MAD Powder Cross is the first cyclocross event of the 2014 season in Western Colorado!Is there a better way to kick off the 8th year of Cyclocross in the Grand Valley, than to take it to new heights with your new event host? And when we say height, we are talking better events, but also kicking it off up high!
Join MAD Racing for the 2014 Cyclocross Series Kick-Off at Powderhorn Resort on September 20th. Bring your summer fitness into cyclocross season and show everyone what you are made of! Bring the kids and family and let them spend the day exploring the festivities at Powderhorn’s Fall Fest, including lift rides, bag jump, bungee tramp, kids craft corner, and live music (see day details at http://www.powderhorn.com/events/fall-fest-saturday). NEW this year: addition of 5K run at each races for more fun!
Schedule of Events:
8:00am – Onsite Registration & Packet Pick-up Open
8:50am – Staging for 5K Fun Run
9:00am – 5K Fun Run (2 laps of CX course)
9:30am – Course open for pre-riding (after runners complete 1st lap)
10:20am – Staging for Citizen’s Race
10:30am – Citizens Race (30 mins)
11:20am – Staging for A Race
11:30am – A Race (50 mins)
12:30pm – Staging for B Race
12:40pm – B Race (40 mins)
1:20pm – Staging for MAD Kids Lap
1:30pm – MAD Kids Lap (1 lap)
2:30pm – Results and Raffle
Pre-registration is available now until 7pm the day prior for $25! Please click on the "Register Now" button on the right to do so.
Last minute registration begins after 7pm the day prior and is open until 20 minutes prior to each race for $30. You may share the following link with others to get registered as well (http://madpowdercross.itsyourrace.com/). Remember the more you get recruited to these events, the more fun competition there is!
5K Fun Run – 2 laps of running on the CX course (includes Male and Female, no sub-categories), max of 50 minutes.
Citizen – 30 minute (Includes Juniors 8-14, 15-18, Male and Female sub-categories)
A Race – 50 minutes (Includes Male and Female, and Master Men 40+)
B Race – 40 minutes (Includes Male and Female, Master Men 40+, Master Female 40+)
MAD Kids Lap – 1 lap (Includes under 8, Male and Female sub-categories)
Cyclocross courses are a mixture of dirt, pavement and grass, featuring obstacles and dismounts that require portaging the bike over the 1-2 mile course (kids lap = less than 1 mile). Participants will complete as many laps as possible during the time duration of each category. Be sure to check out both maps for the kids and regular laps on the right to get yourself super excited!
The 5K Fun Run is a new addition to this year's series as a way to attract the whole family to the races! These can also be a great way to preview the race on foot and warm up your lungs for the upcoming hard work during the cyclocross race! If you are doing another race on top of the 5K, you will get $5 off the $10 run entry fee and re-use your number and timing chip. We are limiting the run time to 50 minutes as we have to move on with the busy schedule. If you can't complete a 5K in 50 minutes, please consider not participating.
From Grand Junction, drive east on I-70, take exit 49 to CO-65. Drive 18 miles to the entrance of Powderhorn Resort and park in the main lot.
From Denver, drive west on I-70, take exit 62 to 45 1/2 Road. Drive south (turn left) 11 miles to CO-65. Drive south (turn left) 9 miles to the entrance of Powderhorn Resort and park in the main lot.