2019 Grant Park CX Cup Race Report

by Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling

Someone summed up Grant Park saying “That was some epic stuff.” Indeed, it was! Grant Park is always one of the largest Bike Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing races. Local shops and teams set up tents and spend the day partying, cheering, and racing. The weather guessers were correct with the forecast with cloudy skies and temperatures in the 70s with a nice breeze. Racers enjoyed a fast course with a long climb at the end. Spectators in the party zone were able to see the racers run or try to bunny hop the barriers and zig zag their way across the hill. Racers often had the choice to keep racing to stop for some frosty refreshment or (donut holes for the Juniors) during the day’s later races.

In the Women’s 1/2/3 several regular Georgia Cyclocross racers returned after their absence at the series opener at Old Grey Barn. Within the first lap United Health Care/706P teammates Mackenzie Myatt and Judah Sencenbaugh put the hurt on last week’s winner Molly Russell-Holmes (Loose Nuts) and Abby Hobbs (Bike Fetish Devo). Makenzie pulled away from the main group on lap two and held the gap for the win. Judah kept the chasers in check with a second place for her efforts. Molly rounded out the podium in third.

Ayesha McGowan (Liv Racing) shows how much fun cyclocross can be in the Women’s 3/4 race. Check out Ayesha’s blog, A Quick Brown Fox!

With a fast course, the Men’s 1/2 kept the front half of the field together for the first couple of laps. Eventually a small group got away with Jacob Morales (JM Racing p/b Scott) holding a small advantage over Nick Van Winkle (Specialized-BMW) Bradford Perley (Brevard College), Artur Sagat (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P), and Simon Lewis (Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association). Despite several challenges for the lead, Jacob went on to win the race. Nick was 2nd, and Bradford was 3rd.

Lindsey Cochran (United Healthcare Georgia/706P) shows how to properly enjoy the Single Speed race.

2019 Old Grey Barn Race Report

by Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling

Jim Farmer of Privateer CX has posted a great video with footage of Old Grey Barn CX.

Old Grey Barn CX in Rocky Face kicked off the 2019 Bike Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing. Racers love the technical challenge of this course, including the revamped fly over. Mother Nature has put CX weather in the corner for now. Temperatures were over 91 degrees with a heat index of 106+. Racers took advantage of the cooling station, cold towels, and frosty beverages after their efforts. Racing was hot as well with both newcomers and veterans taking podium spots!

In the Women’s 1/2/3, Molly Russell-Holmes (Loose Nuts) took the win over Cambrie Epperson (Peachtree Bikes). Molly established and early gap. Cambrie tried to close and even gained time on one of the laps, but she could not catch Molly. Ali LeCraw (Peachtree Bikes) was third.

Molly Russell-Holmes won the Women’s 1/2/3 and Women’s Single Speed.

In the Men’s 1/2 race, the peloton stayed together for the first few laps. Eventually Jacob Morales (JM Racing p/b Scott) pulled away. He would put a bit of time into Nick Van Winkle (BMW-Specialized) and Spencer Whitter (Privateer CX). Artur Sagat and Andy Sarcano chased but wound up just off the podium.

Jacob Morales on his way to winning the Men’s 1/2.

The Bike Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing heads to the iconic Grant Park in Atlanta this coming weekend.

GACX Series Opener at Old Grey Barn

Privateer Cyclocross is proud to host the 2019 Georgia Cyclocross opener. We’ve listened to your suggestions from last year and, as dutiful CX enthusiasts, we have complied. The flyover steps have been “de-steepened”. We’ve added three sections of “A-line or B-line”. Take the A-line if you dare. HandUp Gloves will be hosting the party pit once again and we’ll have free beer and free food and free fun, as always. So bring the friends and family and get the season started off right at Old Gray Barn.

Check out their Facebook Event here.

Old Grey Barn Tech Guide

For your viewing pleasure, recaps from last year!

2019 Bike Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing

Georgia Cross Announces 2019 Schedule

Atlanta, GA – September 15, 2019 – The Bike Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing has announced the 2019 race schedule. The 10 race series will have racers competing for thousands of dollars in overall cash and prizes.

