Minuteman Road Club CX Race THIS COMING WEEKEND!

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Join us at the Lancaster Fairgrounds (Enter through Gate 2) on Sunday, October 16th for our annual down-home, grass roots cyclocross race over rolling terrain, wood chips, clay and/or sand and who-knows-what-else we might decide to throw in.

Cash Payouts:

  • Elites, 5 deep: 1st – $100, 2nd – $60, 3rd – $40, 4th – $30, 5th – $20
  • Juniors, 3 deep: 1st – $50, 2nd – $30, 3rd – $20

Sign up  now on BikeReg! See our race flyer for details!

Cat 4’s Shake Up Wayne Elliot Circuit

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Show me da paypah!

The Minuteman Road Club Men’s Cat 4 team, in a display of teamwork that lasted throughout the race, produced outstanding results at the Wayne Elliot Memorial Circuit Race in Merrimac, MA on May 14th, 2011. Early in the 5 lap, 32 mile race over characteristic New England roads (read that as : pot holes, frost heaves and cracks everywhere) Doug Kennedy and Len Engle softened up the field with early breakaways, supported by crafty blocking moves by Chris Pare.

On the final lap, a questionable solo break got away during a neutralization FOR AN AMBULANCE but Doug Kennedy sacrificed himself with a heroic bridging move that bought his team back into the fray. Not long after, Jeremy Cratty initiated a punishing leadout followed by Len Engle, Chris Pare and John Smith. Engle nearly goes down when a rider in front of him veered into this path. He managed to stay upright and finish 6th.

Pare has a heart-stopping moment as he nearly gets involved in Engle’s troubles and finished 4th. John Smith dodged all of this, sprinted for the line in the clear but was nipped at the last moment and got 2nd.

In the Men’s Cat 5’s, John Raguin showed why he’s moving up to the 4’s in his next race by eluding crashes that occurred around him, bridging huge gaps and accelerating to the the line in a pack sprint to finish 5th.

Read about the race in the competitors’ own words here in our forum.

17th Annual Sterling Classic Now on BikeReg!

Saturday, May 7th, 2011 in beautiful Sterling, MA

Continuing a long New England bike racing tradition, the Minuteman Road Club is pleased to announce the 17th Annual Sterling Classic Road Race. Join us for competitive racing with a hilltop start/finish, rolling hills, a long straightway on a 2-lane highway and new pavement along North Row Road. In cooperation with the Town of Sterling, the race is held under a USA Cycling race permit with all rules applying. Register online at BikeReg.com or by mail. Online registration closes May 6th, 2011, 5 pm; and does not include BikeReg fees. Add $5 for race day registration. All entry fees include applicable insurance surcharges of $3. No refunds. 1-Day licenses will be available for Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women. The Sterling Classic is part of the NEBRA ranking series for 2011 and is now also a Nature Valley Pro Ride event (details at www.naturevalleyproride.com) This event is also part of the New England Cycling Made Real Women’s 3/4 Race Series. Registration opens at 7 AM and closes 30 minutes before each start. By mail, send a 2011 USA Cycling Standard Release Form and a check payable to “Minuteman Road Club”, c/o Bill Turner, 191 West St., Northborough, MA 01532. Junior roll-outs take place immediately following each race finish on Olde Parish Lane (first right after the Finish Line). Please do not cross the finish line in reverse. Follow Meetinghouse Hill Rd (second right after Finish Line) back to Rt 12. Follow Rt 12 back to Boutelle Rd. Results will be posted at the school.

