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.

Sunday, October 28, 2007



High Quality versions of photos available upon request.

Leia Mais…

Good Buzz

At Red Barn CX we want to put on the best possible race we can! We love to hear positive feedback and want to share some of what people have been saying about our race! Let the shameless self promotion begin! :-)

Once again the Red Barn folks out did themselves today! Thanks you for a fantastic event, even though I lost the costume contest (I am gunning for you next year Cullen and Cleary!) I had a fantastic time and I all the door prizes were sweet.- Super Rookie
Thanks Ericksens for another great Red Barn Cross. I missed it last year due the the USGP's in Boulder and forgot what a great venue and course layout it was! Now that "Hack" David Hackworthy has upgraded to A's I have sort of lost my purpose, other than having fun and today was the best. I wish we could race out there a couple of times a season. Saw some pretty good costumes out there as well, I was diggin' Margo's Bunny or Dog suit? - Paul Schoening
Thanks for putting on a great race. The organization and course marking were top notch. - jadleman
i too had a wonderful time. Great job promoter. Custom h2o bottles, goody bags, raffle, beautiful day. - peetanderson
The Blogosphere

It's great to see racers recapping and covering races themselves - here are a few posts we've been able to find. Send us a link and we'll keep adding to this list! The picture is worth the visit

Pictures coming soon!

Leia Mais…

Record Day at Red Barn

The 3rd annual Red Barn CX Classic smashed its participant record with 163 racers competing in yesterday's events. We couldn't have asked for a better day and the racing was intense. Big thanks to all the volunteers and our sponsors; County Cycles, Erickson Brothers Tree Farm, Hammer Nutrition, and Wild Mountain for making this race possible!

C Race Recap
Jake Helmbrecht (ua) took the C race with Greg Lavick (WUSH) and Aaron Kadera (Gopher wheelmen) rounding out the top 3 on the men's side. In the womens race, Amy Campbell (ua) took top honors with Lee Penn (Gopher wheelmen) and June Sayers (Lake Superior) taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. We also had some fantastic junior competition with Raymon Warns-Ledesma (MNJRC) winning the C3 category (juniors 15-18) and also taking 11th overall. He was followed by Zach Stillwell (ua) and Nora Bengel (ua). In the C4 category (juniors 10-14) Jordan Cullen (Loon State) took the victory with Adam Kay (Riverbrook Momentum) and Ryan Kay (Riverbrook Momentum) taking 2nd and 3rd.

B Race Recap
In the B race Guy Alvarez (Crossniacs) eventually broke away from a tough battle with 2nd place finisher Peter Nelson (Brones). These two were neck and neck for the first part until Guy rode away. Chris Neulin (Team Weston) rounded out the top 3. In the women's race Linda Sone (Ridley Factory) took the win while in costume! She was closely followed by Margot Herman (Hollywood Cycles) and Casey Cessna (IS Corp) to round out the top three. In the masters (B2) race, Bill Kuster (Loon State) took the victory with Jeff Collbeth (ua) in second and Paul McKinney (Hub) in third.

A Race Recap
Talk about intense! Doug Swanson (Grand Stay) was able to ride away from the field for a concivincing win. The bad luck prize should go to Adam Bergman (Colivita) who was solidly in second place and riding hard when he rolled a tubular. I'm not sure how much of the course he had to run to get back to the pit. On top of that, in some crazy drama he got tangled up with another rider on the last lap, trashing his replacement wheel! Aric Harland (Silver Cycling) capitalized and took second place honors. Dewey Dicky (Mercy Specialized) rounded out the top, riding away from David Hackworthy (Ridley) and Paul Ellis (Bianchi GP). Hackworthy (Ridley), who just upgraded from the Bs, took fourth overall and the victory in the A2 category. Rounding out the top 3 in the A2 category were David Meyer (ua) and Matt Allen (Grumpy's). In the Master's race (A3), Dan Casper (Grandstay) fended off Peter Maxwell (Birchwood) and Ed Alpssa (Bianchi GP).

For full results check out the MCF Message Board.

Leia Mais…
Friday, October 26, 2007

Come Get a Free Water Bottle!

Hope to see you at the race tomorrow! Racers can score one of these cool, Red Barn water bottles!

Leia Mais…
Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My Goodness, the Schwag!

The good folks at County Cycles in Roseville have upped the ante! This complete Bianchi Pista (55cm), along with some other schwag, will be given away to one lucky Red Barn CX participant. Who says you can't give a track bike away at a cross race! All race participants are eligible, however, you must be present to win! The drawing for the bike will be held after the A race is complete.

Costume Contest

The best costume in each race (C, B, & A), will be judged by the one and only Mark Kotz. The wearer of the best costume in each race will be the proud recipient of a $30 gift certificate to County Cycles. There will only be one prize per race (men and women will not be judged separately). In addition, it is rumored that large amounts of candy may also be included in the prize list!

Clarification (added 9:17pm) - To be eligible for the costume contest you must complete the race in costume.

Single Speed

While we won't be offering specific single speed categories this year, we are impressed by the increased number of yahoos riding them ;-) Based on the number of riders this year, we will likely add a specific single speed category to next year's repertoire.
However, we have decided to offer a great prize to the top single speed in each race! The top finisher on a single speed in each or race (A, B, & C), will be awarded a Surly Jethro Tule! We through this 15mm wrench/bottle opener would be appreciated.

Leia Mais…
Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Schedule of Events

Saturday's event schedule is as follows:

11:00 am - Registration opens
Please arrive early so you have plenty of time to check out the course and be ready to start on time.

11:15 - Course opens for pre-riding

12:00 - C Race 30 minutes

12:45 - B Race 45 minutes

1:45 - A Race 60 minutes

Awards will follow each race.

Door prizes to follow A race.

Also, due to some technical difficulties, I've posted the race flyer as an image in case you are not able to open the .pdf.

Costume Contest prizes to be announced tomorrow night!

Leia Mais…
Sunday, October 21, 2007

Prepped and Ready

The Red Barn CX course is looking great! We walked the course this afternoon and it is holding up very well, especially with all the rain we've been getting. We made the decision not to use the new addition as it just changed the flow of our course too much. We'd be interested in some rider feedback on Saturday if anyone would like to check it out. For the last two years Red Barn has had great weather, sunny and warm. This year's course is sure to offer some new challenges with moisture and cooler weather . . . I wonder what it would take to make it an epic year?

Some reminders:
Race Flyer is linked - find it under the Red Barn logo on the right hand side of the page.

Costume Contest - Back by popular demand, we are hosting a costume contest. Prize list and details to be announced later this week.

Directions: for directions to Erickson Brothers Tree Farm, click here (or see map below)

Spectators Welcome!

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Leia Mais…