November 6 is coming up fast, and Cross in the Park is gearing up to be one of the most exciting cycling events of the year. Cross organizer Ethan Johnson has formalized the race schedule, categories, heats, age brackets, etc., and now it's up to you whether you're going to enter as a contestant or be an observer. This is one event where the observers, although playing it safe, get to watch the action up close while cheering the racers on. This year's special events will include a DJ, food trucks (RnR Barbeque, The Roaming Buffalo, The Whole Hog, and Rolling Joe Cafe), a free kids' race, merchandise for sale, and several bike vendors on site. Bring your horns, a cowbell, triangles, or any other unusual form of noise-making device, and show your support for an event that is certainly one-of-a-kind here in Buffalo. See this Buffalo Rising post for more info
. Here are the details:
Race will be held November 6, 2011 at Delaware Park right in the heart of Buffalo, NY. Held under USA Cycling event permit. Race held rain or shine.
Start Time Category Duration Purse Entry Fee
11:00 AM Citizens Race, Cat4 45 Minutes $25
11:01 AM Single Speed 45 Minutes $25
11:02 AM Masters 45+ 45 Minutes $25
11:03 AM Women 45 Minutes $25
11:03 AM Juniors, (16+) 45 Minutes $25
12:00 PM Kids Race 2 Laps Free!!!
1:00 PM Masters 35+, Cat 1,2,3 ONLY 1 Hour $25
1:01 PM Men, Cat 1,2,3 ONLY 1 Hour $25
Only the above listed races are permitted and sanctioned by USA Cycling. No other races or activities at the event are sanctioned by USA Cycling.
Pre-registration on www.Bikereg.com. Entries post marked after November 1st adds a five dollar late fee. Day-of registration opens at 10:00 AM and closes 15 minutes prior to the posted start times.
*Discount coupon will be available for riders participating in multiple categories.
Course: The start and finish of the course will be near the stone bridge in Delaware Park. This bridge is located right off of Rumsey Road between Windsor Avenue and Rumsey Lane. This is a USA Cycling sanctioned CX race on a 2900 meter fully taped, enclosed UCI-type course.
Directions: From Toronto/Hamilton follow Queen Elizabeth Way West towards Niagara/Ft. Erie. Take a slight left at ON-405E (Continues as I-190S). Take Exit 11 onto 198. Exit Elmwood Ave. Turn Left onto N. Park Dr. Turn Right onto Lincloln Pkwy. Destination on left. From Rochester, NY take the I-490W to the I90W. Take exit 51W onto 33W to Buffalo. Exit on 198. Exit off of the 198W towards Buffalo State College. Mergo onto Elmwood Avenue. Turn Left onto Park Avenue followed by a right onto Lincoln Pkwy.