Longmont Welcomes 2017 Rocky Mountain Cyclocross Championships

Longmont, Colorado welcomes the best from six states to battle it out for the title of Rocky Mountain Regional Cyclocross Championships Saturday, Dec. 2 at Sandstone Ranch.

This event is a joint production between Watts Marketing, the producer of Cross Vegas (the largest cyclocross race outside of Europe), and Without Limits Productions of the Cyclo X Series. The course, set in Sandstone Ranch, features tight grass, fast-flowing pavement, sidewalk transitions, run ups, and lots of hills showcasing rider’s technical skills.

Register online for the event until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 here. Pre-registration is $35/Adults; Juniors: $5/Ages 9-10, $10/Ages 11-12 and $15/Ages 13-18. There will be registration on race day, opening at 6 a.m. and closing 40 minutes prior to your race event.  Race Day registration is $40/Adults; Juniors: $10/Ages 9-10, $15/Ages 11-12 and $20/Ages 13-18. To register for a second race, it is $15 either pre-registration or on race day. Please click here for USA Cycling License information, BRAC Annual Membership information and gear restrictions.

Cyclocross racing began in Europe during the early 1900s. This type of bike racing is a way for road bikers to stay fit during the fall and winter. Known as CX or simply ‘Cross’, bikers race along a course that is typically off-road with obstacles and differing terrain forcing riders to hop on and off their bikes, carrying them as they go. Riders can expect to encounter grass, mud, dirt, gravel, sand and steep hills on each cyclocross course.

Races will start at Sandstone at 8 a.m., and races vary in length from 20 minutes to one hour. The course is quick and action-packed, so spectators are rarely bored. Dress in layers, bring a hot beverage, and don’t forget your cowbell when you cheer on some of the nation’s best bikers at the Rocky Mountain Regional Cyclocross Championships on Saturday, Dec. 2. For more information on this year’s championships, please click here.

 

Photos: Without Limits Productions

 

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