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Lost and Found

We have a number of lost and found items and would like to get them back to the right owner at the last race in Holland. Email us to identify:

-down jacket and arm warmers
-clear riding glasses
-long sleeve base layer
-two cowbells
-one pink kids glove
-Cinderella purse

Markin – Glen Park Snowcross race

We had a great time yesterday at the Markin – Glen Park snowcross race! Thanks to Tim Krone and the team from Pedal Bicycles for hosting the race and providing the Bells beer for the after-party.
Thank you Mike Peterson for photos of the race action
Full results from Michiana Timing can be viewed here;

"2014 Markin Glen Cyclocross"

Cascade C prizes

The following C results prizes were left on the table at the end of the day and due to the late results, as promised we saved them to be picked up at a later date rather than be recycled at the next race.

The following won something and left them on site:
James Ferro, Matt Putti, Jenny Scott, Evan Wilson, Don Lewis. Grab your prize at the Markin Glen, Window on the Water Front race or message me here to get them in Rockford.

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Cascade Park

Thank you to Alger Bike for setting up a”true” cyclocross course today at Cascade Park. The chili they provided was a great touch for a chilly day!  Thanks to the racers who celbrated Halloween and raced in costumes. We had fat guys chasing hamburgers, downhill skiers, racers in three piece suites, wonder woman, Hell Kaats and of course a monkey riding a banana!

This weeks call out for move ups to the next category include: (B mens) winner; Henry Wiles, (C men) winner: Chris Ostlund; (C Master) winner Mark Giles and (C woman) Clair Reeves. Great results congratulations!

Great day of racing and here are the results:http://michianatiming.com/kisscross-no-5-cascade-park-11022014/photo 1

Time Change 11-2-14

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday a.m. We’d hate to have someone get there an hour early.

NCT event

To our friends, families, mountain biking, hiking and outdoor enthusiast communities;

After hours of discussions and deliberating about the pros and cons of the request to receive approval for the NCT mountain biking event, Kisscross Events has decided its in the best interest of everyone to rescind our request from the NFS.

Please understand this decision wasn’t easy and we appreciate all the time and energy many of you spent writing letters and well thought out editorials on the history, conflicts, synergies, relationships and perspectives on the North Country Trail.

This is not a we won they lost or they won we lost situation, but an understanding that this proposed event and it’s intensions to showcase the beauty of the NCT would be overshadowed by negativity and unproductive finger pointing.  It is our hope that we all will continue our discussions, put our differences aside and come together to preserve, maintain and enjoy this national treasure.

We thank you all for your support and understanding and hope you take time to get outdoors and enjoy all the natural beauty our state is offering during this Fall season.

Respectfully,
Rick Plite and Scott TenCate
Kisscross Events

Mudhattan Park!

Wow, that was a cross race! Some great battles were fought out there and everyone looked drained. Lots of move up’s today. Please remember that if you are a A or B racer doing a C race for a warm up or practice you should at least soft pedal at the end and put yourself in a lower position.

Move up’s include:

Harrison Webb, Brian Hancock, Tony Hersberger, Jimi Minnema, Eric Wolting, Jenny White, Jeff Warner

While I have your attention: take a moment if you would please and help our sponsor ERG Energy Bars obtain a Chase Bank small company grant. Go to http://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com then click vote and type in ERG_Foods. Don’t forget to grab a ERG bar at each race and a discount card out of the box near the registration table.

Thanks!

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Mountain bikers input needed!

Dear fellow mountain bikers,

Kisscross Events has submitted a proposal to the Manistee National Forest Service to obtain a permit to use the North Country Trail System for a Fall 2015 mountain biking event.

 

more event details http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45340

 

This would be a point to point, timed challenge that would navigate approximately 80 miles of the most scenic sections of the North Country Trails, which are always open to bicycle traffic. Sound awesome? We need your help!

 

The Forest service is soliciting comments from the public regarding allowing or denying the permit for this event.

 

If you, your friends and teammates feel this is an event you would support, please take a minute to provide your feedback and help spread the word throughout the cycling community.

 

The deadline is October 15.

 

Comments can be addressed to: Kathy Bietau, US Forest Service

Email:  kbietau@fs.fed.us or  Phone: 231 745-4631

 

Positive comment bullet points would include:

Economic impact to the community

Bring awareness and appreciation of The North Country Trail

We are active and enjoy healthy lifestyles

We are respectful to other trail users

Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Manistee National Forest

Scientific evidence now indicates thatmountain biking is no more damaging to trails than other forms of recreation, including hiking. (source-IMBA 2007 study “managing mountain biking”)

 

Thank you for your help!

Richmond Park

What a perfect day for Kisscross racing!  Thanks to all of the racers and spectators who came out to Richmond Park to experience some perfect cyclocross weather. With temps in the 50′s, cloudy skies and intermittent rain showers, racers were battling themselves, their opponents and the course conditions as they grinded their way around the 1.5 mile course.  A big thank you to Grand Rapids Bicycle Company for hosting the race with a great course layout, excellent post race food and a bunch of swag for the racers. What a day!

**The move up rule is in effect for the following B racers who won their class and need to move up to the A category for the Manhattan race;

Joe Perry, Dan Korienek and Mike Brower

Additionally, if you are racing in the C race as a warm up or you are racing C’s as an A or B category racer, please pull off before crossing the finish to allow the “real” C-racers their shot at glory.

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ERG! orders with promo code

For those that prefer to order ERG! bars via the online store you may do so by visiting ERG!

Click link on bottom of the main page ….. “Events Discount”
Click “KissCross 2014″
When prompted enter “KissCX”
Voila
All Bars $2.10 (retail $2.49 to $3.00 some places)
Orders over $25 still ship free.
Orders typically ship same day.
1 Day delivery to GR, etc.