NYCROSS.com is proud to announce the 2012 NYCROSS.com Cyclocross Race Series
Sunday, September 16, Kirkland Cyclocross, Kirkland, NY
Saturday, October 13, Uncle Sam GP of Cyclocross, Troy, NY
Sunday, October 14, Uncle Sam GP of Cyclocross, Troy, NY
Sunday, October 21, Saratoga Spa Cyclocross, Saratoga, NY (The 2012 NYS Cyclocross Championships)
Sunday, October 28, Wicked Creepy, Bennington, VT
Sunday, November 11, Bethlehem Cup, Bethlehem, NY
The popular NYCROSS.com Cyclocross Race Series is back with an improved race schedule of 6 races in New York and Vermont. First up is the Kirkland Cyclocross race in Clinton NY on September 16. This race has quickly become a racer favorite. The race venue in the Kirkland Town Park provides some interesting and varied terrain for a CX race. The rolling grassy areas make for some fast and exciting racing but the race course designers also add some tricky off-camber turns which can be treacherous when wet. Racers also need to power through a deep sand volley ball court every lap which severely tests ones fitness.
The NYCROSS.com race series continues in Prospect Park in Troy NY on October 13 and 14. Back to back race dates bring large numbers of racers to this event. This is another spectator friendly event where most of the race course can be viewed from one or two different vantage points. This race has attracted some serious CX race talent from all over the Northeast and race promoters expect a bigger than ever turn out this year.
The NYCROSS.com Series race number 4 is the Saratoga Spa Cross Race, October 21 in Saratoga NY. This race will also be the host of the 2012 NYS Cyclocross Championships with State Championships Medals awarded for all NYS Championship Cyclocross categories, cash prizes for elite races, and swag for all other categories.
The challenging course is located on the eastern section of the Saratoga Race Course property, behind the Oklahoma training track. A grassy hillside provides elevation changes, including descents with off-camber turns and a challenging run up some man-made steps. The hill also provides a panoramic view of the course for spectators. A non-sanctioned race will be scheduled for children younger than ten (10), and a dedicated children’s course will be open for use throughout the day. A race expo will feature food vendors as well as items of interest to the cycling community.
On October 28, the NYCROSS.com Series moves across the border to nearby Bennington Vermont into beautiful Willow Park. The park is quite Family friendly with walking trails, a BMX park, and two playgrounds. The foliage will be almost spectacular as the racing. Expect some Halloween costumes.
The final race of the NYCROSS.com Race Series is the Bethlehem Cup, held November 11 at the Elm Avenue Park in Bethlehem NY. The race features a challenging course, a great pavilion for spectators and racers, and rows of pots of chili, all donated by the local fans and racers. This is the last date of the Series which means that many Series titles are up for grabs. Watch for some exciting racing as racers vie for every last Series point.
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