In Issue 26, we laid out our top destination races to go to as both a spectator and participant. This weekend begins the Holy Week of New England, which includes three races that made the top list, including first-place KMC Cyclo-Cross Festival, and top-ranked C2 weekend Rapha Super Cross Gloucester.
Forgot to book your plane tickets in time? Looks like you’re in luck this year. Both events will be live streamed from different organizations, with the details listed below.
Rapha Super Cross Gloucester (September 27-28):
The 2014-2015 New England UCI Cyclocross season officially kicks off this weekend, September 27 and 28, with Rapha Super Cross Gloucester. Gorgeous Stage Fort Park in Gloucester hosts the oceanside race for the sixteenth time, this year marking the first edition with new title sponsor Rapha on board. The partnership of revered cycling brand Rapha with this historic race promises classic and exciting racing this weekend – and for years to come.
Amateur racers, their families, and large numbers of cycling fans will crowd the venue to spectate the headlining acts of the weekend, the Elite races, from the famous Great Brewers’ Beer Garden. The races this year will certainly be the most thrilling to watch yet. Rapha Super Cross Gloucester begins the 2014 Verge New England Cyclocross Series, the longest-running UCI series in the US. The race is also a part of USA Cycling’s season-long Pro CX calendar, which will award the top US racers this 2014-2015 season prizes totaling $40,000.
Gloucester will be broadcast live on gnarlymonkey.com, and fans can also follow along live on Twitter at @VergeNECXS and @gpgloucester. News and updates will be posted regularly at cycle-smart.com/necxs and at gpgloucester.com. The hashtag to use for this race weekend is #RSCgloucester.
The KMC Cylco-Cross Festival (October 3-5):
Formerly known as the Providence Cyclo-cross Festival, the event was selected as the best of American cyclocross by Outside Magazine and as the 2013 domestic event of the year by the editors of Cyclocross Magazine. The event will be held October 3-5 2014 in historic Roger Williams Park. The event hosts one of just nine UCI Category 1 cyclocross events in America. For more information visit www.KMCcrossfest.com.
KMC Cyclo-cross Festival announces its partnership with Behind the Barriers TV (BTB TV) and Bicycling Magazine offer free live streaming of the exciting elite races on Saturday and Sunday. Fans around the world won’t have to miss any of the action as the top cyclocross racers battle it out in Providence October 4 and 5 beginning at 3:30 PM EST. A full replay will be available on Bicycling Magazine’s site, ensuring no one will miss out. Race news and updates will also come live from @providencecross throughout the three entire days of racing and cycling festivities.