(I hate to reuse a photo, but this captures Infirmary Mound very well)
Yo! We’re back again. This week Cap City Cross resumes at another run at Infirmary Mound! The first round at Infirmary Mound featured a dry and fast course with a fair amount of climbing and plenty of technical off camber goodness. This weekend presents much of the same, except course conditions may be a little different. The forecast this week is calling for warming and cooling temperatures and a fair amount of precipitation in form of rain and snow. I’d anticipate a slick course at best, with some pretty heavy mud at the worst. The course is most similar to Saturday’s from the last race weekend, but omits the singletrack in leu of extra turns after the start, to better meet USAC championship requirements and improve spectating. The new course is more compact, while still retaining the fast pace and high-speed racing from from the first round of Infirmary races.
Also, Paradise Garage Racing and Ohio Dominican University have teamed up to host the MWCCC Cyclocross Championships
. This means that racers from all over the midwest will be showing up and racing to claim the midwest regional championship. This will ramp up the level of racing as well as the competition in every field, whether it’s a collegiate race or a standard Cap City Cross series category race. MWCCC includes a few national champions, and rumor has it they may be in attendance.
The two clubs have guaranteed running water with hoses and nozzles for those with pit bikes and pit crews. The pit will be accessible from the right side of the course at two locations, with plenty of room for bikes, wheels, and mechanics.
Finally, the race day schedule has been modified to accommodate the collegiate races. Please be sure to check, recheck and triple check to make sure you don’t miss your start time. As always, registration closes fifteen minutes to posted race time.
Preregistration can be found here – https://www.usacycling.org/events/?permit=2013-3892
Modified Race Schedule for Cap City Cross #9/MWCCC Cyclo-cross Championships –
- 9:00 am Mens Cat 4/5 – 30 Minutes
- 9:45 am Mens Junior – Cat 1/2/3/4/5 10-18 – 30 Minutes
- 9:45 am Womens – Cat 3/4 30 Minutes
- 9:45 am Womens – Junior Cat 1/2/3/4/5 10-8 30 Minutes
- 10:30 am Mens – Cat 3/4 – 45 Minutes
- 11:30 am Mens – Masters Cat 1/2/3/4/5 35+ 45 Minutes
- 11:30 am Mens – Masters Cat 1/2/3/4/5 45+ 45 Minutes
- 11:30 am Open – Single Speed Cat 1/2/3/4/5 45 Minutes
- 12:45 pm Mens – Collegiate B B/C/D 40 Minutes
- 12:45 pm Womens – Collegiate All Cat 40 Minutes
- 1:30 pm Mens – Collegiate A 60 Minutes
- 2:35 pm Womens – Cat 1/2/3 45 Minutes
- 3:35 pm Mens – Cat 1/2/3 60 Minutes
Directions – When routing to the park with Google the address does not take you to the exact entrance of the park. The park is on Lancaster Rd (37) and is marked reliably with signs. Looking for signs is your best bet to find the venue easily. If coming from 70 it is just beyond Union Rd. and will be on your right. If coming from Granville, it is beyond Old Farm Rd. and on your left.
Official USAC Flyer – Here
Overalls – Will be posted shortly
See you Saturday!