The Red Barn Cyclocross Classic is one of Minnesota's premier cyclocross events and a rider favorite. The course twists and turns through the tree fields of Erickson Brothers Tree Farm and includes a run-up you won't forget.

Red Barn #5 - October 31st 2009

While the forecast for Saturday is clear, the wet weather and Red Barn's challenging course will make this year's event epic!

This is a Red Barn you don't want to miss.

Red Barn #1 - 2005

The first year was a great success for Red Barn and the 95 riders that showed up got the first glimpse of what Red Barn has become famous for - a twisting and turning course through the tree fields and our signature run-up. The riders loved it and our event has grown ever since!

Doug Swanson (Trek/VW) and Aric Hareland (Salsa) battled it out for top honors with Swanson pulling away for the win. Linda Sone (Hollywood Cycles) rode away with the victory for the women.

Red Barn #2 - 2006

In 2006, 104 competitors took part in the 2nd annual Red Barn CX Classic. The course added a new dynamic with the addition of a fast section through the neighboring Wildwoods Campground.

Bjorn Selandar (Alan Factory) took the victory in the Men’s event with Linda Sone (Hollywood Cycles) repeating in the Women’s event. Linda was the first competitor to win back to back Red Barn titles.

Red Barn #3 - 2007

The 3rd annual Red Barn CX smashed its participant record with 163 riders taking part. The costume contest started to take off and we introduced our now annual bike giveaway.

Doug Swanson (Grand Stay) was able to ride away from the field for a convincing win. This win makes Doug the only male to win twice at Red Barn. On the women’s side, Linda Sone (Ridley Factory) continued her string of dominance and won her 3rd consecutive Red Barn title.

Red Barn #4 - 2008

Red Barn #4 proved to be another record setting year with 190 participants and over 200 race entries. In four short years Red Barn doubled the number of participants – we must be doing something right!

This year's course added some length, winding through the vineyard at Erickson Brothers Tree Farm. Dewey Dickey (Iowa City) broke away from the field and rode away with the men’s race. Linda Sone’s dominance was broken by Jenna Zander (u/a) who took top honors in the women's event.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Course Update

Erik and Mark scoped out the course today along with a possible new addition. The farm roads are all in good shape and the run-up looks great. We're hoping to partner with the neighboring campground again to be able to offer a wider variety of terrain. Stay tuned for future course updates.

We're always interested to know what you think makes a great CX course, so please leave a comment.

Leia Mais…
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

CX Season Begins in Two Weeks

The Minnesota CX season begins in only two weeks with the Red River CX Challenge in Moorhead, Minn. Along with that, the Boom Island Training series is gearing up and I copied a post from the MCF message board below. It is time to start thinking cross!

Boom Island Training Series
We are only 2 weeks away from the start of Cyclocross!!! I have been getting some inquiries already about the series, Boom Island is on! So, here is the deal on the Wed. Boom Island Training series. The series starts Sept. 5th and runs every Wed. night until October 10th. Open riding will start around 5:30 and parking encouraged off of main and Plymouth Ave. near the harbor. Payment is required to park there, however you can also park on Main St. NE on the NE corner of the park where we start the clinic and training.

The Wed. series course will be up above along main street near the abandoned road section of the course. Clinics will start around 6:00 and the training race around 6:30 and will run 30 minutes. We again plan to follow a strict curriculum that spans over the 6-week series. It is imperative to attend as many of these as you can to get the full benefit. I decided to start the series earlier this year to get riders focused on cross before the season started for a greater benefit during the season. This is a great place to start and learn cyclocross at all levels. There is a nominal fee of $10 which covers park permits, USCF permits and insurance. The clinic is free with your entry.

Look forward to the season start and seeing everyone out there again!

Paul Schoening
Ridley Factory Team Director

Leia Mais…
Saturday, August 18, 2007

2007 Red Barn CX is gearing up!

Course preparations for the 2007 Red Barn CX are schedule to begin this week! We are excited to build off of last year's course improvements and create the best CX course possible. The trademark run-up and twisting turns through fields of pine tress are sure to stay. Check back for photos of any new additions to the course.

We're also happy to announce that County Cycles of Roseville, MN will continue its sponsorship of the event. Be sure to check them out for all your CX needs!

Leia Mais…