Friday, August 18, 2006

gcx, october 7 & 8, 2006, gunnison, colorado

It wasn't easy to get this together, and while we are still firming up sponsorships, here is the full skinny on this year's Gunni-Cross. Hope to see you there!

2006 marks the sixth year that ACA Cyclo-cross pays a visit to the Gunnison. Day one will take place in Jorgenson Park, on the east side of Gunnison, utilizing the local BMX track, tight turns around the pond, and the vast green grass around the park, and is part of the ACA BCR/BCT points series. The second day of Gunni-Cross will take place on the Western State College campus, utilizing natural features and some amazing terrain, making for laps straight out of European cylo-cross. The infamous Western State College campus course will serve up quick acelerations, tricky off-camber corners, prestine grass sections and a mammoth run-up. Both days are sanctioned by the ACA, and all of their rules apply. Great prizes and a cash purse are to be won by top finishers on both days. Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit Gunnison Velo and Junior Nordic programs. We invite you to be part of this great event, and to support our cause. Prize giving will follow final results postings after each race. Call Ken @ (970) 275-8191 or email for more info, Check for updates and all of the great cyclo-cross events around the region.

Registration for Saturday is in the softball parking lot of Jorgenson Park, on HWY 50 on the east side of Gunnison, with the start/finish adjecent to registration. Registration Sunday will be in the Western State College Athletic Parking lot, in Gunnison, Colorado. The start/ finish will be just adjecent to registration, on Escalante Drive along the practice fields. Registration both days opens at 8:00am. ACA licences are required, $5 one-day licenses may be purchased at registration. Riders may enter up to 15min prior to their race. Riders may register for additional categories for an additional $10 per class. No pre-reg, checks payable to Ken Bloomer. Prizes for each category will go three deep.

Saturday & Sunday’s Race Schedule:
Start Times Category Length Entry Prizes
Sat/ Sun
10:00/ 9:00 Juniors *  30 min FREE merch
10:40/ 9:40 SM 45*/55* 45 min $22 merch
11:35/ 10:35 Single Speed 45 min $22 merch
11:36/ 10:36 SM 35+, Cat 4 45 min $22 merch
12:30/ 11:30 SM 35+* 45 min $22 merch
1:25/ 12:25 SM 4 45 min $22 merch
2:15/ 1:15 SM 3* 45 min $22 merch
3:20/ 2:20 SW Open * 45 min $22 CASH
3:21/ 2:21 SW 35+* 45 min $22 merch
4:15/ 3:15 SM Open* 60 min $22 CASH
*BCR/BCT designation on Oct 7

Sponsors: New Belgium Brewery, Clif Bar, Wells Fargo,, Salomon Nordic, Squadra Team Apparel, DT Swiss, crankbrothers, Reynolds Composites & Wheels, Hutchinson, Giro, Trot Lee Designs, Sepcialized, Tufo, TuneUp Ski & Bike, Independent Fabrication, Crested Buttee Mountain Resort, City of Gunnison, Thomson, Paul Components

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