Overall Points! Series Wrap! Series Party!

Big thanks to everyone that braved the cold and came out to Infirmary Mound to send the 2014 series off with a bang! The Ohio Cup, mixed with some folks battling for series overall points, led to some great racing. Paradise Garage Racing didn’t spare a straight, a turn, or a camber in creating a viciously challenging course. Those that decided to double up appeared to be broken, wasted and lost following the second race.

All in good training, eh?

Here are the results for the final race - https://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2014-3105

As for the series wrap up party, mark you calendars for November 30, 2014. More information will be posted as soon as the plans are finalized. We will be meeting at Angry Bear Kitchen. The guys that own the place have opened the doors and will be providing some poutine for all. If you’d like to bring some shareable snack food or a tasty entree, feel free to add to the potluck. Columbus Brewing Company will be providing beer and the bar will be open (not free).


Here are the overalls - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16_25ZbNtqtDsWBEw-yxEi2WHjR3lU1WF0IWyFdKWpoU/edit?usp=sharing

Congrats and a shout out to each the top three in each field!

Women 1/2/3/ -
1. Kristen Arnold
2. Anneke Frankemolle
3. Julia Wu

Women 3/4 -
1. Jennifer Peters
2. Anna Haney
3. Amy Kulesza

Men 1/2/3 -
1. Matt Weeks
2. Ryan Gamm
3. Jay Karpinski

Men 4/5 -
1. Jeff Sack
2. David Rich
3. Peter Post

Men 3/4 -
1. Daniel Brown
2. Brian O’Hara
3. Dan Moning

SS Open
1. Larry Hughes
2. Justin Brown
3. Katsu Tanda

Masters 35+ -
1. Ben Kuhlmen
2. Vince Urichich
3. Bruce Pisarek

Masters 45+ -
1. Peter Czerwinski
2. J.D Kimple
3. David Spurlock

Junior Men -
1. Liam Hughes
2. Max Clous
3. Trace Hendricks

Junior Women -
1. Mari Grassi
2. Rosalyn Willey
3. Caroline Houk

Lastly, I’d like to shout out to our sponsors/clubs. They deserve a giant hand for supporting and making our series go around.

First off Brioso Coffee and Paradise Garage for being our biggest supporters, helpers and sponsors! I know most of you have checked them out, but continue to do so. Thank them when you see ‘em.

Secondly, Columbus Brewing Company and Zeroz Wallets! Westerville Bike Shop and Angry Bear Kitchen (#poweredbypoutine). Yellow Brick Pizza, Roll Bikes! Was great to see Papa John’s of Central Ohio get involved with some free pies for volunteers and some rad podium schwag.

And THE clubs – Paradise Garage Racing! Lady Gnar Shredders! Team Jeni’s! Cap CIty-Brioso Cycling! They make the series go, so next time you see someone from one of those clubs be sure to thank them for their help and support.

Lastly thank YOU, the racers and spectators. This is all done for the racers. So thanks for coming out week after week. We all (clubs, sponsors, volunteers) appreciate the dedication to making local racing important and we can’t grow with out you.

See you at the party!

One to go, laastste ronde, finale – Infirmary Mound CX (Finale & Ohio CX Cup #5) Nov. 15, 2014

Thanks to everyone that came out and checked us out at Smith Farms last Saturday! The fall weather continues to avoid Cap City Cross races and we keep getting blessed with beautiful fall weather!

Big thanks to Team Jeni’s for putting on the event and setting up a drag race of a cyclocross course!

Here’s some results for the race - https://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2014-3275

Photos from Rick Jordan - https://www.flickr.com/photos/108988395@N05/sets/72157649189377081/

Updated overall results will be posted shortly!

Upon request from a number of racers, we are going to counting the four (4) best of five (5) races for the overalls.

Up next? The classic venue of Infirmary Mound in Granville Ohio! This dates back to one of Cap City Cross’s original venues. It features a little bit of everything, but not too much of one thing. Expect some rolling terrain, off cambers and fast racing.

Registration ends Nov. 13 at 11:45pm. Get registered here - https://www.bikereg.com/cap-city-cross-infirmary-mound

Thanks y’all, see ya soon!

Smith Farms Awesome CX – 11.8.2014 – 2 to go

Hello everyone. I apologize dearly for the lack of web updates over the past week.

