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!
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!
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.
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+Courseemail@example.com,-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!
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
- 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.
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!
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!
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.
- Long, paved start(500m)/finish(~300m) with a little (hehe – little) kick included.
- Lots, and I MEAN lots of off cambers.
- Wide, fast, sweeping turns.
- Wide, fast 180s and 90s.
- One single track section, be sure to preride. A few different lines can be taken.
- Plenty of fast, level straight aways.
- Barriers – new barriers, 40cm tall, 3m between, USAC friendly. Hope them if you can. Run them if you want.
- 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.
- Pits – double sided. No running water, PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Got a few questions about the upcoming race at Big Run and I’m going to try and answer them here –
- Women SS – register in the “SS Men” on bikereg. I will change the title to “SS open” ASAP. OCA will break out the results for the overalls themselves.
- Numbers – We are aware the message was not relayed to reuse your numbers at the first race. SO, if you have your number, PLEASE BRING IT. If you do not, we are waiving the fee and will issue you a new one.
- Remember! From here on out you will be using the same number and you WILL be charged if you forget it. We will be sure to remind you.
- Masters Fields – Cap City Cross does not have a 55+ field, 35+ & 45+ only. 55+ is of the Ohio CX Cup only.
- PITS – No running water for Big Run or Lobdell, please plan accordingly.
- PMA & No jerks.
We are a week and half out, be sure to get registered. More details as the race approaches.
Register here – http://www.bikereg.com/bigrunfuncx
See ya soon!
Yo, big ol’ thanks to the racers, spectators, vounteers and everyone else for coming out to the race at the newest venue Cap City Cross offered AND to the Lady Gnar Shredders organizing the event!
Here’s some results for ya! – https://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?year=2014&id=2459&info_id=
Here’s some photos for ya! – https://www.flickr.com/photos/108988395@N05/sets/72157647825744721/
Next up is Big Run Fun CX at Big Run Park, preregistration can be found here – https://www.bikereg.com/bigrunfuncx . More info as race day looms!
Just a heads up – call ups will be based on Ohio CX Cup points for preregistered riders then in order of day of registered riders.
Thanks and see everyone next time! (Oct. 11, 2014 at Big Run Park)