As many of you may have noticed, the “series information” and schedule page has been updated for quite some time. We had a few things to finalize before making our announcement of the series, but it looks like quite a few already know the deal.
Any who, here’s the official announcement for the 2014 Cap City Cross race series.
First off, the big news for 2014 is that Brioso Coffee and Paradise Garage are stepping up at series sponsors! Brioso and Paradise Garage are doing tons for cycling in Columbus, more so than being apart of our awesome series. Their ability to support the series just tops off their massive contribution the cities vibrant and growing cycling scene, whether it be recreational, competitive and/or utilitarian.
Others? Definitely! We all love beer, right?! Well that’s a good thing because Columbus Brewing Company has stepped in a series sponsor as well! They’ll be out at each race giving away prizes and swag! Also, zer0z wallets will be doing some sweet, end of series prizes for overall category winners.
Don’t forget that each club has it’s own list of sponsors they’ll bring to the series as well. Be sure to check and support them all as they’re a supporter of the series.
So, the schedule?! That’s what everyone’s most interested in, right?!??
Kick off fall the right way! The first race on September 20 will be put on by the Lady Gnar Shredders and is going to feature a new venue on the near south side of Columbus. Grand Prix Go Karting is opening it’s warehouse doors and offering a new style of start/finish for Cap City. Riders will be racing around a go kart track, hitting some woods that feature some off cambers and steep pitches and even tackling some ramps.
The second race on October on October 11 is going to be held at the classic Big Run Park. Big Run is most known for it’s start/finish (bottom of the soap box hill, top of the soap box hill) and and plenty of up, down and across the roller terrain Expect high speeds with plenty of technical bits to spread the race out. This will also be the third stop of the Ohio CX Cup. This should bring some more, competitive riders to the Cap City area. Sounds like some BIG fun.
If Big Run wasn’t climby enough, Lobdell Frisbee park will be. On October 19, the three tiered park, frisbee park will be repurposed for some cyclocross fun. The park features three levels, each of which has decent bit of elevation between them. The course is largely nontechnical and usually pretty fast. Being later in October it has the possibility to be wet. If it is, prepare to slog up and down the tiers.
A few weeks later, on November 8, Cap City Cross comes back to the greater Columbus area to the venue at Smith Farms. Largely pan flat, technical and fast, Smith Farms offers as close to a dirt crit as it comes. Races at Smith Farms are usually decided from small bunch sprint and it favors riders that really drive their bikes.
The fifth and final race of the series on November 15 will be at Infirmary Mound park outside Granville, Ohio. Infirmary Mound offers a little bit of the prior week’s offerings; speed, elevation, technical sections, flowing, rhythm sections and a fast start/finish. It will also be the fifth stop in the Ohio CX Cup.
- September 20, 2014 – Grand Prix Cyclocross p/b Lady Gnar Shredders – Grand Prix Go Karing, Columbus, Ohio
- October 11, 2014 – Big Run Fun CX p/b Cap City/Brioso Cycling – Big Run Park, Columbus, Ohio
- October 19, 2014 – Lobdell Frisbee CX p/b Cap City Brioso Cycling – Lobdell Frisbee Park, Alexandria, Ohio
- November 8, 2014 – Smith Farms CX p/b Team Jenis – Smith Farms Park, Columbus, Ohio
- November 15, 2014 – Infirmary Mound CX p/b Paradise Garage Racing – Infirmary Mound Park, Granville, Ohio
With a shortened schedule in a state with nearly two races a weekend all fall! There are plenty of opportunities for Cap City races to venture out of the area and check out the other awesome things happening in Ohio and the surrounding regions. Be sure to check out –
- Ohio Valley Cyclo-cross
- North East Ohio Cyclocross
Contributing Clubs to the 2014 Cap City Cross Series –
Can’t wait to see everyone this fall!