Elks Aidmore Benefit CX is coming back for it’s 11th year in the Parks-Law.com Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Terrapin on October 14th-15th. Come race a unique course full of varying terrain. Will the infamous ditch be making a comeback? Come race to find out!
Proceeds from the race go to benefit the Elks Aidmore Children’s home who graciously let us race on their property. Free camping in the main parking area by the race start (up the hill on the other side of the trees) will be available Friday and Saturday night as well as bathrooms and showers.
Save yourself $10 and time in line by pre-registering at https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-2903 pre-registration will close at midnight Thursday. Rumor has it that there might be podium cookies, but you better pre-register to insure you receive them. Remember to bring you’re bib number if you already raced at Boundary Waters or pay $5 for a
replacement. Check out www.georgiacx.com for more information about the
Due to the cancellation of Grant Park and the addition of Ellenwood CX, the Parks-Law.com Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Terrapin has decided to add a drop race to the series for 2017. The individual final series standings will be the best 10 out of 11 races, the lowest points race will count as the drop race. Drop races will not be factored into the individual series standings until the series finale. There will be no drop points for the team competition.
Due to forecasted thunderstorms and lightning Grant Park CX Cup is CANCELED this Sunday. We will be adding Ellenwood CX Ranch to the GACX schedule for Saturday November 4th. All pre-registered riders entries will be transferred. If you pre-registered and will be unable to attend please contact Clay Parks.
Grant Park CX
This Sunday, October 8th is the second race of the Parks-Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Terrapin – Grant Park CX! Join us for the only series race in the city of Atlanta. GPCX is brought to you by the Litespeed-BMW and L5Flyers Cycling teams and presented by Loose Nuts Cycles. This Nick Van Winkle-designed course will be fast, twisty, turny, technical, and will of course include the famous heckle hill.
We’d like to thank our race sponsors including Clif Bar, Loose Nuts Cycles, Rudy Project, The Spindle ATL, Maxxis, My Friend’s Growler Shop, Skull Candy, Wicked Girl Jersey Company, and The Gear Attic.
Racing starts at 9:20 am and will feature all ages from a kids race to 60+ masters. For a detailed race schedule please visit the GACX website. Registration is open at USA Cycling and pre-registration is highly recommended, as it will not only help us be better organized, but will save you money as well. If you already have a number from Boundary Waters make sure to bring it, otherwise you’ll be charged a $5 fee for a new one.
Grant Park CX is located at 537 Park Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. Race parking is at the Zoo Atlanta Cherokee Ave lot (the Boulevard lot is currently closed). Please remember that we are guests at the park and all park rules apply. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
A glorious early fall day greeted racers for the first Parks-Law.com Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Terrapin race. Boundary Waters provided a challenging course. There were a couple of changes from previous years including some of the turns in the upper field and the addition of a short hill and whoop de doo on the lake side. Grayson Tudor State Farm provided the Jekyll Heckle Pit with lots of good natured fun and food. Rob Evans was on the mike calling all of the races. Almost 300 racers came close to a Georgia Cyclocross Series for record attendance. Fast, fast, fast was the name of the day! Several of the fields stayed together until well past their half way points.
In the Elite Women, Mackenzie Myatt (Rescue Project/Stratton Interiors) took an early lead and did not look back. Judah Sencenbaugh was 2nd with Molly Russell (LNC Race Team p/b Slim Wonder Wears Socks) rounding out the podium. With new blood in the Elite Women, the long time racers have their work cut out for them!
Mackenzie Myatt heads up the gravel climb during the Elite Women’s Race. Photo by Travis Neumuller.
In the Pro/1/2 Men, Nicholas Van Winkle (Litespeed-BMW) got to work early with his winning ways. Artur Sagat (Pioneer Mortgage p/b Yourkey.com) was second. Wesley Garland (Team Mission Source/NCGA) was not content to only win the Masters 1/2/3 35+, he came back for third in the Elite Men.
Nicholas Van Winkle on the way to winning the Men’s Pro/1/2. Photo by Travis Neumuller.
Sunday, October 1st the Parks Law Georgia Cyclocross Series p/b Terrapin kicks off at Boundary Waters park in Douglasville Ga. Smyrna Bicycles, Equipe Sports Productions and Grayson Tudor State Farm have teamed up to bring a great day of racing to Douglasville! Boundary Waters Park has become a regular stop on the series and for good reason. The race course is fast and fairly flat-resulting in close racing that requires tactics as well as technical skills. For spectators, the entire course can be viewed from one vantage point allowing you to see all the action as it unfolds. The park also has plenty of parking, indoor restrooms, hiking trails, and a paved cycling path.
New for this year Grayson Tudor State Farm presents the “Jekyll Heckle Pit”. Located at the main junction in the center of the course, they’ll be serving up food, drinks, music and live play by play announcing.
Racing starts at 9:20 am and will feature all ages from a kids race to 60+ masters. For a detailed race schedule please visit the GACX website. Registration is openhttps://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-2827 at USA Cycling and pre-registration is highly recommended, as it will not only help us be better organized, but will save you money as well. Boundary Waters Park is located at 500 Ga-92, Douglasville Ga 30135. Please remember that we are guests at the park and all park rules apply. For further information contact Equipe Sports Productions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-953-5251. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
The 2017 season is just a few weeks away! We’ve got an exciting announcement for you. Thanks to Parks-Law.com we are bringing back the series leaders jersey’s! Check out a sneak peak below.
We are thrilled to have Parks-Law.com on board as our title sponsor this year as well as having Terrapin back as our presenting sponsor. Be sure to check them out for all of your attorney and drinking needs, preferably not at the same time. Also a big thanks to Starlight Apparel for helping to make these snazzy jersey’s.
Leaders Jersey’s Lowdown:
Leaders Jersey’s will be presented to the top GACX points holders in the following categories:
Pro 1/2 Men
Pro 1/2/3 Women
Elite Masters 40+
Elite Masters 50+
If a racer holds the leaders jersey he/she will be required to wear it while they race and for the podium shots.
Listen up, CXers! Want a cool GACX tshirt? Stand Up & Hammer is producing a limited run for this year! It’s pre-order only, so get to it! The deadline is Sept. 22!
Click here to order
Here ye, here ye!
The 2017 schedule has now been posted, so I guess we can officially say #crossiscoming!
Keep an eye out on the website as we will be making some more changes to the series rules this year. But for now you can see that the new race day schedule will start at 9:20 AM giving the Juniors their own time slot! Hopefully this will clear some of the congestion on the course during that first race time slot and allow juniors to double up on their races. We have also added Cat 4 to the 40+ and 50+ Masters categories. We know sometimes those masters categories can be a little slim so hopefully this will fill them out! Cat 4 masters will still be allowed to race in the CX4/5 Masters 35+ category as well, so more opportunity to double up again.
We’ll keep you posted as we get the rest of the 2017 changes rolled out. If you have any questions or comments please email “email@example.com” (sorry our “firstname.lastname@example.org” has been a little wonky lately).
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