Castle Cross 2011
1701 Crystal Valley Parkway-Castle Rock
Sunday-November 20, 2011- 8:15 AM
Chief Referee: Marco Vasquez ACA Permit #: 1158
Entry Fees: $30 for pre-registered ($38 day of race) ACA licensed racers, Juniors categories race free. Second race $15.
Current ACA license required at registration. One day licenses available at registration for $10. No annual licenses sold day of race.
For annual license go to: www.americancycling.org/licenses
“ACA Timing System will be in use, rental transponders available. No transponder – no results.”
One day rider chip rental available at registration-$5. Annual members without transponders must rent transponder for $10.
From Denver/Boulder: I-25 South to exit 181, left on Plum Creek Pkwy, right on Wilcox (Frontage Road), 1.5 miles South and left on Crystal Valley Pkwy. 1.7 miles and venue will be on left.
From Colorado Springs: I-25 North to exit 174 (Tomah Road), right off ramp and left to Frontage Road. 4 miles North and right on Crystal valley Pkwy, 2 miles and venue will be on left.
Day of registration opens at 7:15 for Juniors and closes 30 minutes prior to start. All Senior racers registration opens at 8:15 and closes 30 minutes prior to start.
MTBs allowed without bar ends. All ACA rules apply. Races run regardless of weather or conditions.
No refunds. Racing age is determined by your age on 12/31/12.
Racers must report to start grid 10 minutes prior to start. Call ups based on current Cross Cup standings.
Start Times as follows:
Category Start Time Duration Prize
JM/W 10-12 8:15 20 Medals Top 3 M/W
JM/W 8-9 8:15:30 20 Medals Top 3 M/W
JM/W 17-18 8:45 25 Medals Top 3 M/W
JM/W 15-16 8:45:30 25 Medals Top 3 M/W
JM/W 13-14 8:45:45 25 Medals Top 3 M/W
SM 35, 4 9:25 40 Merchandise Top 3
SM 35+ 10:15 45 Merchandise Top 3
SM 35+, 3 10:15:30 45 Merchandise Top 3
SM 45+ 11:15 45 Merchandise Top 3
SW Open 12:10 45 Cash $225
SW 35+ 12:10:30 45 Merchandise Top 3
SM Open 1:05 60 Cash $225
SM 55+ 2:15 40 Merchandise Top 3
SW 4 2:15:30 40 Merchandise Top 3
SM 4 3:05 45 Merchandise Top 3
SM 3 4:00 50 Merchandise Top 3
Single-Speed 4:00:30 50 Merchandise Top 3
All the twists and turn of 2010 course with a few changes to make it more exciting!
Course Description: Start grid on Crystal Valley Parkway will allow for . mile paved climb on full width of road.
Racers turn right to natural grass and gravel surface and coast downhill toward parking area at a fast pace. There will be a hard left turn on off camber dirt flowing into concrete sidewalk traveling around the vendors and spectators.
After several hundred yards of fast concrete it is onto the grass for 100 yards and two barriers. Course turns right through a gully and heads to the first twisting climb and travels through the upper meadow with turns to test handling skills.
Through the riverbed and up to the short run up where racers ride fast along a flat stretch of pavement and embark on the long climb. Top of climb is a sharp right turn and a quick section of single track and cross the concrete to finish the hill.
A short descent to catch your breath and the course follows through the pump track for 40 yards and exits to grass for the last short climb. Racers coast downhill into the second run up where they remount and ride back downhill to do it all again.
Total distance 3K. Course map on registration site.
When & Where
Feedback Sports Racing Team hosts this event as part of the American Cycling Association Colorado Cross Cup series.