Pinkham Notch, NH—The ‘Cross in the Glen Cyclocross Series is scheduled to begin on Sunday, October 19 at 10:00am at Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch, NH. The series runs for 6 weeks and is open to beginners and experienced riders alike.
In the world of cyclocross racing there are two types of riders: 1.) Hardcore cyclocross enthusiasts and 2.) cyclists who want to try cyclocross but are too intimidated by all the hardcore cyclocross enthusiasts to try it. Great Glen Trails has developed a series perfect for both of them. Throughout New England, cyclocross riders can find a number of top-level races, and ‘Cross in the Glen provides a more relaxed atmosphere for riders to learn the sport and get some experience. That doesn’t mean that experienced riders won’t enjoy the series. It’s a great arena for them to sharpen their skills before and in-between the big races. ‘Cross in the Glen offers races for separate divisions, so beginners aren’t trying to race against experts.
‘Cross in the Glen features categories for Beginner, Intermediate and Elite. Beginners will race for 30 minutes. Intermediates and Elites race for 45 minutes.
Riders that complete 4 of 5 weeks will be eligible for the prize raffle at the end of the series. The prize raffle and awards party are held following the last race of the series in conjunction with a potluck barbecue. Cost for the series is $65. One time race is $15. For more information or to register, click here.
Bike racing continues at Great Glen Trails through the fall with New England’s most diverse race, the Porky Gulch Classic. Held on November 8 & 9, the Porky Gulch Classic features three unique stages: The Toughest Two—a two-mile hillclimb up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, the Storyland Criterium—a non-traditional criterium through the amusement park, and the Rockpile Rampage—cyclocross at Great Glen Trails. The winner of the Porky Gulch Classic can claim the title of best all-around cyclist in New England. Complete information and registration is available at www.porkygulchclassic.com.
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