Alright, the weekend is closely upon us and we have some updates for you. Let’s start with a serious note –
This weekend there will be a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for open containers in the park. Infirmary Mound and Licking County Parks Department have been very straight forward that there is no place for alcohol in the park and we can’t say it enough either. They are kind enough to let us use TWO of their parks for our small race series, so we all need to do what we can to maintain a positive and long term relationship with the county. Anyone seen with an open container will be immediately removed from the venue, booted from the race (no refunds, credit to future races) and asked not to return to the series. We are all adults and everyone from the top down understands that recreation and beer go hand in hand, but not this weekend. We have to adhere to the the parks requests so we can return and race here for future seasons. We ALL appreciate your understanding.
Okay, now that the #dadmoment has passed –
On Saturday we will have Explorers Club food truck from 11am-3pm. They’ll be serving up some vegan/meat option stuffs. It’s awesome SW inspired food that has been a staple in the Columbus Food Truck scene since it took off a few years back! Check them out, refuel after your race!
On Sunday Mikey’s Late Night Slice is going to be slinging slices of pie from 11am-3pm. Ranked “Best Pizza in Columbus” by numerous blogs/zines/papers, the people over that MLNS are known for their spicy crust and special sauces.
Registration closes this evening, Wednesday Nov. 11, 2015 at 11:45pm. Be sure to get in there! We can’t wait to see you all!
It’s a bit of a jam packed weekend! And to accommodate everyone, we have to play with the schedule a bit.
Since there’s two days of racing, there’s plenty of opportunity for everyone. Saturday is AGE GROUP Championships races and Sunday is CATEGORY championship races. Please note the difference between “Cap City Cross Series” is for Cap City Cross points and “Ohio CX Championships” are for medals/jerseys. We’ve purposely kept them separated.
- 9:00 am (Cap City Cross Series) 30 min
- 9:45 am (Ohio CX Championship) 30 min
- – Juniors girls 15-16 & 17-18, single-speed women
- -Category 3/4 Women (non-championship)
- 10:30 am (Ohio CX Championship) 45 min
- – Junior Boys 15-16 & 17-18, single speed men
- 11:15 am (Cap City Cross Series)
- – Category 3/4 men – 45 min
- – Category 1/2/3 women – 40 min
- 12:10 pm (Ohio CX Championships) 30 min
- – Boys 9-10, 11-12 & 13-14, Girls 9-10, 11-12 &13-14
- 12:45 pm (Ohio CX Championships) 45 min
- – Men Masters 30+, 35+ & 40+
- 1:45 pm (Ohio CX Championships) 45 min
- – Masters Men 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+ & 65+
- 2:45 – (Cap City Cross Series) 60 min
- 4:00 pm (Ohio CX Championships) 40 min
- – Masters Women 30+, 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+ & 65+
- 10:00 am (Ohio CX Championships) 30 min
- – Cat 3/4 Women, Junior Boys & Girls (non-championship)
- 10:40 am (Ohio CX Championships) 45 min
- 11:40 am (Cap City Cross Series) 45 min
- – Single Speed Open, Masters 35+ 45+
- 12:45 pm (Ohio CX Championships) 60 min
- 2:00 pm – (Ohio CX Championships) 40 min
- 2:50 pm (Ohio CX Championships) 30 min
Please email Spencer @ email@example.com if there are any further questions. Thanks!
We got this whole, awesome double race weekend coming up in about a week and a half. I’m sure most of you are wondering how this is all possible.
First off, the fine folks at Cafe Brioso, Paradise Garage & Columbus Brewing Company have been generous enough to give up the kick we need to make sure the event is able to get off the ground. They’ve provided everything we could possibly need to promote, run and race an awesome event.
Our good buddies Seagull Bags and Abnormal Allies have come up with some pretty cool stuff too.
Mason over Westerville Bike Shop will providing FREE neutral support in the pits ALL weekend. Word is, he really likes beer.
Also gotta give a huge shout to Raleigh Bicycles for throwing some course tape our way and supporting a small, little series!
Stoked that Velogoat LLC and Course Service LLC will be providing extra amenities for the weekend!
Lastly, the wonderfully delicious food truck by the Explorers Club will be set up on Saturday between 11am-3pm. They were a staple of mine when I lived in Merion Village and couldn’t be more excited to have them out on Saturday! More to come about Sunday!
We will have t-shirsts and gloves for sale on pre-registration as well as at the venue all weekend! Limited quantities, get ’em now!
Hello all! Happy Monday!
A lot has been going on since we last convened. The first three Cap City races are done and dusted! Series overalls will be posted shortly! Expect them by mid-week, linked below are the race by race results!
- 9.27 – Big Run Fun CX
- 10.10 – Lobdell Frisbee CX
- 10.17 – Infirmary Mound CX
Next up – the 2015 Ohio Cyclocross State Championships! On November 14 and 15, at Infirmary Mound Park, Cap City Cyclocross and Cap City/Brioso Cycling are inviting all Ohio crossers to the central Ohio area for a weekend of racing. Expect a new course, expect a fast course and expect a fun time! Registration is open, get preregistered for a premium call up and some cool extras!
We also have some pretty sweet merchandise available for this race!
Check out this sweet t-shirt designed by Matt Lolli (ghostshipmatt)! Available in small, medium, large, extra large and double extra large! $25
We will also be selling these cool posters designed by Alex Carlson (@killsim000)! $15
We still have a few Defeet Dura Wool gloves to get rid of as well! $25
Keep checking back for more updates!
See you November 14 and 15 at Infirmary Mound!
