing the line at USGP Sun Prairie, it came as a surprise when the fields at Nor’Easter Cross were still stacked with some of the top pros in the US, with a few Euros…

  • “You Got This”: Reports from the Amateur Women’s Field at Verge, Part 1

    The amateur women on the line at Green Mountain this past weekend. Jeff Bramhall

    It has been whispered that the Women’s field is one of the fastest growing in cyclocross racing today. Looking down the line of the first race in the 2011 Verge Series, Green Mountain Cyclocross, this is visually apparent – a mass of close to 50 competitive cyclists tensely await the whistle. This is ten riders more than last year and while this may not seem like anything more than a tiny victory compared to most other sports, even other types of cycling, that number is huge. If ten new women race every season that means there could be close to 60 next year, and so on. Not to mention that because this is the Amateur Women’s category, most of these women are only a few seasons in and keep coming back or, even bigger, are brand new. We have been talking. We have been recruiting. We have been having fun, seeing results, getting better and telling our friends to join in.

  • Verge New England Championship Cyclocross Series Returns For 2011

    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.

  • Dan Timmerman Retires – An Exclusive Interview

    Dan Timmerman on the start line of Nationals in Bend © Larry Rosa

    We at Cyclocross Magazine were initially surprised that Dan Timmerman’s name was missing from the newly-announced 2010 roster of the Richard Sachs cyclocross team, but we figured that Timmerman, who has enjoyed a great deal of success at the top…



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