The First City Cycling Team has again released the financials for the Cross of the North Cyclocross weekend. The team that produces the 3 day 'racers race' allows us a look at why races cost what they do.
Several things jump out while reviewing the sheet; the team did an exceptional job raising sponsorship for a regional race but the major source of revenue is still participant dependent, USAC/BRAC fees are outrageous, building a world class course is expensive and while having a course that is guaranteed to be available rain or shine is nice, it comes at a cost. After seeing what happened at Cyclocross Nationals, that cost might very well be justified.
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