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Kisscross final race looks snowy!

Don’t miss the final race, it looks to be very cyclocrossish weather! As usual we will be raffling off the Velocity USA wheelset and the Kona frame and fork as well as any left over prizes from our generous sponsors.
Velo City Cycles is our host for the day and they are planning to have chili at the finish of the race for all racers. They are also planning on opening the new shop located at 326 S River Avenue, Holland MI 49423 at 1pm with a free beers on tap (keg of New Holland Beer) for the racers as well as a special sale on cyclocross tires, cyclocross bikes and all winter clothing 25% off for that day only.

Markin Glen report

Markin Glen is such a fun venue and Tim Krone’s crew from Pedal Bike and the Trikats do such an amazing job setting it up, providing beer, food, tear down and also supporting the race by having his crew all race it as well. We could keep coming back to Kazoo with out all of this support. Cheers to you guys!

Today’s moves ups include Caleb Ohland, Brad Zapalowski and Sue Wellinghoff.

Also, we found a pair of car keys in the parking lot and turned them into the Kalamazoo Markin Glen Parks department. A volunteer also lost a very sentimental ring she got from her grandmother. Please give me a shout if you found it.

Manhattan Park update

Great weather once again! Thank you Alger Bikes and Brian Walquist for the course work yesterday. We had a few folks in the Halloween spirit and Josh Duggan took first male with the tree scape costume complete with a squirrel and Danielle Musto took first with Captain America. We had quite a few errors during scoring in the B races yesterday due to some errant reads from Lowell 50 timing chips. The internet results should be correct now. Todays move up’s include Steve Kunnath, Pat Kulwicki, Max Anthes, John Hubbard and Bob Lalley.

Good luck at Iceman, we’ll see you in two weeks!

Cascade Park transformed

My apologies to the A racers that had to endure the bandit sand trap mound. If anyone reading this think that they can alter the course between races, you’re very wrong. Many people crashed due to this unfortunate event. One person ripped a derailleur off. If you would like to pay for his equipment, let me know, I will keep it anonymiss.

Thanks go out to Pete Hall for the great course layout and the TNR that set up the wickedness. Chad Rector also contributed the awesome Request Foods lasagna. thanks Chad!

This weeks move ups include Matt Acker, Doug Wise, Charlie Pike and Mike Lacy

 

Next event is Oct 27th at Manhattan Park in EGR. Always a good time there. Brian Walquist and Alger Bikes will handle the course plans, so head to the shop for you input ;-). This is the Halloween race- we will award for best costume men and women!

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What a day at Richmond Park!

Overnight rains barely made a wet spot on the super dry soil at the park. The sun came out, cool temps, baked potatoes, the Lions won and the Founders Racing Team set up one long, wicked, technical course. Check out Jacks pictures for an idea of what was out there. Thanks for coming out and supporting Kisscross!

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Plaster Creek follow up

Thanks again to Rapid Wheelmen and Village Bike Shops for the awesome course and wonderful food, you guys do it up right. If you missed the race, we announced and awarded Jack Kunnen his donation check. Thank you to everyone that contributed, I appreciate it and I know Jack did too!

Time for move up notices. The following need to move up one class:  Keean Mansour, Sherry Grimard, Paul Bybee, Scott Walburn.

 

Don’t forget this weekends race is on Saturday!

Our only Saturday race of the season, hope to see you there.

Also

A while back I started this fundraiser for Jack Kunnen. Well I am letting the cat out of the bag on Facebook and this site now, that means Jack will see what we have been up to. We have reached our goal but could use more if you missed out. We will present a check to Jack at the race this weekend for all his generosity and photo contributions to the cycling community of West Michigan and beyond. Please donate today if you have not contributed already, thanks!

Free cross bike demo’s!

Do you wonder how much of an advantage a cross bike would be over you mtb at a Kisscross race? Or do you just want to try a sweet steel frame cross bike vs your harsh aluminum one? Central District Cyclery has the following demos available; 53cm and a 58cm all-city macho man rim brake, and a 53cm macho man disc. Nate also has one Velocity disc demo wheelset that is available to demo. The velocity is the new do-all hubset on a23′s in a comp build.
Stop on in, say hi to Nate Phelps and ask about the Kisscross Free Demo and you could use a bike or a wheelset.
They will be open Friday and Saturday 10-8,  so someone could easily hit the shop before and after.

52 Monroe Center St NW
Downtown GR,  MI

A new attendance record?

Kisscross had 197 registered racers today! This could be a new record, we’ll have to dig deep to find out but we’ll let you know. Sunny and warm weather greeted everyone today and the Freewheeler Team laid out a wicked hard course for the first one of the year. Complete results under the results tab or in the kisscross#1 txt document.

Season Pass link is live!