The Minuteman Road Club in partnership with Wachusett Brewing Company and Fast Splits are excited to announce the creation of an Elite Cyclocross Racing team for the 2016/17 season.
The team will consist of Patrick Collins, Mark Miller, Chris Pare, and Brian Hughes who will focus on the Regional Elite and UCI level races culminating in the National championships. You’ll be able to see them race in their newly designed Minuteman-inspired race kits by Mr. White Design this weekend at the KMC Cross Fest in Thompson CT. We are looking forward to cheering them on at the races. Good luck guys!!
Registration is now live for the 2016 Minuteman CX on Oct 9, 2016 p/b MRC, Wachusett Brewing, Landry’s Bicycles, and Yasso Yogurt!
You know the CX season is in full swing when you get to the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster, breathe in the crisp fall air, marvel at the terrific fall foliage, and shred the woodchipped turns as you pass through the stables!
Equal cash payout to the men’s and women’s elite fields! Landry’s Bicycles has stepped up to the plate and is providing GENEROUS gift cards to the podium toppers in the non-elite races.
EVERY winner in each category will also get a fresh baked apple pie from Bolton Orchards!
More about payouts and other details of the race in our race flyer.
MRC CX is also part of the NEBRA CX BAR (Best All-Around Rider) Series, tracking points for multiple categories over 14 races.
Single speed racers: Harpoon Brewery is the beer sponsor for the Zanconato SSCX Series. Podium finishers will receive some of Harpoon’s delicious brew and winners of the SS races will also receive an apple pie!
You’ll be competing on grass, pavement, with the addition of some hoppable logs!
Don’t hesitate, get to BikeReg now – https://www.bikereg.com/2016-minuteman-road-club-cyclocross
It’s back! Wednesday night cyclocross training in September!!
September 7, 2016 @ 5:15 P.M.
September 14, 2016 @ 5:15 P.M.
September 21, 2016 @ 5:15 P.M.
September 28, 2016 @ 5:15 P.M. — CANCELED!
Where: SKI WARD, 1000 Main Street Shrewsbury, MA 01545
The course will be challenging, allowing you to hone your skills before the real racing begins! Features in- clude barriers, downhill off- camber 180’s, fast S-turns, and lots of twisties.
From Boston and Points East
Mass Tpk. to route 495 north to route 20 west. Follow route 20 through Northborough center one mile. Just past St. Rose of Lima church bear right at light on to West Main Street. Travel 1.5 miles to Ski Ward on left.
From Points West
Route I-290 east to exit 23 south onto route 140 south. At first light turn left onto Main Street. Travel 1.5 miles to Ski Ward on right.
From Points South
Route 495 north to route 20 west. Follow route 20 through Northborough center one mile. Just past St. Rose of Lima church bear right at light on to West Main Street. Travel 1.5 miles to Ski Ward on left.
How Much: $15 entry fee. Must have a valid USAC license though one-day licenses will be available. Held under USA Cycling event permit. All USAC rules apply.
There will be at least 3 – 20 minute races with about 10-15 minutes in between and will run until dark so if you can’t make the first one don’t stress you can hop in the next one. We’ll have barriers, run ups, tight turns, and race scenarios. Starts – Clipping in your pedals straight to sprinting for the hole shot!
If you are new to cyclocross this will be a good way to get use to racing in a relaxed training atmosphere be jumping in to your first race.
If you already have expierence in racing cross this will be a good way to brush up on skills and have a mid-week training race.
The Ski Ward lodge will be open afterwards with fine offerings such as burgers, fries, and beer – so bring more $ than just your entry fee with you!