Last year, OVCX blew us away with their amazing series, and who could forget the heckling machine they unveiled to tease Georgia Gould? They capped it off with the now well-known Cincy3 race that drew elites like Jeremy Powers and Katie Compton, and they’re set to do it all again this year.

With pre-season cyclocross practices just over two months away and the UCI Elite and Masters World Championships coming to Louisville Jan/Feb 2013, organizers of the 9th Annual Zipp OVCX Series are proud to announce an exciting, expanded schedule for 2012.

This year’s OVCX encompasses 13 events that tour through the cyclocross scenes of Indianapolis, Bloomington, Dayton, Lexington, Cincinnati, and Louisville (all League of American Bicyclists Bicycle-Friendly Communities). Kicking off September 16th, this year’s OVCX series begins with Huber’s Apple Cross (hosted by the Bob’s Red Mill team) in Starlight, Indiana, just north of Louisville. The series winds up three months later in mid-December with the series finale at the Major Taylor Velodrome in Indianapolis, hosted by the 2012 Collegiate National Cyclocross Champion Marian University Cycling Team.

The Cincy3 Cyclocross Festival makes its return to the OVCX series with Devou Park, Harbin Park, and the new Saturday night Elite/Pro races under the lights at Kings CX. Eight other venues link the cities of Dayton and Cincinnati in Ohio, Indianapolis and Bloomington in Indiana, and Louisville and Lexington in Kentucky. The geographic layout of the series puts most venues within an easy two hour drive for most participants.

The 2012 series aims to be more work, family, and travel friendly. Aside from the Cincy3 weekend, participants will see only one race per weekend on the schedule. As in previous years, your best seven races count toward the series overall title making it easy to compete and have fun. The OVCX series is committed to being a vehicle in developing young talent and will again offer numerous categories for juniors aged 10 to 18 and an under 19 category in elite races. Chip timing will be again at each event to provide quick results and submission to USA Cycling for national ranking points. Full series rules and categories will be posted to by mid-June.

So get your gear and cowbells warmed up and ready – we’re in for a season to remember!

2012 OVCX Calendar:

  • Sept 16 Huber’s Apple Cross (NEW!) Louisville
  • Sept 30 St. Mary’s Cyclocross Indianapolis
  • Oct 7 Midwest Outdoor Experience CX (Gearfest) Dayton
  • Oct 14 Gun Club Cross Cincinnati
  • Oct 21 Bloomingcross Bloomington
  • Oct 28 Storm the Greens Louisville
  • Nov 2 Cincy3 CX Festival (Devou, Kings, Harbin) Cincinnati
  • Nov 18 Promotion Cross Lexington
  • Nov 25 Brookside Cup Indianapolis
  • Dec 9 Buckingham Financial John Bryan CX Dayton
  • Dec 16 Major Taylor Velodrome (NEW)! Indianapolis

Want an idea of what you’re in for? Check out last years’ video:

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