Velofix's Trent Newcomer racing COTN 2018. Photo by Ryan Korzyniowski
Cross of the North returns to New Belgium Brewing for two days of cyclocross racing action on November 9th and 10th. Both days will include free kids racing, a full schedule of adult racing announced by Larry Grossman and Meredith Miller. Corndoggies, BuzzThru Coffee, and Matador Mexican Grill will be on hand slinging corndogs, coffee and burritos. New Belgium beer will, of course, be on tap.
Here are all the handy dandy deets in one place.
Official COTN Information
We can't put on Cross of the North without an army of volunteers. Visit our volunteer signup page to find a slot that works for you. Volunteering for at least one shift earns you an invitation to our volunteer appreciation party on Friday, November 16, 6-8pm, at the New Belgium Liquid Center. You'll also get an entry to our volunteer raffle where you can win prizes from the sponsors listed below. We'll update the list as more sponsors commit. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4aadae2aa5ff2-cross2
Winter hats, trucker caps and sweatshirts available for purchase at the bottom of the registration page.
The kids race will take place at 12:05 pm both days on a separate course on top of the lime pile, East of the pit. Sign the waiver at the registration tent.
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From I-25, take exit 269B Mulberry Street/CO-14 west for 2.9 miles. Turn right on Lemay, go 0.8 miles, then turn left on Buckingham. Proceed 0.6 miles to intersection with Linden. Cross Linden and turn right/follow volunteer instructions to parking.
Race Day registration: $50, closes 45 minutes before race. 2nd race (same day) $15 via pre-reg when registering simultaneously with 1st race, or when registering for 2nd race onsite. Pre-reg refunds considered on a case-by-case basis.
We will have number pickup from 6-8pm on Friday in the All-Staff Room at the New Belgium Liquid Center. Come sign your waiver, have a beer, and hang out.
USAC regulation course of approximately 3km with challenges for every rider: sand pit, run-ups, off-camber, tight turns, and power sections. One two-way pit will be located midway through the course. Course will be open for preview 7-7:45 a.m. and 12:05-12:30 p.m. each day, and when the green flag is displayed per BRAC protocol. Riders inspecting the course who pass any rider still competing may lose their call up position and/or be disqualified.
Based on USAC CX Rankings. Report to call-up area 10 minutes before start.
Food and vendor expo on both days, with New Belgium Brewing beer available. Race announcements by Larry Grossman and Meredith Miller. Scoring by D&L Sound.
All USAC rules apply. Entry Fee includes BRAC Rider Surcharge of $1.50 and USA Cycling Insurance Surcharge of $4.00. USAC waiver must be signed by all racers or parent/legal guardian for anyone 18 years of age or younger.
Important rules for racers and spectators:
Do not bring alcohol. New Belgium is a brewery, their beer is good, and you should buy it. Not to mention the fact that outside alcohol is prohibited by the terms of our event liquor license.
Do not park in the Buckingham neighborhood. Do not park on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd streets, on the south side of Buckingham, or any of the cross streets in the Buckingham neighborhood.
USA CYCLING RACE LICENSE REQUIRED
Annual licenses available online at www.usacycling.org. USAC 1-Day Beginner license: $10, only for Cat 5 men, women, and juniors. Can be purchased online at https://legacy.usacycling.org/events/state_search.php?state=CO, select appropriate event, then click on Purchase One-Day License. Bring receipt to race. Check USAC website for availability and instructions for USAC 1-Day Experienced and Ride/Ride Plus Licenses.
BRAC Annual membership recommended to avoid BRAC 1-Day membership ($5) on race day. (BRAC 1-Day Membership exempt with USAC 1-Day or Out-of-State riders). BRAC annual membership is required to obtain points for BRAC CUP competitions.
Event held rain, snow, or shine.