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.
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Thanks for all the comments and replys to our ideas about some changes. In the end, not much is going to change, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! We will not change the category order or tabulate season points. I just couldn’t figure out a way to tabluate points due to people having to move up a class when they win and it would only promote more sandbagging. The good news is we will create an on-line season pass registration site soon. Purchase all seven races for a $30 savings. $145 per season vs the $175 for pay as you go.
We will also add a SS class to the B Men only and a 40+ Veterens class to the A group!
The schedule as also been updated.
Biggest turnout of the year!? I am convinced you are all a bunch of cross sissies! You are obviously fair weather racers. Just kidding, I loved it too, who wouldn’t enjoy 50 degrees in December. Thank you Velo City Cycles and Hup United for the great new course, I think we have a keeper. I’d like to take this time to thank all the volunteers, teams for set up and racers for a good season, we had fun this year. Cheers and Happy Holidays. Now let’s all think snow so we can race Fat Bikes and get some good skiing in!
Here are the details:
50% off: Ridley bikes,Â Lazer helmets,Â Fizâ€™ik, Brooks and Selle Italia saddles,Â Michelin Pro Race 4 tires,Â All jerseys, vests and jackets from Pearl Izumi, Ibex and Cannondale.
35% off: All wheelsets. (Zipp, Rolf, Shimano, Fulcrum),Â All CX tires (Michlin, Kenda, Challenge, Schwalbe, Clement),Â All nutrition (Skratch Lab, Honey Stinger, Bonk Bar, Clif, Gu, Hammer)
Here is a picture of the approximate course, registration and the parking locations available. There are plenty of spots along both sides of 6th st. for Sundays race.
Cannonsburg Ski Area called to say they have had a cyclocross front wheel in their office since our cross race out there. If you lost it, email me to identify and claim.
Next week is the Kisscross season finale in Holland. Don’t forget we have a new venue for the Holland race this year. Window on the Water Front Park is directly north of Velo City Cycles. We will raffle off the Cannondale cross frame, Velocity USA wheels, Kenda Tires, Smiths and many other great prizes! The Curragh Restaurant next to Velo City Cycles will play host to the after party this year with a $5 soup and beer meal special. They can begin seating between 12-1pm but most of us attend after the A Race and the raffles. Mike will open up the bike shop about 3:30 for some great deals and season ending bike gear!
It is also you last chance to purchase some raffle tickets for the Bianchi San Jose frame and fork. All proceeds from the Bianchi raffle go to the WMMBA’s 50 in 5 Campaign to build more MTB trails in West Michigan, think Merrell, Luton, etc. Also last chance to get a Jack Kunnen Photography 2013 Calendar for $20. Makes a great Christmas gift!
Here is the registration form: Kisscross Reg Form-2
See you then!
Thank you West Coast Riders for the team help setting up the course, registration and tear down at Plaster Creek Park. I think today was our coldest race so far this season. We had about a 1/2″ of snow on the ground in Rockford but by the time I got to Grand Rapids it was gone, darn. Maybe next Sunday if were lucky. Today’s move ups include Michael Mihecich, Luke Stifler, Bruce Los, Dwight Denisiuk, Tom Beebem, Aric Dersham, Dan Korienek and Brian Neely.