*Plus BikeReg fees and $5 day of fee. y.o. = years old COURSE DETAILS Neutral start from Boutelle Rd to Rt 12 to start/finish on Meetinghouse Hill Rd (which becomes Rowley Hill Rd, right on Heywood Rd, right on N. Row Rd, right on Rt 12, back to Start/Finish. 40 Boutelle Rd, Sterling, MA 01564 View Larger Map IMPORTANT PARKING INFO There should be no parking downtown to competitors or spectators. No one should be parking at the Town Library. You may be towed. The library is open on race day. Parking for spectators is available in the dirt area at 62/12 and also in the breakdown lane on 62, but not near the Post Office or business. REGISTRATION AND START Registration and roll-out will be at the Chocksett Middle School, 40 Boutelle Rd Sterling, MA. There will be a 2 mile neutral start to the start/finish line on Meetinghouse Hill Rd. (same as prior years.) FIELD LIMITS 100 maximum, 20 minimum; except for Men 5 and Women 4 to 50 max. Promoter reserves the right to combine or cancel any fields that do not meet minimum number. COURSE Approximately 8 mile rolling loop with a hill top finish. TIMING Pioneer Event Promotions RACE SUPPORT SRAM Neutral Support COMMUNICATIONS Central Massachusetts Public Safety Association, Inc. LODGING Discounted rooms at $89/night available at the Chocksett Inn (978) 422-3355 LOCAL BUSINESS Please patronize the local businesses in downtown Sterling. Please respect their parking for customers. QUESTIONS sterling@minutemanroadclub.com Download the official flyer here.

2010 CyclocrossRacing.Com/Minuteman Road Club CX Race

When: Sunday October 17th, 2010

For more information, download our race flyer.

Register on BikeReg.

Where: Lancaster Fairgrounds, Lancaster, MA.
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16th Annual Sterling Classic Road Race

Saturday, May 8th, 2010 in beautiful Sterling, MA

In cooperation with the Town of Sterling, the race is held under a USA Cycling race permit with all rules applying.

Register online at BikeReg.com or by mail. Online registration closes May 7th, 2010, 5 pm; and does not include BikeReg fees. Add $5 for race day registration. All entry fees include applicable insurance surcharges of $3.

No refunds. 1-Day licenses will be available for Cat 5 Men and Cat 4 Women. This event is part of the New England Cycling Made Real Women’s 3/4 Race Series.

Registration opens at 7 AM and closes 30 minutes before each start. By mail, send a 2010 USA Cycling Standard Release Form and a check payable to “Minuteman Road Club”, c/o Bill Turner, 191 West St., Northborough, MA 01532.

Junior roll-outs take place immediately following each race finish on Olde Parish Lane (first right after the Finish Line). Please do not cross the finish line in reverse. Follow Meetinghouse Hill Rd (second right after Finish Line) back to Rt 12. Follow Rt 12 back to Boutelle Rd. Results will be posted at the school.

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*Plus BikeReg fees and $5 day of fee. y.o. = years old

COURSE DETAILS

Neutral start from Boutelle Rd to Rt 12 to start/finish on Meetinghouse Hill Rd (which becomes Rowley Hill Rd, right on Heywood Rd, right on N. Row Rd, right on Rt 12, back to Start/Finish.

40 Boutelle Rd, Sterling, MA 01564
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IMPORTANT PARKING INFO

There should be no parking downtown to competitors or spectators. No one should be parking at the Town Library. You may be towed. The library is open on race day. Parking for spectators is available in the dirt area at 62/12 and also in the breakdown lane on 62, but not near the Post Office or business.

REGISTRATION AND START

Registration and roll-off will be at the Chocksett Middle School, 40 Boutelle Rd Sterling, MA. There will be a 2 mile neutral start to the start/finish line on Meetinghouse Hill Rd. (same as prior years.)

FIELD LIMITS

100 maximum, 20 minimum; except for Men 5 and Women 4 to 50 max. Promoter reserves the right to combine or cancel any fields that do not meet minimum number.

COURSE

Approximately 8 mile rolling loop with a hill top finish.

TIMING

Pioneer Event Promotions

RACE SUPPORT

SRAM Neutral Support

COMMUNICATIONS

Central Massachusetts Public Safety Association, Inc.

LODGING

Chocksett Inn at (978) 422-3355

Sterling Inn at (978) 422-6592

 

LOCAL BUSINESS

Please patronize the local businesses in downtown Sterling. Please respect their parking for customers.

QUESTIONS

sterling@minutemanroadclub.com

Download the official flyer here.

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