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.

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