The long awaited 2013 Northeast Ohio Cyclocross Series schedule has arrived.
Sep 8 NEOCX #1 – Euclid / Blue Sky – Register Here
Sep 15 NEOCX #2 – Metro Parks / Cleveland Bikes
Sep 22 NEOCX #3 – Brooklyn CX / Snakebite Racing
Sep 29 NEOCX #4 – North Coast Gran Prix / Velogoat – Stark Velo *
Oct 6 NEOCX #5 – Todd Field / Bicycle Hub – Women’s double up 2X payout
Oct 26 NEOCX #6 With Cap City Cross– Paradise Garage & ODU *
Oct 27 NEOCX #6 With Cap City Cross– Paradise Garage & ODU
Nov 23 NEOCX #7 – Broadview Hts. / Lake Effect – Ohio CX State Champs *
Nov 24 NEOCX #7 – Broadview Hts. / Lake Effect – Ohio CX State Champs *
Dec 14 NEOCX #8 – Cleveland Velodrome / NEOCX Season Finale & Party
* Designates an Ohio Cyclocross Cup race
Fliers and Registration links to come for all races as the time draws near. See you at the races!
The position corrections and race updates are all in and I’ve compile what we think is the FINAL RESULTS for the 2012 NEOCX Series.
As always, if you have a dispute or correction to the results that changes the overall – especially the top 5 positions in any category – please let us know in the comments here.
Individual race reports are at the results page.
Remember the 2012 Series Awards and Potluck on Saturday, December 29, 5-8pm.
Well, the NEOCX Series has completed another year and the final results are almost ready! But before we get too far, it’s time to announce the Series Awards and Pot Luck date, time and venue.
December 29 — 5:00-8:00pm — Sokol Center in Slavic Village
We’re going to mix it up a bit this year with a Pot Luck prior to the awards presentation. If each person or family/unit brings a dish for themselves and a bit to share we’ll have more than enough to go around. Please bring your own place setting too and we’ll save the expense and waste of paper plates, plastic silverware and more cups.
To make sure we have a good spread of dishes, here’s what we are requesting each category of racer bring. If you are a non-racer, by all means bring anything you like!
A racers (women and men 1/2/3) — Main dish
B racers (senior and masters men 3/4 + SSCX) — veggies, salads, bread
C racers (all juniors + 4/5 men and women) — desserts
A few special requests:
Don Frey — Cupcakes
Stephen Cinch — Vegan Gravy
Beer and soda will be on hand, and you are also welcome to bring the beverage of your choosing. We’ll try to be finished eating by 6:30pm for the awards and then have some time for catching up.
Special thanks to Fast Track Cycling and the Cleveland Velodrome for arranging the use of the Sokol Center once again!
Wow! Thanks to officials Lynn Marut and Michael Larimer, we’ve already posted results from yesterday’s Team Lake Effect Throwback CX race in Broadview Heights.
It was a great day of racing with and spectating with both racers and hecklers braving the rain and wind. Lots of fun at the “Col du Broadview” with cowbells, yelling, taunting and an impressively creative array of handups for those who conquered the hill.
Huge props (pun intended) to none other than John Proppe who, on his final lap on the way to victory, rode up the entire length of the Col du Broadview. It was an impressive feat with the crowd getting crazy at the sight!
Received the Hiram CX results this morning and made updates to the 2012 NEOCX Series overall standings as well prior to the last race of the series which will be held tomorrow!
If you don’t have seven (7) races and/or you haven’t raced at least one (1) December race – tomorrow is your last chance to be a series qualifier. If you don’t finish tomorrow with seven race starts, you are not a series qualifier. If you don’t race one of the December races, you are not a series qualifier. Thems is the rules… (Remember, we reduced the December requirement from two to one race when the final two races of the series were canceled.)
Also wanted to share a race report from Kevin Madzia, an employee at the Peninsula Century Cycles, on the merits of getting out there and entering a cyclocross race. Please send it to friends who are on the fence about trying our awesome sport!
Due to unforeseen circumstances with land use and permitting, the final two races of the 2012 NEOCX series have been canceled. Thus, the series finale race will be held this Sunday – December 9, 2012.
The Team Lake Effect Throwback CX @ Broadview Heights will be the last race of the NEOCX 2012 season and, if you want to be in series contention, you MUST still race at least one of your seven (7) qualifying races in December. That means if you have seven (7) races and didn’t race last weekend, you MUST race this weekend to be a series contender.
An awards ceremony with beer and pizza will be held at Bike Authority following the conclusion of the A-race, thanks to the generosity of Sherman and Rudy.
We’re still planning a 2012 NEOCX Series awards ceremony and festivities, maybe at the Sokol Center on the 29th – the date the VeloCross race was originally scheduled. Stay tuned for more details.
Sorry for the last-minute news but stuff happens and as CX racers we all know that flexibility and adaptability are keys to success in this sport.
As disappointing as it is for these last two races to fall off the schedule, I’d like to once again thank the awesome promoters, sponsors, volunteers, teams, officials, racers, park boards, land owners and spectators who made this another amazing year of cyclcocross racing in Northeast Ohio.
Thought I’d be diligent and get in another NEOCX Series Update with the latest results as of 11/29/2012 before going into December.
There is still lots of great racing ahead and, if you want to be in series contention, you MUST race at least one of your seven (7) qualifying races in December.
The series requirement of two (2) December races has been reduced due to the cancellation of the VeloCross event on December 29. We’ll still have the NEOCX series awards ceremony and festivities at the Sokol Center on that day, just no racing.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and is ready for the final push of excellent Northeast Ohio Cyclocross racing!