I noticed quite a few Cap City-ers at the Cincinnati Cyclocross Festival last weekend. It seemed (of those I spoke with anyway) that everyone enjoyed the tougher courses and stiffer competition.

With that behind us, we look forward to the fourth stop in this year’s Cap City Cross series at Smith Farms presented by Team Jeni’s.

Oh yes! A race in mid-November race put on by a club that is supported by the best ice cream in Columbus. Word on the street is that they’ll be some chilly sweets for prizes!

Standard series information applies, but if you have any questions feel free to contact us. We have ample room for motorhomes at this venue, so planning ahead with us isn’t necessary.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR NUMBERS! Registration works will check them.

Oh, you can also preregister here - https://www.bikereg.com/cap-city-cross-4

Can’t think of anything else, but if I do, it will be updated here.

See you (non) jerks Saturday!

Directions, Parking and Staging for Lobdell Frisbee CX – 10.19.2014


Thanks to everyone that preregistered for Lobdell Frisbee CX. Just wanted to shoot out a quick update about the weekend -

As always, registration closes fifteen minutes prior to posted race time. We will do our best to have registration open 8:30 for the men’s category 4/5 race at 10am. If you’re racing any other category try and allow the 4/5 men ahead of you. We will be accepting cash or credit/debit transactions this weekend.

Parking will be tight, please follow all our volunteers directions and they’ll get you situated.

Lobdell Staging – Here is a link for staging. We did staging based on CrossResults.com points for preregistered riders. All others will be staged in order of day of registration.

Directions - Lobdell Frisbee Course

Thanks again and see you all Sunday!

Quick Reminder Here –

The numbers that you were issued at Big Run Fun CX were the numbers you will be using for the entire series. We were very thorough with riders at registration. Do not forget that number this weekend at Lobdell Frisbee CX, or any other Cap City race this season.

Preregistration also closes at 10pm TONIGHT – http://www.bikereg.com/lobdellfrisbeeCX

Get in there! See ya Sunday.

Back to back weekends for Cap City Cross

Hello all! Happy Tuesday.

Thanks to everyone that came out for what is possibly my favorite Cap City Cross venue! We were glad to see everyone after three weeks with out any local racing.

Here’s some results for ya - https://www.usacycling.org/results/?permit=2014-3243

Here’s some photos for ya - https://www.flickr.com/photos/108988395@N05/sets/72157648249757039/

Most everyone heard that Scott Young took a pretty hard spill but he’s been released from the hospital and is home healing. Send some PMA his way and wish him a quick and full recovery.

Next up – Lobdell Frisbee CX

Get preregistered now - https://www.bikereg.com/lobdellfrisbeecx

Info on the course -

We all know the Lobdell Frisbee course pretty well, right? Three tiers, short little kickers, some twists and turns and a sweeping fast descent. Pretty straight forward. Over the years Lobdell Frisbee has been largely non-technical so expect much of the same. We will have double sided pits but there will be NO running water so please plan accordingly.

Here’s some directions for you - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lobdell+Reserve+Disc+Golf+Course/@40.109054,-82.600608,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xff33c4cb4f02cb72

It’s looking like a wet start to the week but should be drying up quite a bit. I’d anticipate a dryer course, especially on the on the second and third tiers.

Kids Race- Booya! The separate kids course was a hit! We’ll plan on the same thing this weekend, with kids fun laps at 12:15! Bring the kids! Let them shred!

See y’all this weekend!

Preregistrations ends, day of registration only! Thanks! – Big Run Fun CX – 10.11.2014

Thanks to everyone that preregistered.

Quick reminder that there is NO late registration fee, however we are only accepting square credit/debit payments at the venue. We are unable to accept cash/checks in order to comply with the city. We apologize in advance.

Quick reminders -

  • Those attending with an RV to please call or email Spencer to accommodate your parking situation.
  • No running water in the pits, plan accordingly.
  • “Beer and Pizza Party Prime” p/b by Columbus Brewing Co. and Papa John’s of Central Ohio for each wave!
  • Registration closes 15 minutes prior to posted race time
  • PMA
  • No jerks

Big thanks to all our supporters – Brioso Coffee, Paradise Garage, Zeroz Wallets,  Columbus Brewing Co.,  Dan the Baker, Angry Bear Kitchen and  Papa John’s of Central Ohio.


