NYCROSS.com is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of cyclocross racing in and around New York State.
NYCross.com came to be in the fall of 2005, when longtime friends Eric Schillinger and Pete Avitable worked at Albany area bike shop CK Cycles. Eric had first raced cross in college, and was interested in putting on some grassroots cross races in the Albany area. Pete was excited to help, as he had substantial road and mountain bike racing experience and thought cross was a perfect mix. With the support of CK Cycles the first NYCross races were held that fall, in Colonie Town Park and Prospect Park in Troy.
The next year, Eric became a board member of Albany’s long running Capital Bicycle Racing Club, signaling the start of what would be the a long running and successful association between the two organizations. Each year thereafter the series has grown and developed, adding races throughout the Hudson and Mohawk River Valleys in Upstate New York and Southern Vermont. NYCross.com has always focused on grass roots, rider centered racing. Our goal has never been to be the biggest race series, but simply, to be the most fun.
In 2009 we hatched a new plan – having seen many up and coming New Yorkers turn to New England Based teams to race cross over the past few years, we decided enough was enough, and launched Team NYCross.com. The team’s simple mission is to develop elite, New Y0rk based cyclocross talent. Team NYCross.com provides support to New York based UCI Elite Cross racers and up and coming junior racers who race at the national level.
Many people ask how they can get on Team NYCross.com. Right now Team NYCROSS.com is developing talent in the Elite Junior and Elite Men’s and Elite Women’s ranks. If you race at the Catetogy 2 or Category 1 level, and especially if you are U23 or U19, you are a good fit for the team. We provide substantial support to our development riders and as a result, spots are limited. In 2010 and 2011 we carried 3 riders. In 2012 we hope to expand to 4-6 riders. ( 1-2 Men, 1-2 Women, 2 Juniors).
For further information, contact us.