The 2019 series will be comprised of 10 races throughout the state. The 2019 The Bike Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing kicks off September 29 at Old Grey Barn in Rocky Face, GA where the infamous flyover will be back. Grant Park CX will surely be one of the biggest races of the year as CX comes to the heart of the city of Atlanta. Elks Aidmore in Conyers is the oldest venue in the series and gives racers a challenging course. Boundary Waters CX will be fast and fun! Athens hosts Across the Beeriers at Southern Brewing and Terrapin Brewing. The Georgia State Cyclocross Championships will be at Road Atlanta in Commerce and will benefit local NICA mountain bike teams. EPTC CX returns to Nash Farm on November 17. The series finale will be December 8 in Winterville, GA.

In addition to prizes at each event, racers will compete for overall awards at the end of the series. The overall series winners for the Men 1/2 and Women 1/2/3 will receive a cash prize while other divisions will vie for prizes.

The Bike Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Perimeter Roofing was started in the late 1990s and has grown into one of the largest cyclocross series in the Southeast. Categories are offered from Cat. 5 Beginner to Pro Cat. 1 and everywhere in between for all racers. More information on the Georgia Cross Series can be found online at http://www.georgiacx.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaCyclocrossSeries/

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2019 Race Schedule
9/29/2019 Old Grey Barn, Rocky Face, GA
10/6/2019 Grant Park CX, Atlanta, GA
10/12-13/2019 Elks Aidmore, Conyers, GA
10/27/2019 Boundary Waters, Douglasville, GA
11/2-3/2019 Across the Beeriers, Athens, GA
11/10/2019 Road Atlanta CX, Braselton, GA
11/17/2019 EPTC CX, Hampton, GA
12/8/2019 Series Finale, Winterville, GA


2018 Serenbe CX Georgia Cross Finale

by Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling

As it has in the past, Serenbe gave riders some real cyclocross weather with a Georgia twist. Rain poured down most of Saturday, creating some really interesting and changing course conditions for Sunday’s Georgia Cross Finale race. It wouldn’t be Georgia if the weather did not throw in a twist in December, so it was 70 degrees.  There was a deep puddle to ride through, some peanut butter mud, some sloppy mud, and a couple of slick spots. Peachtree Bikes knows how to throw a party. There was a heckle zone by the sand pit, beverages for kids and adults, cowbells, candy, a fire pit and lots of cheering. Racers and spectators enjoyed a day of great racing!

Congratulations to all of the Georgia Cyclocross Series Overall Winners! We’ll see everyone in 2019!

Molly Russell (Loose Nuts) on her way to winning the Women’s 1/2/3 race and Overall. Photo by Travis Neumuller.

Jeph Burgoon (Smyrna Bicycles) decided to take a swim during the Elite Masters race.

2018 EPTC CX Classic Race Report

by Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling

Nash Farm provided an excellent venue for the 2018 Georgia State Championships v1 hosted by the East Point Track Club. Mother Nature smiled on us with early morning races in the 40s that become lower 60s by the time the final race went off. The power course provided some mud, thick grass grass, more grass, a few hills, more grass, some tight turns, and two sets of barriers. Did we mention the grass? The best description of the course was that it was like “riding through 6 inches of boggy shag carpet.” Plenty of teams set up camp for the day with their cheering sections. On the line were Georgia State Champion jerseys and medals plus the usual GACX prizes.

Jenna Downey (Dirty Peaches) on her way to winning the Women’s Cat. 1/2 jersey. Photo by Travis Neumuller.

Congratulations to all of our new State Champions!

The Men 1/2 at the Georgia State CX Championships


2018 Road Atlanta CX Race Report

by Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling

Road Atlanta is a new venue for Georgia Cross. It’s always exciting to see what kind of course we will have, and we weren’t disappointed. There was a fun downhill into the woods with a turn, a large pond to swim through (Phelps line) or to go around (Sven line), a killer hill with a steep kick at the end, and grass with turns & a downhill & more turns, and a fast finish. It was cold and breezy much to the delight of some.

The Elite Women always provide an exciting race for the spectators. Today was no exception. Molly Russell (Loose Nuts Cycles) and Judah Sencenbaugh (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P) took off to the front. They were followed on the first lap closely by Dirty Peaches teammates Brittany Montgomery and Cambrie Epperson. Molly pulled away from the field and put 15 seconds on Judah. Brittany was in third chasing as hard as she could. On the fifth lap of seven, Cambrie passed Brittnay. Molly won with Judah in second and Cambrie in third.

