The 3 day Cross of the North Weekend is all wrapped up and by all accounts was a huge success. 1147 racers competed in categories from first time Citizens to professionals who have competed in the World Championships and the Olympics.
Racer Shots: (multiple photographers from all three days): http://bit.ly/1w0eaAp
Jason Gugelman did a hot lap on one of the 3 Cross of the North Courses on Wednesday. Obviously things have changed a bit with the deluge we received yesterday.
Besides the usual USAC CX Categories, what can you expect at this year's 3 day Cross of the North weekend? Alot.
1. Benefit for the Larimer County Food Bank (bring cash/check or canned goods to donate). We also have a couple of "silly fun" races for the non competitive racers. Details on the web site.
2. Friday Night Lights racing. Industrial lighting will illuminate the course. Sure to be a good spectator friendly event. Racing begins Friday at 2:30PM and runs until 9:30PM.
3. Food trucks, coffee truck and beer. Come out and have a meal and a beverage and cheer on the racers.
4. Fun races Friday night and Sunday at noon.
5. Kids zone including bounce castle and a short sand track with inflatable bouncy ponies (open to anyone).
6. Expo area including road and mountain bike demo by Jamis Bicycles on Saturday 10am-2pm
7. Citizens racing category. Race on the same course as the "pros" for $1 with the purchase of a $15 USAC one-day license (covers insurance and operational surcharge). Race times are 2:30PM Friday (30 minutes) and 8:45AM Sat+Sun. Note that Citizens race on the course at the same time as the Cat 5 men and Cat 4 women (entry level licensed categories).
More info here: http://www.crossofthenorth.com/
Here's a little something something Curtis Heideman cooked up from last year's race.