Just wanted to let everyone know of a few changes –
We were only recently informed that today, 9.19, we will be sharing the venue with the local soap box derby association as they have an event that day as well! This means there will be cars flying down the derby hill while we shred the side!
That being said, the derby hill is COMPLETELY off limits to ALL cyclists. Anyone caught riding the hill during the day will be disqualified.
Secondly, PLEASE OBEY all volunteers whether they are Cap City or soap box derby people. We will be parking in a specific area, so be sure to follow the direction of the volunteers to ensure your car ends up in the right spot.
Third – there has been NO modification of the Cap City Cross race day schedule. We will be racing the normal start times.
Lastly, please be kind to all racers, spectators, officials and volunteers. The two events will draw a larger than normal crowd but it should provide a very, very interesting atmosphere.
We appreciate your cooperation in order to make this a great event for Cap City Cross, Ohio CX racers and the soap box derby crowd. This is a rare opportunity to show our sport to a new group of people, so let’s make them feel welcome!
Can’t wait to see everyone this morning and afternoon!
It’s race week here in the capital city! We’re getting down at Big Run Park on Saturday for those of you that are out of the loop.
I wanted to hit you all with some super crucial information before the weekend, so listen up.
We aren’t accepting cash, but we are accepting credit cards.
If you need a one day license, cat 5 men/cat 4 women ONLY, you may pre-register but you have pay the $15 on the day of the race.
KIDS RACE?! Oh yea, we got that. 1:30pm on a separate, little one friendly course. All they need are some wheels, a helmet and (the boring part) a signed waiver. Bring ’em out, have some fun! The future in the sport is bright for these children!
THE OHIO CROSS CUP! Qualifying race times!
- M 1/2 – 12:30 pm
- W 1/2 – 1:50 pm
- M 3 – 10:45 am
- W 3 – 1:50pm
- M 4 – 11:45 am
- W 4 – 10 am
- M 35/45/55 – 2:45 pm
**We updated per OCA requests. Cat 3 Women looking to qualify for Ohio CX Cup will be racing at 1:50pm with the Women Cat 1/2/3 Women. If you need to have your registration adjusted please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry for the confusion, thanks!**
There’s also a $15 surcharge for whining, moaning and complaining. $20 for being a jerk.
PMA | NO JERKS.
Aren’t sure? Be sure. Be very sure and remember that registration for each field closes fifteen minutes prior to posted race time.
Here’s a nifty little reminder –
Race Times –
- 10:00am – 30 minutes
- Cat 3/4 Women, Juniors boys/Girls
- 10:45am – 45 minutes
- 11:45 – 30 minutes
- 12:30 – 60 minutes
- 1:45 – 40 minutes
- 2:30 – 45 minutes
- Single Speed, Masters 35/45/55(OhioCXCup Only)
Also, why not some registration links?!
By now, I know most of you have seen this – 2015 Cap City Cyclocross Schedule – and I know you’re waiting for more.
So here it is –
The first three races have been permitted! The other’s will follow shortly.
Race #1 at Big Run Park – presented by Cap City/Brioso Cycling – will serve as the second stop Ohio Cycling Association’s Ohio CX Cup. To the average Cap City racer, expect some brute force coming from north and south to steal your thunder. Let’s hope those clinics and training hours pay off.
Race #2 at Lobdell Frisbee Park – presented by Veloscience – is a challenging, non-technical foray around one of central Ohio’s most beautiful parks. The leaves will be changing and the scenery will be beautiful, but don’t get caught gawking or you’ll be off the back before you know it.
Race #3 at Infirmary Mound – presented by Paradise Garage Racing – will be a first glimpse at the 2015 Ohio Cyclocross State Championships course AND it’s another stop in Ohio Cycling Association’s Ohio CX Cup. A chance for redemption from those out-of-towner CXers that stole your glory? That’s up to you.
Get registered for all three now – $25 for men/women, $10 for juniors. Links below!!
- Cap City Cross #1 [Ohio CX Cup #2] – Big Run Fun CX
- Cap City Cross #2 – Lobdell Frisbee CX
- Cap City Cross #3 [Ohio CX Cup #3] – Infirmary Mound
We can’t wait for September 19. By the sound of it, neither can any of you!
Now, off your phone/computer and get to work.
Cap City Crossers,
Do yourself a favor and check the “2015 Cap City Short Track” tab just above this page. There you will find eerything from general info to results. The page will be updated weekly.
Pre-registartion is underway. Get in before July 5 and race the entire four race series the price of three! Head over to BikeReg to register.
Be sure to check out our weekly, series sponsors as well! Big thanks to Brioso Coffee, Paradise Garage, The Ohio Tap Room and Dan the Baker for supporting the 2015 series! They’ll be out each week handing out some nifty prizes, so you should head to their place each week and throw some love back at them!
As always, feel free to contact if you have any further questions, comments or concerns!
Thanks! See you in a few weeks!
Happy Spring Cap City-ers! How’s everyone hanging?
It’s sort of odd to be posting here in mid-April but I come bearing some information that my be relevant to your interests –
Yesterday it was noted that starting on April 23, 2015 Cap City Cross and Cap City Short Track MTB would share the same website to keep all information on one, frequently updated and neatly arranged site.
Take a look up at that menu bar and keep an eye on the “2015 Cap City Short Track MTB” tab, I’ll be updating it frequently and ferociously because short track is right around the corner. I can’t promise anything but there should be a pretty significant update in the next couple of weeks regarding our beloved summer series.
In addition there will be some stuff about the cyclocross series too; but don’t get too excited, we’re still a few months away and there’s PLENTY of GREAT road and mountain bike racing to get stoked on before you start the inevitable transition later this year.
Happy pedalin’, see ya soon.