David Kemp (CX Mafia) wheelies on his way to winning Single Speed.

This year has been the Nick and Artur show in the Elite Men. Only a couple of others have come between the rivalry. Not to disappoint the tifosi, Nick Van Winkle (Specialized-BMW) and Artur Sagat (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P) distanced themselves from the competition fairly early in the race. They stayed on each other’s wheel swapping places here and there. Ultimately Nick won the sprint at the finish line. Jacob Morales (AZ Devo) came in for third.

Kenny Oladapo (Bike Law Georgia) never ceases to amaze everyone with his Bunny Hopping skills. That is some air!

2018 State Championships

2018 CX State Championships are this Sunday (11/18) at Nash Farms!

Jerseys will be awarded in the following categories:

Junior 9-14 Boys: 9am
Junior 9-14 Girls: 9am
Junior 15-18 Boys: 9am
Junior 15-18 Girls: 9am

Men Category 5: 10am
Women Category 5: 10am

Master Men 40-49: 10:45am
Master Men 50-59: 10:45am
Master Men 60+: 10:45am

Women Category Pro-1-2: 12:15pm
Women Category 3: 12:15pm
Men Category 4: 12:15pm

Men Category Pro-1-2: 1:15pm
Men Category 3: 1:15pm

Single Speed: 2:30pm
Women Category 4: 2:30pm
Master Men Cat 4-5 35+: 2:30 pm

We hope you have this much excitement about winning!

2018 Across the Beeriers Race Report

by Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling

Across the Beeriers. The name says it all—Bikes, Beer, and Cyclocross. It doesn’t get much better than that! Frank Travieso put together two great courses to challenge different types of riders. Saturday’s host was Southern Brewing Company. The course went through the brewery (!) and touched every corner of the property. Rain on Friday made it properly muddy and slick, expecially for the morning races. Sunday was at our amazing sponsor, Terrapin Beer Company. This course is known for its tight and twisty sections with plenty of short bursty uphills.

Mackenize Myatt (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P) on her way to a win in the Elite Women at Terrapin. Photo by Travis Neumuller.

A flat start kept the riders for some races together for the first half of the course. This was true in the Elite Women, where everyone hit the field together. The turns started to break the group apart. Mackenize Myatt (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P) pulled away from the pack. Molly Russell (Loose Nuts Cycles) was hot on her wheel throughout the race. The gap between the two was never more than about 10 seconds. Judah Sencenbaugh (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P), who leads the series, came in for third.

Michael Montgomery (L5 Flyers) was 2nd in Single Speed for most of the race. Photo by Trish Albert

The Elite Men’s race saw a similar start. The front trio of Jacob Morales (Az Devo’s), Artur Sagat (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P), and Nick Van Winkle (Specialized-BMW) traded places throughout the race. One would lead over the barriers only to have the lead switch on the next technical section. In the end, Jacob won with Artur coming in just ahead of Nick.

Iris Levin (Bike Law Cycling Club) on her way to another win in the Women’s 3/4 against a cloudy backdrop. Photo by Trish Albert.

2018 Cole Cross Race Report

by Trish Albert/Southeastern Cycling

A gorgeous weekend was on tap for the double dose of Cole Cross at the Oglethorpe Speedway Park. The OSP bar kept everyone hydrated on Saturday. Rain on Thursday packed the course down, creating great racing conditions.Wind on Saturday kept things interesting as racers faced headwinds on several of the straights. The course was different than in years past. Gone was the spiral of death and in its place were several trips up and down a a short hill. The course also went around the new go-kart track. Reactions to the new course were positive.

GACX Director Elizabeth Lee (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P) has an “Oh Crap” moment coming off a hill. Photo by Jim Behning.

Race action was fast both days Groups of racers stayed together in several races. Spectators thought they might end in a sprint finish, but most had one rider that was able to pull away to take a solo win. Mackenzie Myatt (Team United Healthcare Georgia/706P) and Nick Van Winkle (Specialized-BMW) took the Elite wins both days.

The Men’s 1/2 leaders stayed together much of the race on Sunday.