If you are looking to get on the bike and start your cross season early- then the good folks at Raleigh and MFG Cyclocross should be on your Christmas list this year. This July you can race for an opportunity to be a part of the Raleigh Pro Team. Yep, the top elite rider (without a contract) will be offered a contract to ride with Raleigh Bicycles. Of course there will also be lots of great prizes for top riders off all categories including SS and Women’s. And it’s only $10. And I know there is a lot of camping in the area… It’s likely to be hot and dusty out there- so be prepared.
July 21, 2011
Suncadia Resort – Nelson Dairy Farm
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.
$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.
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 from Raleigh will be available throughout the day at NO CHARGE for test rides and races.
Race Day Schedule:
Race Day schedule can be found here.
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
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!