More Stuff for Big Run Fun CX!


Registration closes in just over 15 hours, so plenty of time to get in there. Reminder that call ups for this race are based on Ohio CX Cups standings for all preregistered riders. Day of registrants will be staged in order of registration.


Second! Course preview? Well, we never REALLY know until we are out there and putting stakes in the ground but I have a rough idea of how it’s going to be laid out.


Notice there are PITS! and PLANKS! and all kinds of fun stuff. ALSO note there is a road and that the course cuts that road FOUR times. There’s also a kids course for the funnest, fastest laps at 12:15pm. Bring the little ones, they too shall braaap.

We will have volunteers at each course crossing to ensure the safety of the riders. Please acknowledge and obey all volunteer’s directions. Thanks a whole bunch!

To reiterate one more thing here, please email or call Spencer if you are planning on attending with an RV or large van. We are running a pretty tight parking area and will be able to accommodate if we know in advance. Please tell your friends/family/loved ones if they plan on attending.

We do not have running water or access to power washers in the pits, please plan accordingly.

Also remember the “Pizza and Beer Party Prime” p/b Columbus Brewing Company and Papa John’s of Central Ohio. Sure you could try and win the whole race, but why not try and win the holeshot too?

Ohh boy! The stoke is rising! See ya out there this weekend!

Beer and Pizza Party Prime @ Big Run Fun CX

Happy Tuesday folks! Recovered from the weekend? No? Well don’t worry because you still have a few days!

Here to announce the newest competition for each wave at Big Run this weekend. Columbus Brewing Company and Papa John’s of Columbus are going to be hosting the first annual “Beer and Pizza Party Prime”. Each wave will have a chance to win the climb to the finish line.

Not terribly complicated, no. BUT, it’s a pretty rough little grade up to the finish line! The start of ‘cross races are usually hard, this will only serve to make it a bit harder and more fun. . . we hope.

What will you get if you’re first to the top? How about a sixer of Columbus Brewing Company’s tast beer and a free large pie from Papa John’s!

(Note: Papa John’s free large pizza in form of a card and a code, they will only be usable at Central Ohio locations)

In addition, each podium place will receive a free Papa John’s large pizza (in addition to other rad prizes), with the 1/2/3 men and women also getting a six pack of CBC beer(plus some $$). Not bad for a little bit of afternoon pedaling!

Ohh yes! Stoked to have these businesses involved!


Big Run Fun CX info pt. 2

How’d everyone fare at the Gun Club? I saw quite a few Cap City Cross-ers down there giving it the beans on a rather bumpy and fast course.

Just wanted to give a heads up to everyone about the call up procedure -

We will be doing call-ups based on Ohio CX Cup points for ALL preregistered riders. Day over riders will be staged in order of registration.

Lastly, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the course, here’s what to expect.

  1. Long, paved start(500m)/finish(~300m) with a little (hehe – little) kick included.
  2. Lots, and I MEAN lots of off cambers.
  3. Wide, fast, sweeping turns.
  4. Wide, fast 180s and 90s.
  5. One single track section, be sure to preride. A few different lines can be taken.
  6. Plenty of fast, level straight aways.
  7. Barriers – new barriers, 40cm tall, 3m between, USAC friendly. Hope them if you can. Run them if you want.
  8. Kids course – completely separate from big kids course. The kids will be racing at 12:15 for some sweet, sweets. Open all day for the little shredders who want to never stop.
  9. Pits – double sided. No running water, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
  10. Call ups based on your Ohio CX Cup standings for preregistered riders. Day of registrants will be staged in order of registration.

Weather – Looks like three days of rain this week. Big Run dries quickly, but expect some damp spots on the track.

Parking – Please follow any and all directions from traffic directors.

I’ve noticed a few RVs coming out to races this year, if you are bring one please contact me in advance so we can accommodate you. We are running a very tight parking lot and have to organize as best we can. Please email velospence@gmail.com.

Preregistration - ends Wednesday at 11:45pm. https://www.bikereg.com/bigrunfuncx

Big thanks to our sponsors for the race! Brioso Coffee and Paradise Garage! Angry Bear Kitchen and Dan the Baker! Columbus Brewing Company and Westerville Bike Shop! 

Keep an eye here for updates through out the week.

We’re stoked to see you this weekend.