RALEIGH, North Carolina — The North Carolina Cyclocross Series’ fifteenth season opened this weekend in Southern Pines and Raleigh, North Carolina on October 22. The series will have thirteen races in twelve different cities across North Carolina. Categories include: Elite Men, Elite Women, Elite Masters 35+, Masters 45+, Masters 55+, CX 4 Masters 35+/45+/55+, Juniors 10-14, Juniors 15-18, Men’s CX 4, Men’s CX 3, Women’s CX 4, 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 fifteen dollars to thirty 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 30.  Salisbury and Charlotte, North Carolina will host Sunday races the following two weekends.

The marquee event in the South will be held in Hendersonville on November 19 and 20. The North Carolina Grand Prix features Union Cycliste Internationale Class Two (UCI C2) races for the Elite men and Elite women. These non-series races are showcased by racers from all over the Unites States.  Many come to the mountains of North Carolina to collect valuable UCI ranking points.  Amateur categories will continue to fight for their series points, all the while treating our visiting friends to some fine southern hospitality.

The series will then continue in Statesville and North Wilkesboro on December 4 and 11 respectively. On January 8, racers will continue getting their cross fix in Fayetteville.  After a weekend off for Masters’ Worlds, the series will wrap up in Durham on the 21st, and then following tradition Greensboro will host the series finals on January 22 where awards and prizes for the season will be presented.