News Archive: May, 2011

  • Cross on the brain

    It’s only May and we already have cross fully on the brain.

    Here’s a little motivation from our pal Kenton at CX Magazine.

    • Posted May 29, 2011 by Terry B
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  • Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross – Details Released

    We can finally release some specific details on Raleigh’s Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross. Detailed website coming soon but here is the main information you need to start planning:

    Raleigh’s Midsummer Night’s Cyclocross
    July 21, 2011
    Suncadia Resort – Nelson Dairy Farm
    Roslyn, WA

    Registration:

    Pre-registration only online at www.bikereg.com. Pre-registration closes on 7/15/11. 80 rider field limit per Category. USA Cycling racing licenses are not required.* Race not sanctioned by USA cycling.

    Entry Fee:

    $10 per rider. Second race $10 per rider. Elite Men and Women are free. Invited Raleigh Retailers and P&A Vendors are free.

    Race Day Check-In:

    Riders must check-in and pick up race number no later then 30 minutes before the start of their race at Race Registration.

    Amenities:

    Food vendors with food for purchase will be available on-site.    There will also be a beer garden open throughout the day.   Please bring potable water as the temperatures could be in the 90’s in July.

    Industry Expo Area will be open throughout the day as well.

    Demo Bikes:

    Demo bikes from Raleigh will be available throughout the day at NO CHARGE for test rides and races.

    Lodging:

    Vacation Rentals at Suncadia

    Camping in Roslyn Area

    Race Day Schedule:

    Race Day schedule can be found here.

    Course Map

    Categories:
    Categories are self-seeding. Sandbagging will not be tolerated. Riders are encouraged to choose the category that provides them the maximum challenge while allowing for them to be competitive.

    Beginner = Little or no racing experience in any cycling discipline
    Cat 4 = CX beginner with experience in other cycling disciplines
    Cat 3 = Intermediate
    Cat 2 = Advanced
    *Elite = Must possess USCF Cat 1 or 2 Cyclocross License

    Prizes:

    Merchandise prizes three deep for all categories (see below for Elite and Singlespeed).

    Top Elite Rider without contract will receive a “Contract with Raleigh” for the 2011/2012 US UCI Cyclocross Calendar. Offered to both Elite Men and Women. Approximate value of $10,800 to $14,800 (equipment & travel support).

    Eligibility for Top Elite Rider without contract prize:

    • Must be eligible to ride UCI sanctioned Elite cyclocross races in 2011/2012.
    • Must purchase a UCI International License to receive prize.
    • Must be racing age 19 or over during the 2011/2012 cyclocross season.
    • Cannot have a current contract with a UCI trade team for the 2011/2012 cyclocross season.
    • Cannot have a current contract with title sponsor for the 2011/2012 cyclocross season.
    • Must be able to attend all US Grand Prix of Cyclocross and Cross After Dark races in 2011.

    Elite Men & Women Cash Prize List – $2,850 / 3 Deep

    Singlespeed Men & Women Prize List – Winner-Take-All prize package valued at $4,550.

    Elite and Singlespeed Prize List Breakdown – Here!

    • Posted May 24, 2011 by Terry B
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  • Midsummer’s Night Cross

    You have likely heard the buzz on Facebook, Twitter and CX Magazine (story here) about Raleigh Bicycles and MFG Cyclocross presenting a summer cross race on 7/21 at Suncadia Resort in Roslyn and want more details. We working on them and everything should be finalized soon. CX Magazine has it right on the Raleigh “pro style” contract up for grabs. In addition as many of you have asked there will be races for all ages and abilities. Racing will start in the late afternoon so mark the calendar, get the day off and get the rusty chain replaced on your bike (that means you Porter!).

    Zac explaining Suncadia will work real nice for CX!