In or around North Carolina? Then check out the North Carolina Cyclocross series – a fourteen race series celebrating its thirteenth anniversary. Read on for details.

The North Carolina Cyclocross Series’ 13th season will open this weekend in Southern Pines and Raleigh, North Carolina on October 23rd and 24th, respectively. The series will have fourteen races in twelve different cities across North Carolina. Categories include: Masters 35+, Masters 45+, Masters 55+, Juniors 10-14, Juniors 15-18, Men’s CX 4, Men’s CX 3, Men’s CX Pro/1/2, Women’s CX 4, Women’s CX Pro/1/2/3, Single Speed, and free kids’ races.

Information for each specific race can be found on the series website: Registration for all races is available online at Fees range from ten dollars to twenty-five dollars depending on the race category. All races are held under USA Cycling rules and regulations.

After the opening weekend, the series will travel to Boone on October 31st. Salisbury, NC will host the State Championships on November 7th. On November 14th racers will compete in Charlotte, NC.

The featured race of the series, the North Carolina Grand Prix, will take place in Hendersonville on November 20th and 21st. On this weekend, Union Cycliste Internationale Class Two (UCI C2) races will be added for Elite Women and Men. Racers from around the country head to the mountains of North Carolina to collect valuable UCI ranking points while being treated to our southern hospitality.

The series will then continue in Charlotte and Winston-Salem on December 5th and 19th, respectively. New this year will be a merge of the former fall series and Winter Cup series. In January, racers will continue getting their cross fix in Cary, Fayetteville, Wilkesboro, and Durham, over three weekends (January 8/9, 16, 22). Following tradition, Greensboro will host the series finals on January 23rd, where awards and prizes for the season will be given out.

For contact information please contact founder and organizer of North Carolina Cyclocross, Tim Hopkin, who can be reached at (828) 674-9782 or via e-mail: [email protected]