Wednesday, December 7, 2011

De Cross Gaat Door!

The cyclocross goes on!

Hey Race Fans,

The city council unanimously approved the special event permit, so now we just need to get racing!


Below is a GoPro video from Jim (Veda Cycling) of the proposed course.  I keep saying "proposed course" since we really will have to wait and see what the conditions are like on 12/18.  I intend to have a wicked CX course, but not one that tears up the park.  Fortunately, we have tons of grassy "hinterland" that we can use should it get sloppy.  The video below is the "dry" course.


Veldrijden Columbia has already received support from several great sponsors.  Two that have gotten behind the race are Gateway Harley-Davidson and Mokka Kaffeehaus!  We're grateful for their interest and support in this first year event.  Please support these great local businesses!!


If you or your business want to sponsor the race, we are still accepting sponsors at several levels.  Join the cast of great sponsors we're already featuring in the sponsor links to the right on this page.  This is a dynamic advertising opportunity reaching area cyclists as well as community volunteers and spectators.  Remember, proceeds from the event benefit Helmets First.  Drop me a line at mark (dot) w (dot) french (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact information from the race flyer to get in touch.  We would love to have you on board during this exciting event!


For those of you wondering, we will be calling up state CX champions (please wear your jersey if you have it!), and Bubba CX Series podium finishers for categories 3 and up.  Cat 4's, if you won your state championship (or Bubba series) and you're racing in the 3's, we'll welcome you to the next level with a callup, too.  No cat 4 state or Bubba series champ will be called to the front of a cat 4 field.  Upgrade!

If you're coming from out of town and you won another CX series (Boss Cross, Chicago Cross Cup, OVCX, etc), let us know at registration and we'll show you some love at the start line.


And finally, in case you missed it, you need to check out Greg Keller's cold weather racing tips.  It's written with parents of junior racers in mind, but we can all learn the tricks to stay warm while enjoying the sport!  Btw, a hot coffee or espresso sure helps!

De cross gaat door!

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