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It’s nice to be back!

Great turnout, weather and course design. From what I heard the Rapid Wheelmen out did themselves today. Everyone commented it was the best Highland layout ever! We would like to thank all the returning customers and spectators for making it a very complete and satisfying start to the cross season. A recap would not be complete without a mandatory move up in class list. The following need to make the jump up a class and give your other cycling friends a chance at glory: Jeramy Duffield, Brittany Fisk, Chris Kretovitc and Bryce Nuiver. On the fence racers include: Wade Bagnall and Keegan Korienek

Until next time, ride often!

Rick

 

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Official 2014 schedule!

 

2014 Schedule:

Sunday, September 7th, Kisscross #1 Highland Park hosted by the Rapid Wheelman and Village Bike Shops

Sunday, September 21st, Kisscross #2  Richmond Park hosted by Grand Rapids Bicycle Company

Sunday, October 5th, Kisscross #3  Manhattan Park hosted by Freewheeler

Sunday, October 19th, Kisscross #4 Lakeside Park, Caledonia Hosted by the TNR

Sunday, November 2nd, Kisscross #5 Cascade Park hosted by Alger Bikes

Sunday,November 16th, Kisscross #6  Markin Glen Kalamazoo hosted by Pedal Bicycles and Trikats

Sunday, November 30th, Kisscross #7 Window on the Waterfront, Holland hosted by Velo City Cycles

A, B and C races are $25 day of event. Tandems are $30. A second race is $10 additional. One lap kids race is $5 but a full length B or C race for kids 14 and under is $10.  No licenses required.

Start times:

C race- Kids one lap, Juniors, Men, Women and Masters (40+)- 11:00am
B race- Men, Women, Masters, Tandem and Singlespeed- 12:00pm
A race- Men and Masters (40+)- 1pm

 

Tentative 2014 schedule

Sunday, September 7th, Kisscross #1 Highland Park

Sunday, September 21st, Kisscross #2 Richmond Park

Sunday, October 5th, Kisscross #3 Manhattan Park

Sunday, October 19th, Kisscross #4 Lakeside Park, Caledonia

Sunday, November 2nd, Kisscross #5 Cascade Park

Sunday,November 16th, Kisscross #6 Markin Glen Park, Kalamazoo

Sunday, November 30th, Kisscross #7 Window on the Waterfront, Holland

 

Fat Cross

Wow the addition of a fat bike division was pretty impressive. As long as we have snow on the ground I can see this becoming a tradition. The 2013 Kisscross season has come and gone quickly and I’d like to thank all the supports through the year. It isn’t just the racers, it is all the folk behind the scenes too, the sponsors, the volunteers, the venue hosts. We could not do it without all of you.

Sorry that there seemed to be a mix up with the raffle, for some reason folks thought we were raffling items off at Velo City Cycles but that wasn’t the case, we always do it at the park after tear down. Greg Newland won the Kona frame and fork and Brian Gurd won the Velocity wheelset.

See you at Barry-Roubaix!

Rick and Cathy

 

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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